SP-30 The Do’s and Don’ts of Constructing a Passing ABE Case History Portfolio

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CE Credits: 1.5

Program Overview:

If you are assembling your ABE Case History Portfolio, or even thinking of submitting for the ABE Case History examination, you should listen to this presentation. It is suitable for all levels of Board Status, Educationally Qualified, Board Eligible, Prospective Board Candidate and especially for post-graduate students. It is never too early to start constructing your portfolio. The latest information from the ABE will be presented. Every year there are changes to the exam process, some minor and some significant. This presentation will take you through the important sections of the ABE website where important documents can be found. Actual passing elements of case history portfolios will be presented as well as cases that did not make the grade. The most common mistakes, those that could cause the portfolio to fail, will be discussed in detail. Do it right the first time!

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Determine what kind of cases are suitable for the case history portfolio.
  •  Assemble the cases in the proper order.
  •  Recognize which radiographs are acceptabe and which are not.


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1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Christopher S. Wenckus, D.D.S.

Dr. Christopher S. Wenckus is the former Head of the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry. Dr. Wenckus graduated from Ripon College with a BA in 1967 and received his DDS in 1971 from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. After completing a General Practice Residency at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital (now called Rush University), Dr. Wenckus received his certificate in Endodontics from the UIC College of Dentistry in 1974. Dr. Wenckus has been a member of the endodontic faculty for over 45 years and currently holds the rank of Associate Professor Emeritus. He has maintained a private practice limited to the specialty of endodontics from 1974 to 2014 in downtown Chicago. Dr. Wenckus is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association, the American Association of Endodontists, the Illinois Association of Endodontists, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Chicago Dental Society and the Motorcycling Doctors Association. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics (ABE) and served on the Board of Directors of the ABE from 2002 to 2008, acting as treasurer in his final year. He is a Fellow and Charter Member of the College of Diplomates of the ABE and served on that Board as the Chair of Mentoring and was the president in 2012. Dr. Wenckus was elected Director for District IV of the AAE in 1994 and was on the Board of Directors of the AAE from 1994 until 1997. He has served on many AAE committees. He was appointed to the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) in 2008 and completed his term in 2012 and during that time served as the Endodontic Review Committee chair. His is a member of the Motorcycling Doctors Association. A founding member of the Illinois Association of Endodontists, Dr. Wenckus has served as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President, and President (1985-86). Dr. Wenckus is a member of the Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club and has served as Scholastic Chairman, Assistant Program Director, Program Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President, and President from 1976 to 1986. He was elected as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists in 1997 and is a Fellow of the Odontographic Society of Chicago. Dr. Wenckus has been involved in all areas of both undergraduate and postgraduate dental education his entire professional career and has served as a research advisor to more than a dozen postgraduate doctors. He has been author or co-author in numerous dental publications and has lectured extensively at the University of Illinois, locally, nationally, and internationally.

Disclosure: I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.