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MEMBERS POLICY

ARTICLE VI.

Members/Membership

Section 1. The members of this Academy shall be duly-licensed dentists of Filipino citizenship, who are members of the Philippine Dental Association (PDA).

Section 2. The membership in the Academy shall be classified as follows: (a) Member, (b) Active Member, (d) Fellow (Diplomate), ( e ) Honorary Member, (f) Lifetime member.

2.1. MEMBER – A Filipino licensed dentist who has fulfilled the following requirements:

2.1.1 Completion of the Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry PAED 101 Course (NCR or Abridged) or its equivalent as shall be recommended by the Continuing Dental Education and Membership Committee with the approval of the incumbent Board.

2.1.2 Has already taken their oath of membership during the Induction Ceremonies in Manila, Visayas or Mindanao and has updated his/her biennial membership fee as determined by the Board of Directors.

2.1.3 Can nominate and vote during PAED election of officers. Can be a member of a committee but cannot be appointed as committee chair or an appointive officer.

Section 2.2 ACTIVE MEMBER -– A member for at least two years or more, who has fulfilled the following requirements:

2.2.1 Updated membership fee.

2.2.2 Shall attend at least two PAED sponsored seminars or projects during the two years as member.

2.2.3 Shall submit a letter of intent to the membership and academic committee to upgrade his/her status from member to active member.

2.2.4 Shall submit in folder format and presented active in digital form one or more esthetic cases to the academic committee panel. Such cases shall be presented to a panel and may be asked to be presented to an assembly.

2.2.5 Recommendation from the membership committee and academic committee to the officers of PAED or approval of his/her application for upgrading of membership status.

2.2.6 Can be nominated and elected as an officer of PAED, chair and member of a committee or appointive officer or as facilitator of PAED 101.

Section 2.3 FELLOW – An active member for at least two terms or more who has fulfilled the following requirements:

2.3.1 Shall submit a letter of intent to the membership and academic committee to upgrade his/her status from member to fellow.

2.3.2 Attended at least four seminars or other projects of PAED in two terms or more as active member.

2.3.3 Shall submit in folder format and presented in digital form four new esthetic cases (comprehensive cases involving other disciplines of Dentistry) to the academic committee panel and may present one of the cases to the general assembly.

2.3.4 Must at least have one published case or article on Esthetic Dentistry in any local or international dental publication.

2.3.5 Recommendation from the Membership Committee and Academic Committee to the officers of PAED for approval of his/her application for upgrading of membership status for fellow.

2.3.6 Can be nominated and elected as an officer of PAED, chair and member of a committee or appointive officer or as a facilitator of PAED 101.

Section 2.4 DIPLOMATE – A fellow for at least two terms or more who has fulfilled the following requirements:

2.4.1 Submission of letter of intent to the Membership Committee and Academic Committee to upgrade his/her status from fellow to diplomate.

2.4.2 Attended at least four seminars locally or internationally in two years or more as a fellow.

2.4.3 Shall submit in folder format and presented in digital form six new esthetic cases (comprehensive cases involving other disciplines of Dentistry) to the Academic Committee panel and may present one of the cases in a general assembly. Such cases may or may not be published in a journal.

2.4.4 Must at least have one published case or article on Esthetic Dentistry in any local or international dental publication.

2.4.5 Recommendation from the Membership Committee and Academic Committee to the officers of PAED for approval of his/her application for upgrading of membership status for fellow.

2.4.6 Can be nominated and elected as an officer of PAED, chair and member of a committee, appointive officer or as a facilitator of PAED 101.

Section 2.5 HONORARY MEMBER – The board shall accord to any individual who has made exceptional contribution to PAED. An honorary member shall not hold any elective office and or be entitled to voting privileges. The honorary member shall be exempted from payment of any membership dues.

2.5.1 Any updated member can nominate any local or international dentist worthy of their contribution to PAED. The member shall write a letter of nomination to the Membership Committee, which shall recommend the nominee to the Board for approval of honorary membership. The awards committee will grant or award the successful nominee during the traditional sablay ceremony.

Section 2.6 LIFETIME MEMBER – Lifetime member status shall be bestowed on a past president, in good standing, of the academy immediately after serving as an Immediate Past President. The lifetime member shall be exempted from paying the membership dues and shall be entitled to all the benefits of a member.

2.6.1. A President must have served 50 percent plus 1 month of the total number of months in a term of office to be bestowed the lifetime member status and be accorded privileges of a past president. Failure to have served the required number of months of the term, he/she cannot be accorded the privileges of a past president. However, he/she will still be considered in the roster of past presidents.

2.6.2 Lifetime member can be bestowed on a member who reaches the age of 60 years old and who has paid his/her membership dues to 16 years consecutively prior to granting of lifetime membership. Granting of lifetime member shall be recommended by the chair of Membership Committee upon approval of the board of officers.

Section 2.7 INACTIVE MEMBER – A member who fails to pay his/her membership dues for two terms shall be considered inactive and shall be suspended from benefits and privileges of a member.