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Are dental decks a good study method for national boards? Are there any significant differences in the newer editions vs. older editions?



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National boards..sorry I couldnt see entire message to make corrections.

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I used the newest version dental deck. I started going through the deck the summer before my last year. I would bring a bundle in my purse and get them out and flip through them all the time. I also used mosby and our class went to Dallas and did a weekend prep course. It really helped. I would do the decks again and recommend you get the latest version. My junior partner bought the deck from me after my boards. You can sell them too. Use anything you can get your hands on. All the above helped me. Good luck!

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I really liked the dental decks- they are easy to study and bring around with you! Some are very hard, but you will see questions like that on the board! Depends on how old the decks are… some things have changed (such as Fl2 recommendations, etc.) But any of the older decks that are not science based are fine to use! Good luck!

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I used anything that had case studies in it. Mosby’s became my go to. Going through case studies helps you to look at things from all angles, “holistically” if you will. If all you do is memorize “facts” you might miss something. It is important to know the facts, but also be able to put all those facts together to solve the problem. Good luck!!

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I have 2012-2013. New version 2014-2015 will be coming out in October. I take board this Spring should I still get newest version??

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I would not think it matters. I would ask your instructors. They should know if there is going to be a lot of new info added to the national board exam.

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I used the Dentin guides. They use a BASIC (bank answer, statement, integration & conversion) format. They offer a money back guarantee which made me feel comfortable purchasing the guides. Fortunately, I didn’t have to ask for my money back because I passed my exams. I would definitely recommend them to anyone studying for boards.

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