The Academy has three membership categories, Guest, Associate and Full Members. Full Members are elected at an AGM by existing Full Members of the Academy. This follows having been an Associate Member for two years, having attended meetings and presented a lecture to the Academy.
All health practitioners may be eligible for membership in the Academy
All health care practitioners with a strong interest and clinical focus on treating patients suffering orofacial pain are eligible to join. Generally practitioners are invited to a meeting of the Academy by an Academy member.
Practitioners wishing to establish a liason with the Academy may complete a Guest Membership form and submit it to the Academy Secretary for consideration. Guest Members must fulfill the financial and conduct requirements of the Academy.
Guest members may attend all meetings of the Academy but are non-voting members. Guest Members also receive an on line subscription to the Journal of Oral and Facial Pain & Headache.
Health care practitioners wishing to more formally join the Academy should complete the Associate membership Application Form. Two letters of recommendation from Full Members of the Academy are required and a curriculum vitae demonstrating a strong clinical interest and sustained participation in postgraduate courses/graduate programs related to Orofacial Pain, Temporomandibular Disorders or related medical/health science fields.
The candidate must be willing to work within the Academy objectives and guidelines to promote the best interests of the Academy.
Prospective Associate Members are asked to present a scientific paper at an Academy meeting so that the candidate becomes known to Members. Once this requirement is completed, then at the following AGM existing Academy Full and Associate members may elect the candidate an Associate Member.
An Associate Member shall regularly attend the meetings of the Academy in order to maintain membership.
Associate Members usually become Full Members after two years as an Associate Member, following an election at an AGM.