May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


AAPD Fellow Program

November 2018 Volume LIII Number 6

The AAPD Fellow Program was revised, reenergized and reintroduced to the membership to bring fresh meaning and value to the designa- tion. The focus of  the fellowship program is to reward, encourage, and recognize contributions in organized dentistry, scholarly activity and community involvement. It is completely voluntary.

The term Fellow in a professional association often refers to a person who has distinguished themselves above the standard norm, either by publications or contributions to the profession. AAPD wanted to create that opportunity. Fellowship status can be announced by includ- ing the term "FAAPD" on your business cards, website, letterhead, etc.

Below is an outline of requirements, point system, fees and renewal for the FAAPD program membership.  Each FAAPD activity is assessed its own maximum point score to help determine candidates’ acceptance into the program.

Mandatory  Requirements

Recommendation letters from two cur- rent Fellows.
Board certification by ABPD.
At least five consecutive years of AAPD Active Member Membership (student membership does not count)
All Fellows must score 20 points or higher for consideration.

Point System

A new candidate must earn points in at least three out of four categories with a
maximum of 12 points per category. Points are assigned to the different accomplishments in these categories so that it is fair and equal for all members.  Only activities going back five years from the date of the application
will be considered with the exception of published research articles that can go back up to 10 years. If a candidate serves on more than one council for the same organization or has attended multiple annual meetings, points can be awarded for each activity.
1. Active Membership in AAPD, HSHC, State or District Chapter
  • AAPD State Unit meeting within the last 5 years (1 point per meeting)
  • AAPD District Unit meeting within the
  • last 5 years (2 points per meeting)
  • AAPD meeting within the last 5 years (3 points per meeting )
  • Serving on a council or committee in a state or district unit (2 points per year)
  • Serving on a AAPD/HSHC council or committee in AAPD (4 points per year)
  • Chair of a council or committee in a
  • state or district unit (4 points per year)
  • Chair of a council or committee in
  • AAPD/HSHC (6 points per year)
  • State or District Board of Trustee or Executive Committee (6 points per year)
  • AAPD Board of Trustees or Executive Committee (8 points per year)
  • AAPD Editorial Board (4 points per year)
  • Leadership Institute (6 points for full 3 year program)
  • Advanced Leadership Institute (4 points)
  • Public Policy Advocate (2 points per year)
  • Dental Home Day (2 point per year)

2.Organized Dentistry
  • Leadership in ABPD, COD (4 points officer; 2 point other)
  • Leadership Roles Organized Dentistry such as ADA, AGD, HDA, AAO, AAE , AAP, etc (4 points officer; 2 points com- mittee/other)
  • Board Examiner (NERB (3 points)
  • ABPD Examiner  (3 points)
  • ABPD Test writer (3 points)
  • State Dental Board Examiner (3 points)
  • State Dental Association involvement (1 committee member – Leadership role 3 points)
  • Local Dental Society involvement (1
  • committee member – Leadership role 3 points)

3.Scholarly activity
  • Publishing of articles as the first author (6 points) or co-author (3 points)
  • Service as an attending in a hospital (3 points)
  • Service as a full-time faculty (4 points) or part-time faculty (2 points)
  • Participate in AAPD Journal CE Pro-
  • gram (1 point)
  • Presenting at dental meetings (1 point per hour of presentation)
  • Advisory Board Membership to local community colleges Dental Assisting Program (2 points per year)

4. Community involvement
  • Volunteering at Head-Start Program (2 points)
  • Volunteering at Health fairs, Give Kids a Smile (2 points)
  • Volunteering at a Community Health Center (2 points)
  • Serving on a School Board (1 point)
  • Dental related mission trip (5 points)
  • Presenting at a study club, mom’s club, or community meeting (1 point)
  • Leadership in community service orga- nization (i.e. Girl/Boy Scouts) (2 points)

First-Time Fellows
One-time membership fee    $200   
Renewing Fellows
Every five-year membership fee $100

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