Appointments for the 2023-2024 Academy year have been finalized. Applicants will now be considered for the 2024-2025 Academy year.

Submit  AAPD Council/Committee Volunteer Form

Becoming a member of an AAPD Council or Committee is a great way to make a difference in pediatric dentistry.  Council/Committee positions are minimum one-year appointments beginning in May that can be reappointed for up to six years. 

The appointment process happens annually, with the President-Elect overseeing appointments for their year in office. Beginning at the Annual Session, the president-elect gathers information about members' term limits, council and committee needs, and so on.

The president-elect will consult with the district trustees to get recommendations to fill vacancies. Committee membership is often more skill-based, so the chairs' recommendations are sought for vacancies in committees.

Don't forget your State or District chapter, they need volunteers too! Contact Lee Gonzalez at the headquarters office for chapter information if needed.

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