Membership Information

Membership is open to periodontists who have graduated from CODA approved periodontal programs and students/residents enrolled in accredited postgraduate periodontal programs. Geographic areas of the Society, called regions, are formed to allow members increased communication and involvement in Society activities and programs.

Qualifications

Active, Active First Year in Practice, Active Second Year in Practice, Academic, Retired, Student, Government and Special membership in the California Society of Periodontists will be limited to those individuals who eligible to join the American Academy of Periodontology as an Active or Student member and conducts professional activities related to periodontology.

Members of the Society will be prepared to certify, at any time, that membership qualifications are still being met. Periodontists or students not residing or practicing in California, but meeting the same membership qualifications as those for Active Members or Student Members, respectively may apply for Affiliate Membership.

Categories of Membership

  1. Active: Includes all active periodontists whose practices are located within the State of California and meet the general qualifications for membership. Active members whose dues are current have full voting privileges.
  2. Active-First Year: Includes all active periodontists in their first year of practice who meet the same qualifications for membership as Active members. Active First Year members whose dues are current have full voting privileges.
  3. Active-Second Year: Includes all active periodontists in their second year of practice who meet the same qualifications for membership as Active members. Active Second Year members whose dues are current have full voting privileges.
  4. Active – Third Year: Includes all active periodontists in their third year of practice who meet the same qualifications for membership as Active members. Active Third Year members whose dues are current have full voting privileges.
  5. Government Service: Includes members of the armed forces and other governmental agencies who are assigned to duty stations in California, and/or those who have declared California as their state of residence. Individuals granted membership within the Government Service Category are allowed voting privileges. They may become members by maintaining a full-time clinical or academic practice in periodontics within the government service. Providing documentation of status as described above.
  6. Affiliate: Includes individuals who meet the qualifications of Active members, but practice in other states. An individual maintaining an Affiliate Membership in CSP is not allowed voting privileges.
  7. Academic: Includes a periodontist engaged primarily in teaching and research in periodontology, or is a full time academic periodontist who has transferred from a teaching to an administrative position with supplemental practice, if any, limited to periodontology. Academic members whose dues are current have full voting privileges.
  8. Student: Includes individuals who are enrolled in an accredited periodontal specialty-training program. An individual maintaining Student Membership in the California Society of Periodontists is not allowed voting privileges. An individual may qualify for Student Membership by: Maintaining enrollment in an accredited periodontal specialty-training program in California.
  9. Student Affiliate: Includes individuals who meet the requirement for Student Membership but who are attending accredited periodontal specialty training programs outside of California. An individual maintaining Student Affiliate Membership in the California Society of Periodontists is not allowed voting privileges.
  10. Retired: Upon retirement from active practice, teaching or research, any member who has maintained five- (5) continuous years membership in CSP, preceding retirement, will be eligible for dues modification. Retired Members are not allowed voting privileges.
  11. Life Membership: Includes individuals who have been a continuous member in good standing of a dues-paying classification of membership for 25 years and have attained the age of 65. Life members will be entitled to the rights and privileges of membership attached to the classification of membership to which they belonged immediately prior to becoming life members.
  12. Special Membership: Any member having maintained five (5) continuous years membership in the Society, who has been disabled or incapacitated for six months, will be eligible for Special Membership and dues modification. Special Members are not allowed voting privileges.