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DHA MOH HAAD SDLE Exam pattern for Dental Specialist

On 05-01-2020 | Read time about 16 Minutes


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For non-UAE nationals, three (3) years’ experience post Master's qualification is required to be eligible to write the DHA, MOH or HAAD exam. Similarly, two years of experience in required to be eligible to secure a job at Registrar level in the Saudi Arabia.

Below you will find exam pattern/syllabus and topic weightage for Dubai DHA exam, MOH, HAAD and SDLE (SCFH) Prometric Dental Specialist Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry (Pedodontics), Periodontics and Endodontics.

The pass score for Specialist Exams varies based on the Speciality subject and on the specific exam (country) you are giving. Most exams are set at 65%, but some others are at 70%. If you would like to check the pass score for a specific exam, please get it confirmed from one of our friendly Support Staff on our Facebook Page.


Prosthodontics Specialist Prometric exam question format for DHA, MOH, HAAD exams

Subject area Number of items Weightage
Fixed Partial Dentures (FPD) 30 20%
Complete Dentures 21 14%
Removable Partial Dentures 12 8%
Occlusion 12 8%
Team Approach 7 5%
Endodontically Treated Teeth 7 5%
Esthetic Considerations 14 9%
Communication with Lab 7 5%
Implant Prosthodontics 15 8%
Dental Materials 12 8%
Professionalism & Ethics 7 5%
Patient Safety 7 5%
TOTAL 150 100%

For SDLE exams, the distribution is slightly different. Please email us on info@edentalportal.com if you'd like this information. 
 

Recommended Reference Books:

1. Clinical Aspects of Dental Materials, Marcia Gladwin, Michael Bagby, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Baltimore, Maryland, Latest Edition.

2. Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics, S.F Rosenstiel, M.F. Land, J. Fujimoto Mosby, Latest Edition.

3. Failure in the Restored Dentition, Management and Treatment, M.D. Wise. Quintessence Publishing Co. Ltd. London, Latest Edition.

4. Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics. H.T. Shillingburg, S. Hobo, LD.Whitsett, R. Jacobi, S.E Bracket. Quintessence Publishing, Chicago, Latest Edition.

5. Applied Occlusion. R. Wassel, A. Naru, J. Steele, F. Nohl. Quintessence Publishing London, Latest Edition.

6. Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients. Complete Dentures and Implant- Supported Prostheses. Zarb and Hobrik, Latest Edition.

7. McCracken's Removable Partial Prosthodontics, Alan B. Carr, David T. Brow, Latest Edition.

 

Orthodontics

Specialist Prometric exam question format for DHA and DOH (HAAD) exams

The total number of questions for the DHA exam is 150 MCQs to be answered over 2 hours and 45 minutes on a computer. The pass score is set at 65%. For DOH (HAAD) exams the total number of questions is 100 MCQs to be answered over 2 hours on a computer.

Subject area Weightage
Developing Dentofacial Problems (Interceptive orthodontics for Intra-arch problems) 12% 
Dentofacial Orthopedics (Interceptive orthodontics for inter-arch problems) 11%
Major Dentofacial Abnormalities 8%
Orthodontic Treatment Phases and Mechanotherapy 9%
Contemporary Orthodontic Techniques 8%
Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders 6%
Interdisciplinary Care of Adult Patients 15%
Principles of Appliance Design and Biomechanics 6%
Photography, Radiology, Cephalometry and Record keeping 5%
Dental Materials 5%
Retention and Stability 8%
Ethical and Professionalism 3%
Patient Motivation 4%
TOTAL 100%

 

Recommended Reading References:
 

1. Contemporary Orthodontics; William Proffit, Henry Fields, David Sarver. Publisher: Elsevier, St. Louis, USA, Latest Edition. Orthodontics, Current Principles and Techniques; Lee Graber, Robert Vanarsdall, Katherine Vig. Publisher: Elsevier, St. Louis, USA, Latest Edition.

2. Professionalism and Ethics, Handbook for Residents, Practical guide, Prof. James Ware, Dr. Abdulaziz Fahad Alkaabba, Dr. Ghaiath MA Hussein, Prof. Omar Hasan Kasule,

SCFHS, Latest Edition.
3. Essentials of Patient Safety, SCHS, Latest Edition.

