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Task Forces

A Task Force is a group of members selected by the MDS President to address a specific problem or accomplish a specific goal in support of the strategic plan. Task Forces are given specific charge(s) to accomplish and are created on an “as needed” basis. Task Forces sunset when the charges have been accomplished. Learn more about the charges and responsibilities of each Task Force below.

Communication Task Force

MDS President Dr. Janis Moriarty appointed a Communication Task Force (CTF) in November 2019 and charged them with evaluating communication with members and making recommendations for communication improvements. This will be done in phases, and in conjunction with the new governance reform.

Governance Task Force

In 2018, then-President Howard Zolot appointed a Governance Implementation Task Force to continue the mission to propel the Society forward with this governance transition. Under the leadership of Chair Dr. Mina Paul, the Task Force was charged with creating the governance implementation plan. The plan calls for a two-year phase-in, which when completed in 2021, will result in a nimble Board of Trustees consisting of six Regional Trustees, one At-Large Trustee, President, Vice President, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer,* Speaker of the House,* and Executive Director.* The size of the House of Delegates has also been reduced and the Annual Session will now convene in January of each year instead of the previous June timeframe.

Green Group Task Force

MDS President Dr. Janis Moriarty appointed a Green Group Task Force (GGTF) in March 2020. This Task Force will discuss environmental issues and their impact on the practice of dentistry and should consider developing content for publication on all Society platforms to help enhance our members’ awareness of more eco-friendly practice methods.