Positions Available  

Executive Director
American Board of Dental Public Health 

The American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH) invites applications from qualified candidates to serve as its Executive Director.

The Executive Director directs the day-to-day operations of ABDPH and helps to implement its policies.  In collaboration with ABDPH officers and directors, this individual manages correspondence, serves as custodian of the Board’s records, and processes annual registration of Diplomates. The Executive Director maintains ABDPH’s financial records and accounts and processes payments.  The Executive Director also serves as the main contact for Board examination candidates. Other responsibilities include distribution of documents and minutes for Board meetings, preparation of newsletters and other communications, and filing requisite reports with the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and other entities as directed by the Board.

The Executive Director will attend key meetings of the Board, including monthly video conference calls, its annual Diplomates meeting and examination session in April, its mid-winter meeting in January, and the Dental Specialties Meeting held in Chicago in August.

The ideal candidate will have strong and effective oral and written communication skills and excellent organization skills. Experience in association management is preferred.  The Executive Director should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Zoom, and ideally have experience in working with SharePoint and Access. Knowledge of dentistry and/or public health is a plus.  Personal qualities will include integrity and respect for diversity.

This is a half-time position with flexible hours, and the Executive Director will work remotely.  The Executive Director will be retained as an independent contractor and will be compensated on a monthly basis. Compensation range is $40,000–$45,000 per year. The Board will cover travel and all reasonable business expenses incurred in the conduct of Board business.

Applicants should send a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing interest and qualifications, and the names and contact information for three professional references to the President at the email below.  Any questions also should be directed to the President:

Scott Tomar, DMD, DrPH
ABDPH President
[email protected]

About The American Board of Dental Public Health

The American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH) is the certifying body of the Dental Public Health specialty and is comprised of ABDPH-certified dentists.  There are six Directors and each Director rotates through the various positions on the Board during their six-year term (i.e. Director-Elect, Director, Senior Director, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-President, and President).  ABDPH has been certifying dentists as specialists in Dental Public Health since 1951.

The specialty of Dental Public Health is one of the 12 dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association’s National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards, and its sponsoring organization is the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.  The practice of Dental Public Health focuses on the oral health needs of populations and communities.  The specialty includes activities such as public health surveillance, conducting research in epidemiology or health services research, development and administration of public health programs, program evaluation, and health policy development.

ABDPH is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all and to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment.  The Board’s contractual decisions are based on its needs and the contractors’ qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status.


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