About Us


ADA NSW - Advancing dentistry and improving the health of every Australian

We are the peak body representing the dentistry profession in NSW and the ACT. We represent 70% of dentists, 79% of specialists and 83% of dental students. Our purpose is to have the best dentists in the world, in a nation with the best oral health. This requires us to support dentists throughout their entire careers.

Our advocacy for members ensures we stay united as a profession, securing the profile, funding, support and recognition to allow us to continue advancing dentistry. As a not-for-profit organisation led by dentists for dentists, our remit is to deliver value to members and we do this in six key ways:

Advocacy – The strongest professions are those that are well represented

Continuing Professional Development – Providing comprehensive and respected CPD in world class facilities

Networking & Connections – Mentorship, events, local divisions and study groups

Professional & Peer Advice – On dento-legal matters, compliance, practice management, HR, IR, pharma

News & Filtering – We deliver what dentists need to know, when they need to know it

Lifestyle & Benefits – It’s not all business. We incorporate social events and lifestyle benefits

We are proud of our legacy of advancing dentistry since 1929, and we are honoured to represent a profession that aims to improve the health of every Australian.

Our Vision

The best standard of oral health for our community

Our Mission

Supporting dentists, promoting oral health

Our Values

Integrity: In our dealings with members, the public and each other
Respect: For individuals and culture
Professionalism: Maintaining high standards in our work and our relationships
Teamwork: Working together and supporting each other
Excellence: Striving to be the best at what we do

Our Goals

  • Relevance
  • Support
  • Influence
  • Sustainability