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House of Delegates

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

2022 House of Delegates Meeting

October 15-18
Houston

First Meeting
Saturday, October 15
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Reference Committee Hearings
Sunday, October 16
Staggered Times

Second Meeting and Officer Elections
Tuesday, October 18
7:30 a.m. to Noon

Third Meeting
Tuesday, October 18
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 161,000 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 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.
Tips for arranging your ADA Connect dashboard, finding committee info and more.
Access videos and transcripts of officer addresses to the 2021 House of Delegates.