AAE leaders are charged with strategic planning, problem solving and the generation of creative ideas for the advancement of the specialty and the Association. The reasons for joining the leadership of organized dentistry are as varied as the people who serve. Many want to be "proactive" rather than "reactive," to influence the direction of dentistry or their own profession or practice. Others simply want to give something back to the specialty that they find so rewarding.
Most Association leaders, including past presidents, start at the local level, becoming involved with their dental society, moving to the state association, to an office in an AAE affiliate, to an AAE committee, to the Board of Directors and then serve as an officer of the Association. Some AAE members go on to serve at the ADA level.
The AAE governance structure consists of affiliates and districts at the local/state level, while various committees make recommendations to the Board of Directors that may impact the Association's Constitution and Bylaws. The leadership also oversees recognition of individuals through the Association's awards program.
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