The Component I Examination is comprised of two papers. The papers will consist of short answer questions.
Topics for the examination may include the following:
Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology
Immunology and Microbiology
Treatment of Periodontal Disease
Medically Compromised Patients and Medical Emergencies
Anxiety and Pain Management/Pharmacology
Candidate Study Guide
The intent of this guide is to provide the candidate with an understanding of the format in which questions may be asked during Component I of the National Dental Specialty Examination. The content used in these sample questions is used for illustrative purposes only, and should not be construed as an example of the level of difficulty of the examination questions.