House of Delegates

More about the governing body that represents dentists and the profession nationwide.

2024 House of Delegates Meeting

October 19-22
New Orleans

The First, Second and Third Meetings of the 2024 House of Delegates will be held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans

Reference Committee Hearings will take place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, which serves as the ADA Headquarters Hotel
2 Poydras Street, New Orleans

First Meeting
Convention Center
Saturday, October 19
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Reference Committee Hearings
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Sunday, October 20

District Caucus Meetings
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Monday, October 21

Second Meeting and Officer Elections
Convention Center
Tuesday, October 22
7:30 a.m. to Noon

Third Meeting
Convention Center
Tuesday, October 22
1 p.m. to Close of Business

As the legislative and governing body of the ADA, the House of Delegates is the supreme authority guiding the American Dental Association. It speaks for our 159,000+ dentist members and for the dental profession throughout the U.S. Members of the House of Delegates are chosen by the 53 constituent societies, the five federal dental services and the American Student Dental Association.

The House meets once a year during the ADA Annual Meeting, usually held in October. The officers of the House are the Speaker and the Secretary. The Executive Director of the Association serves as Secretary of the House of Delegates.

View actions, reports, resolutions and supporting documents from the House of Delegates.
Read annual reports from House councils, commissions and committees.
House delegates can access ADA Connect’s governance area for important information.
Learn about candidates for ADA-elected offices.
Access videos and transcripts of officer addresses to the 2022 House of Delegates.
Tips for arranging your ADA Connect dashboard, finding committee info and more.

Future House of Delegates Meeting Dates

October 25-28, 2025
Washington DC

October 10-13, 2026