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Practical Implant Education

AAID MaxiCourse

FAQ

MaxiCourse FAQ

Is the fellowship recognized in the United States? Can I practice there?

The Associate Fellow and Fellow examinations are for credentialed membership in the AAID, not for licensure to practice dentistry in the United States. These prestigious memberships indicate that the dentists voluntarily participated in and passed an examination by their peers during which their knowledge of and proficiency in surgical and prosthetic dental implant treatment were evaluated.

How do I maintain the Associate Fellowship?

To maintain Associate Fellow membership in the AAID, the dentist must pay annual dues. The current annual dues for Associate Fellow and Fellow members are 600 USD, the rate that has been in effect since 1996.

What is the Associate Fellowship Examination Fee?

The application fee for the Associate Fellow examination, which has two parts, is 950 USD. The application fee includes both parts of the examination.

Part 1, which is a written examination, may be taken in either a print or computer-based format. The computer-based format is given at Pearson Vue Testing Centers, which are located throughout the world. Both formats are available in the United States and only the computer-based format is available in other countries.

After passing Part 1, candidates may apply to take Part 2, which includes an oral examination and the defense of three cases as specified in the Requirements for the Associate Fellow Membership Examination. Part 2 is given in the United States only. Every other year it is given in an International location. Both parts of the examination must be completed successfully within four years after passing the written examination.

When is the Associate Fellowship Oral Examination held?

Part 2 (oral/case) of the examination is given in Chicago, Illinois, USA once a year, usually in late April or early May. The application deadline each year is February 1.

Does attendance at the course assure a participant of the AAID fellowship or Associate Fellowship?

No. The Course only fulfills educational requirements for the AAID Associate Fellowship. These credentials can be gained only by success in the examinations that have to be passed after completing educational requirements.

What is the difference between Associate Fellowship and Fellowship?

An Associate Fellowship is gained after success in the examination following completion of educational requirements stipulating 300 hours of implant dentistry education. In addition, the participant has to fulfill requirements for an oral examination and a case presentation of three cases - a single tooth replacement, a restoration of an edentulous segment of two or more teeth with implants and a completely edentulous case restored with implants.
The AAID Fellowship requires additional criteria to be fulfilled including success with another examination, case presentations of several cases and additional educational stipulations. Details are available on the AAID website at www.aaid.com

Does a participant necessarily have to take the Associate Fellowship Examination?

No. A participant may take the MaxiCourse® sheerly to broaden his education in the field of implantology. The Associate Fellowship examination is a must only for those who wish to pursue this credential. Also, one can also take the Associate Fellowship examination at some other point in the future as the educational requirements continue to be fulfilled, unless of course the AAID redefines criteria.

What happens if a participant does not get a Visa to go to United States?

The Course Director along with the AAID, will help every candidate to pursue fulfillment of the requirements for visa grant in an individual case and help the participant as far as possible. Nevertheless, it is the candidate's responsibility to satisfy requirements of the United States Government in this regard.

Is the associate Fellowship or Fellowship recognized in other part of the world?

Yes. In several parts of the world the Associate Fellowship or Fellowship of the AAID is an acknowledged credential that represents quality training in implantology and skill in the art and science of implant dentistry. In Abu Dhabi the Maxicourse is recognized by the Health Authorities-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and a unique ID # has been assigned for credits

Who will be the Examiner for the Examination?

The members of the AAID Admissions and Credentials Board, which is appointed by the AAID Board of Trustees, conduct the oral/case examination.

Clinical sessions FAQ

What Implant system or kit will be used in the clinical sessions?

The course is not system oriented. As such several systems will be taught during the course. Generally, the participants will be allowed the opportunity to use a variety of implant systems available in Asia during the clinical sessions. Participants will be provided with the implant kit for all systems available in Asia. In addition, equipment such as physiodispensers and surgical kits will also be provided.

When do the clinical sessions start?

