V. REQUIREMENTS FOR AFFILIATE MEMBERS *

 

1. Clinical Track *

a. Clinical Requirements *

i. First year

1. The new Affiliate Member must provide initial records of eight [8] cases, from which the Examining Committee and Affiliate will select six [6] cases to be completed in subsequent years. Eight cases is a mandatory requirement.

a. If a first-year Affiliate candidate does not bring eight [8] cases for initial presentation, an ad hoc committee will be immediately called with the Affiliate, the Examining Committee Chair (EC), the Affiliate’s primary sponsor (or secondary sponsor if the primary sponsor is unavailable), and a representative from the EC.

b. The affiliate will not be allowed to proceed to the Examining Committee interview if the required number of cases [eight [8]] is not presented.

c. The Affiliate will be instructed by the ad hoc committee that the cases presented will be reviewed, but the Affiliate will not be able to start the formal admissions process until the following year, provided the Affiliate brings the total number of cases to the required eight [8].

d. Any of the cases that the Affiliate presents which are rejected by the Examining Committee will have to be replaced in the subsequent year.

2. Treatment shall not have been initiated more than three months prior to the meeting date. Cases that have treatment initiated before the 3 months rule will be rejected.

a. Two phase treatment and orthognathic surgical cases are acceptable, but should not exceed 40% of the cases. Of the eight [8] cases no more than 3 can be treatment planned for surgical treatment. Of the 6 cases selected by the Examining Committee, no more than two [2] surgical treatment cases will be allowed.

b. Two-phase treatment cases should be in their second phase of treatment to allow the affiliate to be able to show a finished result. [Initial records prior to first phase should be included in the case resume]

3. Selected cases should have a reasonable expectation of being completed within a two-year period.

a. Cases that are judged too easy, or too difficult by the Examining Committee may be rejected by the Committee and thus require the Affiliate to substitute those cases at the following meeting.

4. Cases shall be selected as follows: *

a. Three (3) Class II cases, two of which will have at least a 6mm overjet and at least 5 mm class II molar relationship on one side. One of the three class II cases can be a division 2, with at least 5 mm of molar class II relationship.

b. One four unit extraction case

c. Two (2) adult treatment cases, or one adult case and one Class III treatment case.

d. Two additional cases from any of the above categories.

Affiliates must provide a synopsis (a list) of their 8 cases detailing case category, the date of diagnostic records, date of treatment start, date of progress records, and date of final records along with the case resume.

5. The records and presentations shall be in the format described below and placed in a binder provided by this Society.

ii. Second year

1. The Affiliate will attend the meeting with complete progress records on all six [6] cases selected at the first year. Progress records shall not be taken more than two months prior to the meeting.

The synopsis of case report shall be updated with the date of the progress records.

2. Clinical affiliates must provide an oral presentation of one on their accepted progress treatment cases to present in a 10 minute oral presentation during the scientific session, during their second year affiliates.

iii. Third year

1. The Affiliate will attend the meeting with complete progress records on all cases showing finished results or treatment progress. The synopsis of case report shall be updated with the date of the progress or finish records.

2. The Affiliate shall also be prepared to present his/her original paper to the membership as described below.

iv. Fourth year

1. The Affiliate will attend the annual meeting with complete progress records of finished results or of treatment in progress. The synopsis of case report shall be updated with the date of the progress or finish records.

a. Of the six [6] original cases selected by the Examining Committee, the Affiliate is expected to have completed a minimum of three [3] to standards acceptable to the Angle Society.

b. Academic Requirements (see Table 1 for deadlines). *

i. The Affiliate member on the Clinical Track is required to present one 30-35 minute paper.

1. The paper will be a carefully documented original study of a clinically or biologically relevant topic.

2. It should represent the Affiliate’s personal interests, experience and scholarship.

3. It should not be commercially oriented

4. The format should be that of a standard scientific journal article and, if appropriate, will be reviewed according to the following criteria.

a. Relevance of the topic and interest to the membership and the orthodontic community.

b. Adequacy of the literature review

c. Design of the study [soundness of the methodology]

d. Statistical analyses

e. Presentation and discussion of the results

f. Validity of the conclusions

g. Clarity of expression

Each of these factors (a through g) will be rated as either acceptable or unacceptable by the Academic Credentials Committee, and appropriate and timely feedback provided.

