One can take the written test at any time and schedule for their slide presentation slot. Generally, the slide presentations will be evaluated by the Certification Committee members via Skype and/ or teleconference throughout the year, as determined by the Committee and according to demand.
*Member in good standing:
Attends at least the yearly ABD seminar. Is an active member on the ABD website.
Uses and ethically promotes his/ her BMD skills commensurate with their level of education, training,and understanding.
** Approved Courses:
The below cases must show proficiency with cusp replacement, usage of Ribbond, caries endpoint protocols, management of cracks into dentin, proper adhesion and IDS, biobase creation and occlusion. Showing the art and science of performing a minimally invasive procedure with maximum seal and thus returning the patient’s tooth structure to closely mimic that of Mother Nature.
Select 12 separate cases in total to present to the fellowship committee to demonstrate your Biomimetic proficiency- Please show a variety of biomimetic case studies, and show all stress-reducing and bond maximizing steps. Demonstrate caries removal endpoint protocols, Ribbond techniques, layering techniques, isolation, etc. and describe the steps taken along the way as outlined below.
Case types should include a variety of the following…
Advanced options can be included, however, they are not required for the Fellowship.
Exceptions may be made with committee approval.
The above cases must show proficiency with cusp replacement, usage of Ribbond, caries end point protocols, management of cracks into dentin, proper adhesion and IDS, biobase creation and occlusion. Showing the art and science of performing a minimally invasive procedure with maximum seal and thus returning the patient’s tooth structure to closely mimic that of Mother Nature.
***By start to finish is meant the following steps shown with written and photographic evidence. The number of minimum slide guidelines is presented in the checklist below:
Case presentations for Fellowship should be overseen by the assigned mentor and presented on the Thursday of our annual conference before the Fellowship Committee Board. If approved, the Fellowship candidates will have their certificate presented during the main conference in front of all attendees.
List title and category of the type of Biomimetic Restoration being presented.
Once certified by the Board the Doctor may promote and post their new Fellow Membership level status, FABD on the website and any other marketing vehicle.
**Note: At this time the ABD recognizes If you’ve attended the following:
Therefore, one may use any combination of these courses TOWARD YOUR FELLOWSHIP. Once the required 28 additional CE hours are reached and you have been an Accredited member for 2 or more years one can submit for their Fellowship certification packet.
Side note: clarification of ABD Instructors.
All other instructors ideally should be Fellows if they wish to teach and be recommended by the ABD.
FURTHER, THE ABD CAN LIST THEIR COURSES AND PUT THAT ON OUR WEBSITE AS APPROVED BY THE BOARD.
We may also select various lecturers to our ABD meetings who are not fellows in the ABD at our discretion if it parallels our biomimetic standards.
For those members who have been involved with BMD and the ABD For many years, you can apply to take your Accreditation test and once passed apply for your fellowship. In other words, if you have met the fellowship pre-requisites and have been involved with your membership for the required years you may fast track toward your Fellowship Status.
Please do not confuse our certification levels with the Website Membership Packages! Website Membership and Listing packages are separate from one’s certification level.
As a member one can pay the yearly dues to have a BASIC LISTING OR AN ADVANCED LISTING PACKAGE. One can see on the ABD website the benefits each of these listing PACKAGES provides.