International Association of Dental Students

the IADS was founded in the year 1951 in Kopenhagen/Denmark - thus since more than 57 years it is known to dental students from all over the world, serving as a platform for exchange of knowledge and experiences about dentistry at an international level. As the only worldwide association for dental students, they represent the future members of the dental profession at a worldwide level.

Main goal

The main goal of IADS always has been to unite the world's dental students, to give them the opportunity to meet and discuss about their education, their profession and their future as a dentist. And a side effect of this was and is livelong friendships between people who would never have met without the Association.


Nowadays the IADS Family is counting 36 country and school members and is glad about its close contact to the FDI (World Dental Federation - the Central Office of IADS is at FDI Headquarters in Ferney-Voltaire in France), to YDW (Young Dentists Worldwide) and to other organizations like the EDSA (European Dental Students Association), APDSA (Asian Pacific Dental Students Association), IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students' Association) and more.

Current activities