The WWDS is a component society of the Ontario Dental Association. The Ontario Dental Association, or ODA., is the voluntary professional organization which represents the dentists of Ontario, supports them in the provision of exemplary oral health services, and promotes the attainment of optimal health for the people of Ontario. Every member of the WWDS must be a member in good standing of the ODA.

The WWDS shall at all times comply with the By-Laws of the ODA, but has the power to provide for its additional financial support and to establish By-Laws, rules and regulations to govern its own members, provided they do not conflict with those of the ODA.