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Practitioner/general dentist sought for recognition committee

January 25, 2018

By Kimber Solana

The Council on Dental Education and Licensure is seeking nominations to fill the vacancy of the practitioner/general dentist position on its Committee on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Interest Areas in General Dentistry.
Nominations, which should include a letter of nomination and a current curriculum vita, are due March 15. Individuals are appointed to a one-year term and are eligible for reappointment for a maximum of four years.

The committee is responsible for matters related to dental specialties and interest areas in general dentistry, according to CDEL. The five-member committee, chaired by a CDEL member, 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, CDEL strives to balance representation among general dentists, specialists and geographic distribution.
Nominees must be ADA members and have email and internet access. Self-nominations are considered. In addition, nominees should devote the majority of time to dental practice as a general dentist; 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; demonstrate willingness to abide by ADA policies related to conflict of interest and confidentiality; demonstrate willingness to be objective in the consideration of matters reviewed by the committee; 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 by March 15.