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Recognized Specialist

A Recognized Specialist is a participant who has completed the designated Kois Courses which pertain to their specialized dental education.

In pursuit of becoming a Recognized Specialist, existing course prerequisites have been modified. For instance, for Track Course VI & VII, the only prerequisites are Courses I & II (as opposed to Courses I, II, III, IV & V for other dental professionals).

Criteria for becoming a Recognized Specialist

Eligible Specialties Core Classes
Laboratory Technician Kois Courses I, II, IV, V*, VI, VII, VIII
Endodontist Kois Courses I, III, IV, V
Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Kois Courses I, II, VI, VII
Orthodontist Kois Courses I, II, VIII
Periodontist Kois Courses I, II, III, VI, VII
Prosthodontist Kois Courses I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX
*Requirement of Course V is effective beginning January 1, 2015

Recognized Specialist

Requirements
  • Accept the responsibility of being an integral part of the Kois Center and know that the integrity of the Kois Center itself relies on the personal integrity of its Members.
Benefits
  • Invitation to the Annual Kois Center Symposium
    • Note: completion of all nine Kois Courses, and achievement of “Graduate” membership, is still required for participation in the Mentor Exam
  • Access to the Membership Audit Seat
    • 50% discounted course tuition
    • Space available on a first-come, first-serve basis
    • Audit seat located in back of classroom
    • Includes updated course manual and related course materials
  • Use of the Kois Center Recognized Specialist Title and/or Logo
    • Located in your Kois Center website account on your “My Profile” page, and subject to agreement of the Terms & Conditions
  • Use of the Kois Center Study Group Title and/or Logo
    • Located in your Kois Center website account on your “My Profile” page, and subject to agreement of the Terms & Conditions
  • Contact Information is included in the Alumni Lookup page of the Kois Center Website
    • Subject to agreement of the Sharing Information Policy