The Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ) was incorporated under the Professional Syndicates Act, R.S.Q., chapter S-40, and amendments. Its incorporation was authorized by the Quebec Provincial Secretary on June 6, 1966, under the name of L’Association professionnelle des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec, and published in the Gazette officielle du Québec on June 18, 1966. It became the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec on January 17, 1970.
The mission of the ACDQ is to study, defend and develop the professional, economic and social interests of its members. In order to do so, it aims to:
- ensure recognition of its members’ expertise, contribute to their training, defend the value and importance of their services and negotiate all agreements deemed necessary on their behalf;
- support research, social action and humanitarian aid.
To fulfill the Association’s mission, the Board of Directors has established a number of objectives. These are the main objectives:
- promote recognition of the value of its members’ work, skills and professional autonomy;
- forecast dental care supply and demand;
- influence public opinion and government policy;
- promote solidarity among members of the Association;
- develop, consolidate and update support services for members and their office staff.