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House of Delegates

As the legislative and governing body, the House of Delegates is the supreme authority in the American Dental Association. As such, it speaks for the 161,000 dentist members of the Association and for the dental profession in the United States.

The hours of the reference committee hearings will be staggered to facilitate the attendance of participants at more hearings. Reference committee members receive and evaluate opinions and information on resolutions that have been placed before them so they can present well-informed recommendations to the House of Delegates.

All members of the ADA have the right to attend and participate in the discussion. Anyone may attend the meetings of the House of Delegates as a visitor, upon display of an ADA annual meeting badge.