According to the constitution; IADS is supposed to pursue these FOUR principal objectives:
to promote international contact and co-operation between dental students and dental student organisation throughout the world.
to establish and encourage international programs which will stimulate the interest of dental students in the advancement of the science and art of dentistry.
Independence, implying the non-submission of the Association to political parties, State or religious organisations, or any other organisations which, because of their character, decrease the independence of the Association or of its constituent bodies.
Democracy, implying the respect for majority decisions, taken in accordance with the Constitution.