Why Become A Member of The Coolidge Club?

The image an organization portrays is the direct reflection of its members. And our club boasts an influential membership base including AAE presidents, directors of the ABE, the College of Diplomates, and heads of post graduate endodontic programs of major universities from Uof I, Marquette, Loyola and Northwestern. Our members well represent the field of endodontics from research and education to practitioners and advocates.

Established in 1961, The Coolidge Club is one of the oldest active endodontic study club in the world and has a rich history. Our membership has been directly responsible for shaping endodontics, not only in Chicago, but around the world. Our strong and active membership is a leading reason why clinicians and researchers are eager to come to Chicago and present to the Coolidge Club.

Our study club offers excellent benefits. As part of your dues, The Coolidge Club offers six opportunities throughout the year for continuing education seminars. Our seminars feature prominent Endodontists covering relevant and applicable topics. Additionally, as a member of The Coolidge Club you will be invited to a premier off-shore study club event held annually in January (costs handled separately from membership). The January 2016 trip takes the Coolidge Club members to Vieques, Puerto Rico.

If you’re looking for an active Endodontic Study Club to join in the greater Chicagoland area, consider the Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club. You’ll be among friends.

Requirements of applicants for Active Membership:

  1. Applicant must be a member in good standing of the American Dental Association.
  2. Applicant must be a member in good standing of the American Association of Endodontists.
  3. Applicant must have completed an accredited Advanced Education Program in Endodontics or be a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
  4. Applicant must submit a written application endorsed by two Active Members of the Study Club.
  5. Applicant must submit a check for the annual dues and fees for the Study Club accompanying his or her application. In the event that the applicant has paid any dinner fees during that current year, a refund for the amount already paid in dinner fees will be issued.
  6. Applicant must attend one regular meeting or seminar prior to his or her application for active membership.
  7. Applicant must practice within a 100-mile radius of Chicago (corner of State and Madison Streets, Chicago, IL).

Download an Application (.doc) Coolidge Application

Requirements of applicants for Associate Membership:

  1. Applicant must be a member in good standing of the American Dental Association.
  2. Applicant must be a member in good Standing of the American Association of Endodontists.
  3. A minimum of two years must have elapsed from the date of the applicant’s graduation from an accredited dental school.
  4. Applicant must submit a minimum of ten case histories unless he or she has completed an accredited Advanced Education Program in Endodontics or is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
  5. Applicant must submit a written application endorsed by two Active Members of the Study Club.
  6. Applicant must submit a check for the Annual Association dues and fees for the Study Club, accompanying his or her application.
  7. Applicant must attend one regular meeting or seminar prior to his or her application for Associate Membership.
  8. Applicant must practice outside a 100-mile radius of Chicago if in the limited practice of Endodontics or the full time teaching of Endodontics.

Download Application (.doc) here:  Coolidge Associate Membership Application

Requirements of applicants for Life Membership:

1. Applicant must have been an Active Member of the Study Club for twenty-five consecutive years, and has attained the age of sixty-five years.
2. Applicant must submit a written application to the Membership Committee before the September Meeting.

Requirements of applicants for Retired Membership:

1. Applicant must have been an Active Member of the Study Club for ten consecutive years, and has either attained the age of sixty-five years or is retired from either the active practice of dentistry or teaching.
2. Applicant must submit a written application to the Membership Committee before the September meeting.

Download Life Membership Application (.doc) Here: Coolidge Life Membership Application

Retired Membership Application (.doc) Here: Coolidge Retired Membership Application

Requirements of applicants for Student Membership:

1. Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited advanced education program in Endodontics.

2. Applicant must be a member in good standing of the American Dental Association.

3. Applicant must be a Student Member in good standing with the American Association of Endodontists.

4. Applicant must submit a written application endorsed by two Active Members of the Study Club and the Chairman of his or her advanced education program.

5. Applicant must submit a check for the annual Student dues and fees for the Study Club, accompanying his or her application.

Download Application (.doc) here: Coolidge Student Membership Application