The entire Board was surveyed to find out what the most common errors were that they found when grading the Case History and Oral Examinations. It is one thing to list all the “do’s” on constructing a portfolio and in answering questions at the Oral Exam, but what about the little things that could be done better when constructing a passing portfolio and negotiating your way through your three 30-minute sessions? Click on the links below to see the list of "Common Errors" to avoid for each of these exams:
The Directors spend considerable time evaluating each portfolio. The candidates put in a great deal of time putting them together. Rushing to meet a deadline will often lead to technical errors, such as failure to date radiographs or using the incorrect tooth number for a case. These technical errors reduce the score of the portfolio and are easy to avoid simply by using the Candidate Review check list that is supplied in the guidelines.
A few Directors felt compelled to throw in a few words of advice: don’t be nervous, the Board is there to test your knowledge and help you through the examination process. Have a positive attitude. Demonstrate confidence that you are well prepared for the exam.