Dental Therapy Exam

The Dental Therapy Exam is designed to test clinical competencies consistent with the Dental Therapist’s Scope of Practice. The exam is divided into 2 parts: a manikin-based exam and a patient-based restorative exam. The manikin and restorative exams are specific to the skill sets of Dental Therapists.

Manikin Procedures: 6 HOURS

ENDODONTICS:
  • Pulpotomy Tooth #A
RESTORATION:
  • Class II MOD Amalgam Restoration Tooth #T
STAINLESS STEEL CROWNS:
  • Stainless Steel Crown Preparation Tooth #L
  • Stainless Steel Crown Placement and Cementation Tooth #J

The CDCA will provide typodonts for candidates at each testing site. Currently, the CDCA uses Acadental MODU-PRO Pedo MP_420 typodont.The Dental Therapy Exam is designed to test clinical competencies consistent with the Dental Therapist’s Scope of Practice. The herapist’s Scope of Practice. The exam is divided into 2 parts: a manikin-based exam and a patient-based restorative exam. The manikin and restorative exams are specific to the skill sets of Dental Therapists.


Restorative Procedures: 7 HOURS

ClASS III COMPOSITE PREPARATION AND RESTORATION

 
– AND –

ClASS II PREPARATION AND RESTORATION
  • Class II Composite
  • – OR –

  • Class II MOD Amalgam

The candidate must successfully challenge all procedures to pass the Dental Therapy Examination. Those procedures in which the candidate was unsuccessful may be challenged again on a separate date.