Yah-E

Toof Sniper
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Dec 12, 2001
3,339
28
Longitude 80.0W Latitude 40.44N
Status (Visible)
  1. Non-Student
have taken the NBDE part I, did you use the JACK RUDMAN's National Dental Board books?

If you did, how are they? Are they worth the money and the time? How are they compared to the old release ASDA exams? Thanks for your inputs.

Andy
 

gryffindor

15+ Year Member
Feb 2, 2002
2,888
166
Visit site
Status (Visible)
  1. Dentist
Andy - Some of my classmates and I bought this book for our Oral Histo class b/c our professor used to repeat many questions straight out of Rudman's book. Well, after I bought the released exams to study for the boards, turns out that most of the questions in Rudman's book are word-for-word repeats from the released exams. There were very few questions (10%, if that) that were significantly different. Four of my friends and I all owned this book and none of us ever got around to really using it to study for the boards b/c the questions were so similar to the released exams. I would save your money and just buy the released exams instead. There is a little review section in the back of the Rudman book, but I didn't end up using that either.

For part II, I'm not even going to bother with Rudman's book and just buy the ASDA released exams instead.
 

DocDrtySanchez

Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Sep 26, 2002
54
0
Visit site
Status (Visible)
A few words about the part I board exam...I scored greater than the 99th percentile overall. From my experience, I can tell you that the best preparation for the board exam is studying hard when you take the courses. It really isn't a reasonable expectation to relearn, or rather learn all of the material in a matter of a few months or less. I reviewed the dental decks, I took the released exams countless times, and I used USMLE review books as well. Basically, I think I overstudied. Definitely spend some time reviewing the materials, but if you did well to begin with, you should have no problem on the board exam.
DocDrtySanchez
 
About the Ads

Yah-E

Toof Sniper
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Dec 12, 2001
3,339
28
Longitude 80.0W Latitude 40.44N
Status (Visible)
  1. Non-Student
Griffin: Thanks for your input! That's exactly what I thought the Rudman's books would be, just a replica of the ASDA exams. Now, I can save money and just get the ASDA exams.

:cool:
 

imdaman

Junior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Sep 26, 2002
16
0
A2
Visit site
Status (Visible)
Class of 2006 worrying about board already? way to go! take it easy though;)

Sanchez - you did really well! did you study all the time? I sure hope not! what would be the best way to get those study materials? here? :laugh:
 
This thread is more than 18 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.
About the Ads