1. Submission of 5 completed cases. (max. 50 Points)
Each case is judged by the Certification Committee and scored out of a possible ten points. A minimum of seven points must be achieved on each case to be considered a pass. Therefore a minimum of 35 points is scored for five cases which each score a minimal passing grade, up to a maximum of 50 points for five superior cases. A variety of techniques and procedures must be represented in the five cases. At least four of the cases must involve cosmetic / cosmetic laboratory techniques of at least the anterior teeth. Perfection is not the required standard. It is understood that patients seldom present with ideal circumstances and often decline an aspect of treatment which can mean the difference between an adequate case and a superior one. Cases are judged based upon the results achieved given the situation presented and the limitations imposed by the patient. Minor shortcomings in the esthetic results can be considered acceptable if adequate explanation is given by the candidate. Such explanation must show understanding of the shortcoming as well as how it can be addressed. In the submitted cases such shortcomings must be the exception, and not the norm. Case presentations must follow the outline provided to candidates for the purpose. This includes a brief review of the comprehensive dental examination, including periodontal health, contributory medical history, and any other considerations normally considered pertinent to dental treatment. These may include radiographs, documentation of consultation with specialists or physicians, and other data depending on the requirements of the case. The dental technician also must be able to explain the basic conditions but not in detail. General standards for evaluation of the overall esthetic result include: Does the case meet generally accepted standards of quality dental care? Does the case display a substantial improvement in esthetics from the “before” to the “after” photos? Is the case free of obvious esthetic errors? The quality of the photography is not be used as a criterion for evaluation of the treatment. If the photography is inadequate to evaluate the merits of the case, the candidate is be asked to retake the photographs or to submit another case.
2. Presentation of at least one case at the Annual Meeting of the ESCD
Candidates are required to present at least one case to the members. The style and format of such presentation is flexible, but open to direction by the Certification Committee
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