The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry shall have the following authority and responsibilities:
Establishing and monitoring the curriculum for credentialing
Establishing the protocol standards, and requirements for credentialing, provided, however, that the development of alternative standards for becoming credentialed whether of an honorary nature, or based on experience or accomplishments in the profession, shall require the concurrence of two-thirds of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry and two-thirds of the Board of Directors.
Establishing and monitoring education programs and speaker training related to credentialing
Content and faculty for Credentialing Workshops
Membership, qualification, selection and monitoring of all boards of examiners for credentialing
Privileges of Accredited Members
Materials in the†Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry†and official publications of the Academy specific to credentialing
Approval of all general communications specific to credentialing
Providing to the Finance Committee in a timely manner, the proposed annual budget for credentialing activities
Sole authority for the actual use of funds allocated to credentialing activities
Approval of the annual budget and any expenditure of funds from the Academyís reserve account
Attend the AACD Scientific Session and actively participate in all leadership and credentialing related activities during the session.
Attend face-to-face meetings (Annual Session, June, October, and January Meetings)
Participate in six board conference calls.
Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge
Must be Accredited, be a member in good standing for two years and have attended two AACD annual scientific sessions by the time of election.†
ABCD Board members need to have leadership experience and enthusiasm, a co-operative spirit, good computer skills, knowledge in photography, open communication, writing ability, a genuine desire to help the AACD and the Accreditation process continue to flourish and be enhanced.
ABCD board members must have the character to mentor and examine MIPís honestly and with constructive criticism, through the Accreditation journey.
ABCD board members need to understand that even though they will be representing the Accredited members, the AACD is a national and international academy and all members need to be considered in all policy decisions.
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