Certification candidates in Levels I, II and III can choose one of the following Board Certified doctors to send their x-rays to for review. Once films are submitted do not switch from one reviewer to another.
- Dr. Irene Adamczuk
- Dr. Keith Denton
- Dr. Vince Fitzpatrick
- Dr. Tym Flory
- Dr. Michael Foran
- Dr. Johanna Hoeller
- Dr. Daiki Ishiyama
- Dr. Kerry Johnson (digital, Kuhnsoft for analysis)
- Dr. Craig Lapenski (Digital, all software)
- Dr. Steven MacDonald
- Dr. David Packer
- Dr. Barbara Read
- Dr. Deb Sesker
- Dr. Finley Sesker
- Dr. Kurt Sherwood
- Dr. Jack Stockwell
- Dr. Lee Yardley (Board Certified Doctors only)
- Dr. Michael Zabelin (digital only, Viztek for analysis)
The final submission of 10 sets for Board Certification should be sent to one of the following Board Certified Doctors:
- Dr. Marshall Dickholtz, Jr.
- Dr. Craig Lapenski
For the purpose of clarity, efficiency, and courtesy all x-ray submissions for any section of certification should include an enclosed letter indicating a request for review and the exact nature of the submission. Example, “enclosed are five sets of x-rays for level one review from XXXXX.” Please do not assume because your x-rays show up in a reviewing doctors office they will know who they are from and what they are for.
Also, please separate the individual sets; a piece of folded paper and a paperclip work well. The reviewing doctors are giving generously of their time, so remember a please and thank you can go a long way. Included with all submissions must be a self-addressed, stamped return envelope.
Certification X-ray Submission Deadlines: All x-rays must be in for review two weeks prior to a NUCCA conference. X-ray submissions will not be reviewed at the conference.
Only graduate doctors (must be a NUCCA member) are eligible to participate in the certification program. In the event of failure of the examination, or any part thereof, the candidate is re-examined on the part of the examination that is failed without paying an additional fee.
It is advised that a candidate doctor participating in any phase of certification attend a minimum of one NUCCA seminar per year. Doctors who successfully complete the program and are active, will be eligible to qualify as instructors in the NUCCA procedures.
Listing in the NUCCA directory will be as follows:
As doctors complete Levels I, II and III they will be listed as Certification Candidates having completed that specific level of the certification process. Upon completing and passing the final 10 sets required for Board Certification, the doctor will be listed as NUCCA Board Certified.
If you have completed Level I or Level II of the certification process or Board Certification prior to the conference, you will receive a certificate of completion at the upcoming conference. Doctors not attending the conference will receive their certification via mail.
Update to the Certification Program – to maintain active candidacy on the NUCCA website:
Being a candidate in certification has an emphasis on being engaged in the process or actively participating, therefore you must be actively involved in the certification process to retain a certification candidacy designation on the NUCCA website member listing. If you are currently working on a particular level of certification you have until April 1, 2018 to send in your next submission.
For example, if you are:
a. Actively pursuing your next level of candidacy and
b. Currently in between two different levels and
c. Have not submitted and passed a submission since March 2015
You must complete (and pass) that next level of candidacy by April 1, 2018. If you do not complete the next level of candidacy within that period and would like to have your previous level of candidacy remain active, it is necessary to complete the continuing education (CE) requirements of that prior level – see the Certification Continuing Education Requirements section near the bottom of this webpage.
If you have not yet started your next level of candidacy and would like to enter that phase of your education at this time, it is an acceptable step in this process providing you pass the x-ray portion of that level prior to April 1, 2018 which will keep your prior candidacy level active. Your new certification candidate level will be listed when you have also completed the written examination.