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Requirements & Format of Presentation

Requirements & Format of Presentation

The candidate will provide a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation depicting the surgical placement and restoration of a minimum of two (2) implants in one or more partially edentulous or completely edentulous patients. The candidate must surgically place a minimum of two (2) implants for the treatments being examined. A document attesting to this will be supplied by the ABP and must be signed by the candidate at the time of the examination. 

For the implant treatments being examined, the following well-composed, high-quality, color images are required: 

Pre-treatment photographic documentation of maxilla, mandible, and of anticipated surgical site(s): 

  • Teeth and/or prostheses in maximal intercuspal position (front, left lateral and right lateral views). 
  • Lateral and occlusal views of surgical site.  

Pre-treatment radiographic imaging, to include anticipated implant site(s): 

  • Dental radiographic images appropriate for comprehensive analysis. 
  • Forms of documentation of the anticipated surgical site: 
    • 2-dimensional imaging with documentation of volume underlying bone; and/or 
    • 3-dimensional imaging of anticipated implant site(s) (cross sectional images extending to adjacent structures — within approximately 6 mm mesial and distal of the site). 

Treatment documentation: 

  • Demonstration of surgical site(s) with osteotomy(s) after implant placement showing soft tissue management and implant position consistent with prosthetic treatment plan. 
  • Occlusal and lateral views of surgical site post implant placement demonstrating wound healing. 
  • For all treatments presented, lateral and occlusal photographs demonstrating soft tissue (emergence) contours with and without interim prostheses where utilized. 

Post-treatment intraoral photographic images: 

  • Front, left lateral, and right lateral views of teeth and/or prostheses in maximal intercuspal position. 
  • Occlusal view of definitive prostheses. 

Post-treatment demonstration of care consistent with comprehensive planning and treatment: 

  • Must have photographic images (front, left lateral and right lateral views). 
  • Must have mounted dental casts that include all dental prostheses. 
  • Must have 2- and/or 3-dimensional dental radiographic images appropriate for demonstration of comprehensive care. 

Additional factors: 

  • When cement-retained prostheses are part of the treatment being examined, clear photographic documentation of all involved abutments, prior to cementation, must be included in the presentation. 
  • When overdentures are part of the treatment, clear documentation of the definitive abutments or bars and attachments in the prostheses must be included in the presentation. 
  • Additional photographic and radiographic documentation may be provided at the candidate’s discretion. Only high-quality digital images are acceptable. All images presented by candidates must be original with no alterations except peripheral cropping. Presentation of images with unauthorized alterations (including but not limited to “instant alpha” or similar, background elimination, or like manipulations) will result in automatic disqualification of the candidate and forfeiture of the examination fee. The presentation should include one (1) photographic image per screen. Periapical and bite-wing radiographic images may be grouped to include more than one (1) image per screen; however, each panoramic or CBCT image incorporated in the presentation must be displayed on separate screens and not grouped. 
  • For both implant treatments, additional documentation may be presented. Although there is no limit to the number of images included, the presentation segment of the examination must be completed in 20 minutes or less. 
  • Articulated diagnostic and post-treatment casts for both implant treatments are required and must be available for review during the examination. Magnetic mounting plates are required for securing casts to the articulator.