D-3, r. 14 - Regulation respecting specialties and the terms and conditions for the issue of specialist’s certificates by the Ordre des dentistes du Québec

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chapter D-3, r. 14
Regulation respecting specialties and the terms and conditions for the issue of specialist’s certificates by the Ordre des dentistes du Québec
DENTISTS — SPECIALTIES AND SPECIALIST’S CERTIFICATES
Dental Act
(chapter D-3, s. 3).
D-3
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 94, pars. e and i).
C-26
September 1 2012
DIVISION I
ISSUE OF A SPECIALIST’S CERTIFICATE
1. The board of directors of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec shall issue a specialist’s certificate to a candidate who
(1)  holds a diploma recognized by the Government under the first paragraph of section 184 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26) or a diploma recognized as equivalent by the board of directors, or whose training has been recognized as equivalent by the board of directors;
(2)  holds a permit issued by the Order;
(3)  is entered on the roll of the Order;
(4)  holds a registration certificate issued in accordance with the provisions of the Dental Act (chapter D-3);
(5)  has met the requirements of the training period;
(6)  has passed the examinations determined by the Order;
(7)  has filed an application for a specialist’s certificate; and
(8)  has paid the costs required for a specialist’s certificate and set by resolution of the board of directors pursuant to paragraph 8 of section 86.0.1 of the Code.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 1.
2. The Order recognizes the specialties described in Schedule I.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 2.
3. A specialist’s certificate issued in accordance with this Regulation shall bear the seal of the Order and the signatures of the president and the secretary. It shall state the name of the holder, the date of issue and the specialty recognized.
Where the specialty is prosthodontics, the option shall also appear on the certificate, after the specialty.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 3; O.C. 687-2008, s. 1.
DIVISION II
TRAINING PERIOD
4. A candidate’s training period shall consist of a postdoctoral university specialty program recognized and approved by the Order and comprising theoretical and practical studies leading to a specialist’s certificate.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 4.
5. The training periods required for the various types of specialist’s certificate are described in Schedule II.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 5.
6. The training period shall be completed on a full-time basis at an institution approved by the Order, within the scope and restrictions of that approval, the whole as it appears on the list of courses and institutions approved by the board of directors.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 6; O.C. 687-2008, s. 2.
7. To be admitted to a training period, a candidate shall obtain from the board of directors a training card provided for in section 8.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 7.
8. A training card shall be issued to a candidate who
(1)  holds a permit issued by the Order;
(2)  is entered in the registers of persons studying a specialty;
(3)  provides proof of acceptance for a university program referred to in section 4; and
(4)  fills out an application therefor.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 8.
9. A training card is valid from the date of its issue until
(1)  the end of the academic year for which it is issued;
(2)  the cancellation of the holder’s registration in the training program or the holder’s withdrawal from the program; or
(3)  the revocation of the candidate’s registration.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 9.
10. A new training card for a subsequent academic year shall be issued to a candidate who meets the requirements of section 8.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 10.
11. The training period shall be followed by a report on the candidate’s competence, which shall be signed by the dean of the faculty or the program director and shall be sent, by the person who signed it, to the secretary of the Order within 30 days following the end of the training period. The report shall deal in particular with the candidate’s
(1)  professionalism;
(2)  knowledge;
(3)  manual dexterity;
(4)  clinical experience; and
(5)  professional judgment.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 11.
DIVISION III
EXAMINATIONS
12. A candidate who meets the training requirements of Division II is eligible for the examinations provided for in this Division.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 12.
13. The purpose of the examinations is to determine whether the candidate is qualified to practise the specialty applied for, by evaluating the skills acquired and the candidate’s understanding and mastery of the related technical knowledge.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 13.
14. Each year, at least one examination shall be held for each specialty recognized by the Order.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 14.
15. To be able to sit an examination, a candidate shall fill out an application for registration and shall return it to the secretary not later than 60 days preceding the date set for the examinations.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 15.
16. Not later than 45 days preceding the date set for the examinations, the secretary shall submit a list of the candidates to the credentials committee appointed pursuant to paragraph 2 of of section 86.0.1 of the Code.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 16.
17. The pass mark for each examination is 60%. A candidate who fails to obtain that mark shall rewrite the examination the next time it is held.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 17.
18. The examinations that candidates must sit shall be written, oral, clinical or practical.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 18.
19. To be admitted to an oral, clinical or practical examination, a candidate must have passed the written examination.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 19.
20. Questions and answers shall be recorded mechanically during oral, clinical and practical examinations.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 20.
21. Examination results shall be mailed to candidates within 45 days following the date of the examination.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 21.
22. The board of directors shall review the mark a candidate obtained on the examination, provided that the candidate applies for such review in writing within 30 days following the mailing of the statement of marks. On the same conditions, a candidate may apply to the board of directors for a hearing on the grounds for such review.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 22.
