Nomination for Fellowship

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  • Nominations are accepted year-round, and our Fellows are encouraged to submit quality candidates as they identify them. Cut-off dates for Specific Convocation Years: ACD 2019 – San Francisco, September 5-6 – December 31, 2018 ACD 2020 – Orlando, October 14-15 – January 15, 2020. Successful nominations include a thorough description of the nominee’s commitment to leadership within dentistry and in service to the wider community. For dentists in the earlier years of their career, it is advisable for the nominator to focus on the leadership trajectory and potential of the nominee. By submitting the Profile Summary and/or the Nomination Form you attest that you and the Seconder are Fellows in good standing of the College and that you have abided by the ACD bylaws which state that all nominations are made confidentially and the nominee has not been made aware of their nomination. Please do not hesitate to contact the office with any questions you might have about the nomination process or timeline.
  • Support Statements

    Please respond to the request for supporting information below, focusing on the value and significance of the accomplishments listed on the Profile Summary. Please do not duplicate the list from the Profile Summary. For dentists who are in the earlier phase of their careers, please emphasize their potential and trajectory as demonstrated post-dental school.
  • Please describe the value of the nominee's leadership experience.
  • Please describe the level of commitment and the value of the nominee's service to others, whether in dentistry or in their community.
  • Please describe the significance of the nominees's publications and recognitions.
  • Please include any other relevant information about the nominee.
  • By submitting this nomination, both the Nominator and the Seconder affirm that the Support Statements are their own work, and that the Nominee has not been made aware of his or her nomination, as required in the ACD Bylaws.
  • If you choose the Save and Continue Later option, please reopen the Online Nomination Form tab to obtain the link for future use.
To be considered for Honorary Fellowship, nominees must be known for:

Promoting Advancement of Dentistry

The level of contribution to Dentistry beyond that expected of job title or position.

Contributing to Human Welfare

The level of contribution to human welfare beyond that expected of job title or position.

Possessing the potential to advance the Mission of the College

Ability to tangibly serve the ACD and/or Mission in the future.

Possessing the potential to serve at the Section leadership level

Ability to contribute to the leadership and success of their section.

Public service motivation

History of community service clearly expressive of a desire to help mankind.

Contributions to ethics and professionalism

They have provided an eminent contribution to ethics and professionalism.

The Board of Regents considers nominations for Honorary Fellowship each spring, and Honorary Fellowship Candidates are invited to be inducted at the Annual Meeting and Convocation in the fall.

A nomination is considered complete with the following:

  • A letter of nomination from a Fellow in good standing
  • Two additional letters of support (no more than five)
  • The Nominee’s CV, resume, and/or biographical profile
  • Full name of Nominee as it should appear on a certificate should the Nominee be chosen
  • Complete mailing address of the nominee
  • E-mail address and phone number of the nominee
  • Nominator Name
  • Nominator’s phone number and e-mail address

Nominations should be submitted by March 1 to the Executive Office. Nominators will be informed of the Board’s decision by May 1, and selected Nominees will be sent a welcome letter from the Executive Office with information about attending the Annual Meeting. Unsuccessful nominations will be considered for two additional years. The Executive Office will notify the Nominator, only, of unsuccessful nominations.

Please send completed nominations to:

American College of Dentists
Attention: Suzan Pitman
839-J Quince Orchard Boulevard
Gaithersburg, Maryland  20878
Nominations may also be faxed to 301-977-3330 or e-mailed to