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Being an MDA Trustee

The Board of Trustees is the administrative body of the Michigan Dental Association. It conducts the business of the Association, subject to the laws of the state of Michigan, the Articles of Incorporation, the Bylaws of this Association, and the directives of the House of Delegates. (Bylaws, Chapter IV, Sections 9 and 10.)

The Board of Trustees has the authority to "... establish interim policies and interpret the Bylaws when an ambiguity exists when the House of Delegates is not in session, and when such policies are essential to the management of the Association; provided, however that all such policies and interpretations must be presented for approval at the next session of the House of Delegates." (Bylaws, Chapter IV, Section 9, D.) The Board of Trustees has the authority to establish administrative policies that are related to its powers and duties as described in the Bylaws.

The House of Delegates elects all members of the MDA Board of Trustees, MDA officer positions and ADA delegates and alternate delegates. MDA Delegates will receive recommendations from the Nominating Committee and then cast votes at the Annual Session.

To apply for a position on the MDA Board of Trustees, interested candidates should submit an application, a current curriculum vitae and signed conflict of interest statement to the Nominating Committee. The deadline for submissions is November of each year. Learn more about the nominating process by visiting the Nominating Committee section.

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