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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.

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

Format and Content

The examination will be administered in two, three-hour parts of equal weight.

Both Parts will include a mix of single and multiple answer multiple-choice questions, and short constructed response questions that assess general knowledge and clinical skills based on cases (diagnostic and clinical decision-making abilities).

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

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