About Us

The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) is the voice of dentistry in the State. This professional association is highly respected, providing a variety of services and information to members as well as government representation, ensuring the maintenance of dentistry practice standards for the benefit and protection of the public and dental staff.

Objectives - to promote the:

  • improvement of the dental health of the public
  • art and science of dentistry; and
  • highest standards of professional dental care

Membership Services and Functions 

  • Advice on Practice Management
  • Benevolent Fund
  • Code of Ethics (Conduct)
  • Community Relations (dispute resolution)
  • Continuing Professional Development program
  • Defence and legal support
  • Dental Assistant Training update seminars
  • Dental Health Education programs (e.g. Dental Health Week)
  • Dental News Blog (http://adavb.blogspot.com/)
  • Library and Resource Collection
  • Member Assistance Program (confidential support for dentists in need)
  • Member Service Plans (e.g. Professional Insurances, preferred suppliers)
  • Political representation
  • Publications - Newsletter, Journal, Award details, Manuals etc.
  • Recent Graduate support
  • Representation to Government bodies
  • Sports and social functions
  • Superannuation (Professional Provident Fund)

Information and Dispute Resolution Services

The Branch provides information to the public on dental matters, and offers a conciliation service to assist patients to resolve disputes with member dentists. Information on treatments, facilities, dental issues and careers is available.


One of the main functions of the ADAVB is to maintain a close liaison with those in public life whose interests are important to dentistry in political, clinical, and other spheres of community activity. 

The Branch is a member of the national organisation, the Australian Dental Association Inc. Membership of the Branch automatically involves membership of the Federal Association.

The Branch is also a member of:

  • Professions Australia
  • Australian Industry Group
  • Associations Forum
  • Australian Institute of Management

Affiliated Societies / Groups

  • Australian Society of Orthodontists
  • Australian Society of Periodontology
  • Australian Society of Endodontology
  • Australian Prosthodontic Society
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Australian Association of Dental Anaesthesiology
  • Australian Association of Dental Aesthetics
  • Various other societies and Dental Groups

Representation on Statutory and Other Bodies

  • Australian Resuscitation Council 
  • Cancer Council of Victoria
  • Disaster Victim Identification Body
  • Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne
  • VicHealth Sports Injury Surveillance Committee
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