Life/Retired Status

Life Status

An active Diplomate in good standing for at least 10 years who has reached the age of sixty-five (65) may apply for Life Diplomate Status. To maintain Life Diplomate status the Diplomate must complete their Annual Credentials form prior to November 30.

Retired Status

An active Diplomate in good standing who has voluntarily and completely retired from dental practice, administration and/or teaching.

If a Retired Diplomate returns to practicing, teaching or administration in dentistry, he/she must inform Headquarters within thirty (30) days at which time his/her status will be changed to Life Diplomate status and an Annual Credentials form will need to be completed.