Founded in 1869, the Alabama Dental Association is a membership organization of over 1,800 Alabama dentists and part of a tripartite system with the American Dental Association and our nine component District Dental Societies.
ALDA is the premier professional dental organization in the state representing Alabama dentists and their efforts to provide quality dental care to all Alabamians.
The mission of the Association is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry, and to represent the interests of the dental profession and the public for which it serves.
Leadership and Staff Contacts
ALDA is guided by the leadership of its House of Delegates, Board of Trustees (including state officers), and District Officers. These leaders are assisted by the staff in the ALDA executive office. The contact information for the dentist leadership is available in the members only section by clicking here. The list of executive staff is available for all to review by clicking here.
Councils and Committees
ALDA Councils and Committees actively deal with key issues affecting dentistry. More information on ALDA’s Council structure, including a list of council chairs and members, is available in the members only section by clicking here.
Alabama Dental Political Action Committee (AL-D-PAC)
AL-D-PAC is a voluntary, political action committee of Alabama dentists and others affiliated with organized dentistry. The purpose of AL-D-PAC is to promote and strive for the improvement of government by encouraging and stimulating dentists and patients to take a more active part in governmental affairs, to understand the nature and actions of their government, and to organize themselves to more effectively carry out their civic responsibilities. For more information on AL-D-PAC, click here.
Alabama Dental Foundation
The Alabama Dental Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to funding dental scholarships in the state of Alabama. The Foundation promotes philanthropy, encourages charitable giving, educates the public about various methods of giving and provides a flexible, simple and cost-effective vehicle for charitable giving. For more information on the Alabama Dental Foundation, click here.
When you become a member of the Alabama Dental Association, you are making a sound financial investment in your future. Organized dentistry protects your interests – as well as those of your patients – ensuring that you can continue to offer the highest quality dental care available.
Now, more than ever, dentistry faces challenges from insurance companies, regulatory agencies and government encroachment. ALDA can and does help; just ask any of our more than 1,800 members.
ALDA membership is open to dentists licensed in the state of Alabama. There are several levels of membership based on when you graduated from dental school, and when you join the association. For more information, click here.