The voice of dentistry

To be the worldwide, authoritative and independent voice of the dental profession

Aims to:

  • Recruit and retain an increasing majority of National Dental Associations as Regular and Associate Members.
  • Recruit and retain increasing numbers of Individual Members.
  • Recruit and retain an increasing number of International Dental Associations as Affiliate Members. 
  • TBring together the national and international leaders of the worldwide dental profession.
  • Ensure a democratic process and representation within the organization.
  • Represent the world-wide profession of dentistry in relation to international, intergovernmental, governmental, voluntary and other organizations.
  • Analyse trends and developments of importance to oral health and oral health care world-wide.
  • Develop, adopt and encourage proactive programmes to progressively develop oral health and oral health care.
  • Foster and ensure the highest standards of competence and integrity. 
  • Ensure a quality review process and regular evaluations of all policies, programmes and activities of the organization.

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