SDCDS has many leadership and volunteer opportunities for members. If you are interested in any of the following please complete the form below!

Committees:

Below are descriptions of each committee, Board positions and certain volunteer opportunities:

  • Well-Being: Critical to a healthy component, this group assists dental professionals in our community who suffer from alcohol and/or chemical dependency. 
  • Editorial Board: Help provide content and oversight for FACETS magazine.
  • Communications: Become involved with the committee making key decisions about technology & the ways we communicate with our members.
  • Political Action: Become a part of the committee that influences legislation affecting dentistry at the local, state and federal level.
  • New DDS/Membership Recruitment and Retention: Help us plan social events and special seminars designed for new dentists (those 10 years or fewer out of dental school). The recruitment and retention committee devises strategies to bring in new members & serve our existing members thereby keeping organized dentistry strong. 
  • Continuing Education: Get involved with the committee in charge of our Continuing Education offerings! We need help keeping courses fresh and on the cutting edge of the science of dentistry and practice management.
  • Ethics*: This committee offers dental professionals and the public an avenue to express ethical complaints and concerns about our members and have them reviewed and mediated. 
  • Gala: Invitations, menu, décor, you name it! The Gala Committee meets monthly to plan the details of the annual fundraising gala for 350+ attendees.

(*Ethics is open to members of SDCDS for 5 years or more)

Board:

Below are descriptions of the SDCDS and SDCDF Boards:

  • Society Board: The San Diego County Dental Society Board of Directors conducts, manages and controls the business affairs of the organization. Terms for each officer is 2 yrs. on a committee or equivalent leadership experience.
  • Foundation Board: The San Diego County Dental Foundation is the charitable arm of our society which creates and raises funds for innovative programs and volunteer opportunities to enhance the oral health of our community.
Volunteer Opportunities:

Below are descriptions of volunteer opportunities:

  • General Volunteer: Volunteers are always needed to help out at events in the community such as school screenings, health fairs, and one-day clinics.
  • Give Kids a Smile: This program provides dental screenings, sealants & fluoride varnish to kids under 18 at no cost to families. During February and March each year, schedule GKAS patients during your regular workday or volunteer your skills at a clinic.
  • Geis Clinic: The John Geis DDS Dental Clinic at Veterans Village of San Diego provides comprehensive oral healthcare to formerly homeless veterans as they rehabilitate and seek jobs. The clinic is seeking volunteer dentists to treat patients and over see dental students.
Leader/Volunteer Form

Leader/Volunteer Form

Committees
*Ethics & Peer Review are open to dentists who have been members for 5+ yrs.
Elected Positions - Society
* The secretary position (yr. 1) requires a 4 yr. commitment. This official moves to President-elect (yr. 2) followed by President (yr. 3) and finally Immediate past-president (yr. 4).
Elected Positions - Foundation
Note: According to Foundation Bylaws, directors serve 3-year terms. Directors can't serve more than two consecutive terms. Officers (President, Treasurer, Secretary) are elected by the directors during a board meeting.
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