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In the previous article, we discussed the complete details of NDEB exam ranging from application procedure to exam fees to scope of Dentistry in Canada.

In this article, we have brought forth the details of the Syllabus and Exam Pattern for the various Exams conducted as a part of NDEB Certification Process.

 

Also read: Everything you need to know about NDEB Canada

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Syllabus and Exam Pattern of NDEB Exams

Test 1: Assessment of Clinical Knowledge/Judgement

A candidate is required to secure a minimum equated score of 75 or higher in the Fundamental Assessment Test.

Course & Content for Clinical Judgement

The Assessment comprises 3 books to be given in a single session. Breaks will be present between the different sessions.

Books 1A and 1B

This is based on Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Clinical Decision Making. This extended match Multiple-Choice Assessment is meant to assess the candidate’s competence to formulate a diagnosis and reach upon Clinical Decisions.

In this, participant is provided with Case Histories, Dental Charts and Photographs for patients of All Ages including those with special needs.

Book 2

This book is based on Radio-Graphic Interpretation. Using prints of Radiograph, this extended match Multiple-Choice Assessment is meant to assess the participant’s awareness of Oral Radiology and competence to arrive at a Radio-Graphic Interpretation and Diagnosis.

 

Test 2: Assessment of Clinical Skills

This is conducted over a 2 day session wherein participants will be assessed based on their performance of dental procedures on Simulated Patients.

Here are some items which you are going to receive each day:

  • A typodont with a label of your Id number mounted in a manikin or a Dental chair
  • A list of Teeth for Practice procedures
  • An in-depth list of required Procedures with details of Tooth Numbers and Surfaces

 

List of Procedures

Participants would have to perform the Following Procedures:

S.NO.

Name of Procedure

1.      

Class II Amalgam Preparation

2.      

Full Metal Crown Preparation

3.      

Metal-ceramic crown preparation

4.      

Endodontic access preparation of Molar Teeth

5.      

Direct Class II composite resin restoration on a Pre-prepared Tooth

6.      

Direct Class IV composite resin restoration on a Pre-prepared Tooth

7.      

Class II Amalgam Restoration on a Pre-prepared Tooth

8.      

Rubber Dam Application

 

Also read: Top 10 MDS Colleges in India

 

Evaluation of Participants 

Participants will be assessed on the following parameters:

  • Performance in Record Keeping
  • Performance in Infection Control and Material Hygiene

 

Test 3: Written Examination

Content and Format

It comprises two books each with 150 MCQs. The time span for taking each book is 150 Minutes.

 

Examination Blueprint

Book 1  

The tables highlight the content areas and the approximate number of questions in that area

Total number of Questions in Book 1: 150

Topics

Number of Questions

Health Promotion/Population

50 Questions

Health

Scientific Literature

Oral Embryology

Oral Microanatomy

General Biochemistry/Cariology

Oral Medicine/Oral Pathology

Records

 

Topics

Number of Questions

Anxious Patient

50 Questions

Abuse & Neglect

Periodontics

Pharmacology

Growth & Development

Physiology

 

Topics

Number of Questions

Radiology

50 Questions

Informed Consent

Prevention

Anatomy

Microbiology/Immunology

Pathology/Medicine

 

Book 2

The tables highlight the content areas and the approximate number of questions in that area

Total number of Questions in Book 2: 150

Topics

Number of Questions

Fixed Partial Denture/Removable Partial Denture

50 Questions

Dental Emergencies

Medical Emergencies

Ethics & Jurisprudence

Trauma

Implants

Pediatric Dentistry

 

Topics

Number of Questions 

Operative Dentistry

50 Questions

Endodontics

Dental Anatomy/Occlusion

Orthodontics

Special Needs Patient

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Topics

Number of Questions

Infection Control

50 Questions

Local Anesthesia

Therapeutics

Oral Facial Pain

Oral Surgery

Geriatric Dentistry

 

Test 4: Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Also read: Problems Faced by BDS Graduates Today

It is a Station Type Exam comprising two sessions conducted on same day. Majority of the stations will comprise 2 questions and participants would be required to go through the Information supplied and respond to extended match type questions.

Each extended match type question will comprise up to 15 alternatives with one or more correct answers.

We are sure that this article would surely enlighten you with the exam pattern and syllabus for NDEB exams.

Stay Tuned!

 

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