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American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

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Allied Staff Membership Category

The AAOMS has created a member category for the staff of current U.S. AAOMS fellows, members and candidates. See "Allied Staff Member" for details.

Resident Member

Individuals in training in an American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery in the United States or Canada shall automatically become Resident Members after completion of a Resident Member Application Form. Resident Members have until July 1 of the year in which they complete training to apply for AAOMS membership so that they may have their names published as Candidates for AAOMS Membership.

Resident Member benefits:

  • May attend the AAOMS annual meeting with waiver of the general registration fee.
  • May attend clinics free of charge on a space available basis.
  • Receive all the benefits as offered by the Resident Organization, AAOMS (ROAAOMS).
  • Receive a complimentary subscription to the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Are not required to pay the Membership application fee.

Dues: None
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Free while attending OMS training program

Graduated Fees and Assessments for Senior Residents*

Available to Residents who apply for Candidate membership prior to completion of their training.

1st Year Dues: Waived
2nd Year Dues: One-third (1/3) of the full dues level established for AAOMS Fellows/Members.
3rd Year Dues: Two-thirds (2/3) of the full dues level.
Following Years: Full amount of Fellow/Member dues and fees.

(Currently, Fellow/Member dues are $1,250 annually.)

* An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who applies for Membership after completion of his/her training is not eligible for the graduated fee and assessments. His/her fee as a Candidate will be equal to the full amount of dues, fees and assessments for a Fellow or Member.


Candidate Status

An individual who has a membership application on file with Headquarters which reflects meeting the educational requirements, and whose application has been provisionally approved for Candidate status by the Committee on Membership, has satisfied all the eligibility requirements and submitted all supporting documents. Election to Fellowship or Membership occurs once annually at the Annual Meeting. Candidates do not attend the election process.

After the election, a congratulatory letter will be sent. Candidates pay an annual fee and assessments in accordance with policy and receive the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Fellow/Member subscription rate. Candidates are elected to one of the following categories of Membership: Fellow, Member, Federal Service Fellow or Member, Faculty Fellow or Member, or Affiliate Member.

Annual Fee: $1,250 (unless eligible for graduated fees or a federal service discount)
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (required): $118 (US) or $162 (non-US), plus $8.10 JOMS Tax for Canada.


Component State OMS Society Membership

Candidates (except Federal Service) must hold and maintain Membership in the component oral and maxillofacial surgery society in the state in which the Candidate's primary practice is located. A copy of your completed AAOMS application can be sent to the applicable state OMS society to initiate the application for state OMS society Membership.

Candidates who are applying for Affiliate Membership must hold and maintain Membership in their country's national specialty professional organization. For those in Canada, you must be a Member of the Canadian Association to fulfill this requirement.


Fellow

A Fellow has the right to vote and hold office. An individual shall have the following qualifications:

  • Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Membership in the American Dental Association or other such evidence which verifies that the individual is functioning within the professional, moral and ethical framework of the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Completion of an advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery education program accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation.
  • Compliance with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons' Code of Professional Conduct and Official Advisory Opinions.
  • Practices in the United States or its possessions.
  • Membership in his/her OMS state society in which he/she practices.
  • Submission of additional written evidence of qualifications as requested.

Dues: $1,250
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (required): $118


Member

An individual who meets the eligibility requirements as outlined (above) for a Fellow. Upon ABOMS certification, Members are automatically transferred to Fellow status. A Member has the same privileges as a Fellow except the right to vote or hold office.

Dues: $1,250
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (required): $118


Federal Service Fellow and Member

A Fellow or Member who serves full-time in the federal service (Air Force, Navy, Army, Federal Public Health Service and Veterans Administration) and who meets the eligibility requirements for a Fellow or Member. Federal service Candidates must furnish an affidavit certifying the occupational specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and limitation of practice to OMS or to administration. Full-time federal service Fellows and Members are not required to hold and maintain Membership in their OMS state society.

