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Tier advancement procedures.

The American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics has given the study clubs the authorization to conduct the Associate, Active, and Board Eligible tier level examinations. They may also be conducted at an annual meeting.

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1. First, you must be a member of the AAGO.

2. If you are already a member of AAGO and are qualified and ready to take one of the examinations, you need to apply to the address listed below for examination registration.

Tier Advancement Committee

Dr. Doyle Beavers, Chairman

8595 Ralston Road

Arvada, CO 80002

(303) 421-2131

After your application has been made and fees have been paid, an examining doctor will make arrangements with you to take the exam at a study club meeting or the annual meeting. You will be provided with sample questions and the case presentation format. After the examination, you will present your cases to the study club, either on that day or at a subsequent meeting or as a table clinic at the annual meeting. For other requirements, please refer to the particular examination level guidelines.

If you have questions about the exam that you want answered before you apply for registration, please contact your study club coordinator or the Tier Advancement Chairman.

The Tier System is the heart of the AAGO.

Here are the requirements to qualify for the for tier levels:

ASSOCIATE

1. Membership in the AAGO and Associate application registration with the Tier Advancement Chairman.

2. Participation in an official study club or in a basic academic course in Crozat orthopedics and orthodontics.

3. Presentation to an examiner of three documented cases demonstrating Crozat arch development, completed or in progress, and a written exam at the study club level or the annual meeting.

ACTIVE

1. Associate membership in the AAGO and Active application registration with the Tier Chairman.

2. 300 hours of orthodontic-orthopedic education.

3. Presentation to an examiner of five documented, completed cases.

4. Presentation of these cases as a table clinic at the annual meeting.

5. Submission of one of these cases for the CASE REPORT section of the AAGO Journal.

BOARD ELIGIBLE

1. Active membership in the AAGO and Board Eligible application registration with the Tier Chairman.

2. Five years membership in the AAGO.

3. 500 hours of orthodontic-orthopedic education.

4. Presentation of ten documented, completed cases at the study club level or the annual meeting.

5. Submission of one of these cases for the CASE REPORT section of the AAGO Journal.

DIPLOMATE

1. Board Eligible membership in the AAGO and Diplomate application registration with the Tier Chairman.

2. Dissertation.

3. Oral and written exam.

4. Presentation of fifteen documented, completed cases at the annual meeting. One of the fifteen must be a pure Crozat case.
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