Membership within the EHASO is by invitation only.
Within all Components of the Angle Society there are four types of membership:
- Regular members
- Senior Active members
- Senior Retired members
- Affiliate members
Regular members must make, from time to time, contributions to the scientific sessions of the regular Component meeting, or to the specialty of orthodontics, in order to satisfy requirements by our Study Committee. Regular members are required to keep a positive score in our "Point System". After receiving three points as a new Regular member, each year one point is subtracted from a member's point score requiring the member to continue to make contributions in order to maintain a positive "Point Score". Regular members of any Component are also Regular members of the Central Body of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists Inc..
Affiliate members are required to treat a specific number of cases under the guidance of the member sponsors of the Affiliate. Case progress reports will be required annually at our Component meeting and will be reviewed, with comments from the membership. Once the Admission Committee recommends the Affiliate for Regular membership, the Affiliate will be required to present an oral case report and a written case report of one of the treated cases at a regular meeting of the Northwest Component.
A prospective member for the Northwest Component must, through invitation, attend a regular Component meeting as a guest and display the records of three personally completed cases. By an affirmative vote of the membership voting, a prospective member becomes an Affiliate member and is expected to attend all meeting of this Component and abide by its regulations and obligations. The minimum period of Affiliate membership is two years, while the maximum period is three years. This is a period in which to learn about the purposes and obligations of the Angle Society and also to improve and demonstrate the ability in clinical orthodontics.