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1 Or…how the profession eats its young each spring… Licensure BoardsOr…how the profession eats its young each spring…
2 Licensure BoardsTesting Agencies (CRDTS, WREB) administer the test…STATES actually issue the license.
3 What’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
4 Information Available WREB.ORGCRDTS.ORGSchedules, PoliciesManuals!
5 Licensure Boards Unjust ? Unfair ? Maybe so…but… Unless you pass them…you cannot practice what you have worked hard to learn!
6 Licensure 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
7 Licensure BoardsThis is not a school function…this is your responsibilityLook for patients constantlyWork together for a backup poolREAD THE BOOK !
8 WREB 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
9 WREB 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.
11 WREB Changes for 2015!Periodontal Section Diagnostic Section (Computer Based)Treatment Section (your patient)Prosthodontics SectionComputer BasedTreatment PlanningComputer based
12 WREB 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)
13 WREB 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
14 CRDTS Part II - Endodontics Exam (manikin) #14 artificial tooth access only#8 artificial tooth - access, instrumentation, obturationEndo folks will schedule reviews and practice session
16 CRDTSPart IV – Periodontics Exam (patient)DiagnosisSRP
17 CRDTS Part V – Restorative Exam (patient) Class III composite Class II amalgam ORClass II composite
18 Patient 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!
19 Patient 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.
20 Patient 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.
24 Things 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
25 NOW MORE THAN EVER!Check with the individual states regarding which exam they accept!You are licensed by the state, not the testing agency
26 Which 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
27 WREB 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
28 CRDTS 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
29 General 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!
30 General 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!
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