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.

If you have any questions, or would like to get involved with any ADAQ Committee's please contact [email protected] or the committee convenor.

Asset Management Committee 

Convener: Dr Paul Dever
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. 

Awards and Honours Committee

Convener: Dr Jay Hsing
Roles and Tasks:

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

Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

Convener: Dr Martin Webb

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.

Policy & Advocacy Advisory Committee (PAAC)

Convener: Dr Norah Ayad

Role: The Policy and Advocacy Advisory Committee fulfils Council’s mandate to set an overarching strategy for advocacy and stakeholder engagement, to ensure ADAQ has a strong voice in all matters concerning oral health and clinical practice in Queensland.


  1. Provide input and advice on relevant matters of priority policy interest as they arise, such as: submissions and requests for comments, release of government or industry reports, elections campaigns.
  2. Assist the development of ADAQ position statements on existing and emerging issues.
  3. Provide expert advice to inform the annual advocacy plan (objectives, tactics, timelines, resources; identify key messages) for consideration and approval by Council.
  4. Help build a stronger profile for ADAQ within dentistry and health care by using own professional and research networks.

Recent Graduates and Students Committee (RGS)

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.

Volunteering in Dentistry Committee (ViDC)

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.