Board Certification and Fellowships
Dr. Maguire is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
Royal College of Dentists of Canada
The Royal College of Dentists of Canada was established by an Act of the Federal Government of Canada in 1965 to promote high standards of specialization in the dental profession and to recognize properly trained dental specialists. This is accomplished through examinations created specifically for each dental specialty. Successful completion of the RCDC specialty examination may lead to Fellowship in the College and the use of the designation FRCD(C).
The examinations of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada are used by many provincial dental regulatory authorities as part of the requirement for licensure as a specialist. Those seeking licensure as a dental specialist should obtain information from the dental regulatory authority in the province in which they intend to practice.
Objects of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (from the Act of Incorporation, 1965)
- to promote high standards of specialization in the dental profession;
- to set up qualifications for and provide for the recognition and designation of properly trained dental specialists;
- to encourage the establishment of training programs in the dental specialties in Canadian schools; and
- to provide for the recognition and designation of dentists who possess special qualifications in areas not recognized as specialties.
American Board of Endodontics
The American Association of Endodontists sponsors the American Board of Endodontics (ABE). Founded in 1964, the American Board of Endodontics is the only certifying board for the specialty of endodontics and is recognized by the American Dental Association.
ABE Diplomate status is awarded to qualified candidates who have demonstrated diagnostic skill, clinical proficiency, and professional judgment of a level that ensures the highest quality of care for patients. They have taken an examination administered by a panel of experts of their peers and have demonstrated an exemplary level of knowledge, understanding, and clinical expertise in endodontics.
Diplomates are permitted to use the following designation, “Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics” or “Board Certified in Endodontics”
The ABE requires Diplomates to adhere to the American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.
Board certification requires successful completion of three examinations:
- Written Examination: A one-day examination that tests a broad range of knowledge in anatomy, biochemistry, pathology, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, radiology, statistics, clinical endodontics, and related disciplines.
- Case History Examination: Presentation of a diverse range of complex cases from the applicant’s own practice that demonstrate exceptional knowledge, skills, and expertise in the full scope of the field of endodontics.
- Oral Examination: The Candidate is required to demonstrate a high level of skill in endodontic diagnosis, evaluation, analysis, creativity, decision-making and problem solving.
Upon successful completion of all three examinations the endodontist is certified as a “Diplomate of The American Board of Endodontics”. Certification as a Diplomate signifies a unique achievement. As of June 1, 2001, there are only 1143 endodontists who have achieved Diplomate status.