May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Attention: Class of 2012

July 2012 Volume XLVIII Number 4

The AAPD congratulates all June postdoctoral graduates on their commencement into the profession. We would also like to remind you about the many reasons why membership in the AAPD is so important, especially at this point in your career.

Free transition from student to active membership. This applies only if you complete an active membership application and return it to the AAPD headquarters office prior to Dec. 31, 2012.

To be listed as an Active Member in the printed 2013 Membership Directory applications must be received by Sept. 1, 2012. Applications were e-mailed to 2012 postdoctoral graduates in June. Membership applications are available at

Recent graduate are afforded one year dues-free and two years of reduced membership dues at 50 percent off the full active membership dues rate if they have maintained continuous membership. The dues reduction rate would translate to:
2012 Graduate Convert before Dec. 31, 2012 Convert after Dec. 31, 2012
First year out – 2012–13 $0 Prorated dues if application not received by 12/31/12
Second year out – 2013 -14 $295 Active Dues
Third year out – 2014 - 15 $295 Active Dues

Transition from student membership to active membership is not automatic. Student members must submit application and a copy of their pediatric dentistry certificate to the AAPD office.

Program directors may send a list of graduating residents to verify the completion their program to our office to and AAPD will automatically update their membership status to Active; otherwise, the student must send in an application with certificate. For questions regarding student to active membership please contact AAPD Membership and Marketing Assistant Adrienne Ellis (312) 337-2169, ext: 14.