See what our members have to say ...
'Hi ADAVB staff, I think that this has been the most challenging year for the dental profession that I can recall. The leadership, representation, guidance and practical assistance provided both the ADAVB and ADA during this pandemic have been worth the membership many times over. In previous "good" times where some dentists questioned the value of ADA membership, I feel that in this most difficult time the true value of ADA membership should be appreciated and remembered. Well done to all.' (ADA member since 1982)
'I’m renewing my ADAVB membership because I want to be an informed practitioner, getting the latest updates and news about my profession from an association that I trust. ADAVB has offered me so many benefits including the opportunity to network with other health professionals at the International Women’s Day lunch, and with great informative resources on their website and in their magazine.'
‘During the changing times this year, I was reassured by the ADAVB’s hard work to advocate for and protect our profession. It reminded me why I am happy to be a member now and in the future.’
‘I’m renewing my membership because of the tremendous support and leadership that ADAVB has provided during these unprecedented times.’
‘I’m renewing my membership to keep up to date with all the changes occurring in the profession and to stay connected as a new graduate.’
‘The best way of keep your connections is through your association of colleagues. You will build new partnerships, relationships and you will fulfil your career with long-term camaraderie.’
‘The collegiately afforded beyond graduation, by the ADA, is unique to a very few professions and relies on the support of the collective to continue to be as influential and supportive as it is.’
‘Being a member of the ADA has afforded me many benefits, not the least of which is the collegiality and networking opportunities, both with fellow students and with new graduates and seasoned professionals whose help and advice have been invaluable in furthering my understanding of, and passion for, this field.’
‘I’m renewing my membership because I want to support the ADA who have continually supported and advocated for our profession.’
Advocacy, support and leadership
'The ADAVB has been instrumental in helping public sector dentists negotiate our contracts, and I am really grateful for the effort that required. I enjoy being part of a professional association and I think it is important to support the advocacy work of the ADA.'
'ADA has done a lot considering that this is not a governing body. I praise ADA for being so transparent and informative throughout the [COVID-19] crisis. Keep up the good work.'
'I think ADA/ADAVB are doing a fantastic job in unprecedented circumstances.'
'Thank you for all you have done. The information and support has been amazing and so very much appreciated. I am so grateful and proud to belong to a professional and supportive [association].'
'The ADA, as usual, has stepped up to the plate and delivered above and beyond my expectations. Almost 30 years of membership and I consider it a privilege. Many thanks for all that so many fellow members voluntarily do for the mutual benefit of all.'
'I would like to say that ADA has done a lot of assistance for all the dentists including me [during the COVID-19 pandemic] … and I cannot see anything else you could do. Thanks a lot for all the guidance and assistance during this rough ride.'
'Keep up the great work on your guidance. So far you’ve shown yourselves to be a true leaders in the dental profession.'
'You guys are doing an absolutely outstanding job!!! Keep it up. Well done and very grateful to have your support.'
'Thank you for the lead [you] are taking for members in this current [COVID-19] crisis. Our professional body is far ahead of other allied health professional organisations.'
'Thank you once again for all that the ADA do to support the dental profession!'
'Thank you to … ADAVB on your excellent work managing this [COVID-19] situation and advocating on our behalf.'
'Thank you kindly for all the work your team has been doing for the profession. I have ... supported ADA since I have graduated.'
'The work put in by the ADAVB and ADA during this difficult time has been incredible. We are fortunate to have such wonderful support.'
CPD, training and resources
'I think the ADA has done an excellent job on behalf of the profession and the public. Providing information and resources that are accurate and timely. Keep up the great job. Thanks very much.'
'I am thankful to ADA and ADAVB for providing resources for us to follow up.'
'Dr Rajan’s hands-on session was very informative … Ian was very engaging and lots of hands-on practise.'
'Thank you to the ADA for excellent support and service.'
'Congratulations to ADA/ADAVB on their excellent information and constant updates. Thank you for being there for our profession.'
'I feel like I’ve got a lot of ideas to bring back to my office.'
'Thank you all very much for the Zoom discussion group yesterday and for all your hard work in supporting us all through this challenging time [during the COVID-19 pandemic]. I found it very helpful to connect with other practices and hear what challenges they are facing and how they are handling the various issues. We all can learn so much from one another!'
'Ian Cash was hilarious and led a brilliant hands-on component and presentation.'
'The nitrous oxide lecture was very informative.'
'Thank you for all your assistance in relation to guiding us through Accreditation. We have just received news from QIP that we have received accreditation.'
'[The practice accreditation course] was a really excellent seminar ... my practice manager and I both finished it feeling "we can do this!". I'd recommend this course not just for accreditation alone, but for guidance in setting policies and procedures consistent with what the regulatory bodies expect.'
'Thank you Sharon and Ann! Your extensive knowledge was evident, and you have made accreditation less overwhelming.'