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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the branch and specialty of dentistry which is concerned with and includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of disorders, diseases, injuries, and defects involving the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions and related structures.

The NDSE in oral and maxillofacial surgery evaluates your knowledge and clinical competence in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the specialty level.

Format and Content

The NDSE in oral and maxillofacial surgery will be administered electronically in two three-hour sessions.

The examination consists of a mix of single and multiple answer multiple-choice questions, and short constructed response questions that assess general knowledge and application, and case-based questions that assess diagnostic and clinical decision-making ability.

Canadian oral maxillofacial surgical specialists are required to have broad knowledge and skills in ten domains. The blueprint found in the NDSE Protocol indicates the domains and approximate percentage of questions in each domain.

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