Study Review Guides for Canadian vs USA (Part II) National Board Exam

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Hello !

I was just very curious if there was anyone out there who has written both the Canadian
National Board Exam and US NDBE Part II or if they know anyone that has. Which was the most difficutl? Did you use the dental decks Part II for both exams?

By the way speaking of Board study material....there are two volumes called "Master Dentistry" which I have rather liked ( Volume 1: Oral and Maxxilofacial Surgery, Radiology, Pathology and Oral Medicine" , Volume 2: Restorative Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontcs) both published by Elsevier Science in 2003 ( in the UK)
Another useful review book which I came across is "Clinical Problem Solving in Dentistry" edited by Edward Odell published by Elsevier Science in 2000 (in the UK).
This book is comprised of 43 cases that are presented in a very comprehensive way- photos, Xrays, medical and dental histories,diagnostic tests and treatment options for each case. This is useful for the case studies component of the Board exams. I DETEST "Dental Secrets"- worst possible review material ever!

Thanks for any useful advice!

Good luck to all of those that are writing these exams!
 

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I took both - difficulty was about the same. I found the morning of the canadian NDBE very easy, the afternoon more difficult - the OSCE was OK.

For Part 2 I used Decks/ Old exams.

For Canadian NDBE I used

part 2 decks
dental secrets (most canadian students use this)
old exams posted on www.ndeb.ca - a lot of repeat questions.


Scores:

NDB part 2 - 88

Canadian - Written 81
------------OSCE 80
 

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Thanks Dr Rob,

When you mention repeat questions for the Canadian Board- do you mean to say that old exam questions returned on the exam you wrote?

Thanks again :)
 
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hi


i printed the previous canadian exames from the web site

but questions without answer key

So i sent them email asking for the answers MCQs and they replied that no answers available

Any help
 

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You have to look up the answers yourself. Best to compare answers with students who are also taking the board. I knew a student from western, so I checked my answers with his. Yes, a lot of the questions were exactly the same.
 

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Dear Dr Rob,

I can't believe there would be repeat questions! Does that apply for both the written multiple choice part as well as the case based station part of the exam?

Were the repeat questions from recently released exams or older ones?

Thanks again! :)
 

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hello all,
iam taking part 2 in june..can u suggest me books on case based questions apart from decks..waiting for ur reply..
thanku..
 

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Dr. Rob,

I am taking the boards this weekend. I've read through the decks once and find that there's too much to memorize. I've read half of Dental Secrets, and am debating, with so little time left, should I focus on the decks (review them again), finish dental secrets or do past board exams?
Also, are there certain areas that the Canadian boards like to focus on? Thanks for your help!
 

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Dr. Rob,

Sorry, I should clarify ...I'm taking the Canadian Boards this weekend. Any info would help!

Thanks!
 

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With only a few days left - concentrate only on the old tests on the websites. They are the best resource.

Know Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypoparathyriodism. A lot of questions on this and it can be confusing if you don't know them cold.

The morning of day 1 - Relatively Easy - Oral medicine, basic
pathology, oral surgery focus.

PM - I thought it had a lot of ortho - mainly clinical sciences like pros.

The OSCE was a mix of Cases/ xray reading, rx writing, oral path.
Most were straight forward.


Good luck - do those old questions.
 

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If anyone wants to review the released exams with me, PM me! I am taking the exam this weekend too!

James Luk
 

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hey guyz,..

I need some help in finding material for part 2.
Am taking the computerised part 2 end of this april
I have less than two months,..
I would appreciate if anyone can give me some tips,..
what stuff do I need to cover.
I will be getting decks and papers.
anything besides that, plz post ur suggestions
I am taking the US NBDE part2, do i need to do the
dental secrets. where can I get it from..
if anyone is interested in selling it, I am here...
Waiting to hear from the one`s ahead,..
c u guyz,..
bye Nol
 
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