Mastertrack Protocol Reporting

Mastertrack Protocol Reporting

Effective January 1, 2017 any AGD member applying for the AGD Mastership Award (MAGD) must have completed a minimum of 12 hours each in the new Orofacial Pain and Anesthesia, Pain Management, Sedation and Pharmacology areas.
• The 12 required hours in Orofascial Pain can be earned in any delivery method: lecture, hands-on, self-instruction, teaching or publication.
• The 12 required hours in Anesthesia, Pain Management, Sedation and Pharmacology areas MUST be earned by attending hands-on participation hours.
Participation hands-on credit hours from this course can be applied towards the new Mastership Award requirement for Orofascial Pain.

2017 AGD Mastership Award Requirements

As an aspiring Master in the AGD, it is both an honor and an obligation to be able to share your knowledge and experiences with others. There is no better format to improve those presentation skills than with the protocol reporting sessions available to those who have taken a PACE/ CERP approved participation course.
The objective of taking a participation course and then doing a protocol session is to (1) instruct the participant in the practical application of a skill(s), (2) for the participant to do that procedure(s) in his/her office, and (3) to then show the protocol facilitator (and others presenting that day) how this procedure was done by you.  In short: See it done, Do it in your office, and Teach others by showing what you have done. You will learn the most from the “teach” part of this triad!
So, what is the best way to “teach”?  Tell the “story” about the case! Yes, from “once upon a time” to “happily ever after” with all that went on between the two.  The method is the same.  Deliver this story so that each member of the audience can share the experience simultaneously.
Do a PowerPoint presentation, with good photos to support the “story”: handouts, models (or photos of the models), and a literature search to support the case.  Remember that the story is first, the photos support it.  Not the other way around!  **Sit in on a protocol session and see how others present.  Emulate a style you like; others will like it, too.

This might be an outline to follow:
• Title to describe what the presentation is about
• Patient chief complaint; Patient consent and release form
• Pre-operative medical/ dental/social history
• Pre-operative dental charting & mounted diagnostic casts(if applicable)
• Pre-operative unedited photographs
• Pre-operative unedited radiographs, if indicated
• Pre-operative diagnosis & or problem list and prognosis
• Treatment plan with objectives & rationale for treatment provided
• Photographs, radiographs, and models as the case progresses

During treatment, records will be kept to demonstrate:
• Treatment rendered materials, methods, etc.
• Mounted casts, if applicable
• Photographs of treatment progress, if appropriate
• Radiographs taken during treatment, if indicated

Upon completion of treatment
• Unedited photographs of completed treatment
• Post-operative unedited radiographs, if indicated
• What went right and what went wrong; what would you do differently next time? What did you learn from this case?


Economics 101 for Mastertrack

If you attend an IL AGD Mastertrack program & do NOT present a protocol report for that program, each CE hour that you earn cost you $43.44 in tuition.
If you attend an IL AGD Mastertrack program & DO present a protocol report for that program, each CE hour that you earn cost you $20.45 in tuition, less than half as much.
In addition, being brave enough to present your cases before your confreres, it leads to being a teacher as well as a student, & confers onto yourself the early signs of leadership in your chosen profession.
To assuage the fears of those who hesitate to do protocol presentations, I can honestly state, that I have NEVER heard a protocol attendee attack another presenter’s presentation, in more than 16 years of monitoring these presentations.
Sy Wachtenheim, DDS, MAGD


Think about this as if you are a member of the audience and would like to know everything about the case. You want to know about the patient, the problems, the treatment plan and how it was carried out, the problems encountered and how they were solved (or not), the materials used, the final result and how you would do the case differently if given another chance.
You have information others need! Develop the skill to share it! For additional questions please contact Dr. Sy Wachteheim at [email protected] or at 847-858-1927.

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