Terms of Participation with the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR)
FOR has created an internet platform (the “Platform”), which offers, inter alia, educational and scientific materials, information about activities of FOR and the scholarly community and access to publications of FOR. Limited access to the Platform content is available to any visitor of the FOR website.
Full access to the Platform will be granted to those dental professionals who meet the criteria described below. Different statuses can apply to the dental professionals accessing the Platform in full.
Group of Fellows
Associate Fellows: this status is available to oral healthcare professionals who have an active account allowing them to access the full content published and are regularly viewing content in the pursuit self-guided education on the Platform. Oral health care professionals who have achieved 10 learning sessions in a calendar year, are awarded Associate Fellow status and may receive their membership certificate online after completing a self declaration confirming the foregoing. Membership certificates are available here for the current year starting April 1 and for prior calendar year.
Fellows: Fellowship selection is made from the Associate Fellowship group of persons who have held the Associate Fellow status for the two preceding years and is based on additional distinguishing criteria.
To qualify as Fellow, a person would have at least one of the following characteristics:
i. Be a member of the FOR expert faculty
ii. Published at least one article in a peer-reviewed journal related to the scientific or educational initiatives of FOR
iii. Participated in a FOR Consensus Conference
iv. Served as a contributor in a FOR eBook or Treatment Guideline
v. Served as a leader in a professional association since becoming a FOR Associate Fellow or during the preceding five years
vi. Having served as a councilor in a Local Chapter of FOR
vii. Presented at an Emerging Leaders Conference
viii. Presented at a FOR meeting/symposium
Honorary Fellows: Honorary Fellowship may be conferred on any suitable person whose outstanding scholarly or professional accomplishments in any aspect of scientific or humanitarian endeavors deserve such recognition.
Fellowship status is granted for three years and renewal is possible at the end of this period. Additionally, Members of the Board of Trustees, and former members of the Board of Trustees who continue to play an active role in FOR, will automatically become Fellows.
Termination or Exclusion
All communication between Fellow Participants, Associate Fellows, Fellows, Honorary Fellows and the Foundation shall be sent to the following address: [email protected]