The membership of this Corporation shall consist of dentists, researchers, and other persons whose qualifications and classifications shall be as established in the Bylaws. The members of this Corporation shall be classified as follows:
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Associate member shall be a person ineligible for any other type of membership in the Corporation, who contributes to the advancement of the purposes and objectives of this Corporation, is employed in dental-related education, research or commercial activities associated to color and appearance in dentistry. Associate Members may have other rights as specified by the Executive Committee, subject to the Certificate of Formation and these Bylaws.
Active membership in the Corporation is a distinctive honor. Shall comprise persons invited by the Executive Committee or Associate Members nominated and endorsed by at least three (3) Active Members in good standing. Unless the Executive Committee has invited an individual to become an Active Member, applicants shall satisfy the following requirements:
- Have been an Associate Member in good standing with the Corporation for a minimum of three (3) years;
- Have attended at least two (2) annual meetings since becoming an Associate Member; and
Have made at least one formal presentation at a Corporation meeting or have submitted at least one paper accepted for publication in the Corporation’s official journal.
Active Members shall be eligible to hold office, serve on the Board of Directors, and to vote as defined by the Certificate of Incorporation.
A Fellowship may be bestowed on any Active Member by majority vote of the Board of Directors for such term as the Board of Directors may determine, and shall have the same privilege as any Active Membership. Any 5 (five) Active Members in good standing may petition the Board of Directors in writing to consider bestowment of a Fellows Membership. The Board of Directors shall consider such petitions at the first regularly held meeting of the Board of Directors following receipt of the petition. Requirements for a Fellows Membership are as follows:
- Have been an Active Member in good standing with the Corporation for a minimum of three (3) years;
- Have attended at least two (2) annual meetings since becoming an Active Member;
- Have contributed meritorious service to the profession, or have demonstrated exemplary service to the Corporation;
- Have made at least one formal presentation at a Corporation meeting or have at least one paper accepted for publication in the Corporation’s official journal, since becoming an Active Member.
Any Active Member to whom a Fellows Membership is bestowed, shall remain an Active Member and retain all rights appertaining to an Active Membership except that a Fellow shall only be required to pay the membership dues and assessments stipulated for Fellows.
Corporate memberships are available to organizations associated with color and appearance in dentistry, and support the purposes of the Corporation. The Corporation encourages full involvement and input in the Corporation’s activities by its Corporate Members and emphasizes building relationships with business partners. Corporate members receive the same benefits as Associate Members, shall be listed on the corporate member profile page, receive access to on-line services; reduced registration fees at conferences; and eligibility to serve on most committees. Corporate members are also recognized on the Corporation’s website. In addition, Corporate Members are eligible to attend and sponsor the Corporation’s conferences. Corporate Members may have other rights as specified by the Executive Committee, subject to the Certificate of Formation and these Bylaws.