Use the AAWD Membership Directory to get started
If you are interested in leading a local chapter near you, you might already have in mind a few dentists who would be willing to join. You can connect with more dentists in your area through our AAWD Member Directory, which is available to all paid members. This directory lists all AAWD members (dentists and current dental students), organized distinctly by each state; it displays member info such as full name, contact e-mail address, city location, and zip code.
- Login to the AAWD Membership portal here: https://aawd.org/membership
- Click on the “Membership Directory” tab
- Click on the “Search Users” button to pinpoint a member’s name, city, state, or current chapter.
Please note: in order to utilize this directory, you’ll need your AAWD member log in info for the website, if you have forgotten this info, please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are requirements to be a local chapter?
There are four main steps to become an official local chapter with AAWD. Once you notified the AAWD National Office or the Director of Membership of your intent to start a local chapter, you will receive an application packet in order to:
- Review the application forms on the previous tab.
- Identify 4 Chapter Officers (must be active members of AAWD)
- Submit your chapter officer roster
- Submit a signed Confidentiality Agreement for all officers
- Submit your local chapter bylaws
- Design and submit an estimated 6-month chapter activity plan
To become an official local chapter, you will need a total of 4 active AAWD members. This includes at least 4-chapter officers in the roles of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. All officers must be local dentists (non-dentists are not allowed to serve as officers).
How many members do we need to have in order to be a local chapter?
There is no set rule. Local chapters can have as little as 4 members or as many as 50+ members. It’s okay to start out small and gain momentum over the years.
What is the #1 Tip in starting a local chapter?
We want to encourage as many as women dentists as possible to start a local chapter, we want our community to grow. The #1 tip would be that the structure of an AAWD local chapter is flexible enough to be adapted in any way that works for you: the chapter can be as big or small as you would prefer, and the dynamic of the meetings hosted by your chapter can vary greatly. We allow you to grow your local chapter, as you deem necessary.