Membership Credentials

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Membership Credentials 2017-07-23T14:25:46+00:00

We have three voluntary credentialing programs:

ICOI FellowshipICOI MastershipICOI Diplomate

The Advanced Credentials Committee of the ICOI recently voted to amend and clarify ICOI’s three credentialing levels. For example, the new ICOI Diplomate requirements have once again “raised the bar” so that we may establish a “common certification program” for all implant dentists around the world who wish to participate in voluntary recognition programs. ICOI’s new case documentation forms will assist candidates in presenting uniformly documented cases. Outlined below are all different levels of membership in the ICOI, the pre-requisite conditions, applicant criteria and requirements with detailed instructions, applications and documentation forms at each level.

 

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ICOI Fellowship:

Pre-requisite: Active ICOI Membership
Who can apply: All members who place implants, restore implants and\or fabricate implant prostheses.
Application: ICOI Fellowship Application

Fellowship Requirements:

  1. Provide a listing of twenty (20) completed implant cases. All of which must be at least (one) 1 year old from implant placement. Each patient is one case regardless of the number of implants. However, a restoration can be included as a separate case.
    1. Candidates who place and restore implants: Each patient is one case regardless of the number of implants, however a restoration can be included as a separate case. 
    2. Provide a listing of twenty (20) successfully completed implant cases (surgery and restoration) all of which must be at least one (1) year old from implant placement. All materials must be submitted digitally, in Keynote or PowerPoint, and can be uploaded in the ICOI members’ section located here: www.icoi.org/members then click on “Credentials” on the left side.
  2. Provide documentation of completion of one hundred (100) hours or more of implant education (either attending in person or completing courses on-line) in the preceding five (5) years.
  3. Provide a letter of recommendation from a current ICOI Fellow, ICOI Mastership, ICOI Diplomate or member of ICOI’s Advanced Credentials Committee.
  4. Submit a current Curriculum Vitae (resume).
  5. Fellowship Maintenance Requirements:
    1. All ICOI Fellows must maintain their membership in good standing and must attend at least one ICOI sponsored or co-sponsored meeting every three (3) years.
    2. All ICOI Fellows must also accumulate one hundred (100) hours or more of “implant education” within five (5) years after becoming an ICOI Fellow.

 

ICOI Mastership:

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Pre-requisites: Active ICOI Membership and Active ICOI Fellowship
Who can apply: All members who restore implants or fabricate implant prostheses.
Application: ICOI Mastership Application

Mastership Requirements:
1. Provide a listing of eighty (80) completed implant cases (per patient, one patient equals one case) all of which must be at least two (2) years old from restoration. From the eighty (80) cases documented on ICOI’s Case Documentation Form for Mastership, submit twenty (20) cases with the application. Credentialing committee may ask for additional cases.

  • Practitioner candidates: pre- and post-operative x-rays and clinical photographs of final cases are the basic requirements for case documentation.
  • Laboratory Technician candidates: photographs or slides of completed cases on master casts or intra-orally are the minimum requirement for case documentation.
  • Further documentation may include patient slides or photographs, CT scans, pre-operative evaluation and planning forms, lab and restorative work authorization forms, and/or patient treatment consent forms, etc. to further detail a case. All materials must be submitted digitally, in Keynote or PowerPoint, and can be uploaded in the ICOI members’ section located here: www.icoi.org/members then click on “Credentials” on the left side.
  • Please use the following coding system to describe your cases on the documentation form:
    • Type of Implant: Root form- RF, Small diameter- SD, Plate Form-PF, Subperiosteal- SP, Narrow Ridge-NRI
    • Type of Restoration: Single crown – SCR, Fixed bridge- FBR, Overdenture- OD, Partial overdenture- POD, Fixed-detachable prosthesis- FDP
    • Current Status: Satisfactory function- SF, Compromised function- CF, Failed & removed- FR, Lost to recall- LR

2. Provide documentation of completion of at least one hundred fifty (150) continuing implant education (CEU) hours in the preceding five (5) years (either attending in person or completing courses on-line). These hours may also be attained by teaching courses or seminars.

3. Provide a letter of recommendation from a current ICOI Mastership or ICOI Diplomate or member of ICOI’s Advanced Credentials Committee.

4. Submit evidence of having presented at least two (2) tabletop or poster presentations at ICOI meetings within the last five (5) years.  

5. Submit a current Curriculum Vitae (resume).

6. Mastership Maintenance Requirements:

  • All ICOI Masterships must maintain their membership in good standing and must attend at least one ICOI sponsored or co-sponsored meeting every three (3) years.
  • All ICOI Masterships must also accumulate one hundred fifty (150) hours or more of “implant education” within five (5) years after becoming an ICOI Mastership.

