by Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry India - Affiliate of AACD
Introduction: The Academy was established in the year 2016 with the main purpose of promoting the practice of QUALITY Cosmetic Dentistry all around the country .And also to gather across the nation and the globe the Dentist who are dedicated to this field. In the year 2017 the Indian Board of Cosmetic Dentistry was established to show case, the Dentist who have excelled in the field of Cosmetic Dentistry with the highest level of Academic Knowledge and Clinical acumen, to the Nation and the World.
Benefits: Achieving Fellowship in this field will be a journey travelled by each pursuing Dentist towards excellence that would change their Life and Dentistry. They would be highly recognised by their colleagues with the high standards set by the Board. Definitely this group of Dentist would be sought after by patients too.
The process has three parts
The process will be completed in the same sequence and the Dentist will be given 3 years to complete the whole process after successful completion of the written examination.
The written examination would be a multiple choice question examination which would happen in the Annual Session of ACDI every year in the month of January as directed by the IBCD. The location and the date will be announced well in advance. The application will be available in the website at www.acdi.co.in
The subjects covered would be
All questions will be from text books or journals only
Three would be a total of 120 MCQ’s spread evenly over the subjects mentioned and the candidate is required to score a minimum of 70% to clear the exam
Eligibility: Any member of the ACDI can appear for examination and take up the Fellowship Process.
Examination Fee: The examination fee would be 4500 INR
The Clinical Case Examinations is the core of the Fellowship process. The clinical case submissions allow the dentist pursuing Fellowship to demonstrate diagnostic skills and clinical excellence. Five specific types of cosmetic dental treatments have been chosen to cover a variety of techniques.
Type I. Six or more indirect restorations (treating upper incisors and canines)
Type II. One or two indirect restorations (treating upper incisors*; adjacent teeth must have no indirect restorations) *Edentulous space and or implant does not qualify as treating upper incisors.
Type III. Tooth replacement (options: laboratory fabricated bridge or implant) A. Bridge: at least one pontic must be replacing an upper incisor and/or canine B. Implant: must involve placement of an implant root form into an upper anterior edentulous space. The edentulous space is defined as being devoid of any root structure. (Pre-op x-rays and photographic views must show edentulous space or failing tooth prior to implant placement.) Replacement of a crown on an existing implant or the use of Pink Porcelain/Composite is not acceptable for this case type.
Type IV. Class IV* Direct Resin Restoration: Replacing at least 10% of the facial surface** (treating upper incisors) Options: Class IV or diastema closure
A. Class IV direct resin restoration: replacing at least 10% of the facial surface 4(treating upper incisors)
B. Diastema closure: 1 mm or greater diastema, which involves placement of direct resin on two adjacent teeth (treating upper incisors and/or canines) * To meet the Class IV requirement, the structural compromise must involve the mesial, and/or distal, facial, lingual and incisal aspects of the tooth.
** To meet the 10% requirement, 10% of the facial aspect of the tooth must be structurally compromised/missing in the preoperative images.
Type V. Six or more direct resin veneers (treating upper incisors and canines) (technique case)
NOTE: ALL required teeth treated must be upper anterior teeth and permanent. When additional teeth are treated they are judged using the same criteria as the required teeth. Only one case type per patient may be used.
The fee for each case is 6000 INR and cases have to be submitted online only with appropriate images in the digital negative format and supporting treatment planing text. The Dentist is eligible to submit any number of cases also all 5 cases at a time but only one case per case type. There would be two exam sessions every year. June 1st and November 1st as the last date of case submission. So, after passing the theory the Dentist will have six practical exam sessions to pass the practical exam.
Prerequisites for Submission of Clinical Cases
To submit clinical cases, the following requirements must be met:
Each clinical case is examined anonymously by a panel of three examiners. A majority of “pass” votes are required to pass a case. The dentist may resubmit clinical cases until all five havereceived a passing score. When all five clinical cases have received a passing score, the dentist is eligible to continue to phase three, the oral examination.
NOTE: All materials submitted become property of the IBCD
The purpose of the Oral Examination is two-fold. The first purpose is to provide the dentist an opportunity to verify and authenticate passed casework. The dentist may be asked questions about case selection, diagnosis and treatment planning, or materials and techniques on any of their passed clinical case submissions. The dentist’s knowledge should clearly demonstrate a familiarity and understanding of these cases. Additional questions may be asked that cover related topics considered relevant by the examiners.
The second purpose of the oral examination is to provide the dentist with an opportunity to demonstrate their treatment planning abilities. The dentist will be presented with information regarding a pre-selected case. Adequate time will be allowed for the dentist to formulate a treatment plan, which will then be shared and discussed.
To take the oral examination at the next given date, the following requirements must be met:
The application for the oral examination will be sent to the dentist once the five clinical cases have been passed. The application and fee must be received at the ACDI Office prior to scheduling. The fee is 5000 INR
With the successful completion of the oral examination, a dentist receives the Fellowship of the ACDI
A dentist may retake the oral examination one time immediately following the expiration of their three -year time period and must successfully pass the next time the oral examination is administered. A second failure at the oral examination terminates the Accreditation process. Submission of a new written examination application is required to begin the Fellowship process again. If the Dentist is not able to complete the cases within three years time they have an option of case role over , but only after passing the theory exam again, The case role over fee for each case would be 2000 INR
With the successful completion of the oral examination, a dentist receives the Fellowship of the ACDI The recognition ceremony and presentation of the award will be held at the next annual scientific session.
Date - 20th Jan 2019
Time - 2PM to 5PM
Duration - 3 Hours