May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Call for 2019-20 Nominations

November 2018 Volume LIII Number 6

The AAPD Nominations Committee is accepting nominations for the 2019-20 election of secretary/treasurer and at-large trustee. Nomina- tions must be received by the AAPD headquarters office no later than Dec. 1, 2018. This date reflects procedures for the Nominations Commit- tee, per the current AAPD Administrative Policy and Procedure Manual*. The term of the current at-large trustee, Dr. Paula L. Coates, expires in 2019. The at-large trustee also represents the international membership.

A nominee’s submission must be on the standard AAPD Nominations Committee Candidate Consideration form. This form can be ob- tained by contacting Executive Assistant and Office Manager Margaret Bjerklie at The required materials from nominees are the following:
  • The completed and signed Nomination form;
  • A one-page essay explaining their interest in serving in the specific office and summarizing their leadership skills;
  • A background description suitable for publishing in Pediatric Dentistry Today;
  • Three letters of personal recommendation from active, life or retired members of the Academy; and
  •  A photograph in electronic format suitable for publication in Pediatric Dentistry Today.
The Nominations Committee will meet on Jan. 16, 2019, at which time they shall interview all nominees either in person or via teleconfer- ence or web conference or other appropriate technology. All nominees must agree to participate in this interview process. All nominees for the 2019-20 academy year will be published in the March or May 2019 issue of PDT and voted on by the membership at the 2019 General Assem- bly.
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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