Councils & Commissions
Review the list of current councils and commissions that includes unofficial actions from recent meetings and lists of chairs and members (PDF).
There are 11 councils of the Association. Most councils are composed of one member from each of the 17 trustee districts of the Association. All members of councils must be active, life or retired members in good standing of the Association. Most councils meet twice a year, either at the ADA Headquarters Office in Chicago or the Washington D.C. office.
There are two commissions of the Association: the Commission on Dental Accreditation and the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations.
The Committee on the New Dentist is a standing committee of the ADA Board of Trustees and is charged with providing the Board with expertise on issues affecting new dentists. This committee is also composed of one member from each of the 17 ADA trustee districts.