ASSCID was established in August 1997 and has continued to grow, now including members representing every state and territory in the country.
To take an active role in educating the dental profession and other health care workers in the oral health needs of people with special needs
To be a resource centre for oral health professionals seeking information in the management of patients with special needs
To lobby for oral health services for people with special needs
To support oral health promotion that targets people with special needs
To be a fraternity of oral health professionals interested in the care of people with disabilities