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					Advancing the Arts and Sciences of General Dentistry



               Getting There -
The Road to Board Certification
       ABGD Objectives and Responsibilities

 To  evaluate the standards and
  advance the science and art of
  general dentistry by encouraging
  its study and improving its practice
 To grant and issue certificates in general
  dentistry to qualified candidates
 To maintain a registry of all dentists certified
  and to verify the credentials of those
  certified

 Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                                                      ABGD Certificate


 May  be used for credentialing
  purposes only
 Does not confer legal qualification,
  privilege or license to practice
  dentistry
 Shall not be held out to the public
  as evidence of superior skill and/or
  knowledge



Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                                        ABGD Board of Directors


 Nine-member             board
 3-year     term
   may      be re-elected once for a total of 6 years
 Nominating  Committee submits names of
  qualified applicants to Board
 Manage business affairs of the ABGD and
  create and administer the examinations



 Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                            The Road to Board Certification


   Must be licensed to practice dentistry
    in the US or Canada

    OR

   Successfully completed a CODA-
    accredited GPR/AEGD program




Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                             The Road to Board Certification

 Entry Point 1
    2-yr general dentistry residency
          AEGD or GPR

 Entry Point 2
    1-yr general dentistry residency
          AEGD or GPR
      600 hrs CE
 Entry Point 3
    Master of the AGD




 Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                                       Qualifying Application

   Application submitted to the ABGD via one of the
    Entry Points (I, II, or III)
   Documentation of residency, Mastership
    status, CDE hours and application fee
     of $250.
   If accepted, applicant becomes
    Educationally Qualified
   Limited exceptions allow you to become
    Conditionally Educationally Qualified
   Have 5 years to pass the written examination after
    becoming Educationally Qualified


Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
           Conditionally Educationally Qualified

 Entry Point I
   • First year of 2-year residency is complete
   • Documentation provided of pending
     completion of second year
 Entry Point II
    Residency completed
          but 600 hours CDE lacking

 Entry Point III
    MAGD application accepted by DE Council
          but have not attended Convocation to receive award



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                                           Written Examination

 Submit  application with fee of $350
 Test offered:
     Tampa, FL ~ March
     AGD annual meeting ~ July
     Select DANTES sites ~ March/July
 350 question multiple choice questions
 Criterion-referenced
     minimum      passing score based on expectation
        of a proficient General Dentist


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                              Written Examination Content

 Orthodontics = 4%                                Endodontics = 9%
 Dental Materials = 9%                            Oral Surgery 10%
 Operative Dentistry = 12%                        Periodontics = 12%
 Oral Path/Oral Med/Oral                          Dental Radiology = 4%
  Diagnosis = 13%                                  Fixed Pros = 12%
 Public Health/Infection                          Removable Pros = 8%
  Control = 3%                                     Pediatric Dentistry = 4%




    Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                        The Road to Board Certification

   Board Eligible after passing Written Exam
   Begin preparation for Oral Exam
   Oral Exam
      Case Treatment Planning and Rationale
      Discipline-Specific Oral Examinations
   Have 5 years to pass the Oral
    Examination after becoming Board
    Eligible




    Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                                                 Oral Examination
2012
 Chicago
 Sheraton        Gateway Suites
   nextto O’Hare Airport
   May each year

  2013
   Tampa
   Sheraton          Suites ~ Westshore
       Nextto Tampa Airport
       May each year
Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
        Discipline-Specific Oral Examinations

 Eight    sessions over a 4-hour period
   Endodontics
   Periodontics
   Oral Surgery/Radiology
   Oral Diagnosis/Oral Med/Oral Pathology
   Ortho/Pedo/Public Health/Infection Control
   Operative Dentistry/Dental Materials
   Fixed Prosthodontics/Implants
   Removable Prosthodontics/Implants




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               Case Treatment Planning and Rationale


 Dual    track
   Standardized  case diagnosis,
     treatment planning and rationale

    OR

   Presentation           and rationale of 2 original cases




 Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                   Standardized Case Diagnosis,
               Treatment Planning, and Rationale
 Presented  with standardized materials on a
 fictitious patient
             information
   historical
   examination findings
   radiographs
   diagnostic casts
 Develop
   diagnoses
   treatmentplan
   supporting rationale

 Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                                                                 Case Presentation


 Candidate               must be the primary clinician
   Do       not have to do all treatment
 Submit          3 cases
   One case must include replacing missing
    teeth (using fixed partial dentures, removable partial dentures or implants.)
   One case must include periodontal treatment
      (NOT referred out to another provider and is initiated to control/ eliminate of the disease process
      which involves some form of surgery in at least one quadrant, e.g. flap for debridement, osseous
      grafting, root amputation, surgical treatment of furcations, soft tissue augmentation, etc)

     One case must include operative dentistry
      (multiple teeth in multiple quadrants)




  Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                                                   Case Presentation

   Each case must include at least 3 of the following
    categories

        Periodontal Treatment
        Operative Dentistry
        Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine
        Oral Surgery
        Endodontics
        Fixed Pros/Removable Pros/Implants
        Ortho/Pedo/Public Health Dentistry



    Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                                                Case Presentation

 Submitted  by February 1st for review
 Reviewed by the Board
 All case material returned to the
  applicant following review
 Candidate informed which two of the three
  submitted cases will be presented
   OralExam in Chicago or Tampa
   May of the same year




 Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
               Case Presentation Documentation

    Cases must be submitted per ABGD
     format with specific ABGD forms
    Pre-treatment radiographs and
     appropriate post-treatment
     radiographs
    A prescribed set of 20 pre-treatment
     and post-treatment clinical digital
     images
    A prescribed set of 10 pre-treatment
     and post-treatment digital images of
     diagnostic casts



Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
               Case Presentation Documentation

   Digital images are recommended
   Digital images must be at least
    600x800 dpi resolution
   Intraoral video camera images are not acceptable
   Projectors (LCD) will be provided by the ABGD for
    case presentations
   Pre-treatment and post-treatment images must
    conform to prescribed views of the ABGD




Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                                                Full Face View (1)




                                       Full Face


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                        Anterior View in Occlusion (1)




                                  Full Retracted



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                          Facial Views in Occlusion (2)




            Right Buccal                               Left Buccal




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                                               Occlusal Views (2)




        Maxillary Occlusal                         Mandibular Occlusal




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                                                 Lingual Views (4)




              Right Palatal                          Left Palatal




             Right Lingual                           Left Lingual

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                                   Anterior View - Casts (1)




Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                                     Facial Views - Casts (2)




                 Right                                    Left




Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                               Occlusal Views - Casts (2)




             Maxillary                                Mandibular




Elevating the Standards and Advancing the Sciences and Arts of General Dentistry
                                            Contact Information

 Sandra Mitchell
  Executive Director
 (727) 584-5693
 SandraM@abgd.org
 www.abgd.org




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