Australian Dental Association (ADA)
The primary objectives of the Australian Dental Association are to encourage the improvement of the oral and general health of the public, promote the ethics, art and science of dentistry and support members to provide safe, high-quality professional oral care.
New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA)
The NZDA are the chosen advocates for dental professionals nationwide, offering professional development, knowledge sharing and trusted representation that sets the benchmark for accessible prevention and treatment in our communities.
International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD)
The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) is a non-profit organization founded in 1969, with the objective to contribute to the promotion of the oral health for children around the globe.
Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)
RACDS is a member-based organisation comprising of 3000+ dentists and surgeons from Australasia and beyond. A not-for-profit organisation, the Aim & Purpose of RACDS is to provide a community for exceptional dentists to gain access to ongoing development of their clinical skills, forge a supportive network of peers, mentors and mentees, and to promote the improvement of oral health in the community.
Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
The Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry is an organisation of Specialist Paediatric Dentists whose primary concern is the practice, education and/or research specifically related to the speciality of Paediatric Dentistry.
European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD)
The European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry is an organization of individuals whose primary concern is in the area(s) of practice, education and/or research specifically related to the specialty of Paediatric Dentistry. It purpose shall be the advancement of the specialty of Paediatric Dentistry for the benefit of the oral health of children.
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), founded in 1947, is the not-for-profit professional membership association representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry and is the recognized authority on children’s oral health. As advocates for children’s oral health, the AAPD promotes evidence-based policies, best practices, and clinical guidelines; educates and informs policymakers, parents and guardians, and other health care professionals; fosters research; and provides continuing professional education for pediatric dentists and general dentists who treat children.
Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists' Association (ADOHTA)
The ADOHTA as a representative body promotes the internal development of the dental and oral health therapy profession by maintaining its goal “to achieve growth and development in dental and oral health therapy across Australia and the pursuit of excellence.
New Zealand Oral Health Association (NZOHA)
Te Ohu Pūniho Ora O Aotearoa – The New Zealand Oral Health Association (NZOHA) was established in 2021 by the New Zealand Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association (NZDOHTA) and the New Zealand Dental Hygienists Association (NZDHA).
International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT)
The International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) is a professional organization whose mission is to promote optimal prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services in the field of traumatic dental injuries through interaction with dental and medical colleagues, the lay public, and interested parties in education, sports, industry, public service and governmental agencies across the globe.
FDI World Dental Federation (FDI)
FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) serves as the principal representative body for more than one million dentists worldwide and has a bold vision to lead the world to optimal oral health. FDI is one of the oldest organizations in the field of dentistry and its membership comprises some 200 national dental associations and specialist groups in over 130 countries.
Dental Trauma Guide (DTG)
The Dental trauma guide is here to help you with all your Dental trauma. The site covers treatment guidelines for primary and permanent teeth. The website is developed in cooperation between the Copenhagen University Hospital and the International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT). Become certified DTG member to have access to all the advance content of The Dental Trauma Guide. And read our recommondation on how to use the Dental Trauma Guide.
The D3 Group (D3G)
Formally The D3 Group (D3G) comprises a translational research and education network spanning the Developmental Dental Defect (DDD = D3) sector, originally in Australia and New Zealand (the Hub) and increasingly around the world. But actually we are an eclectic bunch of individuals whose lives have been touched by D3 problems one way or another.
World Health Organization - Oral Health (WHO)
Oral health is the state of the mouth, teeth and orofacial structures that enables individuals to perform essential functions such as eating, breathing and speaking, and encompasses psychosocial dimensions such as self-confidence, well-being and the ability to socialize and work without pain, discomfort and embarrassment. Oral health varies over the life course from early life to old age, is integral to general health and supports individuals in participating in society and achieving their potential.
The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future
The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future is a global non-profit organisation committed to fighting against the initiation and progression of dental caries. The ACFF was formed out of this desire to effect change, by a group of like-minded dental professionals joining forces to raise awareness and combat dental caries through promoting clinical and public health action.
National Paediatric Dentistry Postgraduate Programs:
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry - The University of Melbourne
The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DCD) degree at University of Melbourne is for general dentists who wish to become specialists. The (DCD) degree is designed to provide the opportunity to advance professional knowledge and skills in one of the specialist areas to an expert level and engage new and emerging relevant fields of study.
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry - University of Otago
The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) degree provides graduate training in nine disciplines in dentistry. The aim of each discipline programme is to prepare graduate students to become registered specialists in that discipline. The programmes foster development of critical analysis, research skills, and advanced clinical skills that will be recognised for specialist registration.
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry - The University of Sydney
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Doctor of Clinical Dentistry - The University of Western Australia
The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) is a three-year, full-time specialist training program for qualified dentists accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC) for specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).