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OC Recognitions Program
OC Mastership is an distinguishing award granted to those elite clinicians who have advanced their training by completing OC’s Level 1-7 training curriculum in cranio-mandibular diagnosis, management and the related advanced methodologies and scientific protocols in the treatment of craniomandibular and musculoskeletal disorders implementing gneuromuscular (GNM) principles. This OC Mastership award recognizes these doctors who have disciplined themselves by advancing their understanding, skills and competency in comprehensive dentistry. To attain Mastership, all candidates must first attain Fellowship into this elite association. Doctors have successfully completed a comprehensive written examination along with submitting proven case studies displaying their exceptional proficiency and skills in obtaining treatment effectiveness.
The OC Mastership Program recognizes doctors who have achieved a Mastership in Craniomandibular Dentistry level among their peers. This achievement gives doctors eligibility to display the OC Mastership logo and designation “OCM”. A Mastership plaque and key have been designed for those candidates for Fellowship to be presented at the bi-annual OC Summit. Fellowships are not conferred in abstentia.
- Competency Verification: A written examination comprising of 40-50 multiple choice questions of the assimilated information from OC Level 1-7 with emphasis of testing from Level 5-7 course curriculum.
- Advanced NM Bite Refinement/K7 Scan Interpretation – Section V examination – validating dentists’ comprehension and understanding of mandibular postural optimization, mandibular trajectory protocols, K7 instrumentation management and key foundational knowledge of electromyography (EMG), computerized mandibular scanning (CMS – jaw tracking) and electrosonography (ESG) diagnostic and treatment scans, validating clinicians ability to administer K7 and low frequency Myomonitor TENS optimization protocols.
- Advanced Bite Management & Transfer – Section VI examination – validating dentists’ comprehension and understanding phase I orthotic and phase II restorative bite transfer protocols and principles.
- Advanced Micro Occlusion – Section VII examination – validating dentists’s comprehension and understanding of gnathologic and neuromuscular occlusal and TMD management protocols.
- Advanced Scan Interpretation – Section VIII examination – validating dentist’s comprehension and scan interpretation understanding of computerized mandibular scanning CMS – (jaw tracking), electromyography (EMG) and electrosonography (ESG).
- Clinical Proficiency Verification: Two (2) completed cases demonstrating clinical skills, knowledge and abilities in managing a craniomandibular compromised condition through phase II level finishing treatment. Full documentation of each case are submitted following OC’s Case Documentation Format for Mastership.
- Each documented case should display proficiency in completing a particular mode of comprehensive restorative or orthodontic phase II level of treatment in the diagnosis of the 4 categories of neuromuscular challenges recognized by OC’s training program. Advanced treatment planning knowledge and understanding are displayed in each case demonstrating the doctors effectiveness of how well each case was handled from Phase I stabilization to Phase II completion using objective monitoring systems, photos and monitoring forms as proof to assess the treatment effectiveness, stability of the following areas: 1) masticatory muscles stability, 2) occlusal stability, 3) TM joint stability, 4) Central Nervous System (CNS) stability and 5) other orofacial areas.
- Provide documentation of completion of at least one hundred twelve (112) continuing TMD education hours in the preceding five (5) years.
- Provide a letter of recommendation from a current OC Master or OC Diplomate or member of OC’s Advanced 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 Mastership Award.
- All Mastership candidates must submit written application to document interest in the Mastership credentialing process.
- All submitted cases must be recent within a twenty-four (24) month period.
- All Mastership candidates will provide two (2) fully documented cases showing supportive evidence validating clinical proficiency and treatment effectiveness for Mastership status.
- A completed ”OC Case Documentation form”*, providing all of the necessary information of each case submitted as per OC case presentation format.**
- Each case submitted by the Mastership candidate should be of an advanced nature involving phase I orthotic stabilization to full mouth restorative/prosthetic and or orthodontic treatment in nature.
- Each case should involve document treatment of one or more of the following categories: 1) Cervical dysfunction, 2) TMJ primary, Class II division 2 and or Anterior open bite.
- 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. K7 computerized mandibular scans (jaw tracking), Electromyography (EMG) and Electrosonography (ESG) scans pre operative, mid treatment and post treatment scans should also be used to detail the physiologic resting and functional status 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 CD Power Point or equivalent format.
Mastership Maintenance Requirements:
- All OC Masters must maintain their membership in good standing and must attend at least one OC sponsored or co-sponsored meeting every three (3) years.
OC Mastership documentation should be sent to:
OC Regulatory Review Board
Attention: Dr. Clayton A. Chan
9061 West Post Road, Las Vegas, NV 89148
Tele: (702) 271-2950
All applications and documentation should arrive at least six to eight weeks prior to the OC Summit at which you wish your credentials to be presented. Please also send 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 Bi-Annual OC Summits. Testing will take about 1-1.5 hours long.
Mastership 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 Mastership 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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