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AVDC COVID-19 RESPONSE

SUMMARY OF CHANGES

 General AVDC Membership

The 2020 Diplomate-Only Summer Meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming has been canceled. Plans are being laid to reschedule this meeting in late February 24-27, 2021. As details become available, they will be shared through the DMS.

So far, the October 2020 Veterinary Dental Forum will continue to go on as planned.

2020 AVDC Certifying Examination

The June 2020 Phase 2 Certifying Examination has been canceled. The next opportunity to take the Phase 2 Examination will be June 2021.

There are no changes currently planned for the January 2021 Phase 1 Certifying Examination.

2020 Residents Credentialing July 15, 2020

ALL credentialing residents in full-time and part-time programs have until January 1, 2021 to finish acquiring required direct supervision and clinical service time if their package is provisionally approved by the Credentials Committee.

A credentials package can receive provisional approval without all specialist in training (SIT) hours logged. If the credentials package is accepted provisionally by the Credentials Committee, the resident will have until December 31, 2020 to complete the SIT hours.

ALL residents have the opportunity to add a significant amount of additional cadaver cases to their MRCL log through July 31, 2020 (please remember a credentialing resident’s MRCL Log will become locked on July 15). Please see the pandemic cadaver form for all the details on how to take advantage of this opportunity.

Only residents who submitted a January 2020 Annual Report stating that they were planning to submit a credentials package in July 2020 can submit a credentials package July 15, 2020. If the Training Support Committee did not receive a resident’s annual report in January with an anticipated credentialing date of July 15, 2020, a resident CANNOT submit a credentials package this July.

All Current Residents

ALL residents have the opportunity to add a significant amount of additional cadaver cases to their MRCL log through July 31, 2020. Please see the pandemic cadaver form for all the details on how to take advantage of this opportunity.

Updated April 24, 2020

English is the official language of AVDC. All documents, forms and examinations provided by AVDC are written in English, and all materials submitted by applicants and residents are to be written in English.

Use of Specialty Titles: The AVMA Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics state: It is unethical for veterinarians to identify themselves as or in any way imply that they are members of an AVMA recognized specialty organization until such time as such certification has been awarded. AVDC has adopted the Guidelines for Use of Specialty Titles, prepared by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

By signing the AVDC Training Program Registration form, an individual submitting an application for registration of a training program acknowledges that s/he may not use the terms ‘board eligible’, ‘board qualified’, ‘veterinary dental specialist’ or ‘veterinary dentist’, and may not make or imply any connection with AVDC until such time as the individual passes the AVDC examination and is awarded the AVDC Diploma.

The registration of an AVDC training program of an individual who is not in compliance with the policy stated above may be terminated by AVDC, in which case the individual will not be permitted to complete the AVDC credentials and/or the examination procedures, and, when appropriate, the circumstances may be reported by AVDC to the individual’s State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.