Calling pioneers: become one of the first IAPD Fellows in 2023
The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry invites pioneers to become the first IAPD fellows and commit to improving children’s oral health.
The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) invites pioneers to become one of the first IAPD Fellows in 2023. This esteemed programme is designed to promote excellence in paediatric dentistry while fostering international collaboration by demonstrating knowledge.
Commit to improving the oral health of children by becoming the first IAPD Fellows in 2023
The IAPD Fellowship is a prestigious programme aimed at paediatric dentists and general dentists with a strong emphasis on treating children worldwide. IAPD Fellows possess contemporary, internationally recognized knowledge of paediatric dentistry and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development.
The Fellowship is overseen by a professional and independent examination committee, which administers a 100-question exam to evaluate applicants’ understanding of scientific, biological, and clinical principles, as well as their ability to apply their knowledge. To prepare for the Fellowship, applicants must first obtaining a dental license and gain practical experience. The applicant is expected to build a portfolio of 16 continuing credits over a period of 24 months by attending paediatric dentistry-related events. The final step of the Fellowship is the successful completion of the qualifying examination.
The renewal process for the Fellowship is an ongoing and continuous one, in which Fellows are required to provide evidence of an active dental license and the accumulation of Continuing Education (CE) hours on an annual basis by uploading the necessary documentation.
The examination of the IAPD Fellowship in Paediatric Dentistry is based on current literature in the field, including the IAPD Foundational Articles and Consensus Recommendations, available as a free resource and developed by the IAPD Science Committee: https://iapdworld.org/publications/iapd-consensus-recommendations/
The initial examination for the IAPD Fellowship in Paediatric Dentistry is scheduled for April 25th, 2023, and the deadline for applications is March 31st, 2023. For more information and to apply, please visit www.iapdworld.org/fellowship.
The IAPD hopes the Fellowship will have a significant impact on the development of paediatric dentistry worldwide and foster worldwide leaders in the field. All FDI members are invited to participate in this exciting initiative!
Editor’s note: this article was submitted by an external party and has been edited according to FDI’s editorial guidelines. The views expressed are those of the original author.