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Calling for CDA Delegates, Officer Nominations and More!

March 16, 2014

All dentists are invited to attend the CDA Annual Session and House of Delegates meeting.  At this meeting, current topics affecting the profession will be discussed, and delegates can voice their opinions and vote on matters brought up by CDA members.  No experience is necessary to attend and new delegates are always welcome.  The meeting takes place June 5-7 at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.

In addition to the business of the House, Annual Session offers several networking events, CE courses, a golf tournament benefitting KIND and a relaxed family atmosphere in one of Colorado’s most beautiful mountain towns. For a list of CE offerings, click here.

Please read below to learn more about attending the meeting as a CDA delegate or submitting your name for an officer or ADA delegate role.

Register with Your Component to be a CDA Delegate
Represent your component as a delegate to the CDA House of Delegates.  Learn about issues impacting your profession.  143 voting delegates are needed for the June 6, 2014 meeting which will be held at the Vail Marriott Resort in Vail, CO.  If you would like to represent your component as a CDA Delegate, please contact your component president or the CDA (303-740-6900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).  Prior experience is not necessary to be a CDA delegate and we encourage anyone interested to participate. This is a great opportunity for new dentists to get involved and network with other dentists statewide.  The deadline to submit your name is March 21.  

Attention first-time delegates who have been in practice for less than 5 years:
The CDA will provide 1 night's lodging for 4 dentists (one from each of the 4 regions of the state as defined in the CDA Bylaws Chapter IV, Section 3). To learn more or to apply for this funding, please contact CDA Director of Membership Jeanne Nicoulin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-996-2841.

Be Elected to Serve Your Profession
CDA 2nd Vice President 

Must be an active or retired member in good standing with the CDA for at least 5 years.  CDA bylaws require the position to be filled by a non-MDDS member in 2014.  While not assured by election, it is anticipated that the 2nd Vice President will progress through the officer positions of 1st Vice President, President-Elect, President and Immediate Past President. 
 
CDA Treasurer (2-year term)
Must be an active or retired member in good standing with the CDA for at least 5 years.  CDA bylaws require the position to be filled by an MDDS member.   

CDA Speaker of the House 
Must be an active or retired member in good standing with the CDA for at least 5 years. 
 
Delegate to the American Dental Association 2015-2017 
(3-year term)
(4 positions available)*
Must be an active or retired member in good standing with the CDA. Must have served as an ADA Alternate Delegate for at least 1 year and served as a CDA Delegate for at least 4 years. The term begins at the 2015 ADA Annual Session.  *New in 2014, Colorado is allowed to have 10 delegates at the ADA Annual Session (rather than 8).  Due to this increase and the need for a staggered delegate rotation, one of the positions will be for a 2-year term for this election.    
 
Alternate Delegate to the American Dental Association 2015  
(1-year term)
(8 positions available)
Must be an active or retired member in good standing with the CDA. Must have served as a CDA Delegate for at least 3 years.  Nominations of new dentists (those less than 10 years in practice) are encouraged.
 
The above positions will be elected by the CDA House of Delegates during a one-day meeting on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Vail Marriott Resort in Vail, CO.

If you are interested in running for a position, please contact Molly Pereira at the CDA by March 21, 2014 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 303-996-2844 or 800-343-3010 x104.
 
                                                                             
Submit Resolutions 
In addition to elections, the House of Delegates will vote on resolutions brought forth by the CDA membership.  If you or your component would like to submit a resolution for this year's House of Delegates, please submit the resolution in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Click here to download a 2014 New Resolution Form.
 
The deadline to submit nominations or resolutions for the CDA House of Delegates is Friday, March 21, 2014.
 
Please contact Molly Pereira with any questions you may have, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 303-996-2844 or 800-343-3010 x104.

 



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