The AES was founded in 1955 and is among the largest organizations in the world that deals with diagnosis and treatments of diseases of dental occlusion and disorders of the temporomandibular joint and its associated muscles.
As President, Dr. Buckman collaborates with the AES Executive Director, the Executive Board, and committee chairs to execute the Society’s strategic plan. The President appoints committee chairs, determines the society’s agenda, and is present at all meetings of the society and its Executive Council.
In order to become President of the AES, Dr. Buckman was nominated and elected to a four-year term on the Board of Directors and subsequently was elected to the positions of Secretary, Vice President, and President-Elect in the years prior to his presidency.
Next year, he will serve as Immediate Past-President.
Dr. Buckman has been a member of AES for about 27 years.
“During my term as President,” Dr. Buckman said, “I would like to update our procedural guidelines and, with the assistance of our Past-President, develop a new leadership program. Externally, I would like to promote AES within the dental profession.”
(Written by Lucia Gonzalez.)