5. The Affiliate is encouraged to present a paper suitable for consideration for publication in The Angle Orthodontist.

ii. Manuscript design and development

  1. The paper shall be original, fully referenced and suitable for consideration for publication in The Angle Orthodontist
  2. The subject will preferably be a research project in which the Affiliate has been personally involved.
  3. If, instead, the topic of the paper is to be a critical, rigorously documented evaluation of a research area, i.e. a new concept of treatment, the Affiliate should request formal approval of the proposed topic from the Academic Credentials Committee (Table 1).

a- A written outline and detailed abstract must be sent to the Chairman of the Academic Credentials Committee by June 1st.

b- The Committee should respond no later than July 1st

 4. The paper must be submitted each year to the Academic Credentials Committee by November 15th of the year preceding the presentation. The Academic Credentials Committee will preview the paper according to the following guidelines and return it with recommendations by December 15th (Table 1):

  1. Relevance of the topic and interest to the membership and the orthodontic community.
  2. Adequacy of the literature review
  3. Design of the study [soundness of the methodology]
  4. Statistical analyses
  5. Presentation and discussion of the results
  6. Validity of the conclusions
  7. Clarity of expression

Each of these factors (1 through 7) will be rated as either acceptable or unacceptable by the Academic Credentials Committee, and appropriate and timely feedback provided.

5. A copy of the final paper must be submitted to the Discusser by January 1st.

6. The Affiliate shall meet with the Academic Credentials Committee at the beginning of each meeting to discuss the manuscript in light of the projected presentation. It is assumed that these comments will serve not only to improve the quality of subsequent papers, but will also assist the Affiliate Member in presenting an acceptable oral summary of the current paper to the membership.

iii. Manuscript presentation

 1. The Affiliate shall present the accepted paper to the membership according to the following:

  1. First year, 30 minutes
  2. Second year, 20-30 minutes
  3. Third year, 20-30 minutes

2. These presentations shall be:

  1. Summaries of the original manuscript
  2. Tailored to the general clinical and scientific interest and background of the membership. Although a broad range of clinical and biological topics is welcome, the Affiliate Member should strive to outline the clinical implications, both real and potential, of his/her study.
  3. Delivered on the first or second day of the meeting.
  4. Discussed by a member of the Academic Credentials Committee

iv. Membership acceptance

1.The Academic Credentials Committee will evaluate the presentation. Each member will evaluate the presentation/paper according to the following criteria.


  1. Relevance of the topic and interest to the membership and the orthodontic community.
  2. Adequacy of the literature review
  3. Design of the study [soundness of the methodology]
  4. Statistical analyses
  5. Presentation and discussion of the results
  6. Validity of the conclusions
  7. Clarity of expression

Each of these factors (1 through 7) will be rated as either acceptable or unacceptable and a written summary will be provided containing comments, suggestions, and finally an overall rating of either “acceptable” or “unacceptable”.


2. If the paper is judged unacceptable by a majority of the Committee, an additional paper will be required.


3. A member of the Academic Credentials Committee will discuss the results of the Committee’s evaluation with the Affiliate.


4. The Academic Credentials Committee shall submit a written report to the Executive Committee at the same meeting regarding the quality and acceptability.


5. The Executive Committee may accept or reject the counsel of the Academic Credentials Committee. They may extend the duration of the Affiliate membership to allow the Affiliate Member time to complete the academic requirements.

 

2. Academic Track (see Table 1 for deadlines) *

a. Academic Requirements *

i. The Affiliate Member on the Academic track will present a paper at each of the three affiliate years.
ii. Manuscript design and development

1. The paper shall be original, fully referenced and suitable for consideration for publication in The Angle Orthodontist

2. The subject will preferably be a research project in which the Affiliate has been personally involved.

3. If, instead, the topic of the paper is to be a critical, rigorously documented evaluation of a research area, i.e. a new concept of treatment, the Affiliate should request formal approval of the proposed topic from the Academic Credentials Committee (Table 1).

a. A written outline and detailed abstract must be sent to the Chairman of the Academic Credentials Committee by June 1st.

b. The Committee should respond no later than July 1st

4. The paper must be submitted each year to the Academic Credentials Committee by November 15th of the year preceding the presentation. The Academic Credentials Committee will preview the paper according to the following guidelines and return it with recommendations by December 15th (Table 1):

a. Relevance of the topic and interest to the membership and the orthodontic community.

b. Adequacy of the literature review

c. Design of the study [soundness of the methodology]

d. Statistical analyses

e. Presentation and discussion of the results

f. Validity of the conclusions

g. Clarity of expression

Each of these factors (a through g) will be rated as either acceptable or unacceptable by the Academic Credentials Committee, and appropriate and timely feedback provided.

