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To Apply for AO Membership:

Applicants for Active or Affiliate Member status must enclose the following:
» Completed application
» Payment or application fee and first year dues (see application form)
» One of the following documents must be submitted (applicants for Active Membership only):
copy of diploma, dental license, certificate of specialty, or copy of Board certification

Applicants for Student Members status must enclose the following:
» Completed application
» Payment of first year dues (see application form)
» Student members pay no application fee
» A letter (in English) from your program director on official letterhead indicating date of expected graduation

Applications are considered by the Membership and Credentials Committee throughout the year.
Membership is contingent upon approval by the Board of Directors.

Click below to download the Membership Application form. Fill out the form in Acrobat Reader and submit by clicking the "Click Here to Submit Application" button on page three of the form.

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To Apply for AO Fellowship

What steps are involved to become a FELLOW?

The first step in becoming a Fellow in the Academy of Osseointegration is to join the Academy as an Active member. Individuals may not enter the Academy as a Fellow. If you are already a member of the Academy, you may be ready to apply for Fellowship. If you believe that you qualify for the Fellowship, please complete the Application for Fellowship. Once received, the Executive office will verify your data and forward your application to the Fellowship and Certificate Committee for evaluation.

The following prerequisites are required of applicants:

» Applicant must be a qualified DMD/DDS/PhD or equivalent, with a minimum of ten (10) years, actively involved in dentistry, in either a clinical or research setting or working in an implant-related academic position for a minimum of three (3) days/week. (Excluding post-graduate training/research)
» Applicant must be a member of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) for five (5) consecutive years.
» Applicant must have attended a minimum of three (3) Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meetings within the last seven (7) years.
» Applicant is required to provide supporting testimonials from two (2) current Fellows of the Academy of Osseointegration.

Application Instructions:
A minimum of fifteen (15) points total is required for the application to qualify for Fellowship. There is no cross compensation of points between sections 1-3. However, if the required points within sections 1-3 are not met, points from section 4 can be applied to compensate for the difference. Applicants are responsible for providing and labeling all required and supporting documents. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.

AO Fellowship application form Application for Fellowship