May 2021 Volume LVI Number 3


Call for 2021-22 Nominations

November 2020 Volume LV Number 6

The AAPD Nominations Committee is accepting nominations for the 2020-21 election of Secretary/Treasurer and Academic At-Large trustee. The term of the current Academic at-large trustee, Dr. Homa Amini, expires in 2021. 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 Com- mission on Dental Accreditation.
Nominations must be received by the AAPD headquarters office no later than Dec. 1, 2020. This date reflects procedures for the Nominations Committee, per the current AAPD Administrative Policy and Procedure Manual.
A nominee’s submission must be on the standard AAPD Nominations Committee Candidate Consideration form. The required materials from nominees are the following:
  1. The completed and signed Nomination form;
  2. A one-page essay explaining their interest in serving in the specific office and summarizing their leadership skills;
  3. A background description suitable for publishing in Pediatric Dentistry Today;
  4. A photograph in electronic format suitable for publication in Pediatric Dentistry Today.
Letters of recommendation: Nominations for Secretary/Treasurer and At-Large Trustee must have three letters of recom- mendation from active, life, or retired members of the Academy.
The Nominations Committee will meet in January 2021, at which time they shall interview all nominees 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 2021-22 academy year will be published in the March or May 2021 issue of PDT and voted on by the membership at the 2021 General Assembly.
For further information, please contact Chief Executive Office John S. Rutkauskas at (312) 337-2169, ext. 29, or

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