5. A copy of the final paper must be submitted to the Discusser by January 1st.

6. The Affiliate shall meet with the Academic Credentials Committee at the beginning of each meeting to discuss the manuscript in light of the projected presentation. It is assumed that these comments will serve not only to improve the quality of subsequent papers, but will also assist the Affiliate Member in presenting an acceptable oral summary of the current paper to the membership.

iii. Manuscript presentation

1. The Affiliate shall present the accepted paper to the membership according to the following:

a. First year, 30 minutes

b. Second year, 20-30 minutes

c. Third year, 20-30 minutes

2. These presentations shall be:

a. Summaries of the original manuscript

b. Tailored to the general clinical and scientific interest and background of the membership. Although a broad range of clinical and biological topics is welcome, the Affiliate Member should strive to outline the clinical implications, both real and potential, of his/her study.

c. Delivered on the first or second day of the meeting.

d. Discussed by a member of the Academic Credentials Committee

iv. Membership acceptance

1. The Academic Credentials Committee will evaluate the presentation. Each member will evaluate the presentation/paper according to the following criteria.

a. Relevance of the topic and interest to the membership and the orthodontic community.

b. Adequacy of the literature review

c. Design of the study [soundness of the methodology]

d. Statistical analyses

e. Presentation and discussion of the results

f. Validity of the conclusions

g. Clarity of expression

Each of these factors (1 through 7) will be rated as either acceptable or unacceptable and a written summary will be provided containing comments, suggestions, and finally an overall rating of either “acceptable” or “unacceptable”.

2. If the paper is judged “unacceptable” by a majority of the Committee, an additional paper will be required.

3. A member of the Academic Credentials Committee will discuss the results of the Committee’s evaluation with the Affiliate.

4. The Academic Credentials Committee shall submit a written report to the Executive Committee at the same meeting regarding the quality and acceptability.

5. The Executive Committee may accept or reject the counsel of the Academic Credentials Committee. They may extend the duration of the Affiliate membership to allow the Affiliate Member time to complete the academic requirements.

b. Clinical requirement *

i. The Affiliate on the Academic Track must display and discuss the records of one case treated in his/her private practice, or in his/her institution under his/her supervision in accordance with the standards acceptable to the Examining Committee.

ii. An electronic draft version of the written case resume will be sent to the examining committee chair with sponsors copied one month prior to the meeting.

iii. The case selected should be from the Affiliates private practice.  If the Affiliate does not have access to a pool of private patients, a patient for whom the affiliate had direct care and supervision of the care.

iv. Cases treated during residency are not permitted, including ABO cases submitted from residency.

v. Progress records should be presented if available.


Table 1. Academic deadlines for guests, clinical, and academic affiliates. *

Deadline

Guest

(Academic Track)

Clinical Affiliate

Academic Affiliate

At any time before the meeting. May present an outline of the paper to the members of the Academic Credentials Committee to gain their input and assistance in preparing an acceptable paper    
*June 1st of the year preceding the meeting.     A written outline and detailed abstract of the paper is sent to the Chairman of the Academic Credentials Committee
*July 1st of the year preceding the meeting.     Response on acceptability of paper from the committee.
Oct 1st of the year preceding the meeting.   A topic and outline of the paper in triplicate is presented to the Chairman of the Academic Credentials Committee  
Nov 15th of the year preceding the meeting. - Academic Guests. By November 15th contact the Academic Committee with a draft of the paper for a general review of the topic and the format. By January 31st a copy of the guest paper shall be sent to the discussor selected by the Executive Committee.
– Sponsors. Initiate the approval of the guests with the Executive Committee 6 months before the annual society meeting.
Academic Credentials Committee reviews the topic and outline and makes recommendations to the Affiliate. Paper is submitted to the Academic Credentials Committee.
Jan 1st of the meeting year.     The discusser receives a copy of the paper.
Jan 31st of the meeting year.   The discusser receives a copy of the paper.  

* If, the topic of the paper is to be a critical, rigorously documented evaluation of a research area, i.e. a new concept of treatment, the Affiliate should request formal approval of the proposed topic from the Academic Credentials Committee.