House of Delegates

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

2023 House of Delegates Meeting

October 7-10
Orlando, FL
All Meetings of the 2023 House of Delegates will take place at the Hilton Orlando
6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, Florida

First Meeting
Saturday, October 7
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Reference Committee Hearings
Sunday, October 8

Second Meeting and Officer Elections
Tuesday, October 10
7:30 a.m. to Noon

Third Meeting
Tuesday, October 10
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 reports, resolutions and supporting documents from the House of Delegates.
Register for Viewing the Livestream Broadcast of the 2023 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 19-22, 2024
New Orleans

October 25-28, 2025
Washington DC

October 10-13, 2026