AAOSH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The American Academy for Oral & Systemic Health Fellowship program signifies exceptional dedication to advanced oral and systemic health and establishes honorees as distinguished experts in the field. 

The AAOSH Fellows/Masters/Diplomats showcase your professional achievements and signify your lifelong learning and growth commitment. Your pursuit of this prestigious Fellowship demonstrates your commitment to staying at the forefront of cutting-edge research, expanding your knowledge, and embracing best practices in oral systemic health. Oral Systemic Education allows for the continuous development of skills and competencies to treat patients with periodontal conditions that stem from systemic disease.

By attaining the status of an AAOSH Fellow, you join an esteemed group of professionals who share your passion and dedication to oral systemic health. This achievement not only recognizes your accomplishments but also serves as an inspiration to others within the field. 

Induction into the AAOSH Fellowship program occurs during the annual Collaboration Cures national event in September of each year. You will receive the following: 

  • Use of the FAAOSH, MAAOSH, DAAOSH distinction
  • Digital assets for the promotional badge of Fellows/Masters/Diplomat
  • Fellows label on your AAOSH Member Directory profile and the AAOSH Website
  • Recognition at the Annual Collaboration Cures Conference
  • A personalized Fellowship plaque that can be displayed in your office
Bronze: Fellow
A Fellow (FAAOSH)

Elevate your professional profile with the AAOSH Fellowship designation. This prestigious honor recognizes your commitment to ongoing oral systemic education and keeps you abreast of the latest developments and technology. Gain valuable skills to treat patients with periodontal conditions linked to systemic diseases by pursuing this fellowship.

To earn the Fellowship, you must complete the following requirements:

  • Maintain a current AAOSH membership by July 31 of the year in which the application is received.
  • Complete the registration form and submit the required fees of $199.
  • Have a dental and/or medical license that has not been suspended or revoked.
  • Complete 70 AAOSH-approved credit hours as an AAOSH member with at least 35 hours earned in course attendance from AAOSH Collaboration Cures or regional events and the other 35 from any electives that match our AAOSH Core Curriculum categories.
  • Search below for the approved list.  
  • All courses submitted for Fellowship must be outside the realm of self-taught or self-instructed.
  • The Fellowship award application must be completed and postmarked by July 31 of the year the award will be received.
  • Attendance at a Collaboration Cures event held during the AAOSH annual event to receive the award is expected but not mandatory. 
  • Successful candidates are allowed to complete these requirements three years after application submission.
  • You may use credits from 2011 on to achieve your AAOSH Fellowship.
Silver: Master Fellow
A Master Fellow (MAAOSH)

Continue your professional profile with the AAOSH Master Fellowship designation. This prestigious honor recognizes your ongoing commitment to oral systemic education and keeps you abreast of the latest developments in oral systemic health. 

To earn the Fellowship, you must complete the following requirements:

  • Maintain a current AAOSH membership for two consecutive years (24 months) by July 31 of the year in which the application is received.
  • Complete the registration form and submit the required fees of $249.
  • Have a dental and/or medical license that has not been suspended or revoked. 
  • Complete 120 AAOSH-approved credit hours as an AAOSH member with at least 60 hours earned in course attendance from AAOSH Collaboration Cures or Regional events and the other 60 from any electives that match our AAOSH Core Curriculum categories.
  • Search below for the approved list.
  • All courses submitted for Master Fellowship must be outside the realm of self-taught or self-instructed.
  • The Master Fellowship award application must be completed and postmarked by July 31 of the year the award will be received.
  • Attendance at a Collaboration Cures event held during the AAOSH annual event to receive the award is expected but not mandatory. 
  • Successful candidates are allowed to complete these requirements three years after application submission.
  • You may use credits from 2018 and on may be applied to Master level. 
  • You may not reuse any credits that you submitted for fellowship. This process should take at least three years after becoming a Fellow.
Gold: Diplomat
A Diplomat (DAAOSH)

Complete your journey to excellence by achieving AAOSH’s highest honor for life-long learning, the Diplomat Fellowship designation. Diplomat represents the highest level of achievement for members in their commitment to ongoing oral systemic education.

To earn the Diplomat, you must complete the following requirements:

  • Maintain a current AAOSH membership for three consecutive years (36 months) by July 31 of the year in which the application is received.
  • Complete the registration form and submit the required fees of $299.
  • Have a dental and/or medical license that has not been suspended or revoked.
  • Complete 170 AAOSH-approved credit hours as an AAOSH member with at least 85 hours earned in course attendance from AAOSH Collaboration Cures or Regional events and the other 85 from any electives that match our AAOSH Core Curriculum categories. Click HERE for the approved list.  (link to website). 
  • All courses submitted for Diplomat must be outside the realm of self-taught or self-instructed.
  • The Diplomat award application must be completed and postmarked by July 31 of the year the award will be received.
  • Attendance at a Collaboration Cures event held during the AAOSH annual event to receive the award is expected but not mandatory. 
  • Successful candidates are allowed to complete these requirements three years after application submission.
  • Credits from 2021 and on may be applied to the Diplomat level. You may not reuse any credits that you submitted for Fellowship or Master Fellowship. This process should take at least three years after becoming a Master Fellow.
  • You may not reuse any credits that you submitted for Fellowship or Master Fellowship. This process should take at least three years after becoming a Master Fellow.

