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 162,000 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.