Serving in leadership is an opportunity to make a difference in your profession. You also will benefit from networking with colleagues and discussing current clinical and management issues that affect your profession.
AzDA is always looking for members who want to step up and shape the future of their association and their profession—especially if you haven’t served in AzDA leadership before. We’ll help you find a group you’ll be comfortable with and eager to join. For those Councils with openings, you can connect us about any of the opportunities below. The numbers provided below with each category is a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being the smallest value and 5 being the largest value.
COUNCIL ON BYLAWS
Current openings: 4
Review and create proposed amendments to the AzDA Constitution Bylaws and Policy Manual and make recommendations to the AzDA House of Delegates.
An ideal personality for this council would be: Interest in governance and an organization’s policies.
COUNCIL ON ETHICS AND MEDIATION SERVICES
Current openings: 2
The Council serves as an appeal body for ethics and mediation decisions made at the component level, i.e., (CADS, NADS, or SADS).
An ideal personality for this council would be: a member dentist who is impartial and fair. Experience in peer review/mediation.
COUNCIL ON DENTAL EDUCATION AND EVENTS (CDEE)
Current openings: 0
Recommends and promotes dental CE throughout Arizona, including courses that provide compliance with current Arizona Board of Dental Examiners requirements, for AzDA’s continuing education offerings, annual convention (WRDE) and Fall Conference.
An ideal candidate for this council would be a member dentist or dental team member who is passionate about dental CE and is familiar with dental speakers and current/emerging dental topics, as well as someone that has an interest in scouting speakers and helping to plan and promote AzDA’s events.
COUNCIL ON GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS (CGA)
Current openings: 1
Monitor legislative developments in Arizona and keep AzDA members/leaders informed. Develops annual legislative initiatives and communicates AzDA’s position on various legislative issues to officials.
An ideal personality for this council would be: a member dentist who has an interest in state legislation that affects the dental profession.
COUNCIL ON MEMBERSHIP & NEW DENTISTS (CM)
Current openings: 3
Responsible for recruitment and retention of members, consideration of membership categories, new dentist programs and general program development.
An ideal personality for this council would be: an outgoing member dentist who can testify to the benefits of being involved in organized dentistry.
AzDA SERVICES BOARD
Current openings: 0
The AzDA Services Board evaluates companies, products and services for endorsement as an “AzDA PERKS” partner and negotiates favorable pricing and benefits for member dentists.
An ideal personality for this board would be a dental practice-oriented dentist who is interested in researching new products and services, vetting companies, and negotiating advantageous deals for AzDA members.