May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


First Dues Increase in 10 Years

March 2016 Volume LI Number 2


First Dues Increase in 10 Years

This year the for the first time in 10 years, AAPD is proposing a dues increase. This will be voted on at the General Assembly in San Antonio. Ten years seem to have flown by in a minute, but think about how much the world has changed (the iPhone was still an idea in Steve Jobs’ brain). AAPD has made great efforts to stay current, and continue fighting for children’s oral health. AAPD continues to make advocacy one of its primary goals. In the last 10 years, to meet the needs of our members, we have added staff positions to grow our services. For example, we have staff solely dedicated to coding procedures and educating members on the ACA. The Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center was created to help the AAPD be more effective in the public policy arena by analyzing research data and relevant policy on such issues such as Medicaid coverage, non-dental providers and fluoridation. The Mouth Monster Campaign was launched to teach children the importance of good oral health care. AAPD is committed to keeping this high level of service to our members. The dues increase will continue to support your professional needs. 

This serves as the official notice to membership concerning a proposed increase in membership dues to be considered by the 2016 General Assembly. The Board of Trustees during its January 2016 meeting unanimously proposed a dues increase from $590 per year to $690 for Active members. Per the Bylaws the same percentage increase will apply to those  other categories that are based on a percentage of the Active member rate. These changes are being considered pursuant to the AAPD Bylaws, Chapter X. Finances, Section 1. Dues.  Lines 1105 – 1110:

"A. The amount of the annual dues of Active members shall be proposed by the Board of Trustees and may be revised at any annual session by an affirmative vote of a majority of the members present, entitled to vote and voting, provided the membership is informed of the pending proposal no later than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the annual session."

Proposed Dues Increase

This year at the 2016 General Assembly in San Antonio, the first dues increase in 10 years will be brought fourth for the membership to vote on. AAPD will still have one of the lowest dues among other dental specialties. 

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