Virtual Two-Part Course, Sept. 18 & Sept. 25
The 2021 Board Preparation Course is designed to demonstrate the process of becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. The course is recommended for prosthodontic residents as well as experienced prosthodontists who are interested in becoming board-certified.
This virtual two-part course will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 25. Attendees should plan to attend both days. If you are unable to attend both days, the entire course will be available on-demand through April 30, 2022. Access to the ACP Board Study Guide app for iOS and Android is included with registration.
This course is worth 7 CE credits, and is $300 for ACP members, $700 for non-members.
This course will:
- Demonstrate how the prosthodontic board exam is conducted.
- Review current information about the examination process through the eyes of recent examinees and previous Board members.
- Illustrate the process of becoming board-certified.
Program Chair: Avinash S. Bidra, BDS, MS, FACP
Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. CT
Welcome & Introduction
Mark C. Hutten, DDS, MS, FACP, ACP President
Avinash Bidra, BDS, MS, FACP, Board Prep Course Chair
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. CT
Section A: Computerized Written Examination
Daniel A. Givan, DMD PhD, FACP
University of Alabama at Birmingham
In this presentation, the Section A examination will be described including a preparation strategy, content types, and registration procedures.
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. CT
Section D: Implant-Based Presentation and Oral Exam
Avinash Bidra, BDS, MS, FACP
University of Connecticut
Section D is the American Board of Prosthodontics’ most recently introduced examination, specifically targeted to assess the candidates implant therapy skills including the biology of implant placement. This lecture is intended to introduce the audience to the exam as well as provide tips for case selection and preparation resources.
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. CT
Practical Understanding and Applications of Our Prosthodontic Materials
Stephen D. Campbell, DDS, MMSc, FACP
University of Illinois at Chicago
Advances in our materials and their fabrication processes challenge some of our historical concepts and how we have classically used them for our patients. Selection rationale and design principles for our final prostheses will be considered to ensure the best long-term outcomes for our patients while minimizing the risks of complications. Some emphasis will be placed on best practice application and selection of currently available ceramics.
This session will provide a practical overview of the engineering principles and materials we use fabricating fixed and removable prostheses in caring for our patients. This will include the key mechanical, physical, and esthetic properties of our most commonly used materials and how it impacts their application.
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
ACP Board Prep App
Stephen A. Wagner, DDS, FACP
The ACP Board Prep APP is an up-to-date board preparation tool for any prosthodontist studying for challenging the American Board of Prosthodontics' certification. This presentation describes the process of certification, areas of study that are emphasized by the board, and experiences of newly boarded prosthodontists.
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. CT
Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth
Nadim Baba, DMD, MSD, FACP
How best to restore an endodontically treated tooth is a question that prosthodontists often face. It begins with an evaluation of the feasibility and practicality of root canal therapy on a given tooth. The desired outcome depends on successful endodontic and restorative procedures and good interaction between the two components. Our understanding of the causes of failure has improved recently and research has changed our views on some old principles while consolidating others. Clinical success depends on our ability to employ innovative approaches using new materials and techniques.
This presentation will review selected clinically relevant research on the restoration along with various factors that can enhance the prognosis of pulpless teeth.
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. CT
Questions and Answers: The American Board of Prosthodontics
David R. Cagna, DMD, MS, FACP
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry
Thomas McGarry, DDS, FACP
University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry
This presentation will provide an update on the American Board of Prosthodontics (ABP) Examination, highlighting past exam results and recent changes in the ABP.
9:45 – 10:30 a.m. CT
Session B: Part 2 Treatment
Viensuong Nguyen, DDS, MDSc, FACP
University of Colorado
Preparation for the Boards is a lengthy and meticulous process that could yield some challenges in respect to case selection, treatment execution, documentation of the case, effective presentation and successful defense to examiners. This presentation aims to guide candidates to affectively complete the journey of challenging the Boards, Session B, Part 2 from start to finish.
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. CT
Session B: Part 3 Treatment
Robert W. Slauch, DDS, MDSc, FACP
The Section B, Part 3 examination is one of the requirements to complete the ABP Board Certification process. This presentation will cover a case presentation and the corresponding narrative that was used to pass this portion of the exam.
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CT
Session B: Part 4 Treatment
Alissa Brooke Mariano, DMD, FACP
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Section B, Part 4 is considered the removable portion of the exam. We will walk through the requirements needed and discuss proper case selection. We will also go through a passing case and providing helpful hints and tips.
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. CT
Section C: Scenario-Based Oral Examination
Carl F. Driscoll, DMD, FACP
University of Maryland Dental School
This session is designed to introduce the attendees to the Section C Exam process. The presentation will describe in detail the various aspects of the scenario exam and follow up with an interactive examination of the various segments by four volunteers from the attendees.
This virtual two-part course will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 25. Attendees should plan to attend both days. If you are unable to attend both days, the entire course will be available on-demand through April 30, 2022.
Access to the ACP Board Study Guide app for iOS and Android is included with registration. *Please Note: Access to the app will be given at the end of each business week, not immediately upon registration.*
This course is worth 7 CE credits, and is $300 for ACP members, $700 for non-members.
Continuing Education Credit
The American College of Prosthodontists is an ADA-CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professional in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
American College of Prosthodontists (Nationally) Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 11/1/18 to 10/31/2021 Provider ID# 214690
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