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Call for 2018-19 Nominations

November 2017 Volume LII Number 6

The AAPD Nominations Committee is accepting nominations for the 2018-19 election of secretary/treasurer and academic at-large trustee.

Nominations must be received by the AAPD headquarters office no later than Dec. 1, 2017. This date reflects procedures for the Nominations Committee, per the current AAPD Administrative Policy and Procedure Manual*. The term of the current academic at-large trustee, Dr. Amr M. Moursi, expires in 2018. Per the AAPD bylaws, any nominee for this position must be a full-time educator who devotes a majority of professional time, in no case less than two days a week, to educational endeavors in a dental school or graduate pediatric dentistry program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

A nominee’s submission must be on the standard AAPD Nominations Committee Candidate Consideration form. This form can be obtained by contacting Executive Assistant and Office Manager Margaret Bjerklie at The required materials from nominees are the following:

(a) the completed and signed nominations form;
(b) a one-page essay explaining their interest in serving in the specific office and summarizing their leadership skills;
(c) a background description suitable for publishing in Pediatric Dentistry Today;
(d) three letters of personal recommendation from active, life or retired members of the Academy; and
(e) a photograph in electronic format suitable for publication in Pediatric Dentistry Today.

The Nominations Committee will meet on Jan. 13, 2018, at which time they shall interview the candidates for secretary/treasurer and aca- demic at-large trustee and board member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (who is nominated by the ABPD) either in person or via teleconference or web conference or other appropriate technology. All nominees must agree to participate in this interview process. All nominees for the 2018-19 academy year will be published in the March or May 2018 issue of PDT and voted on by the membership at the 2018 General Assembly.

For further information, please contact Chief Executive Officer John S. Rutkauskas at (312) 337-2169, ext. 28, or

* All members have online access to the most recent version of the AAPD Administrative Policy and Procedure Manual, which is periodically reviewed and updated by the Policy and Procedure Committee with oversight and approval by the board of trustees. Visit, the Members’-only section under Member Resources.

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