AIOP - Accademia Italiana di odontoiatria protesica

How to become Active Member

Admission to the AIOP is regulated, for each category of membership, as follows: To submit an active member admission application, the candidate must:

  1. Have been Ordinary Member for at least one year;
  2. Submit an application for admission written to the President of the Association at the headquarters of the Association by sending it in the month of February or september and attach a scientific/cultural curriculum.
  3. Be introduced by 2 Active Members (Presenting Members).
  4. Accept the Statute and the Regulation of AIOP and satisfy the appropriate moral and professional requirements in the spirit of the Academy.

The documentation and/or requirements for the two instructions described below will be assessed by the Committee Acceptance Active Members whose judgment has to be ratified by the Board of Directors. The Committee Acceptance Members has the right to require candidates further tests or clarifications to validation of the requirements for the acceptance and the candidates may be invited to discuss the proposed documentation in front of the Committee itself. Once received the acceptance, the President will validate it providing a written notice to the associated. The payment of the membership fee must be done within thirty days, the new Active Member will have then access to all the membership privileges.

Cases must be sent to the Segreteria Organizzativa PLS Educational Srl - Via della Mattonaia 17, 50121 Firenze

Instruction 1 - Dental Section

The candidate must send to the Association the documentation regarding at least three prosthetic cases personally treated. By treatment of a prosthetic case, it is meant a complete therapy considering the needs of the entire oral cavity and not an isolated therapy. The three cases should preferably have different prosthetic therapeutic orientations to ensure the Committee greater possibilities of evaluation. A complete removable dental prosthesis case can also be submitted. However, at least two cases must be resolved with a complex prosthetic rehabilitation. Clinical cases treated during postgraduation or university programs in Italy or abroad are not eligible. Each case must have been completed by at least a year and presented with the corresponding clinical controls and radiographic exams. Cases must be submitted according to the following scheme:

1. Case Presentation

  • general anamnesis;
  • stomatologic anamnesis;
  • stomatologic exams (with particular reference to prosthetic problems);
  • occlusal analysis;
  • radiographic examination (complete status and other relevant radiographic exams for the periodontal assessment (probing depth, mobility, etc.);
  • critical analysis of the radiographic examination;
  • critical analysis of the clinical situation.

2. Diagnosis

3. Treatment plan

  • the various phases of the treatment plan must be listed with the motivation that led to a specific therapeutic choice.

4. Treatment

  • detailed description of the prosthetic fases performed with indications of other therapies.

5. Final evaluation of the case

  • stomatologic exam;
  • occlusal examination;
  • periodontal exam;
  • occlusal analysis;
  • radiographic analysis (complete status and other relevant radiographic exams for the assessment);
  • Consideration of clinical results obtained.

The descriptive part of every single point may be submitted on typewritten papers or preferably within the digital presentation itself with writing and graphics. The clinical documentation may be submitted in digital format only in the following ways:

  • Images must be organized in a PowerPoint presentation, a Powerpoint fac-simile is downloadable by clicking



  • the frame of the presentation must not exceed the number of 60 for each clinical case and may not contain more than 4 pictures per frame
  • pictures must be accompanied by legends.

The clinical documentation should always include:

  • initial study models;
  • situation of the oral cavity before treatment documented in the various aspects;
  • documentation of the various phases of clinical treatment with prosthesis;
  • documentation of side treatments can be inserted (perio, endo, ortho, etc. ) only if significant;
  • completed case documented in the various clinical and radiographical aspects;
  • final cast models.

To support the documentation, initial and final cast models are also required. Original initial and final radiographs of the cases in the original version must be enclosed in analogic or digital format. It is mandatory to submit the presentation with a self-signed certification attesting the authenticity of the documentation presented.

Instruction 1 - Odontotechnical Section

The candidate must send to the Association the documentation for at least three prosthesis cases personally treated. The three cases must preferably relate several prosthetic solutions to give the Committee greater possibilities for evaluation. A complete removable dental prosthesis case can also be submitted. However, two cases at least must report complex prosthetic rehabilitations.

Cases shall be submitted according to the following scheme:

1. Case Presentation

  • prosthetic project transmitted by the dentist;
  • considerations regarding the work development and materials;
  • description of the adopted occlusal scheme and possible anterior guide;
  • description of the operative sequences;
  • considerations on the case once completed.

The descriptive part of every single point may be submitted on typewritten papers or preferably within the digital presentation itself with writing and graphics. The clinical documentation may be submitted in digital format only in the following ways:

  • pictures must be presented using PowerPoint or Keynote a fac-simile of which is downloadable by clicking



  • the frames of the presentation must not exceed the number of 60 for each clinical case and may not contain more than 4 pictures per frame
  • pictures must be accompanied by legends.

The documentation of laboratory phases should always include:

  • initial study models;
  • work models (master) mounted in articulators and related details;
  • waxing diagnostics (if performed);
  • definitive wax-up with images of interocclusal reports highlighting the anatomical-coronal and anatomical-occlusal modeling and the application of the centric and eccentric occlusal modules;
  • melted frameworks, with pictures highlighting the melting technique, the finishing line precision, the framework design; aesthetics;
  • completed case with images showing the occlusal congruence, and the aesthetic-morphological quality of ceramic;
  • any initial and final clinical pictures (when provided by the clinical dentist).

To support the documentation, initial and final models are also required. It is mandatory to certificate with a self-signed document that all the documentation of the presentation is authentical.

Instruction 2 (Odontotechnical and Dental Section)

Researchers specialized in prosthetic field may also be accepted as Active Members, after the evaluation of the scientific documentation.

The Active Member benefits

Members who have paid the annual fee (NB: valid from January to December of each year) have the right to:

  • Free admission to the events of the year (Mediterranean Meeting in April and International Congress in November)
  • Free admission to the pre-congress refresher course held during the International Congress
  • Admission to the Course of Complete Removable Prosthesis held during the International Congress
  • Free participation for the member's collaborators in the Course for Odontotechnical assistants and in the Course for Hygienist and Assistants
  • To receive online e-newsletters with all AIOP updates
  • Access to content on the site reserved to Members
  • Direct access to the Congress and workshops on presentation of the membership card and if pre-registered to the events
  • Admission to the Closed Meeting (every june)
  • Admission to the Members meeting of the Mediterranean Meeting in April, the Closed Meeting in June and the AIOP International Congress in November
  • Free subscription to the IJP journal in english and italian
  • Admission to activities for Active Members only