Periospectives July-September 2013 : Page 10

ACADEMY News Advocating g for you and your patients: Maint a ining hig hest educ ati o nal st andards Revised Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Periodontics were approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) in January. They will become effective on January 1, 2014. This is a significant achievement because one of the Academy’s most important responsibilities is to monitor and update these standards since they help define the periodontist’s scope of practice, and in turn, protect the patients we all treat. These new standards signal the end of a two-year revision process that included vetting by periodontal postdoctoral program directors, the AAP’s Task Force to Monitor Sedation, and communities of interest. The new document, which was shepherded through the process by CODA Commissioner Dr. Henry Greenwell, reflects the commitment of a large group of member volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure that the standards capture current practice as well as make room for future training needs for periodontal residents. Major changes include expanded interpretation of radiographs to include three-dimensional images; provisionalization of dental implants; training to competency in moderate sedation; and required training in the management of peri-implant diseases. Your Academy continues to advocate for practicing periodontists and the students who represent the future of the specialty. The new training standards can be viewed at ada.org . Following approval of the periodontics standards, a special AAP task force reviewed the educational requirements of other specialties. The group paid particular attention to those that included proposals for surgical training. As a result of this due diligence and support from broader communities represented on CODA, surgical standards stipulate that residents be educated to competency. Specifically, for specialties that surgically place implants, educational programs are to train residents to competency and include appropriate didactic training. Additionally, disciplines will need to address whether the required program duration must be lengthened to allow sufficient time for residents to achieve didactic and surgical competency. The Academy applauds its member volunteers who have worked so effectively to advance educational standards on behalf of future periodontal students and the public who will be served by them. At its recent meeting in August, the AAP Board of Trustees appointed member Dr. Michael P. Mills to serve as CODA commissioner from 2014 to 2018. AAP Perio spectives | 10

Advocating For You And Your Patients

Maintaining highest educational standards

Revised Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Periodontics were approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) in January. They will become effective on January 1, 2014. This is a significant achievement because one of the Academy’s most important responsibilities is to monitor and update these standards since they help define the periodontist’s scope of practice, and in turn, protect the patients we all treat.

These new standards signal the end of a two-year revision process that included vetting by periodontal postdoctoral program directors, the AAP’s Task Force to Monitor Sedation, and communities of interest. The new document, which was shepherded through the process by CODA Commissioner Dr. Henry Greenwell, reflects the commitment of a large group of member volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure that the standards capture current practice as well as make room for future training needs for periodontal residents. Major changes include expanded interpretation of radiographs to include three-dimensional images; provisionalization of dental implants; training to competency in moderate sedation; and required training in the management of peri-implant diseases.

Your Academy continues to advocate for practicing periodontists and the students who represent the future of the specialty. The new training standards can be viewed at ada.org.

Following approval of the periodontics standards, a special AAP task force reviewed the educational requirements of other specialties. The group paid particular attention to those that included proposals for surgical training. As a result of this due diligence and support from broader communities represented on CODA, surgical standards stipulate that residents be educated to competency. Specifically, for specialties that surgically place implants, educational programs are to train residents to competency and include appropriate didactic training. Additionally, disciplines will need to address whether the required program duration must be lengthened to allow sufficient time for residents to achieve didactic and surgical competency.

The Academy applauds its member volunteers who have worked so effectively to advance educational standards on behalf of future periodontal students and the public who will be served by them. At its recent meeting in August, the AAP Board of Trustees appointed member Dr. Michael P. Mills to serve as CODA commissioner from 2014 to 2018.

Read the full article at http://onlinedigeditions.com/article/Advocating+For+You+And+Your+Patients/1500808/174530/article.html.

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