GSLDS Councils and Committees

The following Councils serve as advisors to the Society.

Council on Membership

The Council on Membership works to secure every eligible practitioner of dentistry within the jurisdiction of this Society as a member. The Council plans and executes various programs and events for members such as the Shred-a-Thon and Member Appreciation Night as well as brainstorms unique approaches to recruit and retain members.

The Council on Membership is comprised of District representatives and a New Dentist representative. This Council typically meets three to four times a year.

Email Susan to volunteer for this council.

Council on Scientific Sessions

The Council on Scientific Sessions plans and executes the Society’s annual Seminar Series and Mid-Continent Dental Congress.  The Council is responsible for everything from selecting speakers to setting fees.    

The Council on Scientific Sessions is composed of at least eight and as many as 13 members. Each year the second vice-president appoints a member for a term of five (5) years, with the member serving as council chair in the fourth year of their term. The chair then appoints up to two additional members to serve for three years. The Council typically meets between six to eight times per year.

Email Laura to volunteer for this council.

Council on Outreach

This Council plans and coordinates the Society’s annual event, Magical Smile Fest, celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month. Magical Smile Fest, held at HealthWorks Museum, is designed to provide information to local children and parents regarding good oral health in a fun and interactive way.

Additionally, the Council assists Society staff with the coordination of volunteers in response to community requests for speakers.  Any other community outreach initiatives would also fall under the Council's purview.

The Council on Outreach typically meets one to two times per year.

Email Susan to volunteer for this council.

Council on Public Relations

The Council on Communications and Public Relations is charged with oversight of The Dental Arch, the official publication of the Society.  The Council also monitors relationships and recommends policies concerning media relations.

The Council typically meets one or two times a year. 

Email Nikki to volunteer for this council.

GSLDS Committees

The purpose of GSLDS committees is to take action on some matter of business. The following represent the standing committees of the Society.  For more information about any of the committees listed, please contact Meg at 314-569-0444 or