Dues: Dependent on Military Rank or Grade Level; contact the Membership Department at membership@aaoms.org or call toll-free, 800-822-6637 for more information.
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (required): $118


Faculty Fellow and Member

A Fellow or Member who serves full-time in a faculty position (defined as the primary occupation or primary salary source) at an OMS training program and who meets the eligibility requirements for a Fellow or Member, including membership in their OMS state society. Full-time faculty are eligible for discounted membership dues for the first six years of their academic position. Contact the Membership Department at membership@aaoms.org or call toll-free, 800/822-6637 for more information.

1st - 3rd Year Dues: $417
4th - 6th Year Dues: $833
Following Years: $1,250
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (required): $118


Affiliate Member

An individual who meets all of the following requirements:

  • Resides and practices or is engaged in an administrative or research position in a country outside the United States, and, where applicable, is recognized as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon by the country's appropriate agencies.
  • Completed specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery equivalent to that required of applicants for Fellowship or Membership.
  • Membership in the country's national and specialty professional organizations, or other such evidence which verifies that the individual is practicing within the professional, moral and ethical framework of the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Affiliate Members pay dues and assessments and shall have the same privileges as Members except the right to vote or hold office.

Application Fee: $535

Application fees are required at time of submission and will be applied to the current calendar year if received between January 1 – June 30. If application is made between July 1 – December 31, the application fee will be applied to the following year’s membership fees. Applications received without an application fee will be held for a maximum of 30 days. If the application fee is not received within that time, reapplication will be required.

Dues: $535
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (required): $162, plus $8.10 JOMS Tax for Canada.


Provisional Fellow/Member

A provisional Fellow/Member shall fulfill all qualifications for membership except one or more of the following: 1) application/election to the component society; 2) fulfillment of the component society’s on-site office anesthesia evaluation; and 3) attendance at a component society meeting if this is a membership requirement of the component society.

Provisional membership should only apply for a two-year period. If all membership requirements are not fulfilled within this two-year period, the provisional Fellow/Member must reapply and document acceptable reasons to continue his status as a provisional Fellow/Member.

A provisional Fellow/Member shall enjoy the same privileges as a member of this Association. Upon successfully fulfilling all membership requirements, the provisional Fellow/Member shall automatically be transferred to the proper membership classification as determined by the Committee on Membership.

Annual Fee: $1,250 (unless eligible for graduated fees or a federal service discount)
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (required): $118

Please note: All newly elected members and fellows are charged a building assessment fee of $50 for the first 10 years of AAOMS membership. The charge will be reflected on the annual dues statement.

Allied Staff Member

Allied Staff members shall be staff of current U.S. AAOMS fellows, members and candidates. The allied staff member must complete an application for membership. Allied staff members must pay a one-time application fee, and following election, annual membership dues. Upon receipt of the completed application and fee, allied staff members will be automatically admitted to membership. Allied staff members who leave the employment of their sponsoring member must provide updated employment information to the AAOMS. Should an allied staff member drop his/her AAOMS membership, they will be required to submit an application and sponsorship information in order to reinstate their membership. Allied staff members shall not have the right to vote or hold office.

Benefits of Allied Staff membership:

  • Discounted registration fees for AAOMS educational offerings, including the annual meeting, Dental Implant Conference and practice management and coding educational programs
  • Participation in the AAOMS Career Line
  • Access to AAOMS Today, ASI newsletters, OMS Staff Communique, and other electronic communications via e-mail
  • Access to the exclusive Allied Staff Member LinkedIn Group available only to current AAOMS allied staff members

Application Fee: $40 for applications received between January 1 - September 30; Applications received October 1 - December 31 pay annual fee amount and receive benefits through the following year.

Annual Fee: $55 (initial application fee covers the calendar year following application)

Fees applicable for new applicants only; not eligible for reinstated membership. Contact AAOMS Membership Department for information on reinstatement.

Rates effective for 2015 Membership Year