FQR Dentists

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FQR Dentists

  1. 1. Licensure Process forInternationally Educated and Trained Dentists (IETDs) Focused Dialogue
  2. 2. National Dental Examining Board (NDEB)Certification for IETDs IETDs must successfully complete either path: • Equivalency Process Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge Assessment of Clinical Skills Assessment of Clinical Judgement • Qualifying/Degree Completion Program Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge Specific university requirements
  3. 3. Web Based Self Assessment• Help test takers to gauge their ability to successfullycomplete the AFK•100 multiple choice questions; 120 minutes
  4. 4. Application to the NDEB EquivalencyProcess & Document Verification
  5. 5. EQUIVALENCY PROCESS OPTIONASSESSMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE•Assessment Blueprint outlines examination areas• Two books each with 150 multiple choice items•Passing mark: 75• Participant can take AFK three times• Exam questions developed & reviewed by FacultyMembers & selected by Provincial Dental RegulatoryBody•Exam questions are validated statistically• Fee: $ 600
  6. 6. Assessment of Clinical Skills•Two-day exam on performance of dental procedures• Requirement: passed AFK•Participant can take it 3 times• Fee: $ 4000
  7. 7. Equipment, instruments & supplies provided by theAssessment Centre•A typodont mounted in a manikin on a dental chair•An overhead dental operating ligth•An operator stool•Amalgamators•Saliva ejectors•Air/water syringe tips•High speed suction tips•Amalgam waste & sharps disposal containers
  8. 8. Provided by participants• Handpieces & burs; curing lights• All restorative materials• Gloves, masks, protective eyewear & appropriateclinic attire• Dental hand instruments• Rubber dam, frames, clamps, forceps & dentalfloss•Materials to place and finish restorative materials• Approximate cost: $ 6000
  9. 9. Assessment of Clinical Judgment• One-day written exam• Can be taken concurrently with the Clinical Exam• Format: Multiple Choice Assessment• Areas: Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & ClinicalDecision Making & Radiographic Interpretation• Fee: $ 1500
  10. 10. Equivalency Process Option: Past Results
  11. 11. Qualifying/Degree CompletionProgram Option • Two year program offered at UofA: Doctor of Dental Surgery Advanced Placement Program • ITEDs join 3 & 4 year of regular undergraduate program • Limited number of seats
  12. 12. DDS Advanced Placement ProgramAcademic Requirements:• graduated from a non accredited college• passed AFK within two years prior to application• transcripts of all academic work & degree diploma• English Language Proficiency• spoken English requirement• interview• application fee: $ 250
  13. 13. Selection Process & Acceptance Criteria• AFK score• dental school results• interview results• successful completion of English Language Proficiency& Spoken English requirement• successful completion of Pre-Entry Exam & Pre-ClinicalAssessment course
  14. 14. Fee Tuition and Fees Books Dental InstrumentsYear 1 $49,948.89 $1,200 $18,000Year 2 $49,948.89 $1,200 $ 9,000Other CostsEnglish Language Exam $ 365AFK $ 600Pre-entry examination $ 1000Pre-clinical assessment $ 10,500Total Cost: $ 142,612.78
  15. 15. NDBE Process Past Results
  16. 16. NDEB Certification as a General DentistGraduates of:• Accredited Dental Programs• Accredited Qualifying/Degree Completion Program• Equivalency ProgramHave to take the NDEB;• Written Examination &• Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  17. 17. NDEB Written Examination• Application fee: $ 400• Exam fee: $ 700•Two books with150 multiple choice items each• Examination Blueprint• Passing mark 65
  18. 18. NDEB Written Examination PastResults
  19. 19. NDEB OSCE• Fee: $ 900• One day exam station type exam• Each station will have 2 questions• Candidates spend 5 minutes in each station• Passing standard: 65
  20. 20. OSCE Past Results
  21. 21. Total Certification Process Cost•Equivalency Program = 12,100• NDEB exams = 2,000 TOTAL 14,100• Qualifying/Degree Program = 142,512.78• NDEB exams = 2,000.00 TOTAL 144,612.78

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