I've heard that doing a 1 year general residency program allows you to bypass the California board exam, but does anyone know how speciality residency programs relate? For example, if you've done a 2-year residency as an orthodontist out of California, are you still required to take the California regional? This may be common knowledge, but as a pre-dental student I'm unaware of the answer. I can't seem to find the answer however I google it. Thanks!