New Member Applications
According to the APC bylaws, there are several requirements that must be met before applicants are granted membership. You must be a qualified Canadian prosthodontist to join APC as an Active member.
The pertinent bylaws
are copied below for your reference.
If your professional credentials are obtained outside of Canada or the USA, please see our foreign trained dentist
section for information and links about obtaining professional credentials in Canada.
After filling out the online form, and on receipt of copies of your qualification documents (per bylaws section 6.1), the executive council will review them and present your application to the members at the next Annual General Meeting.
If you do not qualify for Active membership as per Section 1 of the bylaws (see below), you may wish to apply for Non-Resident or Student membership instead, however only fully qualified Active members are eligible to receive benefits from our sponsoring companies. Lists of the eligible members are forwarded to these companies annually and the companies will ask for a membership number before granting discounts.
The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry subscription is a benefit and a requirement of all Active members and is included in the membership fee.
Non-resident and Student members may however, take advantage of APC preferred subscription rates for The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (50% off regular price)
if you so choose.Student Members:
There are no fees for membership but we request that you apply for membership and renew annually
as well so that we may keep our records up to date. We allow recent prosthodontist graduates to remain as student members up to a year from their graduation date in order to have time to complete the required RCDS Fellowship exams that make them eligible for active membership. Duplicate JPD Subscriptions?
As part of our continuing efforts to ensure that none of our members are paying for more than one JPD subscription each year, if you already belong to another JPD Sponsoring organization, and receive at least one JPD subscription through the other organization(s), please contact the APC Administrator
before registering online.
Not sure where your JPD subscription comes from? Fax the mailing label or cover sheet from your last or next JPD issue to 604-263-1757 and we'll decipher it for you.
APC Policies and Bylaws regarding Memberships
An Active Member shall be a dentist who meets one of the following criteria on the date of application and is accepted by vote of membership:
i) is acknowledged to be a specialist in prosthodontics by the licensing authority of any province in Canada.
ii) has successfully completed training in prosthodontics at a university accredited to provide training in the specialty of prosthodontics by the Commission on Dental Accreditation in Canada (CDAC) or by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA);
iii) holds Fellowship (in Prosthodontics) in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
A Non-Resident Active Member shall be a dentist who has successfully completed formal training in prosthodontics in a recognized university, fulfils the requirements for Active Member but resides outside of Canada and is accepted by vote of membership.
The term of membership of a Non-Resident member shall be annual, subject to renewal in accordance with the policies of the Corporation. Subject to the Act and the articles, a Non-Resident member shall be entitled to receive notice of and attend meetings of the members of the Corporation, but is not entitled to vote or hold office.
A Student Member shall be a dentist who is enrolled in a specialty program in prosthodontics that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation in Canada (CDAC) or by the Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) in the United States.
The term of membership of a Student member shall be annual, subject to renewal in accordance with the policies of the Corporation. Subject to the Act and the articles, a Student member shall be entitled to receive notice of and attend meetings of the members of the Corporation, but is not entitled to vote or hold office.
Completed applications, signed by the applicant, for all categories of membership, excepting Honorary and Life, shall be returned to the National Office along with the applicable annual membership fee and, in the case of Active and Non-Resident applicants, a copy of the applicant's provincial specialty license or post graduate diploma from a prosthodontic specialty program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation in Canada (CDAC) or by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) in the United States.
Applicants are required to meet the eligibility requirements adopted by the Executive Council.
An applicant shall officially become a member upon approval of his/her application by the Executive Council, a sub committee thereof or by the President as the Council’s nominee, and acceptance by the membership at an Annual General Meeting.