AIOP admission is regulated for each category as it follows:

In order to apply for membership and be accepted as an Active Member, the candidate must meet the following requirements and follow the instructions below.

  1. The candidate must have been an Ordinary Member for at least one year;
  2. The candidate must send a written application for admission to the President of the Association (addressing it to the headquarter) sending it out in the month of February or in September together with a scientific/cultural curriculum vitae;
  3. The candidate must be introduced by two Active Members;
  4. The candidate must accept the Statute and the Regulations of AIOP and possess moral and professional requirements suitable to the spirit of the Academy.

The documentation and/or requirements for the two modalities described below will be evaluated by the Membership Acceptance Committee, whose judgement will have to be accepted by the Board of Directors. The same Committee has the right to ask candidates for further tests or clarifications to validate the requirements for acceptance. The candidates may be invited to personally discuss the proposed documentation before the Membership Acceptance Committee.  After approval, the President will validate the documentation by giving written notice to the new member.  The new Active Member, once the membership fee has been amended within thirty days, will have access to all the membership privileges.

Cases must be sent to Organizational Secretariat of AIM Group International,Via G. Ripamonti, 129, 20141 Milano. 

The candidate must send the documentation concerning at least three clinical prosthetic cases personally treated, to the headquarter of the Association. The treatment of a prosthetic clinical case is understood to be the treatment of all the problems present and not only an isolated therapy that does not consider the needs of the whole oral cavity.  The three cases must have a different prosthetic therapeutic orientation in order to give the Committee more possibilities of evaluation. It is also possible to submit a case of removable total denture. However, at least two cases must be resolved with complex prosthetic rehabilitation.   Clinical cases treated during specialist or university programs in Italy and abroad are not eligible. Each clinical case must have been completed at least one year ago with the relevant clinical and radiographic checks. The cases must be presented according to the following scheme:

1. Case Presentation

  • general anamnesis;
  • somatological anamnesis;
  • stomatologic exams (with particular reference to prosthetic problems);
  • occlusal analysis;
  • radiographic examination (complete status and other relevant radiographic examinations for perio 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 faces 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.

As far as the descriptive part of each point is concerned, it can be presented on typewritten sheets or preferably within the digital presentation itself with writings and graphics.  The clinical documentation can be presented exclusively in digital format in the following ways:

 

  • 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.

Initial and final models are also required to support the documentation. The original, initial and final  X-rays of the cases must be produced in analogue and non analogue format. It is mandatory to supplement the presentation with a self-certification stating that the submitted documentation has not been counterfeited.

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:

 

  • 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.

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

Active Member Benefits

Members who have paid the annual fee (from January to December of each year) are entitled to:

  • Free admission to yearly events (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 to the Dental Technician and Hygienists/Assistants Course;
  • Receive newsletters concerning AIOP updates;
  • Have access to the contents of the website reserved for Members;
  • Direct access to congresses and workshops if holding a membership card and/or if pre-registered to the events;
  • Admission to the Closed Meeting (every year in June);
  • Attend the Assembly of Members held in April as part of the Mediterranean Meeting, in June as part of the Closed Meeting and in November as part of the AIOP International Congress;
  • Free subscription to the IJP journal in English and Italian;
  • Admission to activities for Active Members only.