Becoming a member of an AAPD Council or Committee is a great way to make a difference in pediatric dentistry. If you are interested in volunteering on an AAPD Council or Committee, please email your name, brief bio and why you are interested in these positions to

Council/Committee positions are one year appointments that can be reappointed up to six years. Appointment for next academy year (July – June) are made by the President Elect in the spring.

Council Committee Member Responsibilities

  1. All members must have access to e-mail.
  2. Attendance at all meetings of the respective council/committee is a primary obligation of all members. Ability to fulfill this obligation should be carefully evaluated before accepting appointment. All councils/committees meet in conjunction with the AAPD annual session. Additional meetings may be conducted as necessary throughout the year. Council and committee members are expected to attend the annual session.
  3. Members may receive special assignments from the chair and should respond promptly to assignments.
  4. Each member should evaluate carefully all materials received in the course of assignments and forward comments to the chair in a timely manner.
  5. Developing new ideas and suggestions and the transmittal of information relating to council/committee activities to other members and the chair are on-going responsibilities of each member. This should be a spontaneous activity.
  6. A member who has not participated in committee activities or who finds it difficult to assume responsibility for productivity should consider relinquishing the appointment.
  7. A member is responsible for obtaining the views of colleagues on matters pertaining to council/committee activities and transmitting this information to the chair. The member must also assume responsibility for keeping colleagues informed about such activities in order to stimulate discussion and understanding at the local level.

AAPD Councils and Committees