 

ICOI Diplomate:

Pre-requisite: Active ICOI Membership and Active ICOI Fellowship or ICOI Mastership

Who can apply: All members who place AND/OR restore implants. NOTE: You must be CURRENTLY PLACING IMPLANTS to be eligible for Diplomate status.
Application: ICOI Diplomate Application

Sample Diplomate Presentation

Diplomate Requirements:
1. Provide a listing of one hundred twenty (120) completed implant cases.

  • Candidates who place implants: Your cases must include one hundred twenty (120) or more individual implants all of which must be at least three (3) years old from implant placement.
  • Candidates who restore and place implants: Your cases must include one hundred twenty (120) or more individual implants AND ancillary procedures with restorations all of which must be at least three (3) years old.

Please record the required cases for credentials on the ICOI Case Documentation Form for Diplomate Candidates.

Please use the following coding system to describe your cases on the documentation form:

  • Type of Implant: Root form- RF, Small diameter- SD, Plate Form-PF, Subperiosteal- SP, Narrow Ridge-NRI
  • Ancillary Procedure(s): Guided tissue grafts – GTR, Autogenous bone grafts – ABG, Sinus augmentation- SA, Soft tissue grafts- STG, Cone Beam CT Scan – CBCT
  • Type of Restoration: Single crown – SCR, Fixed bridge- FBR, Overdenture- OD, Partial overdenture- POD, Fixed-detachable prosthesis- FDP
  • Current Status: Satisfactory function- SF, Compromised function- CF, Failed & removed- FR, Lost to recall- LR

2. From the one hundred twenty (120) cases documented, submit twenty (20) cases with the application. The twenty cases should be detailed individually on ICOI’s form as follows:

  • Ten (10) cases should be at least three (3) years old and show some diversity in implant selection, ancillary procedures, restorative design and\or materials.
  • Ten (10) cases should be of an advanced nature such as treatment of narrow/shallow ridges or utilizing advanced restorative procedures and techniques.
  • Fully document twenty (20) cases. Documentation must include patient slides, pre- and post-operative x-rays and clinical photographs of final cases, scans, pre-operative evaluation and planning forms, treatment consent forms, etc. All materials must be submitted digitally, in Keynote or PowerPoint, and can be uploaded in the ICOI members’ section located here: www.icoi.org/members then click on “Credentials” on the left side.
  • Choose two (2) of the submitted cases that have been in function at least three (3) years and bring those two cases as well as one (1) recently completed complex case to the oral interview in Keynote or PowerPoint format with pre- and post- operative x-rays and clinical photographs. Also, bring the twenty (20) cases submitted with your application, in case the interviewer requests to see them. Credentialing committee may ask for additional cases.

3. Provide documentation of at least two hundred fifty (250) continuing education (CEU) hours in the preceding five (5) years (either attending in person or completing courses on-line). These hours may also be attained by teaching courses or seminars.

4. Submit evidence of having completed one of the following:

  • Authored or co-authored at least one (1) article or case report on implant dentistry.
                OR
  • Presented at least two (2) lectures or tabletop presentations at implant meetings within the last five (5) years.

5. Provide two (2) letters of recommendation from ICOI Diplomates or members of ICOI’s Advanced Credentials Committee attesting to your knowledge of implant prosthodontics and/or implant surgery.

6. Submit a current Curriculum Vitae (resume).

7. Attend a regional ICOI Diplomate examination. These will be offered during ICOI sponsored or co-sponsored symposia. A written examination will be given as well as an oral interview with examiners from ICOI’s Advanced Credentialing Committee.

8. Diplomate Maintenance Requirements:

  • All ICOI Diplomates must maintain their membership in good standing and must attend at least one ICOI sponsored or co-sponsored meeting every three (3) years.
  • All ICOI Diplomates must also accumulate one hundred fifty (150) hours or more of “implant education” within five (5) years of becoming an ICOI Diplomate.

All materials for all applications must be submitted digitally, in Keynote or PowerPoint, and can be uploaded in the ICOI members’ section located here: www.icoi.org/members then click on “Credentials” on the left side.

ICOI’s Advanced Credentialing Commission


How Can I Apply?

ICOI Fellowship, ICOI Mastership and ICOI Diplomate application forms and Case Documentation forms can be downloaded above.

As an ICOI credentialed member, you must be an active ICOI member. Additionally, you must also attend one (1) ICOI sponsored or co-sponsored meeting every three (3) years and comply with the continuing education maintenance requirement at each credentialing level. There has never been any maintenance assessment levied upon credentialed ICOI members. We have a one-time processing fee that must accompany the appropriate application.

For further information, please contact Betty Lukacs at blukacs2002@yahoo.com or the ICOI Central Office staff at (800) 442-0525. Outside the United States, please call (973) 783-6300.