MISSION STATEMENT
The European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry is an organization of individuals whose primary concern is in the area(s) of practice, education and/or research specifically related to the specialty of Paediatric Dentistry. It purpose shall be the advancement of the specialty of Paediatric Dentistry for the benefit of the oral health of children.
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Membership Requirements


 

Section 1. CATEGORIES : There shall be six (6) categories of membership: Active, Associate, International, Student, Retired and Honorary.

Section 2. ELIGIBILITY :

A. ACTIVE : An ethical dentist may be considered for Active membership provided the applicant is currently working within the European Region and
  1. Is a member of, and maintains membership in a national Dental Association in Europe and
  2. Has qualified according to the curriculum guidelines for education and training in paediatric dentistry (Int J Paediatr Dent 1997:7:4:273-81) at an accredited education institute. If this accreditation has not (yet) taken place, the programme must fulfil the following requirements:
  3.           Programme requirements: The chairperson of the Department shall provide:
    • Proof that the department operates as an autonomous unit or in conjunction with an undergraduate programme in the Dental school.
    • A detailed description of a complete 3 years postgraduate programme (courses – hours etc.) 
    • A list of faculty members (names – position – specialty acquired or not…) assigned for teaching at the under and/or postgraduate programme 
    • A confirmation letter from the Dean of the Dental School or Head of a hospital based advanced education programme on the existence and operation of the programme under the above circumstances 
    • An original copy of the certificate, which it is awarded to their graduates upon graduation
  4. An ethical dentist may be considered for Active membership if the applicant is in a full-time academic post with continuous clinical activity in a University Department of Paediatric Dentistry within the European region.
  5. An ethical dentist may be considered for Active membership if the applicant is already registered as a specialist paediatric dentist on the state specialist register list of his/her own country in the European region

 

B. ASSOCIATE : An ethical dentist may be considered for Associate membership provided the applicant is currently working within the European Region and:
  1. Is a member of, and maintains membership in a national Dental Association in Europe
  2. The individual practices in the area of Paediatric Dentistry but the dentist’s postgraduate education does not meet the educational requirements for Active membership set forth in Chapter 1, Section 2 A, above
  3. The individual’s primary concern and activity is in an area of education or research specifically related to Paediatric Dentistry.

C. INTERNATIONAL:   All members who would qualify for Full or Associate Membership but who currently practice outside the European Region.

 

D. STUDENT: This category of membership is available, upon formal application by:

Dentists enrolled in any full or part-time educational programme in Paediatric Dentistry in the European region accredited by the Academy or that complies with the Academy’s Programme requirements (Chapter 1, Section 2A, above). The applicant must submit a letter from his or her Head of Department confirming their status as a postgraduate student on a training programme in Paediatric Dentistry.  The maximum length of student membership is 3 years.



E. RETIRED : Retired membership shall, upon application, be available to:
  1. Active or Associate members who have voluntarily and completely retired from dental practice, administration, research and/or teaching, with the stipulation that the member has been either an Active or Associate dues-paying member for the calendar year in which application for Retired membership is made.
  2. Those members engaged in part-time practice or employed in a dental administrative, research or teaching capacity on a full-time or part-time basis for which remuneration is received shall be ineligible for this category.

F. HONORARY : Individuals may be nominated for Honorary membership.

The Credentials and Ethics Committee may elect honorary members for unusual and outstanding contributions to paediatric dentistry, following nomination by an Active member, who shall submit to the above committee substantiating evidence of the nominee’s qualification for such membership. The unanimous recommendation of the Credentials and Ethics Committee and approval of the Council shall be required for consideration for election. An affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the membership present, eligible to vote and voting at any session of the General Assembly shall be required for approval.





Section 3. DUTIES and PRIVILEGES:
 
A. ACTIVE: Privileges of Active members shall be to:
  1. Vote on all issues brought before the General Assembly;
  2. Hold office and serve on committees;
  3. Attend the biennial session of the Academy; and
  4. Receive copies of the journal of the Academy and have access to the web page.

B. ASSOCIATE: Privileges of Associate members shall be to:
  1. Serve as consultants to committees, but not vote or hold elective office;
  2. Attend the biennial session of the Academy; and
  3. Receive copies of the journal and have access to the web page of the Academy.

C. INTERNATIONAL: Privileges of International members shall be to:

  1. Serve as consultants to committees, but not vote or hold elective office
  2. Attend the biennial session of the Academy
  3. Receive copies of the journal and have access to the web page of the Academy

D. STUDENT: Privileges of Student members shall be to:
  1. Serve as consultants to committees, but not vote or hold office;
  2. Attend the biennial session of the Academy;
  3. Have access to the web page of the Academy and receive copies of the Academy’s Journal at a subscription fee determined by the Council.
  4. Be eligible to apply for Active membership immediately after satisfactory completion of his/her accredited advanced educational program.
Privileges of Student members will terminate on the date of completion of the individual‘s advanced educational programme.
 
E. RETIRED: Privileges of Retired members shall be to:
  1. Serve as consultants to committees, but not vote or hold elective office;
  2. Attend the biennial session of the Academy;
  3. Have access to the web page of the Academy and receive copies of the Academy’s Journal at a subscription fee determined by the Council. In the event a Retired member resumes practice, teaching, etc., it shall be incumbent upon said member to notify the Academy for reinstatement to the former category of membership.
F. HONORARY: Honorary members shall have the same privileges as Active members, except the right to vote or hold office.




 

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