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Become a Leader

Governing bodies are comprised of members of the association who are selected to lead and shape our collective futures. Serving on the ADA delegation and/or a CDA council, committee or board is one of the many ways you can give back to your association and profession. CDA’s success depends on a diverse group of leaders consisting of early career, mid-career and retired dentists who:

  • Participate in thoughtful discussions
  • Are open to the ideas and opinions of others
  • Are committed to meeting attendance (some remote participation available)
  • Work well with other volunteers and staff
Application Timeline for Leadership Positions

Application Timeline for Leadership Positions

April 1 - May 15: Council, committee and board incumbent applications open

June 1 - July 15: Officer, ADA trustee, trustee liaison, and council, committee and board non-incumbent applications open

September 1 - October 15: Board of Directors application open (2022)

December 15 - January 30: ADA delegation application open (October 2022, Houston) 

Terms begin on January 1, 2022 with the exception of the Government Affairs Council which begins December 1, 2021.  

For questions, contact


Volunteer Leadership Positions

No available applications at this time.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities
  • Join us at CDA Cares!  Learn more about the event and register to volunteer for one of our clinics.
  • Host a Speaker at CDA Presents! Find out more about how you can volunteer for CDA Presents.
  • Start Local! Change often begins at the local level. Contact your component executive director, to discover leadership and volunteer opportunities.  
  • Dental Students: If you are a dental student interested in volunteerism, email to learn more about how you can get involved.