Originally Posted by KinKs
There are so many issues wrong with these types of examinations:
1. It is impossible to standardize
2. They are absolutely an exploitation of students: $2000 and $990 for a retake - ridiculous
3. Asking a dentist to pass the NERB before practicing is like telling a lawyer to successfully try a case before he gets a license.
4. The patient component of these examinations violate the patients and has all sorts of ethical complications.
We need to start the process of doing away with all regional examinations.
Last I heard California was working on its portfolio licensure process. It was something Dr. A. Dugoni always talked to us about as something he felt needed to happen and in my last year at school, the state voted to begin the process to find a way for students to create a portfolio of work done in dental school that would be submitted for acceptance to license...it would only work for california though and I don;t know that any real progress has been made.