Frequently asked questions

History

1A Brief History of the IADDM
In March 2014 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. J. Strub was contacted by several colleagues, dental technologists, industrial partners and friends with the visionary idea to found the International Academy for Digital Dental Medicine (IADDM).

It was the ideal timing to go for it and he was looking for some friends that were willing to act as founding members.

The founding meeting of the International Academy for Digital Dental Medicine has taken place at Rottach-Egern, Germany on July 23, 2014. Seven out of 12 founding members were present representing Asia, Middle East, North America and Europe.

2Mission of IADDM
The aims and objectives of the IADDM are: To promote the advancement of digital dental medicine through:

● Undergraduate education
● Vocational postgraduate training
● Continuing dental education

To foster convergence towards the highest standards in all facets of digital dental medicine throughout the dental community worldwide by:

● Facilitating the exchange of expertise
● Promoting innovation and research
● Encouraging the sharing of resources
● Promoting communication and co-operation among dental and medical professionals
● Consulting members about digital dental medicine

To disseminate knowledge and understanding of digital dental medicine by:

● The promotion of conferences and scientific meetings and publication of digital dental medicine research

3Past Presidents
4Officers and Directors

Membership

1How to Become a Member

Membership in the Academy

Everyone interested into the objectives of the IADDM can become a member. There shall be four categories of membership:
  1. Active Membership Any individual concerned with digital dental medicine is eligible for Active Membership upon recommendation of the membership committee after having been an Associate for 4 years. Examples of individuals eligible for Active Membership are: Physicians, dentists, dental technicians, other health care professionals and researchers.
  2. Associate Membership Any individual concerned with digital dental medicine is eligible for Associate Membership. Examples of individuals eligible for Associate Membership are physicians, dentists, dental technicians, other health care professionals and researchers.
  3. Corporate or Association Membership Manufacturers of medical/dental materials, equipment and instrumentation, publishing companies, other commercial organizations and associations with a special interest in the objectives of IADDM as judged by the Executive Committee of the IADDM and ratified by the General Assembly.
  4. Student Membership Students in undergraduate-postgraduate programs (e.g. MD, DMD or DDS) can become a postgraduate Student Member.
  5. Honorary Membership Honorary Membership will be limited to individuals identified by the Executive Committee of IADDM and ratified by the General Assembly as having made an exceptional contribution to digital dental medicine.
2Application Process and Membership Categories
We appreciate your interest in International Academy for Digital Dental Medicine and look forward to welcoming you as a member of IADDM.

Application and Election to Membership

Application
  1. Active Members Individuals eligible for ordinary membership (Fellow) may be nominated to the Executive Committee by the Membership Committee after 4 years of active membership. The executive committee will, after approval submits the request to the General Assembly of the IADDM for final approval.
  2. Associate Members Individuals eligible for Associate Membership may apply for membership by submitting an application to the Secretary General, who will pass the application to the Executive Committee of the IADDM for consideration and final approval.
  3. Corporate or Association Members Manufacturers of dental materials, equipment and instrumentation, publishing companies and other commercial organizations, and Associations (e.g. National Associations) with a special interest in the aims and objectives of IADDM are eligible to apply for Association Membership subject to acceptance of IADDM By-laws and commitment to support the objectives of IADDM and to pay annual dues. They shall apply for membership to the Secretary General, who will submit the application to the Executive Committee for consideration. The General Assembly will have the power to ratify the granting of Corporate or Association Membership on the recommendation of the Executive Committee.
  4. Student Members Individuals eligible for Student Membership may apply for membership by submitting an application to the Secretary General, who will pass the application to the Executive Committee of IADDM for consideration and final approval. Applicants must present proof of their status with a letter of the Dean or their Program Director.
  5. Honorary Members Any Active Member may make proposals for Honorary Membership. Nominations will be sent to the Secretary General, who will submit the application to the Executive Committee for consideration. The General Assembly will have the power to ratify the granting of Honorary Membership on the recommendation of the Executive Committee.
  Election Decisions on entry for any membership category require a majority of at last two-thirds of those voting in both the Executive Committee and/or General Assembly.
3Privileges of Membership

Active Members have the right to attend the meetings of the General Assembly, to nominate members for the Executive Committee, to be nominated and elected to the Executive Committee. At meetings of the General Assembly Active Members will have one vote and must be present. Only Active Members can be nominated to be elected to the Executive Committee.

Associate Members and Student Members have the right to attend the meetings of the General Assembly. They do not have the right of voting and cannot be nominated into the Executive Committee. However they are encouraged to participate in committees of the IADDM and to participate at the annual Meetings of IADDM.

Corporate and Association Members will have the right for one representative to attend meetings of the General Assembly. Representatives of the Corporate and Association Members have the right to be elected to the Executive Committee. At meetings of the General Assembly Corporate and Association Representatives will have one vote each and must be present.

Honorary Members will have the right to attend the meetings of the General Assembly but will not have the right to vote. Honorary Members will not pay any dues.

4Application for Membership

Meetings

1IADDM Meetings
You will find information about current meeting of the IADDM at IADDM Current Meeting.

Sponsorhip

1Becoming a Sponsor
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact us at contact@iaddm.com or call us under +41 (0) 44 500 42 20. Thank you.

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