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Section D Checklist

The Section D Patient(s): 

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 examination. 

For the implant treatments being examined, the following well-composed, high-quality, color images are required (missing elements will result in candidate disqualification and forfeiture of the examination fee): 

Pre-Treatment Photographic Documentation of Maxilla, Mandible, and of Anticipated Surgical Site: 

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

Pre-Treatment Radiographic Imaging, to Include Anticipated Implant Site(s): 

  • Dental radiographic images appropriate for comprehensive analysis.
  • Documentation of the anticipated surgical site:
    • Cross-sectional images from 3-dimensional imaging of anticipated implant sites (cross-sectional images to include mesial-distal, buccal-lingual, and coronal slices of the anticipated implant sites).

Treatment Documentation:

  • Demonstration of surgical site(s) after implant placement showing soft tissue management and implant position consistent with prosthetic treatment plan. 
  • Occlusal and lateral views of the 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 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 completed prostheses. 
  • Must have 2- and/or 3-dimensional dental radiographic images appropriate for demonstration of comprehensive care.
  • When 3-dimensional imaging is used in the post-treatment assessment, cross-sectional images of the implant sites must be shown (cross-sectional images to include mesial-distal, buccal-lingual, and coronal slices of the implant sites).
  • When cement-retained prostheses are part of the treatment being examined, clear photographic documentation of all abutments (stock or custom), 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 patient treatments are required and must be available for review during the examination. Magnetic mounting plates are the preferred method for cast mountings. 

PLEASE NOTE: Additional photographic/radiographic documentation may be provided at the candidate’s discretion.

PLEASE NOTE: The presentation should include one photographic image per screen. Periapical and bite-wing radiographic images may be grouped to include more than one image per screen. However, each panoramic or CBCT image incorporated in the presentation must be displayed on separate screens and not grouped.

PLEASE NOTE: This checklist is not intended to contain all information required for this examination. The candidate is encouraged to thoroughly review the entire Examination Guidelines for the Certification Process in preparation for the examination.