DANB Now Accepting Nominations for Certificant-at-Large Board Position

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Nominations are being accepted for the Certificant-at-Large position on DANB’s Board of Directors.

Sandra Garcia, CDA, RDA, FADAA, FAADOM, currently holds the Certificant-at-Large position and is serving her second three-year term, which will end on August 31, 2021.

To be considered for the Certificant-at-Large position, the nominee must:

  • Hold DANB certification (NELDA, CDA, COA, CRFDA, CPFDA, COMSA and/or CDPMA)
  • Work full- or part-time in oral healthcare, with a minimum of three years of work experience as a dental assistant or teaching dental assistants

To nominate a candidate or yourself, please submit the following:

  • Nominee’s personal information, including name, address, email, phone number and DANB certifications held.
  • Nominee’s resume/CV.
  • Letter of interest from the nominee describing why he or she wishes to serve on the Board.
  • Letter of recommendation from a professional contact, such as a colleague, employer, or educator. The recommender’s letter should specify the relationship with the certificant.
  • Responses to written interview questions.

Download the Certificant-at-Large application form.

Nominations must be received by Oct. 19, 2020. Please email all materials to communications@danb.org. Only nominations that include all required documents will be considered.

The finalists will be published in the spring 2021 issue of Certified Press and an announcement will be emailed to all DANB certificants, along with instructions on how certificants can cast their votes. Finalists will also be required to participate in a phone interview with DANB’s Nominating Committee members.

The individual chosen to hold the Certificant-at-Large position on DANB’s Board is elected to serve for a maximum of two three-year terms. Following an orientation session in summer 2021 and attendance at the August 2021 DANB Board of Directors meeting as a participant without a vote, the newly elected Certificant-at-Large Director would begin his or her first term as a DANB Board Director on Sept. 1, 2021.


About DANB’s Board of Directors

DANB’s Board of Directors participates in two- to three-day, in-person meetings at least twice per year, one in the winter (January or February) and one in August. The Board of Directors also meets by conference call or webinar on an as-needed basis between the two in-person meetings. Each DANB Board Director is also appointed to serve on one or more DANB Board committees, all which meet virtually and in most cases twice a year. According to DANB’s Board policy, Board Directors are provided with professional development opportunities and an IT allowance; they are also reimbursed for travel and hotel expenses associated with attending a Board meeting and receive meeting and annual stipends.

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