How to prepare for Community dentistry Practical exams
In Community dentistry, You’re supposed to have two different patients as a long case and a short case.
♦ My personal opinion- if you have an option of presenting the WHO form, please go for it.
It’s the most difficult looking but easiest thing to do.
♦ Indices mainly have this interexaminer variations, what you saw, the examiner might see differently!
♦ Certainly, some things are obvious but some indices like gingival or plaque index are highly variable.
♦ You should know the ORAL HYGIENE instructions well.You should be able to demonstrate them if asked.
♦ You either do fluoride or sealant as your short case.
♦ Know about the indications of both, as they’re frequently asked.
♦ You should know why is your patient indicated for the desired treatment.
♦ Dates are very important in CD. Who invented what in which year, you must know for your viva!
Intern, YMT Dental College, Navi Mumbai
Noora Pathan has been the final year topper and consistent MUHS rank holder. Besides dentistry, she likes to snuggle in with her novels or devour falafels with hummus.