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IAPD Fellowship is Underway!

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Vision:

To advance knowledge of Paediatric Dentistry worldwide and to inspire a lifetime pursuit of learning to improve child oral health.

Mission:

Advancing children’s oral health by conferring fellowship to qualified dentists who meet standards of excellence and are committed to continuous learning and improvement.

About The IAPD Fellowship:

We are very excited to announce that the IAPD has a new IAPD Fellowship Examination in Paediatric Dentistry!

The IAPD Fellowship in Paediatric Dentistry is open to IAPD members in good standing and will be designed to test knowledge, and as such forms part of the overall assessment of training. 

The Fellowship is administered and governed by a professional and independent examination committee, under the auspices of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD).

Paediatric dentists can earn fellow status based on education, licensure, and successful completion of the qualifying examination. The examination will be held on the 25th April 2023.

IAPD Fellowship is an attestation of provider knowledge in paediatric dentistry and its application to provide quality clinical care.

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Fellows may promote their status by using direct association with their names, 

Fellow of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry

or the initials,

FIAPD.

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How to become a Fellow of IAPD

To achieve the IAPD Fellowship certificate in Paediatric Dentistry the following requirements have to be met:-

Graduation

from a dental school recognized by the appropriate authorities of the country of the applicant.

Membership

current professional member in good standing of the IAPD.

Possession

of a valid, unrestricted state license to practice dentistry.

Verification

of attendance at local, regional or international meetings sponsored or co-sponsored by IAPD and/or its National-Member Society with a minimum of 16 hours of education in topics relevant to the practice of paediatric dentistry.

Actively

practicing exclusively or with a significant emphasis in paediatric dentistry for at least 3 years.

Successful

completion of the Fellowship examination covering comprehensive oral health care for infants, children, adolescents and special needs.

Commitment

to life-long continuing education.

Examination

The IAPD Fellowship Online Examination is designed to test knowledge and form part of the overall assessment of training.

Applications close:

The exam will take place online:

31st March 2023

25th April 2023

The exam:

1. 100 multiple-choice questions

2. Two-hour examination session

3. Understanding of scientific, biological and clinical principals.

4. The examination tests knowledge and applied knowledge.

5. The examination is in the form of multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

6. The examination is delivered only in English.

7. The examination is based on but not limited to the IAPD Foundational Articles and Consensus Recommendations developed by the IAPD Science Committee
https://iapdworld.org/publications/iapd-consensus-recommendations/

8. All questions require a single best answer.

· Each candidate must have a personal computer that has a microphone and camera and secure internet access. Candidates need to be able to take the exam in a quiet, private place not in a public or institution location.

· A proctor will monitor candidates remotely throughout the duration of the exam, giving technical assistance, where necessary, and ensuring candidates do not have the ability to cheat or copy questions.

· Copying or cheating of any form will result in immediate exclusion from the ongoing examination as well as exclusion from future applications to sit the examination. Copying or cheating will also result in membership from the IAPD being withdrawn and exclusion from future applications to join the IAPD.

· The decision will be at the discretion of the examination committee.

· It is strictly forbidden to either copy or disclose the examination questions in any way. All examination content is confidential.

Fees

The Fellowship application and examination fees set for the 2023 examination are as follows:

Application fee is payable upon application.

Exam fee is required following approval of candidates application and confirmation of eligibility to take exam.

No refund of the examination fee is made for cancellations, withdrawals or not attending the examination.

Reduced fees may apply to IAPD supported members. Requests should be made to the IAPD fellowship committee exam@iapdfellowship.com

Eligibility

1. Qualified dental practitioner (dentist) with current and active full dental licensure. 

2. Current professional member in good standing of the IAPD Membership Categories – IAPD (iapdworld.org)

3. No existing legal issues against the applicant (malpractice, ethical etc.)

4. Actively practicing exclusively or with a significant emphasis in paediatric dentistry for at least 3 years.

5. Continuing interest in paediatric dentistry: Proof of attendance at local, regional or international meetings sponsored or co-sponsored by IAPD and/or its National-Member Societies, with a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education in topics relevant to the practice of paediatric dentistry. This can be attained by registering for and watching IAPD webinars IAPD Webinars – IAPD (iapdworld.org) or IAPD videos IAPD Lecture Video Centre – IAPD (iapdworld.org).

