ALD Leadership

OUR MISSION:  The Academy of Laser Dentistry is committed to oral health with laser technology.

ALD Seeks Recommendations for 2022 Leadership

 ALD BYLAWS and CONSTITUTION


Board of Directors 2021 - 2022

Biographies


President
Arun Darbar, BDS
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
44-1525-383065
Fax: 44-1525-853482
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Samuel B. Low, DDS

President-Elect
Samuel Low, DDS
Palm Coast, FL
352-583-9654
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James Carreiro, DDSTreasurer
James Carreiro, DMD
Largo, FL
727-595-4289
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Secretary
Walid Altayeb, DDS, MScD, PhD
Doha Qatar

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Immediate Past President
Edward Kusek, DDS
Sioux Falls, SD
605-371-3443
Fax: 605-371-3445
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 Gail S. Siminovsky, CAE

Executive Director
Gail S. Siminovsky, CAE
Coral Springs, FL
954-346-3776 x 202
Fax: 954-757-2598
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Directors at Large

 

 

Mountaha Al Hage, DMD

Algiers, Algeria

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Lynn Atkinson, RDH

Lynn Atkinson, RDH
Torrance, CA
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Juliana Barros, DDS, MS
Houston, TX

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Laura Braswell, DDS
Atlanta, GA
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BlakeCameron, DDS

Hyde Park, UT
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Nancy Fitzgerald, DMD, BSDH
Glendale, AZ
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Donald Patthoff, DDS

Donald Patthoff, DDS
Martinsburg, WV
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   Craig Sanford, DDSCraig Sanford, DDS
Nantucket, MA
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ALD Seeks Recommendations for 2022  Leadership

Make a Recommendation by Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The 2021-22 Nominations Committee members are:

Please take advantage of this opportunity to recommend an ALD member you feel would provide valuable service to the Academy of Laser Dentistry as a leader.  Submit your recommendations to the Nominations Committee by the established deadline: Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Your recommendations will be considered after confirming interest to serve and obtaining the necessary questionnaire responses.  An announcement of the Nominees to the ALD members will occur on or before  Friday, December 10, 2021.  The 2022 Election will be held as part of the upcoming 29th Annual Conference and Exhibition April 8-9, 2022. The Nominations Committee seeks your input for consideration by November 10, 2021 for the next election.

 

We encourage self recommendations for consideration. These questionnaires will be completed by all those being considered for leadership service.  Please complete the appropriate questionnaire linked here:

Questionnaire Board

Questionnaire Officer

 

 

Characteristics and Attributes of an Ideal ALD Board Member

Proven Performance
Leadership requires knowledge, talent, skill, vitality and the ability to make a difference. In the association environment, that translates into a solid track record of contributing to the success of programs, events or projects.
Commitment 
Serving as an association leader is both an honor and a reward, but it requires a demonstrated commitment to the organization and its mission and goals.
Time to Serve
Participating fully in association activities requires extra time to prepare for travel and attend meetings.
 
Understanding of Team Work
Many people contribute their efforts toward the realization of an association's goals and objectives - no one does it alone. Well developed interpersonal and communication skills are essential to effective teamwork.
 
Sound Judgment and Integrity
In many instances, popularity brings potential leaders into the limelight of an association. But popularity must be tempered with good judgment and integrity. Decisions may need to be made that are not popular with the members.
Communication and "Teaching" Skills
By virtue of their position, current leaders serve as mentors and teachers to future leaders.
Enthusiasm
A zest for serving the association is an important ingredient that leaders must be able to pass along to their successors.
Ability to Subordinate Special Interests
Leaders often emerge because of their special expertise or effective representation of a specific constituency. Leadership, however, may require subordinating those interests for the greater good of the association.
Be a Strategic Thinker
Intuitive and interpretive skills enable leaders to understand the people around them, internalize the data they receive, recognize the relationships that exist between the leadership and membership.

 

MAKE A RECOMMENDATION BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2021

Refer to your copy of the ALD Constitution and Bylaws for a full description of the duties of board members and officers. If you require a copy, please download it or contact the Executive Director by email at [email protected] or by phone at 954-346-3776.