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Discussion in 'NBDE Exams & Licensure Exams' started by mailis, Apr 30, 2012.

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  1. mailis

    mailis Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 3, 2005
    Need help with pros, what study material/guide did you use? I failed pros twice and I'm really worried, one last chance to retake it. :scared:
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  3. caffeinehigh

    caffeinehigh Dentist 7+ Year Member

    Sep 18, 2007
    There is a WREB book by Boardbusters that was pretty good. Also review your Fixed book and an Implant Prosth book, specifically implant retained tissue supported CDs etc....
  4. hoak

    hoak 10+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Hi, sorry that you had to take the Pros the third time. I personally think that DentalBuster is not good enough for the Pros section. I hope I can help you with some tips:
    1. Implant: just know some basic stuffs
    - If the patient only has two implants, that system is implant retained and needs tissue supported (aka implant-retained, tissue-support overdenture)
    - If the patient has more than 4 (mand) or 6 (max) impalnts, that system is implant supported (implant withstand all the mastication force)
    - If anything not normal (bad angle, not enough occlusal space), use custom abutment
    - Make sure you can identify pictures of different parts of implants (healing cap, first-stage implant abutment, etc.)
    - Implant has no PDL and needed to be clean by plastic instrument
    2. Fixed: study from the reference book listed in the candidate guide (Principle of Fixed Pros, as I recall)
    You don't need to read the whole book, just read chapters about principle of tooth preparation, and preparation for all ceramic, PFM and cast metal crowns.
    - Make sure you can distinguish between preps PFM, ceramic, and cast metal by pictures
    - Make sure you know what are the consequences of different clinical errors (open margin will cause -> ?, open contact will cause -> ?, etc.)
    - Learn about Triple Tray technique

    * On the exam, when they ask what is wrong with the prep: check margin, check contact, check occlusion then make sure the reduction is correct for respective prep (for example: cast metal prep should have very thin chamfer finish line and you should not see a thick 1mm shoulder from the top)

    *When they ask what is wrong with the provisional/bridge: check margin, check contact, check thickness of connector, check occlusion. Know if there is error, in what way the patient will be harmed.

    3. Removable: study the suggested book in the candidate guide (written by McKraken) for RPD, for CD I don't know I think the CD questions are easy and straight forward.
    - Know Kennedy classification
    - Know occlusal classification
    - Know how to design RPD, when to put stress-breaker (read the designing RPD chapter in McKraken's book)
    - Know what can go wrong when delivering CD, RPDS and how to fix them
    - Know anatomical landmarks on impression and what the purpose of each (for example: why do we have to capture hamular notch, external oblique ridge? etc.)

    I think that's it. Good luck
  5. mailis

    mailis Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 3, 2005
    Thanks for the info.
    What are the differences in impression material? polyether and polysulfide
  6. lpdent


    Jan 11, 2012
    Hello, thanks for the information!!! I ll take the test soon, and I have a question about implant supported overdenture, if the patient has 2 implants in the lower, and a complete denture in maxillary, we do a overdenture implant retained, and if the patient has upper natural dentition, do we still do and overdenture right, we do not bury the implants to do a complete denture in the lower in any of both cases.

    Thanks a lot!!!!
  7. yazin


    Nov 29, 2012
    can anyone tell me from where i can get study materials for the prosthetic part of the wreb????? i took the first time but i failed :eek::eek::eek:
  8. cmag

    cmag 2+ Year Member

    Jan 14, 2013
    Hi Hoak:
    I saw your comments and advises about the Prostho exam. Do you have any addotional advise in regards to the implant section? Is there any "specific book or place" where I can read about it? Do you reommend any?
    I really would appreciate your help, I am taking my exam for the 2nd time, I am very nervous!!
    thank you,
  9. BoardBusters

    BoardBusters Exhibitor 5+ Year Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    SDN Exhibitor
    For the WREB board busters book, you can purchase online at www.dentalboardbusters.com or you can set up a group discounted order with your class. When you set up a group order, your book will be complimentary. email [email protected]

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