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AAOSH Fellowship Program

The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health has been working consistently since its inception to spread public and professional education and awareness surrounding the burgeoning field of oral-systemic health.

In an effort to distinguish those of our members who have remained constantly engaged in continuing their oral-systemic education, we have established a fellowship program with three distinct levels that distinguish to patients and colleagues that rigorous qualifications for fellowship have been met: Fellow, Master Fellow, and Diplomat.

Members who fulfill their fellowship criteria by September 17, 2018 will be designated Charter Fellow Members.

Why Become an AAOSH Fellow?

  • Use of the FAAOSH, MAAOSH, DAAOSH distinction
  • Professional recognition of your commitment to oral-systemic health
  • Badge on your AAOSH Member Directory profile indicating your level of fellowship
  • Acknowledgment upon completion at the annual AAOSH Scientific Session
  • Personalized Fellowship plaque that can be displayed in your office

How to Become a Fellow

There are three different fellowship levels

Fellow - Abbreviation

To become a Fellow
(FAAOSH)

you must complete 70 hours of AAOSH-approved credit hours—35 of which must come from AAOSH Annual Scientific Sessions.

You may use credits from 2011-2017 to achieve your AAOSH Fellowship.

Master Fellow - Abbreviation

To become a Master Fellow (MAAOSH)

you must complete 120 hours of AAOSH-approved credit hours—60 of which must come from AAOSH Annual Scientific Sessions.

Credits from 2018 and on may be applied to Master and Diplomate levels. 

Diplomate - Abbreviation

To become a Diplomate
(DAAOSH)

you must complete 170 hours of AAOSH-approved credit hours—85 of which must come from AAOSH Annual Scientific Sessions.

Credits from 2018 and on may be applied to Master and Diplomate levels. 

Elective hours must be qualified in the following categories:

**Please note that your fellowship credits should be from a well-rounded mix of the oral-systemic health categories listed below**

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Aging/Brain Health
  • Diabetes
  • Periodontal Health & Systemic Illness
  • Nutrition
  • Airway/Breathing
  • Genomics
  • Oral Pathogens
  • Gut Health
  • Cancer
  • AAOSH Webinars
  • Case Studies, research project whitepapers, and clinical presentations contributing to an Annual Scientific Session
  • Any joint session seminars with ACAM, AAPMD, AAMFM, IAOMT
  • Any AGD/PACE or CERP approved course designed to educate the practitioner on the relationship of oral health to whole body health—including but not limited to exploring the mechanisms of these relationships, delivering emerging evidence or education on the pathophysiologic connection between oral health and overall health, and delivering current treatment and preventive modalities.
  • If you don’t see a course here that you would like to be considered toward your fellowship, please contact the fellowship committee.

FAQs

Who is eligible for fellowship?
Fellowship is open to all AAOSH members who have met the standards for fellowship.

What does it cost to become an AAOSH fellow?
Once you are an AAOSH member, there is a $199 administrative fee to become a fellow. If you decide to upgrade your fellowship after you have already achieved a lower level, there is an additional $199 fee. 

Will the credits earned to achieve Fellowship status be accepted toward a Master or Diplomate Fellowship?
Yes, but you must re-submit the credits for each fellowship level you apply for.

Can I go straight for Master or Diplomate Fellowship, or do I have to complete the lower level(s) first?
You may go straight to whichever fellowship you choose. You do not need to pay for fellowship levels that you are not applying for. However, if you achieve a fellowship and want to apply for a higher level at a later date, you will need to pay a fee. 

Are credits retroactive?
You may use credits from 2011-2017 to achieve your AAOSH Fellowship. Credits from 2018 and on may be applied to Master and Diplomate levels. 

How will I prove participation in continuing education courses?
Once you become a candidate for fellowship, you will have access to a spreadsheet that you will update with all of the pertinent information about the courses you attend, including (but not limited to) dates, speakers, learning objectives, CE. Once you have completed the requirements, you will submit your spreadsheet and any supporting documents to our Fellowship Committee for final review.

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