Councils and Committees

Standing ODA Councils and Committees

The Oregon Dental Association has a variety of councils and committees. Below is a brief description of each. If you are interested in volunteering, complete the form at the bottom of this page, or email for more information. A member of the Leadership Development Committee will contact you when openings become available in your area(s) of interest.

Annual Meeting Council

Manages the Oregon Dental Conference.

Dentists of Oregon Political Action Committee (DOPAC)

Works closely with the Board of Trustees and the Regulatory Affairs Council to build relationships and promote dentistry's causes among Oregon's political leaders.

Leadership Development Committee

Builds the association's leadership and oversees ways to make its governance more effective.

New Dentist Council

Provides dental students and new practitioners with networking, mentorship opportunities and CE opportunities. As well as educating them about the benefits of organized dentistry and the latest happenings within the profession.

Peer Review Council

Oversees the peer review process to ensure all cases accepted for review are administered in accordance with the guidelines specified in the ODA Peer Review Manual.

Regulatory Affairs Council

Reviews key regulatory policy issues and advises the ODA Board of Trustees regarding ODA's corresponding engagement and action. The Council focuses its efforts on regulatory and policy issues connected with the Oregon Board of Dentistry, the Oregon Health Authority, and other key partners.

Publications Ad-Hoc Task Force

This ad-hoc task force is responsible for the publications for the Oregon Dental Association under the leadership of the Editor.

Wellness Committee

The Wellness Committee works to promote overall wellbeing, increase awareness, and reduce stigmas surrounding wellness issues. The committee provides dentists and dental students with wellness resources including education and a confidential peer to peer support network.