AFOO recognized providers that wish to be considered for another term of recognition must submit an application for continued recognition and a reapplication fee by the established deadline prior to the expiration date of the provider’s current term of recognition. Recognized providers will receive instructions and application materials for continued recognition approximately 12 months before the end of their current term of recognition. Providers will have approximately six months to prepare the application before the submission deadline.
If approved, recognition terms of two, three or four years will be awarded based on the provider’s level of compliance with the Recognition Standards and the complaint history of the provider.
The AFOO standards and criteria are subject to review and modification from time to time by the Commission at its discretion. To retain recognition, continuing dental education providers must comply with AFOO standards and criteria as modified.
Abbreviated Application for Continued Recognition
AFOO recognized providers that receive a term of recognition of three or four years after submitting a Standard Application at the time of their last comprehensive review, will be eligible to complete an Abbreviated Application for Continued Recognition as long as the Commission has not received any substantiated complaints about the program or identified the need for additional information as a result of a substantive change to the program. The Abbreviated Application contains fewer questions than the Standard Application.
A provider completing the Abbreviated Application in one review cycle must complete the Standard Application at the time of its next review. If the provider receives a three or four year term of recognition after submitting the Standard Application, it will once again be eligible to complete an Abbreviated Application.
Providers eligible to complete the Abbreviated Application will be notified by the Commission.
Standard Application for Continued Recognition
Providers that submitted an Abbreviated Application at the time of their last review, or received a 2-year term of recognition, must complete the Standard Application for Recognition. Providers will receive application materials for continued recognition approximately 12 months prior to the end of the current recognition term,