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. 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 Clubs 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.

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.

Active Membership: Applicant must be a licensed dentist and practice within a 100-mile radius of downtown Chicago, designated by the corner of State and Madison Streets, Chicago, Illinois.

Associate Membership: Applicant must be a licensed dentist and practice outside the 100-mile radius of downtown Chicago, designated by the corner of State and Madison Streets, Chicago, Illinois, or applicant must be a full-time teaching instructor of Endodontics.

Requirements of Applicants for Active or Associate Memberships

  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.
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Retired Membership: Applicant must have been an Active Member of the Study Club for ten (10) consecutive years and is retired from active practice of dentistry and/or teaching.

Life Membership: Applicant must have been an Active Member of the Study Club for twenty-five (25) consecutive years, has attained the age of sixty-five years (65), and is still practicing or teaching. 

Requirements of Applicants for Retired or Life Memberships

  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 to the Membership Committee before the September Meeting.
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Disabled Membership: Applicant must be an active member of the Study Club who is totally disabled for a period of one year, and who is unable to engage in the duties of the dental profession. 

Armed Forces Membership: Applicant must be on active duty in the armed forces of the United States.

Requirements of Applicants for Disabled or Armed Forces Memberships

  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.
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Student Membership: Applicant must be a dentist enrolled in an accredited advanced education program in Endodontics.

Requirements of applicants for Student Membership:

  1. Applicant must be a member in good standing of the American Dental Association.
  2. Applicant must be a Student Member in good standing with the American Association of Endodontists.
  3. 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.
  4. Applicant must submit a check for the annual Student dues and fees for the Study Club, accompanying his or her application.
  5. Applicant must attend one regular meeting or seminar prior to his or her application for active membership.
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