ADAQ Committees


The role of ADAQ Committees is to:

  1. Assist in the functioning of ADAQ
  2. Provide broader experience for potential ADAQ Executive Members
  3. Utilise Members’ skills and knowledge effectively
  4. Involve non-Council Members in Association business

Committees are formed by Council to act in an advisory capacity to assist Council in meeting the needs of the Association and its Members. Committee Convenors are appointed by Council.

Committees have no executive authority and may not act independently unless approved by Council.

All ADAQ Members are eligible to apply to serve on committees, with nominations taking place every two years.

Dental Practice Committee

Convener: Dr Matthew Nangle
Role: To advise Council on issues that assist Members in their practice of the profession.


  1. Identify, investigate and make appropriate recommendations on matters affecting private dental practice, including, waste management, workplace health & safety, infection control, workforce issues and aspects of legislative compliance.
  2. Monitor and advise on matters related to the delivery of public oral health services.
  3. Review, and report to Council, on other matters (including third party involvement) as directed by Council or Executive.

Oral Health Committee

ConvenerDr Kaye Kendall
Role: To advise Council on oral health promotion issues.


  1. Develop oral health information suitable for dissemination to Members.
  2. Recommend measures which may improve the standard of public dental health and the prevention of dental disease in Queensland.
  3. Coordinate ADAQ dental awareness programs within Queensland.
  4. Where appropriate, encourage and facilitate philanthropic initiatives.

Recent Graduates and Students Committee

Convener: Dr Phillip Nguyen
Role: To advise Council on matters affecting the interests of recent graduates (within 5 years of grad) and student dentists.


  1. Advise Council on recent graduate and student association matters.
  2. Participate as directed in other ADAQ committees.

Audit Risk and Compliance Committee

Convener: Dr Martin Webb (interim)

Role: To assist Council to discharge its corporate governance responsibilities.


  1. Examine any financial affairs or external audit matter considered necessary.
  2. Examine any other matters referred by Council.
  3. Other specific functions as set out in the approved Committee’s Charter.

Dental History Preservation Committee

Convener: Dr Gary Smith
Role: To illuminate the past and connect it with the present.


  1. Prepare and establish policies and adopt codes of practice that facilitate the mission statement.
  2. Access professional curating support to initiate cataloguing.
  3. Commence cataloguing the collection.

Conduct and Honours Committee

Convener: Associate Professor Alex Forrest AO
Roles and Tasks:

  1. Advise and assist Council on awards nominations and process
  2. Investigate and report on members’ disputes as delegated by Council.

Volunteering in Dentistry Committee

Convener: Dr Jay Hsing
Role: To promote dental volunteering in Queensland.


  1. Share information regarding dental volunteering activities.
  2. Facilitate and promote engagement with ADAQ Members and their practice teams on volunteering opportunities.
  3. Collaborate with other not for profit organisations to extend the reach of volunteering opportunities across Queensland.
  4. Increase awareness among ADAQ members, sponsors and partners on ways to support existing dental volunteering programs e.g. donation of dental materials and/or loaning of equipment.
  5. To make recommendations to Council for funding of volunteering programs in Queensland.
  6. Provide guidance and recommendations to Council for strategic planning of ADAQ’s own dental volunteering activities and/or its own dental volunteering clinic.

Asset Management Committee 

Convener: Dr Jay Hsing (interim)
Role: To assist the ADAQ Board in developing Board policy, asset management strategies and monitoring organisational activity.


  1. Oversee the development of a property management strategy. 
  2. Review the annual return on capital.
  3. Review annually the property management strategy and test the validity of invest and divest options. 
  4. Review annual property improvement and maintenance plans. 
  5. Review risk management plans. 
  6. Review annually the impairment test of property assets.