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1Or…how the profession eats its young each spring… Licensure BoardsOr…how the profession eats its young each spring…
2Licensure BoardsTesting Agencies (CRDTS, WREB) administer the test…STATES actually issue the license.
3What’s Coming Up ? CRDTS DS, Feb 14th, 15th (Patient) WREB DS, March 13th-16thCRDTS DS, October 2014 (Manikin)CRDTS ISP, October 2014WREB ISP, August or November 2014
4Information Available WREB.ORGCRDTS.ORGSchedules, PoliciesManuals!
5Licensure Boards Unjust ? Unfair ? Maybe so…but… Unless you pass them…you cannot practice what you have worked hard to learn!
6Licensure BoardsDo not waste your time and energy complaining about the board situation!Direct all of your efforts toward taking these boards ONCE!Then join the rest of us in complaining if you wish
7Licensure BoardsThis is not a school function…this is your responsibilityLook for patients constantlyWork together for a backup poolREAD THE BOOK !
8WREB Overview Operative Section Any two of the above Class II amalgam Class II compositeIndirect Cast Gold (inlay - 3/4 crown)Class III compositeAny two of the aboveOnly one may be a slot prepCaries on unrestored proximalNO MO’s on lower first premolars
9WREB Overview Endodontic Section Endodontic treatment (anterior tooth) Endodontic treatment (posterior tooth)Access and condensation on anterior tooth and one canal on a multi-canal posterior toothExtracted teeth mounted in Acadental ModuPro.
11WREB Changes for 2015!Periodontal Section Diagnostic Section (Computer Based)Treatment Section (your patient)Prosthodontics SectionComputer BasedTreatment PlanningComputer based
12WREB Changes for 2015! NEW CTP Exam Content in TP, Perio, Pros Treatment Section (your patient)NEW CTP Exam3 hoursComputer based3 cases (Complex, moderate, pediatric)Content in TP, Perio, ProsWill happen earlier (fall 2014)
13WREB Changes for 2014!Each modification will be 0.5 penalty on prep gradeIn PATP define perio as insurance code. i.e. 1-3 teeth, 4 or more in a quadNo anesthetic delivered until examiners on floor (7:30 AM)NO EFDA’s on operative exam
14CRDTS Part II - Endodontics Exam (manikin) #14 artificial tooth access only#8 artificial tooth - access, instrumentation, obturationEndo folks will schedule reviews and practice session
16CRDTSPart IV – Periodontics Exam (patient)DiagnosisSRP
17CRDTS Part V – Restorative Exam (patient) Class III composite Class II amalgam ORClass II composite
18Patient Selection Most critical step No matter how good the lesion looks…it is only as good as the patient it is attached to!Look in your own patient poolsFamily and FriendsKARMA!
19Patient Selection Operative CRDTS Class II Class III Radiographic caries at least 1/2 of the way through enamel (Digital or F speed)Proximal contact intact, virgin surfaceOcclusal contact on toothMay have occlusal restoration*Lesion on other proximal may need to be included.
20Patient Selection Operative WREB Class II Radiographic caries must reach dentin!Proximal contact intact, virgin surfaceOcclusal contact on toothMay have occlusal restoration*Lesion on other proximal may need to be included.
24Things to do NOW! Become familiar with exam Stay tuned for more info/exam changeswreb.orgcrdts.orgRead the manual (on web site)Look for patients (for you and others!)Consider Op comps as practice
25NOW MORE THAN EVER!Check with the individual states regarding which exam they accept!You are licensed by the state, not the testing agency
26Which board to take? First Consider the state you want to practice in Then consider state of family, significant other.Otherwise consider the pros and cons of the each board
27WREB PROS CONS Proven exam ? 2015 One time event More candidate friendlyLess of a time issue during examCONS3 day pressure cookerExam in MarchFewer states acceptingNeed real endo teeth*Retake opportunities near or after graduationSome uncertainty regarding states that accept examGrading rubric
28CRDTS CONS PROS General board stress over longer time period Stress split over three sessionsMultiple retake opportunities for each sectionOver in February with retake possibilities prior to graduationMany states in one examNO Written Exam!CONSGeneral board stress over longer time periodMore rigid scheduleMore time pressure during patient dayPolitics may change accepting states
29General Concepts Procedures are not difficult! Organization and Preparation is criticalPlan…Plan…PlanNot the time to make statementsfashion, political, otherYou do not want to be dinner time conversation for the examiners!
30General Concepts Infection Control Eye Protection Neatness Patient PositioningPolite, accurate communication with examiners (remember they are not faculty!)Better is the worst enemy of good…don’t dink!