General Assembly Materials Available for Members

Bylaws amendments and proposed new or revised oral health policies and clinical guidelines of the AAPD will be the subject matter for the Reference Committee hearings at the Annual Session. These were posted on March 30th in the Member Resources Section in the Members Only section of the AAPD website (, under "2016 Annual Session Governance Materials". The proposed Bylaws amendments were also mailed to membership in the March 2016 PDT, appearing on pp. 10-11. The Notice of Dues Increase was published in the March 2016 PDT, pages 36-37. These Reference Committee materials are available on the annual session itinerary planner as well—search for the session "Reference Committee Hearings". There will be no hard copy available onsite. If you would like a hard copy, please contact Executive Assistant and Office Manager Margaret Bjerklie at

Reference Committee Hearings

The Reference Committee hearing will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Room 304 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Members are strongly encouraged to attend. Non-members may attend, but will be polled and asked to identify themselves by the chair, and are not allowed to comment. The Reference Committees are intended to be the venue for member discussion on any formal resolutions that will be proposed before the General Assembly. This is an opportunity for members to present testimony on proposed oral health policies and clinical guidelines, and other business to come before the General Assembly.

General Assembly and Awards Recognition

The Awards Recognition and General Assembly will take place on Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 301 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The General Assembly is a meeting of Active and Life members for the purposes of conducting the business of the AAPD. Final action on recommendations from Reference Committees takes place at the General Assembly. An agenda for the General Assembly meeting is posted in the Members-Only section of the AAPD website.


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