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Downstate Society Caucus Accepting Applications for 2021 ADA delegates/alternates

We are now accepting applications for Downstate Delegate and Alternate positions to serve Illinois.

We are now accepting applications for Downstate Delegate and Alternate positions to serve Illinois in the Eighth District Delegation to the 2021 ADA House of Delegates.  The Down State Dental Society Caucus will elect the 2020 ADA delegates and alternates at our caucus meeting on Saturday, September 26, 2020 during ISDS Annual Session at the Quad Cities Convention Center.  Applications are due August 1, 2020.

According to the ISDS Bylaws, Chapter XV, eligibility is as follows:

ADA Trustee and Delegation to the American Dental Association

Section 4. Qualifications.  Only an active, life or retired member of the Society may be eligible for election as a delegate or alternate.  The following requirements shall apply to members in order to serve in the 

ADA delegation:

a.  A member must have served previously as an ADA delegate or alternate delegate, an ISDS officer or trustee, or have served as a delegate to the Society’s House of Delegates before becoming eligible to serve as an alternate delegate to the ADA.

b.  A member must have served a minimum of one (1) year as an ADA alternate delegate, or served as an ADA delegate previously in order to serve as an ADA delegate.

c.  Current members of ADA Councils and Commissions, except the ADA Council on ADA Sessions and International Programs, shall be strongly considered for positions in the ADA delegation.

Section 5. Term of Office.  Delegates shall be elected for a two-year term.  Delegates may serve a maximum of three consecutive two-year terms.  Alternate delegates shall be elected for a one-year term.  Members may serve a maximum of six (6) consecutive years, after which time a member may not serve as a delegate or alternate delegate for at least one year. 

Interested in applying?  Send a cover letter declaring your intent for a Delegate or Alternate position and a one-page 

CV to:


Postal mail to:
Downstate Caucus 2021 Applications
Illinois State Dental Society
P.O. Box 376
Springfield, IL 62705

Thank you for your continued support of organized dentistry.

Dr. Stacey Van Scoyoc, Chair
Dr. Ken Rawson, Vice Chair
Downstate Society Caucus