It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors of the American Board of General Dentistry to carry out all business of the ABGD, as specified in the Constitution and Bylaws of the ABGD. To that end, individuals considered for service on the Board of Directors should become thoroughly familiar with the Constitution and Bylaws of the ABGD. Candidates must understand and accept the following general description and responsibilities of the job.
There are currently two meetings held each year to conduct the business of the ABGD – one in spring and one in fall. There will be a minimum of two meetings per year, and possibly three. The known meetings will occur in April/May and October/November.
Oral Examination and Business Meeting (April/May each year): 4-6 days
Written Examination construction and Business Meeting (October/November each year): 4-5 days
AGD Annual Meeting/ABGD Exams (July/August each year): 2-3 days. Board business meetings are not conducted at the AGD Annual Meeting.
The item bank for the Written Examination is reviewed, revised and updated each year. Assignments are distributed by discipline and the work is done “at home.”
10-20 hours per year
The eight topics in the Discipline-specific portion of the Oral Examination are assigned on a rotating basis every two years. Each Director is assigned a topic (excluding the President) and is responsible for developing an examination that is relevant and timely. The specific examinations will be brought to the business meeting in November for review and archiving preceding the Oral Examination the following May.
10-20 hours per year
There may be other business and functions of the Board that arise from time to time during the year. These will include electronic correspondence and business meetings, phone calls and numerous other minor matters.
5-10 hours per year
In addition to the overall time commitment as a Director, the following outlines the additional time commitment officers of the Board may expect during the year.