DENTAL EXAMS

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  1. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper

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    The State Licensure exams ARE NOT NBDE Part I or II!!!

    National Board Dental Examinations (NBDE) Part I and Part II are the exams that we will take during our dental education to graduate! If you pass these exams, you are now a DENTIST, but you CAN NOT practice yet ANYWHERE!!!

    You must take and pass a STATE LICENSURE EXAM to be able to practice!!!

    These are the State Licensure exams:

    Central Regional Dental Testing Service. Inc.(CRDTS): If you are planning on practicing in these states, you must take this exam!!

    Colorado
    Illinois
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Minnesota
    Missouri
    Nebraska
    North Dakota
    South Dakota
    Wisconsin
    Wyoming

    The North East Regional Board (NERB): If you plan on practicing in these states then you must take this exam!

    CONNECTICUT
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    ILLINOIS
    MAINE
    MARYLAND
    MASSACHUSETTS
    MICHIGAN
    NEW HAMPSHIRE
    NEW JERSEY
    NEW YORK (remember, NY is going through licensure reforming)
    OHIO
    PENNSYLVANIA
    RHODE ISLAND
    VERMONT
    WEST VIRGINIA

    Southern Regional Testing Agency (SRTA): If you want to practice in these state, then you must take this exam!

    ARKANSAS
    GEORGIA
    KENTUCKY
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    TENNESSEE
    VIRGINIA

    Western Regional Exam Board (WREB): If you wish to practice in these states, then you must take this exam!

    ALASKA
    ARIZONA
    NEW MEXICO
    TEXAS
    OKLAHOMA
    UTAH
    WYOMING
    IDAHO
    MONTANA
    OREGON
    WASHINGTON

    The following states do not participate in regional board exam groups. They have their own State Licensure exam format and agency!

    ALABAMA
    CALIFORNIA
    DELAWARE
    FLORIDA
    HAWAII
    INDIANA
    LOUISIANA
    MISSISSIPPI
    NORTH CAROLINA
    NEVADA

    I hope this helps in sorting out NBDEs and State board exams!! A dental student must pass the NBDEs to graduate, but must pass a State board to practice in their state of interest for practice! :cool:

    NOTE: some states will accept other regional board exams, for example, (this is only an example and not an actual scenario) if you want to practice in Michigan, usually you have to take the NERB, but let's say that you graduated from a dental school in Texas and took the WREB because you practiced there for awhile and you want to move to Michigan and practice, the state of Michigan may accept the WREB instead of making you taking the NERB. All this is not cut and dry! There are some talks that the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) is trying to make all 4 regional board examination groups (SRTA, NERB, WREB, and CRDTS) to combine into one, so dental students can be flexible where they practice. There are other ways that you can transition from one state to another to practice, but all I've listed is the GENERAL stuff.
     
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    thanx Yah-E, you answered some of my ??? :)
     
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    Hey, Andy:

    Any idea if one of the State Exams are easier/harder than the other? Or are they pretty much the same degree of difficulty?....b/c I noticed that Illinois is under the CRDTS and the NERB. Naturally, I'd take the more challenging exam. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  5. Yah-E

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    Jeff,

    You're absolutely right, it's not a mistake, the State of Illinois is currently the only state that accepts both CRDTS and NERB. As far as which one is more difficult or you should take, I'm not sure! You can visit their websites:

    <a href="http://www.nerb.org/" target="_blank">http://www.nerb.org/</a>

    <a href="http://www.crdts.org/" target="_blank">http://www.crdts.org/</a>
     

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