TOSC Membership Dues
TOSC Membership Dues
Active Members are those orthodontists who have been qualified and elected to membership. They:
- shall be required to present one (1) finished case at the Annual Meeting when in attendance according to the guidelines then in effect.
- shall pay Active Member dues.
- shall pay full Annual Meeting registration fees.
- shall be voting members.
- may hold office and serve as members and chairs of committees.
Sustaining Members were Active Members in good standing who presented cases on at least 15 (fifteen) occasions at an Annual Meeting (including the qualifying year). In order to change to this status they shall be required to apply for Sustaining status in writing to the Executive Secretary. Once granted this status they:
- shall no longer be required to present cases at the Annual Meeting. (However, Sustaining Members are urged to bring and display in the usual manner cases which would be of educational value to the membership.)
- are encouraged to attend Annual Meetings regularly
- shall be required to pay the same annual dues as Active Members
- shall pay the same Annual Meeting registration fees as Active Members.
- shall be voting members
- may hold office and serve as chairs and members of committees.
Retired Members are those members in good standing who have fully retired from the practice of orthodontics (part time associate orthodontists, and full or part time faculty members shall not be eligible to become Retired Members until they fully retire from the practice of orthodontics). They shall request the change to retired status in writing to the Executive Secretary stating that they no longer practice orthodontics. The request is subject to review and approval by the Executive Committee. Once granted retired status they:
- shall not be required, but are encouraged, to present cases at the Annual Meeting.
- shall not be required, but are encouraged, to attend the Annual Meeting.
- shall not be required to pay dues but shall pay a minimal fee to cover
- administrative costs of membership and mailings.
- shall pay reduced registration fees when attending the Annual Meeting as determined by the Executive Committee based on the recommendations of the Secretary Treasurer and the Executive Secretary.
- shall be non-voting members but may attend business meetings held during the Annual Meeting.
- may not hold office but may serve on or chair committees.
Honorary Members are orthodontists who have been elected to Honorary Membership by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the members voting in such election. To be elected, one must be either an orthodontist who has made exceptional contributions to the art and
science of orthodontics and who upholds the high ideals of this organization or an orthodontist who currently serves an accredited orthodontic department as Chair or as
a full-time instructor. Candidates must be nominated in writing by a member in good standing to the president-elect who shall present the candidates for election at a business meeting. Honorary Membership may be revoked at any time by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the membership.
- shall not be required to present cases at the Annual Meeting.
- shall not be required to attend Annual Meetings.
- shall not be required to pay annual dues.
- shall not be required to pay registration fee for any Annual Meeting
- he/she attends.
- shall be non-voting members but may attend the business meetings at the Annual Meeting.
- may not hold office, may not chair committees, but may serve on committees.
Members who have been awarded the Trailblazer Award shall
automatically have their membership status changed to Honorary
Note: Orthodontic department chairs and full-time instructors shall not pay any registration fees to attend the Annual Meeting.