In 2012 the AAPD revised their current fellow status to focus on leadership, scholarly activity, and community involvement. Previously fellow status was automatically granted when you became board-certified as a pediatric dentist. The term fellow in a professional association often refers to a person who has distinguished themselves above the standard norm, either by publications or contributions to the profession.

Starting in 2013, fellow status was no longer automatically granted to board-certified pediatric dentists. We introduced the new fellow program that will offer our members an opportunity to further distinguish themselves in the profession. Members who received their board certification in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, etc. have an opportunity to earn their fellow status in this new program.

Fellow Application/Renewal Form

How to Become a Fellow of AAPD (FAAPD)

Point Value Categories

Active Fellow of AAPD Members