The clinical competency evaluation involves the assessment, treatment and evaluation of one adult client over 18 years of age, having a minimum of 20 teeth with some anterior and posterior teeth present in each arch.
At the commencement of the evaluation, candidates are required to present the client's signed consent form, completed medical history, hard and soft tissue assessment and mounted radiographs (if available). Radiographs are not mandatory. The clinical assessment documentation is to be completed prior to presentation at the evaluation site. However, the candidate will be asked to describe his/her findings.
The time allotted for the evaluation is three and one half (3.5) hours. The first hour will be used for the purpose of client assessment and assignment of work areas. Please note that client assessment and selection is a critical component of the evaluation process. During this period, the team of evaluators will spend several minutes with the candidate reviewing the client's medical and dental history, oral inspection and charting forms. Candidates will participate in the decision for assignment based on the needs of the client and candidate’s assessment of the client’s oral condition. Candidates will start treating their client at a time announced and documented by the evaluators. All treatment and self-evaluation documentation will be terminated two and one half (2.5) hours later, or earlier, if a candidate desires. Candidates are expected to evaluate their own work and the condition of the client’s tissues. Evaluators will then complete their evaluation of the clinical performance of the candidates.
Scaling will be by hand instrumentation only as the candidate must demonstrate that s/he is able to perform debridement when mechanical devices are unavailable. Instruments will not be provided. Candidates must bring properly packaged and sterilized instruments.