Executive Council

The Alaska Dental Societies Executive Council functions as the Board of Directors of the ADS. The Board meets face to face at the annual meeting and by video conference bimonthly during the year. The Board is charged with review of the fiscal policy of the ADS and with development of and monitoring the progress of the ADS Strategic plan.

Committees & Taskforces

The Alaska Dental Society has committees and taskforces appointed that research various topics, review the information with the Executive Council and make recommendations for action. The Executive Council in turn reviews that information and gives the committees and taskforces direction. The committees have large discretion in their makeup and operating strategy. If you are interested in serving on a committee please contact the committee chair or the ADS office at 907.563.3003. Currently the ADS has 4 committees and 6 taskforces. See below for information.

ADS Committee chart

Executive Committee

The Executive committee is comprised of the officers of the ADS, meets monthly and gives direction to the Executive Director on business matters and ADS policy.

Strike Taskforce

The Strike force committee is the Delta team of the ADS working on specific issues to supplement the work of the other ADS committees as needed.


The Membership committee reviews the ADS membership and does out reach to non members.

Governmental Affairs

The Governmental Affairs committee monitors and interacts with state and national legislative bodies, interacts with the ADA political committees, interacts with state and national governmental agencies on the ADS and members behalf. The GA has 1 subcommittee:

DAPAC: The funding arm of the ADS political effort, DAPAC solicits contributions from members and provides financial support to state political candidates who align with ADS interests.

Budget & Finance

The Budget & Finance committee reviews the ADS financial matters, provides input to the Executive Director on budgetary matters and reviews the corporate fillings for the ADS.

Peer Review

The Peer Review committee directs the ADS peer review process.

Executive Council Leadership Taskforce

The ECLT works on developing the next generation of ADS leaders.

Executive Council Annual Meeting & CE Taskforce

The ECAMCE works on the ADS Annual Meeting and CE events

Communications Taskforce

Develops communications protocols and methods for ADS

Project Access Taskforce

Nielson's baby.  He doesn't need help just volunteers.

Dental Lifeline Taskforce

Enhances the DLL program

Give Kids a Smile Taskforce

Works on GKAS programs around the state.

Executive Council Staffing Taskforce

Evaluating optimal ADS staffing levels and job criteria