Get Involved at the ADAVB

We offer ADAVB members opportunities to participate in volunteer programs through our various committees. To nominate, review the committee opportunities below and complete the "Nominate for Committee Membership" online form. 

Nominate for ADAVB Committee Membership

Committees are an essential part of the ADAVB, utilising the skills and expertise of members to further improve the association and advance the dental profession and the dental health of Victorians. A list of committees is provided below.

Constitution & Policy: Reviews and updates ADAVB Rules, Policy Statements, Constitution History and the Delegation Register. Meets approx. three times per year.

CPD: Continuing Professional Development event planning including content and speaker identification; advises on Dental Board CPD compliance matters; maintains liaison with other CPD organisations. Meets approx. every six weeks.

Defence: Reviews and provides clinical input and recommendations regarding de-identified professional indemnity cases for Guild Insurer members, in consultation with Guild and Panel Law Firm representatives. Meets approx. six times per year. NB. Committee members must be Guild insured.

Disputes & Ethics: Investigates disputes and ethical complaints between members in accordance with relevant ADAVB Rules and By-Laws. Panel meetings held as required to consider complaints.

Honours & Awards: Reviews nominations and makes recommendations for internal and external awards, including dentistry achievement, distinguished service and student prizes. Meets twice per year.

Oral Health: Reference group for oral health matters; produces resources aimed at both the dental profession and the public; planning and participation in oral health promotion activities. Meets four times per year.

Professional Provident Fund Policy Advisory: Monitors performance and represents the interests of members of the PP superannuation fund. Meets four times per year.

Public Dentistry: Reference group for public sector matters; monitors working conditions and public dentists’ participation in the ADA. Meets approx. twice per year.

Sports & Social: Plans sporting and social events for members. Meets twice per year.

Third Party: Monitors actions of third party organisations including health funds, dental corporates and the TAC; reviews and responds to health fund complaints by members. Meets approx. three times per year.


Branch opportunities also exist via our Volunteer Expression of Interest Form

The Federal ADA advertises volunteering opportunities on the ADA website jobs board.

Get Involved with ADAVB Charity Partners

Flying Doctor Dental Clinic - Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Flying Doctor Dental Clinic is a partnership between Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria, Dental Health Services Victoria and the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch.

Dentists are sought for paid contracts with the service from August through to December 2016. The mobile clinic travels to rural areas to increase access to public dental services. RFDS Victoria provides remuneration to dentists working in the clinic, as well as accommodation and food costs.

View available dates and submit your interest. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Please contact the service for further information. Visit the RFDS website.

National Dental Foundation

The National Dental Foundation is a charitable organisation that facilitates the provision of pro bono dental treatment to those in our society who cannot access timely dental care. “Dental Rescue Days” are held regularly throughout Australia, offering you the chance to volunteer your dental practice to help genuinely needy patients - the homeless, street kids, and women and children in refuges. Other volunteering opportunities also exist.

Register your interest in volunteering with NDF today. Find out more visit the NDF website.

eviDent Foundation 

The eviDent Foundation seeks to improve the oral and dental health of Australians by supporting dental practice based research and by providing information for health professionals and the general community. You can join eviDent’s research efforts by nominating yourself in one of the following research roles. Please check the eviDent website for eligibility information:

Associate Investigator: members can join the eviDent Dental Practice Based Research Network (DPBRN) and be directly involved in the research direction of eviDent.
Chief Investigator: academic staff members at participating universities can get involved by leading a research project.
Research Affiliate: a great way to contribute without being ‘hands on’. Register to take part in surveys and research studies.
Research Collaborator: if you’re not eligible for the above roles, register to stay up to date with eviDent news and updates.

You can also get involved with the eviDent Foundation by supporting or taking part in our fundraising events or by joining our committees. For further information please contact the eviDent Foundation CEO, Meaghan Quinn, on 03 8825 4600. Visit the eviDent website.

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