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OC Recognitions Program
OC Fellow is a distinction award granted to qualified clinicians who have completed OC’s Level 1-4 advanced training in gneuromuscular science, diagnostics and applications. They have successfully completed a comprehensive written examination along with documented case studies displaying their advanced understanding and clinical abilities to receive this achievement award. The OC Fellowship Program allows doctors to earn this unique and prized Fellowship among an elite group of peers. Once the OC Fellow status has been achieved, doctors are eligible to display the OC Fellow logo and designation “OCF”.
A Fellowship plaque and key have been designed for those candidates for Fellowship to be presented at the OC Summit meeting. Fellowships are not conferred in abstentia.
- Competency Verification: A written examination comprising of 60-70 multiple choice and true/false questions of the assimilated information from OC Level 1-4 course curriculum.
- Advanced Principles of Physiologic Occlusion – Section 1 examination – validating the dentists’ comprehension and understanding of foundational principles of physiology, musculoskeletal occlusal diagnosis and clinical application of neuromuscular and gneuromuscular phase I stabilization protocols, validating clinicians ability to administer low frequency Myomonitor TENS optimization protocols.
- Advanced Diagnostic Principles – Section II examination – validating dentists’ comprehension and understanding of diagnostic data gathering and interpretation protocols.
- Advanced Treatment Planning – Section III examination – validating dentists’ comprehension and understanding of the 4 major TMD categories of NM challenges and foundational EMG diagnostic scan interpretation.
- Micro Occlusion – Section IV examination – validating dentists’ comprehension and understanding of occlusal anatomy, occlusal management and carving of an anatomical orthosis principles.
- Clinical Proficiency Verification: Case documentation of four (4) Phase I cases involve cervical dysfunction, TMD primary, Class II Div. 2 and anterior open bite tendency problems related to restorative, implants, prosthetics and or natural dentition within the past 24 months.
- Documented cases should each display proficiency in diagnosis of the craniomandibular problem, an overall treatment plan and validation of treatment effectiveness in phase I stabilization process using written monitoring systems and photographic documentation to validate clinical effectiveness in the assessment of: 1) masticatory muscles stability, 2) occlusal stability, 3) TM joint stability, 4) Central Nervous System (CNS) stability and 5) other orofacial areas of stability that supports phase I treatment effectiveness.
- Provide documentation of completion of at least sixty (60) continuing TMD education hours in the preceding five (5) years.
- Provide a letter of recommendation from a current OC Fellow, OC Master, OC Diplomat or members of OC’s Dental Credentials Committee.
- Submit a current Curriculum Vitae.
Case Documentation: What is required?
OC’s Regulatory Review Board has established the following protocol for documentation and created OC Case Documentation forms for the Fellowship Award.
- All Fellowship candidates must submit written application to document interest in the Fellowship credentialing process prior to taking the written examination.
- All submitted cases must be recent within a twenty-four (24) month period before taking the written exam or twenty-four (24) months after taking the exam.
- All Fellowship Candidates will provide four (4) fully documented cases showing supportive evidence validating clinical proficiency and treatment effectiveness for Fellowship.
- A completed ”OC Case Documentation Form”*, providing all of the necessary information of each case submitted as per OC case presentation format.**
- Each case study should be of an advanced nature involving the phase I orthotic stabilization process.
- Provide complete documentation including copies of pre-operative and post-operative lateral cephalograms, plain film tomography or CBCT/ICAT joint imaging in MIP and maximum opening.
- Additional documentation should include copies of pre-operative evaluation and planning forms, lab work authorization forms, and/or treatment consent forms, patient subjective summary log, pre- existing musculoskeletal occlusal signs and symptoms to further detail the documentation of each case.
- Provide copies of pre operative and post operative, intra oral and extra oral photographs of model casts before and after bite registration, supporting photos of orthotic intra orally at initial delivery and after stabilization per OC’s Case Documentation Format.
- All records must be submitted digitally in Power Point or equivalent format.
- OC Fellowship EXAMPLE CASE DOCUMENTATION FORMAT
Fellowship Maintenance Requirements:
- All OC Fellows must maintain their membership in good standing and must attend at least one OC Summit sponsored or audit one of OC’s courses every three (3) years.
OC Fellowship documentation should be sent to:
OC Credentialing Review Board
Attention: Dr. Clayton A. Chan
9061 West Post Road, Las Vegas, NV 89148
Telephone: (702) 271-2950
All applications and supporting documentation should arrive at least six to eight weeks prior to OCF examination date for review. Your Fellowship credentials will be presented to you at the OC Summit meeting. Please send documentation via digital disc or USB your data via Fed-Ex, DHL, Airborne Express, Express Mail, UPS, or similar carrier in order to expedite delivery and guarantee the safety of the records. The sender should retain receipt of same.
The exam is offered by special arrangements prior to the OC Summit meeting or on a special arranged OCF examination date. Testing will take about 1-1.5 hours.
- Examination Dates to be arranged by contacting Jane at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship Status Maintenance:
- Issues as malpractice claims history, criminal convictions, sexual misconduct allegations/investigations, child abuse allegations/investigations and substance abuse are a bases to lose Fellowship Status.
- Ongoing Fellowship status: involves ongoing monitoring of dentist’s proficiency. Credentialing sanctions by OC’s Credentialing Review Board includes updating DEA/state licensing registration and credentials.
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