IAACD Accreditation Process
How to become an Accredited Cosmetic Dentist
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IAACD Accreditation Process

The Indian Academy of Aesthetic & Cosmetic Dentistry offers its Life Members an opportunity to become accredited members of the Academy. The accreditation process provides an excellent opportunity for members to enhance their clinical skills as well as their knowledge with respect to Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry.

Accreditation Criteria & Process:

Life Membership to the IAACD is a primary requirement to become an Accredited Member. The validity period of the membership is a minimum of 13 months to allow the candidate to start the Accreditation process. Further, the candidate should have attended at least two national level meets in the past four years. Such a candidate, on completion of the above-mentioned criteria has to pay the Accreditation fee (Rs. 2000/- for Part 1 & Rs. 3000/- for Part 2) and can appear for the Accreditation process.
The accreditation process consists of two parts.

Part 1 of the Accreditation Process:

The candidate must submit before/after photographs of five aesthetic clinical cases- preferably in a PowerPoint (.pptx) format along with the application to appear for the Part I examination.

The Part I exam is essentially a multiple choicewritten examination where the candidate has to answer 50 MCQs pertaining to various aspects of Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry.The time allotted for this is 1 hour. A minimum of 70% marks (35/50) must be obtained to clear the Part I process.

Part 2 of the Accreditation Process:

Upon clearing the first part, the candidate is eligible to appear for the Final (Part 2) exam during the subsequent IAACD conference (registration to the conference is compulsory). The Part II Exam consists of a Bench Test, Aesthetic Case Presentation & the Grand Viva.

Bench test:

Candidates have to do a direct composite veneer buildup on a prepared natural central Incisor as well as an esthetic buildup for a large Class 1 cavity prepared on a natural molar. The total time allotted for this is 1.5hrs. Participants have to bring their working model with neatly mounted (anatomically with a clear gingival profile) 3 extracted anterior teeth (preferably from the same patient)- two upper centrals & one lateral incisor in contact with each other. The molar (upper or lower) should be mounted on the same model too. Please make a preparation for a composite veneer on the middle central incisor & a large Class 1 cavity (involving at least 3/4th of the occlusal surface) on the molar beforehand.

The veneer and the posterior restoration will be judged on various parameters such as the overall form& anatomy, marginal adaptation, contours, line angles, surface texture, internal characterizations, color match, finish & polish etc.

Participants will be provided an air-rotor connection and a micro-motor and light cure unit (if possible, please bring your own micro-motors & light cure units). Participants are required to bring their own air-rotor as well as a micro-motor contra-angle handpiece.Participants are also required to bring all the composite material that they will be using along with all necessary instruments, burs and finishing/polishing kits.

Grand Viva:

During the Grand Viva, the candidate will have to present an Anterior Aesthetic case- properly documented from the start to finish. The case presentation will have to be made on a PowerPoint or a Keynote presentation (either on a Laptop or on a screen if logistics permit it). The presentation will be only for 5mins and the candidate will be asked questions on the case in addition to other aspects of Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry.

Repeat Exam:

In case a candidate is unable to clear the exam, there is a provision for a repeat exam. There is no fee for 1st attempt for Part 1 exam if the candidate appears for it at the next conference. Full fee for repeat of Part 2 Bench test. There is no fee for repeat of the Viva.

The candidate, upon clearing the final accreditation exam, will receive the IAACD Accreditation Plaque & Certificate during a special ceremony at the subsequent Annual IAACD Conference and will join a niche group of Accredited Members of the Indian Academy of Aesthetic & Cosmetic Dentistry.