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Retired Fellow and Member

Retired fellowship or retired membership shall be granted to a fellow, member or affiliate member should the fellow/member completely retire from oral and maxillofacial surgery. A fellow, member or affiliate member must have paid dues for 20 years, or be disabled and unable to engage in the active practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Active practice is the performance of any activities requiring licensure or permit in dentistry or medicine in the state oral and maxillofacial surgery specialty licensure, where applicable. Following written application, applicants for retired status must remit dues and assessments through the year prior to election. Dues and assessments for this year may be waived or partial dues and assessments may be assessed following consideration of the Committee on Membership and approval of the Board of Trustees.

Upon election by the House of Delegates to retired fellowship or membership, a retired fellow or member shall enjoy the same privileges as a member; not pay dues and assessments; shall not be required to maintain membership in his/her state component OMS society and may receive the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery only by personal paid subscription, and pay a voluntary maintenance fee established annually by the Board of Trustees in order to receive any Association mailings. Years in retired status will not accrue toward life fellowship/membership. In the event a retired fellow or member resumes practice, he/she shall notify AAOMS headquarters in writing.