MEMBERSHIP


THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE DAA SHALL BE COMPOSED OF ACTIVE MEMBERS, FACULTY MEMBERS, ASSOCIATE MEMBERS, HONORARY MEMBERS, LIFE MEMBERS AND STUDENT MEMBERS.

Active Members shall be dues paying members, who graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Dental School and its predecessors, who received their Dental Doctorate Degree (DDS or DMD). All others who have completed no less than two years in a Graduate or Postgraduate Program at the New Jersey Dental School will also be offered active membership. These members shall be represented by one duly elected Delegate and one alternate Delegate from each program, alternating odd and even years. Only active members are eligible to hold office.

Faculty Members shall be dues paying members who are on the Dental School Faculty and who have held or currently hold an academic appointment. They shall be represented by one delegate and one alternate delegate, who is elected by faculty members and approved by the Board of Directors. They shall have one vote.

Associate Members shall be dues paying members. They are invited and elected to membership by the Board of Directors. They shall be represented by one Delegate and one alternative Delegate, who are elected by active members from each respective group listed below. They shall have one vote. They may include:

1. Administration Personnel
2. Graduates from the Dental Hygiene Program
3. Graduates from the Dental Assistant Program
Graduates from the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant Program must currently hold an Academic Appointment at UMDNJ Dental School or affiliated Schools.

Honorary Members shall be elected by the Executive Board to membership for significant contributions to the Dental Alumni Association. They shall pay no dues, have no voting privileges nor hold office.


Life Members may be conferred to an Alumnus/Alumna who has been an active member in good standing for 35 consecutive years, and age of, and after 65 years, who abide by the code of Ethics of the American Dental Association. They shall retain all the privileges of active members. They shall pay no dues.

Student Members are students in good standing at the UMDNJ-Dental School. They shall pay no dues. There shall be a Student Representative who is elected by the Senior Class and approved by the Executive Board, whose approval shall not unreasonably be denied.