Professional Memberships

Dr. John Ferguson's Professional Memberships

As new dental technologies and treatments are continually being developed, a dedication to ongoing training and education is crucial for dental specialists. Dr Ferguson maintains memberships with a number of professional associations in order to keep up to date with the latest research, techniques, and technologies.

Australian Dental Association

Dr Ferguson is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA), which is the leading professional association for dentists in Australia. The ADA provides information and education to its members as well as the general public regarding issues in dentistry and oral health, and advocates for the profession on a national and state level.

Membership is conditional upon compliance with the codes and standards set down by the association, which cover areas including (but not limited to):

  • Continuing professional development
  • Professional ethics
  • Quality assurance
  • Practising according to evidence-based dentistry
  • Record-keeping
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Ethical relationships with the pharmaceutical industry
  • Informed financial consent for treatment
  • Ethical Advertising

Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Dr. Ferguson is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS).

As the professional representative organisation for the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgeon in both nations, ANZAOMS promotes surgical discipline, sets standards, and supervises surgical training and education for trainee specialists, It also promotes the ethical standards of its members to the highest level, and runs annual conferences to assist in the ongoing education of its members.

Australasian Osseo integration Society

The Australasian Osseo integration Society is the principal organisation in Australia for dentists who have a developed interest in the area of dental implant treatment, and each year conducts a wide-ranging program of lectures and short courses in all areas relating to dental implants.


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