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Academic Affiliate
Fellow is a new fellowship for AAOM. AAOM understands the future of oral medicine rests with a variety of healthcare practitioners spread across a variety of healthcare disciplines. AAOM is encouraging collaboration between practitioners to expand patient access to oral medicine care.

AAOM is proud to announce the implementation of the Affiliate Fellowship in conjunction with its initiative, The Future of Oral Medicine.  Now a variety of healthcare practitioners can join the ranks of other AAOM Fellows in being recognized as attaining the highly respected and sought after credential of Fellowship.

The Affiliate Fellowship can be obtained by holding Affiliate membership with AAOM and by passing the AAOM Affiliate Fellowship examination which is given once a year at the AAOM Annual Conference.  Affiliate Membership is a non-dentist holding a doctoral degree or a professional degree in dental hygiene or any other related healthcare discipline. These individuals are typically involved in teaching, research or practice in oral medicine and not otherwise eligible for another category of membership.

Those who wish to pursue the Affiliate Fellowship credential with AAOM must demonstrate their qualifications by:

  1. Securing and maintaining Affiliate membership in the American Academy of Oral medicine prior to sitting for the examination.
  2. Attending at least three Annual Meetings over the course of three years, one of which may be the year the examination is taken.
  3. Demonstrating proficiency in Oral medicine through teaching oral medicine, a residency program, hospital affiliation, oral medicine publications, and continuing education courses in oral medicine.
  4. Submission of an application form and a curriculum vitae that provide documentation of the above.
  5. Successfully completing a written examination, given each year at the Annual Meeting. 

 Specific requirements, application timeline and process and additional materials.

From left to right: Dr. A. Ross Kerr, Ms. Andrea Cline, 
Dr. Mike Hatton, Dr. Nancy Burkhart, and Dr. Wendy Hupp