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Apply

Applications are now open!

Please note that by registering for the IAPD fellowship examination:

1. The candidate gives consent to IAPD to process his/her personal data exclusively related to the organization of the given examination, determination of the examination result, maintenance of registry of successful/unsuccessful examination attempts, but also for statistical purposes and research.

2. In addition to the above article, IAPD may share necessary personal data of the candidates with the provider of examination results and statistics, who cannot share these personal data with any other third party unless written consent from IAPD and the candidate is given.

3. All examination results are stored electronically within the IAPD for further statistical analysis and research.

4. Signed Examination Applicant Agreement

Results

The examination results will be available 4-6 weeks after the exam. A list of successful candidates will be published on the IAPD website.

Each candidate will receive a notification email.

The examination results will include:

1. Official results letter

2. Certificate of attendance

3. Confirmation of exact spelling and degree (i.e. Steve Smith, DMD) which will be used for the certificate

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Candidates who do not pass the IAPD fellowship examination will be required to repeat the application process and pay the application and examination fee of any subsequent exam.

Certificates

1. Printed time-limited (five year) Fellowship certificates will be sent out to successful candidates 4 months after the examination date. Only printed certificates will be available; electronic certificates will not be provided.

2. Candidates must ensure that the address they provide on their application is correct in order for the IAPD secretariat to arrange tracked delivery, including full address and phone number. A courier delivery service may be requested at an additional fee. Candidates may request to receive their certificate at the IAPD Biennial Congress.

3. A fee of €75 will be charged for any reprint of the original certificate not including shipping and postage.

4. Fellows may promote their status by using in direct association with their names, Fellow of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry or the post nominals, FIAPD.

To remain an IAPD Fellow, dentists must complete Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The MOC process recognizes the dentist’s commitment to professionalism, lifelong learning and self-assessment, and the periodic evaluation of other competencies deemed necessary by the IAPD for the continued provision of high-quality paediatric dental care.

IAPD Fellowship Committee

MarceloBönecker

Marcelo Bönecker

IAPD Immediate Past President, Chair of the Fellowship Committee

(Brazil)

Jorge Castillo

Jorge Castillo

IAPD President

(Peru)

AriKupietzky

Ari Kupietzky

IAPD Secretary General

(Israel)

NormanTinanoff

Norman Tinanoff

IAPD Chair, Science Committee

(USA)

VirinderGoyal

Virinder Goyal

IAPD Chair, Education Committee

(India)

The IAPD Fellowship Committee would like to thank and acknowledge the expertise and input of the following Section Heads who have made this examination possible.

Examination Section Heads

KaarenVargas

Kaaren Vargas

Chair of the Examination Committee

(USA/Peru)

AnjaHeilmann

Anja Heilmann

Head of Section: Population Oral Health (Public/Community Dentistry)

(UK)

CatherineHong

Catherine Hong

Head of Section: Special Needs and Paediatric Medicine

(Singapore)

DanielaR.Silva

Daniela R. Silva

Head of Section: Restorative Dentistry and Treatment Planning

(USA/Brazil)

EvelinaHristovaKratunova

Evelina Hristova Kratunova

Head of Section: Dental and Oral Trauma

(USA)

JaniceTownsend

Janice Townsend

Head of Section: Behaviour Guidance

(USA)

Jorge Castillo

Jorge Castillo

Head of Section: Growth and Development

(Peru)

LawrenceYanover

Lawrence Yanover

Head of Section: Preventive and Minimally Invasive Dentistry

(Canada)

FAQs

Q:

I am not a member of the IAPD, can I join now and apply to take the exam?

A:

Yes, you can join the IAPD Membership Categories – IAPD (iapdworld.org) and then apply to take the exam.

Q:

Are there any practice papers?

A:

No, this is a new exam and hence there are no past papers.

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