September 2020 Volume LV Number 5

 
 
 
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Member News

September 2020 Volume LV Number 5

Fellow of AAPD
Over 1,400 AAPD members have become a Fellow under the new guidelines. If you are board certified by ABPD and have been an Active Member of AAPD for five years (stu- dent membership is not included) then you are eligible to become a Fellow of AAPD. The FAAPD added to your credentials shows your commitment to organized dentistry, scholarship and community.
 
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.
 
The AAPD Fellow Program was revised, reintroduced and reenergized to the membership to bring fresh meaning and value to the designation. The focus of the fellowship program is to reward and encourage participation in organized dentistry, scholarly activity and community involvement. It is completely voluntary, and certification is renewable every five years.
 
If you were a Fellow of AAPD under the previous guidelines and did not renew in 2017 it is easier to reinstate your Fellow status with 15 points from two of the four categories, and a $200 reinstating fee. Letters of recommendation are not needed for reinstatement.
For more information, please contact Senior Membership and Chapter Relations Director Suzanne Wester at swester@ aapd.org.
 
2020 AAPD Resident Recognition Awards
The AAPD Pediatric Dental Resident Committee developed the "Resident Recognition Award" to recognize pediatric dental residents doing innovative and interesting activities in their training programs. Selected residents are awarded with a monetary prize $200.
 
Winners are chosen based on activities during residency that contribute to one or more of the following fields: patient care, education (i.e., teaching), research, and community service. In- novation, time commitment, and significance of service to oth- ers are the primary factors considered in the selection process.
 
Please join us in recognizing the 2020 Winners
 
Dr. Jean Marie Calvo – University of California – San Francisco
 
Dr. Catherine Lee – University of Pennsylva- nia/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
 
Dr. Robert Lunka – Virginia Com- monwealth University
 
Dr. Arlisha Jasmine Hicks – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
 

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