Membership

Dental professionals who have attended one or more Kois Courses at the Kois Center in Seattle are considered Participants and Kois Center Tribe Members. Those Tribe Members who complete the full Kois Course Curriculum (or for specialists, the identified Kois Courses applicable to your area of expertise) have earned the designation of Graduate or Recognized Specialist for specialists. Some graduates choose to go on to become Mentors and a handful of Mentors are invited to become Clinical Instructors with the Kois Center.

 

Kois Center Graduate

A Graduate is a participant who has completed each of the nine courses instructed by Dr. John C. Kois at the Kois Center.

Completion of Kois Courses 103 and 153 OR 165, 173, 255, 275, 303, and 403

Benefits

  • Invitation to the Annual Kois Center Symposium
  • Discounted course tuition through the Alumni Audit Seat
  • Eligible to apply for Mentor membership by participating in the annual Mentor Exam
  • Use of the Kois Center Graduate Title and/or Logo

Kois Center Mentor

A Mentor is a Kois Center Graduate who displays a thorough and working knowledge of the Kois Center concepts and methods.

Requirements

  • Must be a Graduate and have attended at least 1 Kois Center Annual Symposium to sign up for Mentor Exam
  • Pass the Mentor Exam
  • 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.
  • Attend the Annual Kois Center Symposium at least 3 out of every 5 years

Benefits

  • Invitation to the Annual Kois Center Symposium
  • Attend a Kois Course as a Mentor
    • No Charge
    • Specific Mentor responsibilities will be established for each course.
    • Accommodations provided at the Silver Cloud Inn (alternative: additional $150 Kois Bucks for a 3-day course or $300 for 5-day courses). The Kois Center will coordinate with the Silver Cloud Inn to cover your stay.
  • Discounted course tuition through the Alumni Audit Seat
  • Use of the Kois Center Mentor Title and/or Logo

Life Mentor

Those who have successfully fulfilled the criteria for becoming a Mentor, including passing the Mentor Exam, but have not maintained the requirements for Mentor membership by attending the Annual Kois Center Symposium as mentioned above (note: “active” Mentor membership can be regained by fulfilling these attendance requirements).

Benefits

  • Same as for a Mentor as outlined above, with the exception of attending a Kois Course as a Mentor

Kois Center Clinical Instructor

A Clinical Instructor (“CI”) is a Kois Center Mentor who has an excellent understanding of the Kois Center concepts and applies these principles in their daily practice. In addition, this person has a genuine desire to teach others the Kois Center principles.

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.
  • Must be a Kois Center Mentor (completed and passed the Mentor Exam) and have attended at least 3 Kois Courses as a Mentor
  • Selected through a nomination & evaluation process
    • Provided by Kois Center Staff and Clinical Instructors. Submitted to Advisory Board for Evaluation.
  • Attend Annual CI Meeting every 2 of 3 years
  • Attend the Annual Kois Center Symposium (Scientific Program) every 2 of 3 years
  • Participate in Mentor Exams during the Annual Kois Center Symposium
  • Participate annually as a CI Buddy for the Mentor Exams and/or on a Kois Center Committee
  • Attend a Kois Course every 2 of 3 years (note: course registration is on a first-come first-serve basis)

Benefits

  • Invitation to attend the Annual Clinical Instructor Meeting
  • Invitation to attend the Annual Kois Center Symposium
  • Attend a Kois Course as a Clinical Instructor (no charge)
    • Responsibilities:
      • Lead and oversee the Mentors for the course
      • Present a treated case
    • $500 in Kois Bucks for 3-day courses ($1,000 for 5-day courses)
    • Accommodations provided at the Silver Cloud Inn (alternative: additional $150 Kois Bucks or $300 for Track Courses). The Kois Center will coordinate with the Silver Cloud Inn to cover your stay.
  • Discounted course tuition through the Alumni Audit Seat
  • Use of the Kois Center Clinical Instructor Title and/or Logo
  • Use of the Kois Center Study Group Title and/or Logo

Life Clinical Instructor

  • Those who have successfully fulfilled the criteria for becoming a Clinical Instructor but have not maintained the requirements for CI membership as outlined above.

Benefits

  • Same as a Clinical Instructor as outlined above with the exception of attending a Kois Course as a Clinical Instructor

Recognized Specialist

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

Eligible Specialties

Laboratory Technician Kois Courses 103 and 153 OR 165, 255, 275, and 303
Endodontist Kois Courses 103,173, and 255
Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Kois Courses 103 and 153 OR 165, and 275
Orthodontist Kois Courses 103 and 153 OR 165, and 303
Periodontist Kois Courses 103 and 153 OR 165, 173, and 275
Prosthodontist Kois Courses 103 and 153 OR 165, 173, 255, 275, 303, and 403

 

Benefits

  • Invitation to the Annual Kois Center Symposium
  • Discounted course tuition through the Alumni Audit Seat
  • Use of the Kois Center Recognized Specialist Title and/or Logo

Note: Completion of all nine Kois Courses, and achievement of Graduate membership status, is still required for participation in the Mentor Exam.

Kois Center Honorary Members

Honorary Members are established leaders and educators in the dental community that have been selected to participate in the Kois Center curriculum.

Dr. William Becker
801 N. Wilmot
Suite B2
Tucson, AZ 85711
United States

Dr. William Cave
90 Cave Lane
Arden, NC 28704
United States

Dr. David Garber
600 Galleria Pkwy
Ste. 800
Atlanta, GA 30339
United States

Dr. Terry Tanaka
212 Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
United States

Dr. Jack Turbyfill
115 Medical Circle
W Columbia, SC 29169
United States

In Memory Of

Dr. Morton Amsterdam
Dr. D. Walter Cohen
Dr. Lloyd Miller
Dr. Carl Misch