About Us

Welcome to the official website of the Akhil Dant Chikitsak Welfare Association, the premier organisation of dental professionals in India. ADWA 29 State Branches,7 Union Territories, more than 450 Local branches and 1 Defence branch have a combined membership of over 75,000 dedicated dental professionals. ADWA secures the dignity and honour of its members, besides enhancing the image of the profession.

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Our mission is improve the oral health of the public by innovation in education, training, research, advocacy and related programmes. This translates into a commitment for dental excellence.

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The association's vision is to improve oral health and quality of life and achieving `optimal national oral health for all.

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Dental Professionals


ADWA Times is an authentic and independent official voice of the dental profession in India with a unique role in updating professionals by providing the latest developments in the dental field. ADWA Times endeavours to bridge the gap between the communities such as dental professionals, educational institutions, diplomatic missions, NGO’s, government organisations, paramedical associations, dental, medical, surgical and pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, government policymakers, health organisations, dental laboratories, speciality institutions, business partners and the public.

Scope of the journal

  • Current national/international developments in dentistry
  • Latest scientific and legal developments in dentistry
  • Regular government updates related to oral healthcare and policy reforms
  • Technology and research updates, innovations in oral health care
  • Achievements and interviews of eminent dental professionals
  • Featured stories, letters to the editor, dental facts and reviews
  • National and international dental events
  • Thought-provoking commentaries etc.
  • Quiz to test dental knowledge


The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well... ADWA!