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The Fellow examination is only given in English. If needed, an interpreter will be permitted for the oral/case examination. The interpreters will be supplied by the AAID, with the applicant being responsible for the cost of this service. The fee for translation services will be based on the prevailing rate at the time of the examination and must be paid at least 30 days before the examination date.
Each case must be on a different patient and must be complete with the final prosthesis in function for at least one year by the beginning of the examination period. Candidates must submit five (5) cases for in-depth discussion with the examiners. The candidate must have performed both the surgical and prosthetic treatment for each of these cases.
The submitted reports become the property of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and will not be returned.
Applying for the Examination
Applications must be received in the AAID Headquarters Office by February 1, either by mail, email, or fax. The application fee of $1,085 must be included with the application unless the applicant has opted to take the Fellow examination instead of Part 2 of the Associate Fellow examination. In that case, the $250 application processing fee is required with the Fellow application. The fee to retake the Fellow examination is $400. Fees are nonrefundable. All payments must be in U.S. dollars. The oral examination fee is $599.
Candidates must list the cases that they will present for examination in their application for the oral/case examination. Candidates must choose five (5) cases for in-depth discussion with the examiners. The candidate must have performed both the surgical and prosthetic treatment for each of these five (5) cases. Each case must be on a different patient and must be complete with the final prosthesis in function for at least one year by the beginning of the examination period.
Note: The application window for the Associate Fellow and Fellow oral examinations is currently closed. Applications will re-open in the fall and will be due on February 1.
Applications can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 211 E. Chicago Avenue, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611. All payments must be in U.S. dollars; make checks payable to the AAID.
When applications for the examination are received in the Headquarters Office, each candidate is issued an examination number. Candidates use their assigned number to identify all materials submitted for the examination. Case reports are due in the Headquarters Office 45 days before the examination period begins. Applicants will be notified of the specific date and time of their examinations after their case reports are received in the Headquarters Office.
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What happens at the Fellow examination?
For the Fellow examination, candidates review a written description, a panograph and a photograph for five (5) standardized cases and then respond to questions related to treatment of the case. Fellow candidates must demonstrate in-depth, advanced knowledge of all phases of implant dentistry.
Each candidate must submit and present five (5) cases on five (5) different patients for in-depth discussion with the examiners. The case examination is based on the five (5) cases submitted by the candidate and follows a case presentation and discussion format.
On the examination day, the candidate's appointment for examination will be approximately 3 hours. Notifications of the specific appointment date and time are not distributed until after the case report submission deadline.
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Each Fellow candidate must submit and present five (5) cases on five (5) different patients for presentation to the examiners. The candidate must have provided surgical and/or restorative treatment for each of the submitted cases.
- The cases presented for the examination must include implants that are at least 3 mm in diameter.
- Each case must be on a different patient.
- Candidates may not submit the same case(s) as another candidate.
- Each case must be complete with the final prosthesis of the candidate's choice.
- The case must be in function for at least one year by the beginning of the examination period. Function is measured from the date of the final prosthesis to the first day of the examination period.
- DO NOT SUBMIT CASES OF LESS THAN ONE YEAR IN FUNCTION FROM DATE OF THE FINAL PROSTHESIS DELIVERY.
The five (05) cases for presentation at examination must meet the following criteria:
- Edentulous mandible or maxilla with a full arch removable implant overdenture, utilizing two (2) or more implants.
- Edentulous posterior maxilla with pneumatized maxillary sinus requiring at least 5 mm of sinus augmentation and two (2) or more implants and its restoration.
- Anterior maxilla with one or more root form implants and its restoration.
- Any extraction with immediate implant placement or extraction with ridge preservation and delayed implant placement and its restoration.
- Edentulous mandible or maxilla with four (4) or more root form implants supporting a fixed complete implant prosthesis.
All the cases must be in function for a minimum of one year at the time of the examination.
Failure to comply with these case report guidelines, including the radiographs, photographs, and medical histories, will greatly affect the candidate's case report score.
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