Prosthodontics is the branch and specialty of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, restoration, and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of the patient by the restoration of the natural teeth and/or the replacement of missing teeth and contiguous oral and maxillofacial tissues with artificial substitutes.

Content

The NDSE in prosthodontics evaluates your knowledge and clinical competence in prosthodontics at the specialty level.

Blueprint

Canadian prosthodontists are required to have broad knowledge and skills in six domains. The blueprint below presents the six domains and the approximate percentage of the questions covered by each domain. 

Updated April 2020

Prosthodontic Blueprint

Approximate %
of questions

Removable complete dental prosthesis 10
Removable partial dental prosthesis 10
Fixed dental prosthesis supported by natural teeth 20
Dental implant supported prosthesis 30
Maxillofacial prosthetics 5
General prosthetic topics (including basic sciences, medical management of Dental Patients, dental management of medically compromised patients, tooth wear, theories of occlusion, materials)   25
Total 100%

Format

The examination will consist of two three-hour parts. Part 1 will include a set of short- and long-answer questions that assess general knowledge. Part 2 will include a set of case-based questions that assess clinical skills (diagnostic and clinical decision-making ability).

References and Resources

Reference Texts

Anusavice, K. J., Shen, C., & Rawls, H. R. (2013). Phillips Science of Dental Materials Kenneth J. Anusavice, PhD, Dmd ; Chiayi Shen, PhD ; H. Ralph Rawls, PhD. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Beumer, J., Marunick, M. T., & Esposito, S. J. (2011). Maxillofacial rehabilitation: surgical and prosthodontic management of cancer-related, acquired, and congenital defects of the head and neck. Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence Pub.

Carr, A. B., & Brown, D. T. (2016). McCracken's removable partial prosthodontics (13th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby.

Cohen, M. (2008). Interdisciplinary treatment planning: principles, design, implementation (1st ed.). Chicago: Quintessence Pub.

Davarpanah, M. (2003). Clinical manual of implant dentistry (1st ed.). London: Quintessence.

Dawson, P. E. (2007). Functional occlusion from Tmj to smile design (1st ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Gallucci, G. O., Evans, C., Tahmaseb, A., Wismeijer, D., Barter, S., & Donos, N. (2006-2019). Iti treatment guide (Vols. 1-11). Berlin: Quintessence Publishing.

Gürel Galip. (2003). The science and art of porcelain laminate veneers. London: Quintessence publ.

Hargreaves, K. M., Berman, L. H., & Rotstein, I. (2016). Cohens pathways of the pulp. St. Louis: Elsevier.

Hilton, T. J., Ferracane, J. L., & Broome, J. C. (2013). Summitts fundamentals of operative dentistry a contemporary approach (4th ed.). Chicago: Quintessence Pub.

Malamed, S. F. (2015). Medical emergencies in the dental office (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Misch, C. E. (2015). Dental implant prosthetics (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Misch, C. E. (2008). Contemporary implant dentistry (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Okeson, J. P. (2003). Management of temporomandibular disorders and occlusion (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Phoenix, R. D., Stewart, K. L., Cagna, D. R., & DeFreest, C. F. (2008). Stewarts clinical removable partial prosthodontics (4th ed.). Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence Pub.

Ritter, A. V., Boushell, L. W., Walter, R., & Sturdevant, C. M. (2019). Sturdevants art and science of operative dentistry (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Rosenstiel, S. F., Land, M. F., & Fujimoto, J. (2016). Contemporary fixed prosthodontics (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Sakaguchi, R. L., Ferracane, J. L., & Powers, J. M. (2019). Craigs restorative dental materials (14th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Shillinberg H.  Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics Quintessance 4th Ed 2012

Wiens, J. P. (2015). Fundamentals of Occlusion. American College of Prosthodontists.

Zarb, G., Hobkirk, J., Eckert, S., & Jacob, R. (2013). Prosthodontic treatment for edentulous patients complete dentures and implant-supported prostheses (13th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Journals

American College of Prosthodontists. (1976). Classic prosthodontic articles (Vol. 1-3).

Baba, N. Z., & Guichet, D. L. (2016). Journal of prosthodontics on complex restorations. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell.

Cagna, D. R., Donovan, T. E., Mckee, J. R., Eichmiller, F., Metz, J. E., Albouy, J.-P., … Troeltzsch, M. (2019). Annual review of selected scientific literature: A report of the Committee on Scientific Investigation of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 122(3), 198–269. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2019.05.010

Donovan, T. E., Marzola, R., Becker, W., Cagna, D. R., Eichmiller, F., Mckee, J. R., … Albouy, J.-P. (2015). Annual review of selected scientific literature: Report of the Committee on Scientific Investigation of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 114(6), 756–809. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2015.10.003

Donovan, T. E., Marzola, R., Murphy, K. R., Cagna, D. R., Eichmiller, F., Mckee, J. R., … Albouy, J.-P. (2016). Annual review of selected scientific literature: Report of the committee on scientific investigation of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 116(5), 663–740. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2016.09.003

Donovan, T. E., Marzola, R., Murphy, K. R., Cagna, D. R., Eichmiller, F., Mckee, J. R., Troeltzsch, M. (2017). Annual review of selected scientific literature: Report of the committee on scientific investigation of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 118(3), 281–346. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2017.04.027

Donovan, T. E., Marzola, R., Murphy, K. R., Cagna, D. R., Eichmiller, F., Mckee, J. R., Troeltzsch, M. (2018). Annual review of selected scientific literature: A report of the Committee on Scientific Investigation of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 120(6), 816–878. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2018.09.010

Parel, S. M. B. (2015). Journal of Prosthodontics on Dental Implants. Wiley-Blackwell.

Price, J., & Noujeim, M. (2015). Clinical Applications of Digital Dental Technology. By the American College of Prosthodontics, 1–258.

Wiens, J. P., Priebe, J. W., & Curtis, D. A. (2018). Journal of prosthodontics on complete and removable dentures. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.