2023 FELLOW HONOREES

Fellow Honorees 2023

WHY JOIN THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM?

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Engage in advanced learning and enhance your communication skills with your patients and other medical professionals.

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Become part of an advanced, elite group of individuals who have gained the skills to be designated as an accomplished oral systemic practitioner.

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Belong to a community of recognized individuals, highlighted as oral systemic experts and an inspiration to others.

HOW TO BECOME AN AAOSH FELLOW

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Submit your application!

Available exclusively for AAOSH members.

Fellowship applications are accepted annually between October 1st through July 31st.

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Pay the program registration fee:

  • Fellows ($199)
  • Master Fellows ($249)
  • Diplomats ($299)

The registration fee is non-refundable.

Pay the Fellowship Application Fee

 

Download and complete the Course Record Sheet. 

Track all Oral Systemic Courses taken with the Course Record Sheet.

Make sure all Fellowship credits are from a diverse mix of oral systemic health categories (see category list below).

Download the Course Record Sheet

 

Submit your course record sheet to support@aaosh.org.

The Fellowship Committee will review and process your submission. We'll be in touch with any questions that arise during this process and let you know when your fellowship designation has been confirmed. Please note that this process may take a few weeks. 

Course Record Sheets submitted after the deadline will be considered for the following year's fellowship awards.

 

Please note that your fellowship credits should be from a well-rounded mix of the oral systemic health categories listed below:
(For more information and details on topics, visit the Core Curriculum page.)
  1. AAOSH Fireside Chat
  2. AAOSH Webinars
  3. AAOSH Hot Topics
  4. AAOSH Regional events
  5. Collaboration Cures, AAOSH National Event
  6. Elective hours must be qualified in the following categories.
  7. Cardiovascular Health
  8. Aging/Brain Health
  9. Diabetes
  10. Periodontal Disease and Biofilm Diseases of the Mouth
  11. Metabolic Health
  12. Lifestyle
  13. Genetics
  14. Nutrition
  15. Airway and Sleep Disorders
  16. Genomics
  17. Oral Pathogens
  18. Gut Health and Microbiome
  19. Cancer and Autoimmune Disorders
  20. Behavior Influences
  21. Increasing Health Literacy
  22. Environmental Influences
  23. Success for the Oral Systemic Practice
  24. Case Studies, research project whitepapers, and clinical presentations contributing to Collaboration Cures
  25. Any joint session seminars with ACAM, AAPMD, AAMFM, IAOMT
  26. 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.

FELLOWSHIP FAQ

Have any further questions? Please contact us

The Fellowship Program is open to all AAOSH members.

Once you are an AAOSH member, there is a fee to join the Fellowship Program (Fellows $199, Master Fellows $249, and Diplomats $299). You must pay the Program Fee for each additional Fellowship designation. 
Once you receive a fellowship designation, to get awarded a Master or a Diplomat Fellowship designation, you will need ADDITIONAL requirements new to that particular level. You won’t be using requirements from your Fellow designation to fill out your new forms. For instance, if you are going for your Master Fellow designation, you will need additional courses over the ones needed for fellowship, and those would be the only courses recorded on the spreadsheet.
You must go through every level of fellowship to become a Diplomat.
You may use credits from 2013 and on to achieve your AAOSH Fellowship. Credits from 2020 and on may be applied to Master and Diplomat levels. 
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.

LIST OF PAST FELLOWS

Ranti Aryani
Geralyn Beers
Katy Cameron
Mark Cannon, DDS, MS
Jennifer Cochran, DDS
Brian Davey
Barbara Deschatelets
Julie DiNardo
George M. Dinulescu
Ana Corina Dinulescu
Bryce Eagar
Warrick Edwards
Lisa Elias, DMD
Debra Faires
Charles Fischer, DDS
Joseph R. Gatti
Mindy Gil
Hans Goenawan
Michael Goldberg
Sven Grail
Danine Fresch Gray
Robert M. Hersh DMD
Lindsay Holman
Machell Hudson
Rick Hutchins
Tamatha L. Johnson DDS
William R. Jungman, DDS
Julie E Kangas DDS
John Kempton, DDS, FACD
Sophia C. Kladias
Nirvana Leix
Thomas Levine
Susan Maples
Mark Mathias, DDS
Gregory Mayes
Lisa Mayes
Susan Mazzei
Marisa Milligan
Michael L. Milligan, DMD
Khaja Mohsinuddin
Julie Moreau
Allison L O'Brien
Lon Peckham
Anthony M Pedicino
John F Powers, DMD
Susan Quan
Kriston Reisnour
Anne O Rice
Victoria Richards
David Rivera
Caleb A. Robinson, DDS
Janice Rountree
Richard Rush DDS
Jacqueline Russo
Frederick D. Sams
Neel Shimpi
Tim W. Tannich DDS., PA
Shannon K. Toler, DDS
Jamie Toop
Lacy Walker
Ashley Williams Hite
Marc J Worob,DDS
E. Richard Zbaraschuk
Jennifer Zbaraschuk
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