NADA was originally formed as an association for Dentists giving professional advice to Health Authorities then Primary Care Trusts.

With the evolution of the NHS, NADA has developed to welcome as members all dentists who give professional advice to organisations.
This includes; Advisers to NHS England Area Teams, Members of Dental Professional Networks, Advisers to organisations such as CQC, NCAS, GDC, Defense Organisations and Dental Corporate Bodies and Advisers to NHS organisations from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

NADA has been involved in developing training for Dental Advisers including postgraduate certificates in Quality and Dental Advice. The website is being developed and updated to provide online help and advice for advisers and the main networking event, which is the annual conference in November each year is an opportunity to keep up to date and share ideas.