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Membership Types

There shall be eight (8) categories of membership: Active, Associate, International, Affiliate, Postdoctoral Student, Friend, Life, and Retired.

ACTIVE: An ethical pediatric dentist may be considered for Active membership provided the applicant:

  1. Is actively involved in the exclusive practice and/or research and/or teaching of and/or administration in an educational institution within the geographic confines of the State of Florida.
  2. Meets the educational requirements of the American Dental Association for the announcement of ethical practice in pediatric dentistry.
  3. Is a member of, and maintains membership in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

ASSOCIATE: This category of membership is available, upon application, to the following individuals: 

  1. Practicing pediatric dentists who meet the educational requirements of the American Dental Association for the announcement of ethical practice in pediatric dentistry, who live in United States, but do not reside within the geographic confines of the State of Florida, or
  2. Is a Diplomat of, or Board Eligible, in one of the specialty areas of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association other than pediatric dentistry, or

INTERNATIONAL: This category of membership is available as an option for all pediatric dentists who meet the qualifications established for Active membership as outlined in Chapter 1, Section 2 who practice, teach, or do research outside the United States.  

AFFILIATE: Is an ethically announced general practitioner who expresses a desire to treat children as a part of their practice, and whose interests are consistent with the overall mission of this Academy.

POSTDOCTORAL STUDENT: A Postdoctoral Student member shall be an individual who: 

  1. Is either a full-time or part-time postdoctoral student enrolled in an educational program in pediatric dentistry that is accredited by the American Dental Association or its foreign equivalent.
  2. Student members shall be exempt from payment of Academy dues.

FRIEND: This category of membership is available, upon application to all other individuals whose interests are consistent with the mission of the Academy.

LIFE: This category of membership is available to Active members who have been members in good standing of the Academy for thirty (30) consecutive years, have reached the age of sixty-five (65) years, continue to fulfill the provisions set forth in Chapter 1, Section 2, and have paid all dues and assessments through the calendar year in which application for Life membership is made. Life members shall be exempt from payment of Academy dues.

RETIRED: This category of membership is available to former ethically announced pediatric dentists who:

  1. Have voluntarily and completely retired from dental practice, teaching, and/or administration,
  2. Are not engaged in part-time practice or employed in a dental administrative or teaching capacity for which remuneration is received.
  3. If previously a member of this academy for a minimum of 15 years, have paid all dues and assessments through the calendar year in which application for Retired membership is made.  Retired members shall be exempt from payment of Academy dues.