About Us

The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) is committed to the oral health of all Victorians and the professional lives of its members.

The ADAVB is the professional association of Victorian dentists which aims to improve the dental health of all Victorians, promote the highest standards of professional dental care and enhance the professional lives of members.

We support and advocate on behalf of dentists to build a stronger voice for our profession and to promote the oral health of Victorians. We listen to the concerns of Victorian dentists, monitor the impacts on our profession and focus on the priorities identified by our members.


ADAVB's objectives are:

(a) to encourage the improvement of the oral and general health of the public and to promote the art and science of dentistry to support the provision of safe high quality oral health care for the community;
(b) to establish, promulgate and encourage, by whatever name, a Code of Ethics for the observance of Members of the Branch in the conduct of their profession;
(c) to advise upon, participate in, develop and promote continuing professional development for dentists and other persons engaged in the practice of dentistry;
(d) to further and promote the interests and objects of the Australian Dental Association Incorporated and to participate in programmes or activities sponsored or administered by that Association;
(e) to advance and safeguard the general and social interests of the dental profession.

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If you are a Registered Dentist working in Victoria, a Victorian Dental Student or an ADC Candidate we invite you to join the ADAVB.

Membership services and functions 

  • Advice and consulting services on practice management
  • Advocacy and representation on issues that affect the oral health of the community and professional lives of members
  • Benevolent Fund
  • Code of ethics 
  • Community relations and dispute assistance
  • Continuing professional development (CPD) program
  • Defence and legal support
  • Dental news, important updates and publications such as ADA Bulletin and Victorian Dentist
  • Early Clinical Essentials training
  • Library and resource collection at the federal office 
  • Personal counselling on work, family or personal issues
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance– ADAVB Policy, underwritten by Guild Insurance
  • Professional support and advice, including HR and industrial relations
  • Oral health promotion advocacy and programs
  • Political representation
  • Recent graduate career support and training
  • Sports and social functions
  • Superannuation, i.e. Professional Provident Fund
  • Training to suit your career stage

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. 

ADAVB is a member of the national organisation, the Australian Dental Association Inc.

ADAVB is also a member of:

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

Affiliated societies and groups

  • Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists
  • Australian & New Zealand Academy of Endodontists
  • Australian & New Zealand Academy of Periodontists
  • Australasian Osseointegration Society Victoria
  • Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology
  • Australian Society of Special Care in Dentistry
  • Australian Society of Forensic Odontology Inc

Representation on statutory and other bodies

  • Cancer Council of Victoria
  • Department of Health reference and working groups
  • Department of Oral Health, La Trobe University
  • Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne
  • RMIT University
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