The clinical sessions will begin soon after the completion of the modules teaching the surgical curriculum. This will ensure that the participants understand surgical principles prior to their first experience with implant placement.

Where will the clinical demonstration be held?

The Clinical Demonstrations will be held at state of the art Clinical Centers in Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, and Penang, which are suitably equipped with projection and multimedia facilities for the same. Clinical Demonstrations are not be confused with Clinical Sessions. Clinical demonstrations will be performed by Course Faculty and will include implants of different types. Patients for the clinical demonstrations will be selected carefully and will reflect mainstream implant cases.

Is the MaxiCourse® a Diploma or Degree course?

The MaxiCourse® is an Educational Requirement for the Associate Fellowship of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is not to be understood as a Diploma or Degree Course. The Curriculum is an elaborate scientific spread that covers various aspects of the science and art of implant dentistry and is aimed at providing clinical acumen and proficiency for its participants.

Which system will be taught during MaxiCourse® ?

The curriculum content of the MaxiCourse® is not system based but a minimum of 4 accepted and available root form systems as well as other modalities of implant therapy includes root form as well as other modalities of implant therapy.

How many participants will be there in a clinical session?

There would be a total of 10 participants who will simultaneously operate and an equal number who will assist. The team will then switch where the assistant will do the surgery.

What if I miss a module or session?

The MaxiCourse® is a 300 hour educational curriculum that fulfills educational requirements for the Associate Fellowship of the AAID. Missing a module or session results in a loss of credit hours that fulfill this requirement. In exceptional cases, such absence and the extent of loss will be evaluated by the Course Director at his discretion. Attending participants may go to other venues in Asia to fulfill the requirements or may come to future Maxicourse for making up the lost credit hours.

What if I miss a module or session?

The MaxiCourse® is a 300 hour educational curriculum that fulfils educational requirements for the Associate Fellowship of the AAID. Missing a module or session results in a loss of credit hours that fulfill this requirement. In exceptional cases, such absence and the extent of loss will be evaluated by the Course Director at his discretion. Attending participants may go to other venues in Asia to fulfill the requirements or may come to future maxicourse for making up the lost credit hours.

What is the level of difficulty of the course?

The course is tailored for those starting out on Implantology as much as it will cater to the thirst of the most discerning learner. MaxiCourse® attendees are constituted by both, mature Implantologists as well as beginners. By the second module, standardization of the teaching format will ensure a live knowledge of Implantology for everyone.

Will I receive a certificate even if I do not take the examination?

Yes. A course completion certificate as described above will be awarded to you. This certificate will specify that you have undergone will specify that you have undergone 300 Credit Hours of didactic training in oral Implantology. This certificate is recognized as fulfilling the quality training criteria, even if you do not choose to pursue the Associate Fellowship of Fellowship Examinations. However completion of a library dissertation on a given topic is one of the requirements for course completion. The topic will be given during the second module and the participants will have ample time to submit their assignment before the conclusion of the course.

Course Fees FAQ

What is the cancellation policy for the fees?

If you are unable to attend the MaxiCourse® after you have registered, you must notify us in writing no later than 20 days prior to the start date to receive a refund. No refunds for program fees will be made after this date.

Course Faculty FAQ

Are the faculty credentialed by AAID?

Yes. The faculty are experts in implant dentistry and/or are credentialed by American Academy of Implant Dentistry/ recognized teaching faculty of reputed dental schools.

Miscellaneous FAQ

What should I do to procure visa for the maxicourse at a particular venue?

The Course Director along with the AAID, will help every candidate to pursue fulfillment of the requirements for visa grant in an individual case and help the participant as far as possible. Nevertheless, it is the candidate's responsibility to satisfy requirements of the particular country's visa regulations in this regard.

How can I arrange accommodation for the modules?

The Course coordinator will help the participant in guiding about the available accommodation near the venue for the course. Nevertheless, it is the candidate's financial responsibility to book their accommodation. For further guidance please contact the course coordinator of your venue.