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There are two parts to the dental exam, the discipline-based component (400 items), and the case-based component (100 questions).
The case based component is a little easier based on student interviews that we conducted. There are several areas that are worth spending some additional time on before heading into the cases: Radiology Images, Prophylactic Regimens, Pathology Pictures, and Medically Compromised Cases (such as diabetes). Commit the eruption sequences to memory. Keep in mind that pain management cases are also fair game. Each case presentation includes: synopsis of patient health, dental charts, radiographs, and clinical photos (sometimes).
The 800 dental questions are derived from the following categories: