Hi guys, I thought I'd share this to you... Took my part1 exam last April 11, 2012 and got my result on April 20, 2012. That's 9 days right after i took it!!!. Wheeww! Best four letter word ever---> PASS! Thank God I can finally sleep and move on! Here's my input on the exam, Never underestimate it! I'm a FTD with a full time job as a dental assistant. It was hard for me to dedicate a whole day just to study because of my work. But I find time to do it. When a patient cancels or when I had a long break, I hit the books and study. Also, I spent most of my time at coffee shops... Starbucks, 24 hour Dunkin Donuts, Barnes and noble, etc... you name it, I was there! I probably have Caffeine on my bloodstream right now. I studied mostly the Decks, a little bit of the First Aid, previous exams and a lot of videos on you tube. I used the kaplan Q-bank too.. You know what they say: STUDY IT BACKWARDS, FORWARDS AND INSIDE OUT. That's what you need to do! KNOW THE "WHY" NOT JUST THE "WHAT". They already know that you know the " WHAT". that's the easy part. They will ask you the "WHY".. The mechanism. They want to know if you really understand it. In the end, it'll boil down to how much you really want this. PERSEVERANCE and PERSISTENCE will get you to where you want to be. GOODLUCK to everyone! and THANKS to the people who gave their inputs on the exam too! It was of great help to me and i appreciate you guys!