23. From the date of receipt of an application for review, the board of directors has 120 days to hear the candidate and, where expedient, to review its decision. To that end, the secretary shall convene the candidate in writing, by registered mail, not less than 10 days before the date of the hearing.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 23.
24. A reviewed mark is final and shall be mailed to the candidate.
O.C. 1361-94, s. 24.
25. (Omitted).
O.C. 1361-94, s. 25.
1. The Order recognizes the following specialties:
(1) “oral and maxillofacial surgery”: a dental specialty dealing with the diagnosis, treatment and surgical correction of any disease, injury, deficiency, or acquired or congenital malformation requiring an operation on the functional or esthetic aspects of the oral cavity or of the maxillofacial complex;
(2) “pediatric dentistry”: a dental specialty dealing with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, abnormalities and accidents affecting the mouth and teeth of children, from birth to adolescence;
(3) “endodontics”: a dental specialty dealing with etiology and with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and trauma affecting pulp and periapical tissues;
(4) “oral medicine”: a dental specialty dealing with the oral health care of medically complex patients, and with the diagnosis and primarily non-surgical treatment of primary diseases of the oral cavity as well as systemic disorders and pain syndromes affecting the orofacial complex;
(5) “orthodontics”: a dental specialty dealing with the diagnosis, prevention, interception and treatment of all types of dental malocclusions, and the correction of surrounding structures;
(6) “periodontics”: a dental specialty dealing with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the periodontal membrane;
(7) “prosthodontics”: a dental specialty dealing with the restoration of natural teeth and with the replacement of teeth and the surrounding tissue by artificial substitutes for the purpose of restoring or maintaining the oral function, health, comfort and appearance. Prosthodontics comprises 3 options:
i. restoration, that is, operative dentistry and fixed prosthodontics;
ii. removable prosthodontics;
iii. maxillofacial prosthodontics;
(8) “community dentistry”: the art and science of preventing and controlling dental diseases and of promoting dental hygiene through coordinated community measures. In this type of dentistry, the patient is the community, rather than the individual. The goal is to educate the public in the area of dental hygiene, by doing research and applying the results, by administering dental care programs to the community, and by preventing and controlling dental pathology on a community basis;
(9) “oral and maxillofacial pathology”: a dental specialty dealing with the study of the nature of diseases, the clinical and microscopic diagnosis, the management and primarily non-surgical treatment of diseases, systemic disorders, and lesions affecting the oral cavity and maxillofacial region;
(10) “oral and maxillofacial radiology”: a dental specialty dealing primarily with the interpretation of diagnostic imaging obtained by diverse technologies in order to establish a radiographic diagnosis of diseases and conditions affecting the oral cavity and maxillofacial region.
O.C. 1361-94, Sch. I; O.C. 687-2008, s. 3.
1. Training periods required for the specialties recognized by the Order:
(1) oral and maxillofacial surgery: successful completion of at least 4 consecutive academic years of full-time study in a university program approved and recognized by the Order;
(2) pediatric dentistry: successful completion of at least 2 consecutive academic years of full-time study in a university program approved and recognized by the Order;
(3) endodontics: successful completion of at least 2 consecutive academic years of full-time study in a university program approved and recognized by the Order;
(4) oral medicine: successful completion of at least 2 consecutive academic years of full-time study in a university program approved and recognized by the Order;
(5) orthodontics: successful completion of at least 2 consecutive academic years of full-time study in a university program approved and recognized by the Order;
(6) periodontics: successful completion of at least 2 consecutive academic years of full-time study in a university program approved and recognized by the Order;
(7) prosthodontics: successful completion of at least 2 consecutive academic years of full-time study in a university program approved and recognized by the Order;
(8) community dentistry: successful completion of at least 2 consecutive academic years of full-time study, or the equivalent, in a university program approved and recognized by the Order.
(9) oral and maxillofacial pathology: successful completion of at least 2 consecutive academic years of full-time study in a university program approved and recognized by the Order;
(10) oral and maxillofacial radiology: successful completion of at least 2 consecutive academic years of full-time study in a university program approved and recognized by the Order.
O.C. 1361-94, Sch. II; O.C. 687-2008, s. 4.
Any specialist’s certificate in oral medicine issued by the Order before 24 July 2008 shall become:
(1) a certificate in oral medicine, for the holder of a certificate in oral medicine comprising the option of diagnostic oral medicine and dental therapeutics;
(2) a certificate in oral and maxillofacial pathology, for the holder of a certificate in oral medicine comprising the option of oral pathology;
(3) a certificate in oral and maxillofacial radiology, for the holder of a certificate in oral medicine comprising the option of oral radiology.
REFERENCES
O.C. 1361-94, 1994 G.O. 2, 4145
O.C. 687-2008, 2008 G.O. 2, 2908
S.Q. 2008, c. 11, s. 212