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 II COMPOSITE PREPARATION AND RESTORATION

 
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CLASS III COMPOSITE PREPARATION AND RESTORATION

 
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.