6.1.1 The Bylaws of the national or regional association or society shall have a category of full membership that is only available for orthodontic specialists. Full members of the association or society shall be entitled to all the privileges of membership, in that organization, including the right to hold office and vote.
6.1.2 Membership in the national or regional association or society must be open to all qualified orthodontists within the geographical jurisdiction of the association or society, without regard to orthodontic technique used or philosophy of orthodontic practice.
6.1.3 National or regional organizations must not be recognized or perceived by the Executive Committee, in its sole and absolute discretion, as a study club or as an organization formed to promote or advance a particular modality of orthodontic treatment.
6.1.4 The Bylaws of the national or regional association or society should provide for sponsorship of or affiliation with a national or regional certifying board or agency in the field of orthodontics.
6.1.5 In those countries where an official accrediting agency or commission exists, only the national or regional association or society recognized by the official accrediting agency or commission as the representative organization of the specialty of orthodontics shall be eligible for affiliation.
6.1.6 The national or regional association or society must, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, as determined in its sole and absolute discretion, promote and advance standards consistent with the purposes and objectives of the WFO and/or its affiliated organizations and societies.
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The Application for Affiliation with the World Federation of Orthodontists is available below. You can download, view and print the application. After completing the form, please mail or fax your application to the following address: