Moving to Canada.. Canadian Board Exam Study Guide?

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JayR in Houston, Texas

88 months ago

thank you! but i heard the wilkins book is very detailed and a lot of information. Any other study books you recommend?

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JAYR in Houston, Texas

88 months ago

anyone have an input in this?

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JAYR in Houston, Texas

88 months ago

Plakattaka in Aurora, Ontario said: www.ndhcb.ca/en/index.php

There is an on-line prep test but it isn't an easy thing to study for as it is based on case studies and is multiple choice and it always seems as if there are more than one right answer it is just a case of which is the most right! It is really a matter of reviewing your course data and being able to tie it all together.

hello..
there is no one book or course study guide to study of off?

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ssssskr in Victoria, British Columbia

88 months ago

I graduated 2 years ago, and there was no such thing.

Instead, we simply used the Mosby's prep book for the USA board exam. This was a touch off, given that the US focuses on things differently and uses a different tooth numbering system. Even this book was too much info, but much of my class took both the US and Canadian board exams - everyone easily passed both exams mainly due to solid classroom instruction.

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JAYR in Houston, Texas

88 months ago

Is mosbys the only prep book out there?

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dental hygienist in Ottawa, Ontario

88 months ago

if you do the prep test that the ndhcb has on the website, those are the type of q's that are on the board.
make sure you know ethics, and client assessment (which was drugs, diseases and conditions, who needed pre-meds) and pathology
i dont think that you need to study in depth but i did find that reading through the wilkins textbook was helpful for me!

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JAY-R in Houston, Texas

88 months ago

dental hygienist in Ottawa, Ontario said: if you do the prep test that the ndhcb has on the website, those are the type of q's that are on the board.
make sure you know ethics, and client assessment (which was drugs, diseases and conditions, who needed pre-meds) and pathology
i dont think that you need to study in depth but i did find that reading through the wilkins textbook was helpful for me!

where can i buy the prep book?

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Joyce Young-Scholes in Toronto, Ontario

87 months ago

JayR in Houston, Texas said: Hey guys,

I just finished taking my national boards here in Houston and I want to take the boards in Canada in September so I can move to Toronto. Any suggestions what study guide I should study and should buy to study off of?
Because I studied the Dallas review and it was VERY helpful. I didnt even open up the Mosby review because it was too much!! Please let me know soon thanks!

Jay-r from Houston


We, at rdhtutors, deliver a 9 week live online prep course for the Canadian National Dental Hygiene Board exam. Our next course will commence in July 2009 for the September 2009 exam. We cover all Canadian content required for the board exam. If you are interested in further details, contact us at info@rdhtutors.ca or visit our website at www.rdhtutors.ca
Joyce Young-Scholes

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Joyce Young-Scholes in Toronto, Ontario

87 months ago

JayR in Houston, Texas said: Hey guys,

I just finished taking my national boards here in Houston and I want to take the boards in Canada in September so I can move to Toronto. Any suggestions what study guide I should study and should buy to study off of?
Because I studied the Dallas review and it was VERY helpful. I didnt even open up the Mosby review because it was too much!! Please let me know soon thanks!

Jay-r from Houston

Please check out our website at www.rdhtutors.ca. We can help.
Joyce Young-Scholes

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Kate.rdh in Chesterfield, Missouri

87 months ago

Hello,

I am a Dental Hygienist currently licensed and practicing in the state of Missouri in the US. I have been practicing hygiene for over 3 years now and will be moving to Victoria B.C. in the late fall of 2009. I graduated form the University of Maine at Augusta (an accredited program here in the US), have passed the US National Boards and the Northeast Regional Boards. I would greatly appreciate any advice as to where or how I can start applying for my BC Hygiene License.

Do you know if I have to take the Canadian exams too, or do they allow reciprocity since I have been practicing for over 3 years?

Thanks for your time!

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3ggrvy in Ludhiana, India

84 months ago

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ckotsovos in London, Ontario

84 months ago

Please go to www.rdhtutors.ca for further information regarding our NDHCBE preparatory course.

Course starts November 2, 2009 for the January 2010 exam.

Please feel free to contact us at info@rdhtutors.ca with any further questions

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Anna in Hackettstown, New Jersey

67 months ago

I'am dental hygienist and I graduated on 2009 in USA ..I'm planing to move in Toronto , Canada. Can someone tells me what should I do to work as a dental hygienist in Toronto Canada..Please I really appreciate your help

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rdh in Calgary, Alberta

67 months ago

Anna in Hackettstown, New Jersey said: I'am dental hygienist and I graduated on 2009 in USA ..I'm planing to move in Toronto , Canada. Can someone tells me what should I do to work as a dental hygienist in Toronto Canada..Please I really appreciate your help

There are no jobs in Toronto. Good luck!

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nalrawi1978@*****.*** in Vancouver, British Columbia

67 months ago

I have been working as a Hygienist in the US for several years. I will be moving to Vancouver and taking the National Exam for Canada and I am wondering if anyone has done the RDHtutor.com prep course for the exam. I can't find any comments on that, which I think is quite strange as many people seem to be interested in preperation classes. Can anyone who has actually done the course tell me if it is worth the money? I have been out of school for quite a while so I think it may be a good idea for me.

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40 months ago

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Andea in Edmonton, Alberta

34 months ago

I tried the Rdhtutors.ca website and it's down. Have they shutdown? Are there any other resources that I could use other than Mosby's and Wilkins in prep for the Canadian National Dental Hygiene Exam? Please let me know. Thanks much!

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beaner44 in California

4 months ago

Kate.rdh in Chesterfield, Missouri said: Hello,

I am a Dental Hygienist currently licensed and practicing in the state of Missouri in the US. I have been practicing hygiene for over 3 years now and will be moving to Victoria B.C. in the late fall of 2009. I graduated form the University of Maine at Augusta (an accredited program here in the US), have passed the US National Boards and the Northeast Regional Boards. I would greatly appreciate any advice as to where or how I can start applying for my BC Hygiene License.

Do you know if I have to take the Canadian exams too, or do they allow reciprocity since I have been practicing for over 3 years?

Thanks for your time!

Hello, I am in the same situation now, I wondered if ypu found any information?
Thanks

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akainth in Richmond, British Columbia

4 months ago

beaner44 in California said: Hello, I am in the same situation now, I wondered if ypu found any information?
Thanks

I just read your comment and from my understanding you just need to write the Canadian national board exam. You may want to check but I don't think you need to write a clinical exam. You can contact the college directly. CDHBC (google that) to get the contact info.

I am in the process of looking to get licensed in California just signed up to write my American board exam but I wonder if I need to still sit through a clinical board exam even if I've been practicing for 7 years. I know that out of state qualify but not to sure if Canadians are included in this.

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Nicole in Santa Ana, California

4 months ago

In Ontario there isn't a clinical exam as it is built into the curriculum when graduating from an accredited college DH program. I would think it is the same for BC. I've moved from Ontario to California and there isn't any reciprocity, therefore you will need to write the American National Dental Hygiene Exam NBDHE, complete the clinical practical exam WREB; prior to any of that in the state of California you must complete a local anesthetic, nitrious & soft tissue currettage from a California accredited continuing education program (there are only two in the state that offer it, logon onto DHCC) also an approved infection control & proof of 25 hrs of continuing Ed (which is part of the local course). And after completing all that, you have to write the law & ethics exam. Doesn't matter how many years you've been practicing (it's been 14 for me) there's no way around it! I'm in process of preparing for my law & ethics exam now.

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akainth-Anita in Richmond, British Columbia

4 months ago

Nicole in Santa Ana, California said: In Ontario there isn't a clinical exam as it is built into the curriculum when graduating from an accredited college DH program. I would think it is the same for BC. I've moved from Ontario to California and there isn't any reciprocity, therefore you will need to write the American National Dental Hygiene Exam NBDHE, complete the clinical practical exam WREB; prior to any of that in the state of California you must complete a local anesthetic, nitrious & soft tissue currettage from a California accredited continuing education program (there are only two in the state that offer it, logon onto DHCC) also an approved infection control & proof of 25 hrs of continuing Ed (which is part of the local course). And after completing all that, you have to write the law & ethics exam. Doesn't matter how many years you've been practicing (it's been 14 for me) there's no way around it! I'm in process of preparing for my law & ethics exam now.

Thank you so much Nicole for all that info! Is it a very long process? Am I eligible to do the LA, NO and soft tissue gingival curratage now or do I still need to do both boards first before I can do that course? Also how was the WREB clinical. Was it difficult to get the right kind of patient? Do you need to find someone with mod calculus? I'm not too worried about the actual hands on exam as i have been in a perio practice for quite sometime. It's more of getting the right patient. Do you have an email address or contact info I would love to get in touch with you I have tons of questions about the process and I have some time till I get out there so I want to get everything completed as much as I can before we actually move.

Thanks again.
Anita

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Nicole in Santa Ana, California

4 months ago

Hi Anita,

It is a long process; start with doing your LA/N2O. You need to provide proof of active registration (it can be from your province) & also proof that your college has accreditation recognized by the ADA. Log onto the DHCC website & contact the California colleges offering the LA program (there are only two, one in San Diego & another in San Fran both crazy expensive $5000.00! And it doesn't matter if you're already licensed to give local where you're from, it HAS to be from these CA schools) You'll need to have this course completed before the WREB so you can give LA to your pt. The exam itself isn't bad at all, it's finding a qualifying pt. they need to have heavy sub, clearly visible on X-rays. Where are you moving to? Send me your email & I'll contact you. Good luck!

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akainth in Vancouver, British Columbia

4 months ago

Nicole in Santa Ana, California said: Hi Anita,

It is a long process; start with doing your LA/N2O. You need to provide proof of active registration (it can be from your province) & also proof that your college has accreditation recognized by the ADA. Log onto the DHCC website & contact the California colleges offering the LA program (there are only two, one in San Diego & another in San Fran both crazy expensive $5000.00! And it doesn't matter if you're already licensed to give local where you're from, it HAS to be from these CA schools) You'll need to have this course completed before the WREB so you can give LA to your pt. The exam itself isn't bad at all, it's finding a qualifying pt. they need to have heavy sub, clearly visible on X-rays. Where are you moving to? Send me your email & I'll contact you. Good luck!

Hi Nicole

My email address is anitakainth@live.ca If my email doesn't show up its my first and last name at live.ca My first name is anita last name kainth all smaller case letters and no spaces. Thats a great start! I am writing my boards in Aug and right after that I will apply to take that course. I have family in San Fran so I can probably stay with them when doing it. We are planning to move out to the east bay area but we still have a little bit of time till work permits and things come through so no immediate rush but I like to have things done ahead of time so I'm not panicking once I'm there.

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Nicole in Santa Ana, California

4 months ago

I thought I lost this thread, sorry for the late reply. I will email you more info.

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