Requirements for Membership

Active membership in the Society is open to pediatric dentists located in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico who are members of the American Dental Association or National Dental Association and are engaged in the full-time practice, research, or teaching of pediatric dentistry. They must also be a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists AAPD.

Associate membership is open to persons who meet the same criteria as those set forth for Active membership, but who reside outside the geographic boundaries of the southeastern United States or Puerto Rico.

Student membership is offered to all residents who are enrolled in academic institutions’ pediatric dentistry program. The Journal will be available at no charge. Reduced rates will be charged at meetings and continuing education events. After graduation, membership dues will be free the first year and 50% of active membership dues the second year.

Affiliate membership is open to non-pediatric professionals in medicine and dentistry who share our common interests and wish to participate in membership activities. Affiliate membership is available to other recognized dental specialists with an interest in dentistry for children, adolescents or the handicapped and all other individuals whose interests are consistent with the mission of the SSPD.

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