News and meetings

News of major actions and meetings, including annual meeting minutes.

Newsletter Available

The National Commission's published newsletter is available to download. Articles include information on the Annual Report of the Recognized Dental Specialty Certifying Boards, a Message from the Chair of the National Commission and other topics of interest.

View the National Commission Newsletter (PDF).

Recent actions and events

April 2023: National Commission adopts its 2023 Self-Assessment

Resolution 1H-2013 requires all councils and commissions to undergo a self-assessment on a rotating five-year cycle. The National Commission’s five-year cycle started in 2018; therefore, the requirement to complete a self-assessment that is to be included with the National Commission Annual Report to the American Dental Association (ADA) House of Delegates was adopted by the Board of Commissioners in April 2023.

View the 2023 Self-Assessment (PDF)

Annual meeting dates

The National Commission meets on an annual basis to discuss matters related to National Commission operations and specialty recognition. If the National Commission does not meet virtually, meetings are held at the American Dental Association Headquarters in Chicago, IL.

Our meeting schedule

April 24, 2023
April 15-16, 2024
April 14-15, 2025
April 20-21, 2026
April 19-20, 2027

Unofficial reports of major actions taken by the National Commission
Annual meeting minutes