Membership Information 

A. Categories:

There shall be five (5) categories of membership of The Arabian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (ArAPD):

  1. Active

  2. International

  3. Student

  4. Retired

  5. Honorary

B. Eligibility:

A. ACTIVE:

An ethical dentist may be considered for Active membership provided the applicant is currently working within the Arabian region and is a member of, and maintains membership in a national dental association in the Arabian region/country of origin and should satisfy at least one of the following criteria: 

  1. Has qualified according to set curriculum for education and training in paediatric dentistry.

  2. Is in a full-time academic post with continuous clinical activity in a University Department of Paediatric Dentistry within the Arabian region. 

  3. Is already registered as a specialist paediatric dentist on a state specialist register list in the Arabian region. 

B. INTERNATIONAL:

An ethical dentist may be considered for International membership if practising paediatric dentistry outside the Arabian region and otherwise would satisfy the conditions for Active Membership. 

C. STUDENT:

This category of membership is available, upon formal application by a dentist enrolled in a full or part-time educational programme in Paediatric Dentistry. The applicant must submit a letter from his/her Head of Department confirming his/her status as a postgraduate student on a training programme in Paediatric Dentistry. The maximum length of student membership is 3 years. 

D. RETIRED:

Retired membership shall, upon application, be available to: 

  1. Active members who have retired from dental practice, administration, research and/or teaching, with the stipulation that the member has been either an Active dues-paying member for the calendar year in which application for Retired membership is made. 

  2. Retired membership is available to members who have formally retired but who continue to be engaged in part-time practice or employed in a dental administrative, research or teaching capacity on a full-time or part-time basis.

E. HONORARY:

Individuals may be nominated for honorary membership. 

The Credentials and Ethics Committee may elect honorary members for exceptional and outstanding contributions to Paediatric Dentistry, following nomination by an Active member, who shall submit a recommendation 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 Board and 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. 

C. Duties & Privileges:

A. ACTIVE:

Privileges of Active members shall be to: 

1. Vote on all issues brought before the General Assembly. 

2. Hold elective office and serve on committees. 

3. Attend congresses, seminars and workshops of the ArAPD at reduced member rates.

 

B. INTERNATIONAL:

Privileges of International members shall be to: 

  1. Serve as consultants to committees, but not vote or hold elective office.

  2. Attend congresses, seminars and workshops of the ArAPD at reduced member rates. 

 

C. STUDENT:

Privileges of Student members shall be to: 

  1. Serve as consultants to committees, but not vote or hold office.

  2. Attend congresses, seminars and workshops of the ArAPD at reduced member rates. 

  3. Be eligible to apply for Active membership immediately following satisfactory completion of a postgraduate specialty education program. 

 

Privileges of Student members will terminate on the date of completion of the individual’s advanced educational programme or three years after their registration as student members. 

D. RETIRED:

Privileges of Retired members shall be to: 

  1. Serve as consultants to committees, but not vote or hold elective office. 

  2. Attend congresses, seminars and workshops of the ArAPD at reduced member rates. 

 

E. HONORARY:

Honorary members shall have the same privileges as Active members, except the right to vote or hold elective office. 

D. Becoming A Member:

To become a new member of the Academy please follow the below steps:

 

  1. use the “Register” button at the top right area of the homepage of the site.​ There are two options:

    1. If you apply for Student membership use the “As a Student”

    2. For all the other categories, use the option “As a Member”.

  2. Fill out the information in the form that will follow your choice.  At the bottom of the form you will be asked to upload the additional documents that you need to submit to the Treasurer of the Academy in order to process your application.

  3. After submitting your application, it will be reviewed by the Academy.  Once it is approved, you will be informed on the membership status that is awarded to you.

Then you can login to your account and make the payment of your membership.

If you need any information please email us on: info@arapd.org

To view the Required Documents & Membership Fees, please click here

 
 
 
 
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