Below are listed the top accolades achieved by Dr. Martha Cortés:
The major objectives of the Fellowship Program of International College of Cranio Mandibular Orthopedics are to provide recognition of an individual for high level of achievement in the diagnosis and treatment of TMD and for professional efforts to advance the science of the biophysics and physiology of the head and neck.
Requirements: submission of 3 completed and well documented patients who have been treated; Passing a vigorous written examination; Completing 150 hours of continuing education in treatment of TMJ or TMD (on average dentists are required to take 25 hrs of continuing education a year on any subject) or have published articles on the subject in related journals and books, or teaching and lecturing over 150 hours on this subject. What this means to you is that you are receiving care from a dentist who is dedicated themselves to providing you with the best care in the field of TMJ therapy that is possible.
The Mastership in the International College of Cranio Mandibular Orthopedics is the highest level of training and achievement in the ICCMO organization for treatment of TMJ. One must first become a Fellow of ICCMO, and then can proceed toward the Mastership process. A Mastership written examination is the first step to be passed, and then a thesis is presented to the board on treatment of TMD, once passed, then an oral examination will be the last step on passing and achieving the Mastership in this organization. What this means to you is that This dentist has the highest level of dedication and training in field of TMJ therapy and computerized mandibular scan measurements, as a result you will be receiving the best care possible in the field of TMJ therapy.
AACD sustaining member AACD
A member who has passed the written examination and has attended 2 of the 4 past AACD annual sessions Level 2 of 4 in the AACD process.
AACD ACCREDITED MEMBER AACD
A member who has passed the written examination, taken both required workshops and passed one clinical exam. Level 3 of 4 in the AACD process. There are only 264 accredited member of AACD in the world. This means to you that this dentist is very highly trained in the field of cosmetic dentistry.
LVI FELLOW Las Vegas Institute (LVI)
Has completed the following courses at the Las Vegas Institute, must complete all 7 Core Programs at LVI to be considered an LVI FELLOW and has passed a vigorous written examination.
Fellow of International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics: This is a prestigious award presented to dentists who are committed to the pursuit of excellence through continuing interdisciplinary education in the field of Facial Esthetics. These dentists have attained recognition within their own respective profession, and have attained interdisciplinary recognition and are sponsored by at least 2 other members of the IADFE organization. The benefit to you is that you are going to be treated by a dentist who is dedicated to excellence in the field of cosmetic dentistry, and is well respected by their peers.
Accredited Member American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA)
This is a very prestigious organization to be accredited with. To become an accredited member, the dentist must be in dental practice at least for 5 years, a postgraduate training for 2 years (in an approved program in an aesthetic institution for dentistry), attendance to at least 2 ASDA sponsored seminars, To be nominated by a member of the society, 2 letters of recommendation by members, PRESENTATION OF 5 COSMETIC CASES COMPLETELY that will be reviewed by the board, and a vigorous application process.
THIS SHOWS THAT THIS DENTIST HAS HAD NUMBER OF YEARS IN PRACTICE, HAVE ATTENDED MANY HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AS WELL AS COSMETIC CASES AND IS WELL RESPECTED BY THEIR PEERS. THIS IS A WELL TRAINED AND RESPECTED DENTIST.
DABAD American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD)
Holding the Diplomat Status at the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry is a highly respected accomplishment in the field of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry. A dentist must have completed 250 hours of continuing education in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Dentistry first, then pass a 500 question written examination, and submit 10 cases to the board that would show their clinical mastery in the field of cosmetic dentistry. These dentists are among the finest in the field of aesthetic dentistry. There are only about 50 dentists who have achieved such distinction. This means to you that this dentist has extensive training and knowledge in the field of cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry.
MALD Academy of Laser Dentistry
The Mastership in the Academy of Laser Dentistry is the second and highest level of accolade within this organization. After passing the Fellowship requirements, the candidate must receive advanced knowledge and clinical experience with dental lasers. Passing a 175 question examination, and demonstrate advanced clinical proficiency in the use of lasers. They must also prepare 5 clinical case studies and present 2 of these cases to their peers. This level alone exceeds the standard of care for the dental professionals. Must have attended 3 annual meetings, have attended 100 hours of continuing laser education, and 50 hours thereafter. This means to you that this dentist has the highest level of training in the use of lasers in dentistry, they are well versed and experienced in this field.
LVI DENTIST Las Vegas Institute (LVI)
This is recognition by LVI or Las Vegas Institute that this dentist has gone through a series of Cosmetic and Functional or TMD related training courses at LVI. These relate to the intense 7 core courses at LVI as seen above. The more courses the dentists have taken in this institute, the more the knowledge of the dentist. Meaning, the more options you will have in the treatment you receive.