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Two specialists sought for recognition committee

January 25, 2017 The Council on Dental Education and Licensure is seeking two dental specialists to serve on its Committee on Recognition of Specialties and Interest Areas in General Dentistry.
Recommendations, which include a letter of nomination and a current curriculum vita, are due March 15.
The committee is responsible for matters related to recognition of dental specialties and interest areas in general dentistry. The committee reviews applications for specialty recognition, applications for interest areas in general dentistry and definitions of recognized dental specialties. The committee members also develops policies related to the specialty recognition process and conducts the periodic review of dental specialty education and practice.
The five-member committee, chaired by a member of the Council on Dental Education and Licensure, includes two practitioners (a general dentist and a dental specialist) and two educators/researchers (a general dentist and a dental specialist).
In considering appointments to the committee, the council seeks a balanced representation among general dentists, specialists and geographic distribution. The council is seeking nominations to fill two positions vacated by two specialists — a practitioner and an educator/researcher.

Nominees must be ADA members and have email and internet access. People can also nominate themselves. In addition, committee members should have a record of service within a university and/or with a professional dental organization; be familiar with issues and ADA policies related to the recognition process for specialties and interest areas in general dentistry; have sufficient expertise to analyze survey data; and be able to devote the necessary time to committee activities.

For more information or to submit nominations and supporting materials, email Karen Hart at