College Awards

1. Life Fellowship

The award of Life Fellowship is the highest level of recognition that the College can bestow.

The Board may confer Life Fellowship on a Fellow or Member of the College that has demonstrated an exceptional contribution of service to the College. Recipients may use the title “Life Fellow” and are not required to pay annual fees.

2. Honorary Fellowship

The award of Honorary Fellowship may be conferred on distinguished persons (non-members of the College) who in the opinion of the Board have made an outstanding or exceptional contribution to the advancement of the science and practise of dentistry, or the dental profession over an extended period of time. Recipients may use the postnominal FRACDS (Hon) and are not required to pay annual fees. Both dentists and non-dentists are eligible.

3. Meritorious Service Award

The Meritorious Service Award can be conferred on individuals who in the opinion of the Board have rendered long and distinguished service to the College.  Recipients do not need to be members of the College. Both dentists and non-dentists are eligible.

Nominations for the above Awards are made via the nomination form, which can be accessed by clicking the button above.

The level of Award shall be determined by the Board, and nominators are not required to indicate their recommended award. Further information on these awards can be found in the College By-laws.

4. Fellowship or Membership without Examination

The Awards of Fellowship or Membership without Examination may be conferred on an individual who in the opinion of the Board, are deemed to have qualifications and experience comparable to a Fellow / Member of the College. Only two (2) dentists per financial year in each of general and specialist dental practice respectively may be admitted. Recipients may use the postnominal FRACDS or MRACDS in accordance with By-law 3.

Nominations for Fellowship or Membership without Examination are made via the nomination form which can be accessed by clicking the button above.

The level of Award shall be determined by the Board, and nominators are not required to indicate their recommended award. Further information on these awards can be found in the College By-laws.

Nominations for all Awards must be made by completing the Nomination Form and sending to the College via the CEO’s office at ceo@racds.org