4. Understanding Patient Safety, Robert Wachter and Kiran Gupta, Latest Edition.

 

Specialist Prometric Orthodontics exam question format for SDLE exams

As of July 29th 2020, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties issued an update and revised the exam pattern as below. The total number of questions for the exam is 200 MCQs to be answered over 4 hours on a computer. This exam requires an extended amount of focus on the part of human brain on computer-screens. If is recommended that you practice solving MCQs on screens to get accustomed to the examination environment. The pass score is set at 65% (Registrar Level)

Subject area Weightage
Growth and Development 5% 
Etiology of Malocclusion 5%
Cephalometric Analysis 8%
Biomechanics and Biology of Tooth Movement 8%
Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment 14%
Comprehensive Treatment in Preadolescents and Adolescents 16%
Adult and Adjunctive Orthodontics 10%
Orthognathic Surgery 8%
Craniofacial Deformities 5%
Special Considerations in Orthodontics 6%
Retention and Stability 5%
Ethics and Professionalism 5%
Patient Safety 5%
TOTAL 100%

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Prometric exam question format for SDLE exams

As of August 5th 2020, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties issued an update and revised the exam pattern as below. The total number of questions for the exam is 200 MCQs to be answered over 4 hours on a computer. This exam requires an extended amount of focus on the part of human brain on computer-screens. The pass score is set at 65% (Registrar Level)

Subject area Weightage
Anesthesia and Pain Management 6%
Maxillofacial Trauma 12%
Temporomandibular Joint 6%
Dentoalveolar, Preposthetic and Implant Surgery 12%
Craniofacial surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate 6%
Medically compromised patients 6%
Maxillofacial infections 12%
Maxillofacial pathology 12%
Deformities and Orthognathic Surgery 12%
Patient Safety 5%
Professionalism & Ethics 5%
TOTAL 100%



Pediatric Dentistry 

Specialist Prometric exam question format for SDLE exams

As of August 3rd 2020, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties issued an update and revised the exam pattern as below. The total number of questions for the exam is 200 MCQs to be answered over 4 hours on a computer. This exam requires an extended amount of focus on the part of human brain on computer-screens. If is recommended that you practice solving MCQs on screens to get accustomed to the examination environment. The pass score is set at 65% (Registrar Level)

Subject area Weightage
Dental Development and Anomalies 10% 
Prevention and Anticipatory Guidance 8% 
Local Anesthesia and Pain Management 6% 
Non-pharmacological Behavior Management 6% 
Pharmacological Behavior Management 10% 
Restorative Dentistry and Dental Material 6% 
Special Healthcare Needs 10%
Pulp Therapy 10%
Orofacial Trauma 10%
Professionalism and Ethics 5%
Patient Safety 5%
Orthodontics and Space management 8%
Oral pathology/medicine 6%
TOTAL 100%

 

Specialist Prometric exam question format for DHA and HAAD exams

The total number of questions for the exam is 100 MCQs to be answered over 2.5 hours on a computer. The pass score is set at 70%. The Topics are similar to that shown above to Saudi SDLE Pediatric Dentistry exams.  For DOH (HAAD) exams the total number of questions is 100 MCQs to be answered over 2 hours on a computer.

 

Recommended References:

1. The Hand Book of Pediatric Dentistry, Fourth edition, Arthur Nowak and Paul Casamassimo.

2. Pinkham. Casamassimo. Field. McTigue. Nowak, Pediatric Dentistry Infancy through Adolescence, Fifth Edition.

3. McDonald. Avery. Dean, Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent, Ninth Edition.
4. Richerd Welbury, Pediatric Dentistry, Third Edition.
5. The Reference Manual of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2017‐2018.

6. Professionalism and Ethics, Handbook for Residents, Practical guide, Prof. James Ware, Dr. Abdulaziz Fahad Alkaabba, Dr. Ghaiath MA Hussein, Prof. Omar Hasan Kasule, SCFHS, Latest Edition.

7. Essentials of Patient Safety, SCHS, Latest Edition.

 

Periodontics Prometric exam question format for DHA, MOH, HAAD exams

The Periodontics DHA Specialist exam comprises of 100 questions lasting 2.5 hours. The Periodontics pass score is set at 65%. For DOH (HAAD) exams the total number of questions is 100 MCQs to be answered over 2 hours on a computer. Weightage may mimic SDLE exams. Please refer the topic weightage for Saudi SDLE Periodontics exams.

 Topic area
Periodontal Structures
Aetiology, Microbiology and Immunology
Examination, Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Classification
Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy, Periodontal Medicine & Pharma Therapeutics
Periodontal Surgical Techniques and Complications
Inter-relation between Periodontal Therapy and other Dental Specialties
Periodontal Maintenance and long-term health
Indications, Contraindications and Biomechanical Principles for Dental Implants
Pre-Surgical Assessment, Treatment Planning and Site Preparation in Dental Implant Therapy
Peri-implant Soft and Hard Tissue Management
Surgical Complications and Management of Peri- Implant Diseases and Failures
Maintenance of Dental Implants
Professionalism and Ethics
Patient Safety
TOTAL - 100 questions


 

Endodontics Specialist Prometric exam question format for DHA, MOH, HAAD exams

The Endodontics Specialist exam for DHA comprises of 100 questions lasting 2.5 hours. The Endodontics pass score is set at 70%. Weightage may mimic SDLE exams. Please refer the topic weightage for Saudi SDLE Endodontics exams given below.

Subject area NOT KNOWN
Dental Pulp and Periapical Tissues -
Endodontic Pain and Emergencies -
Surgical Endodontics -
Dental Traumatic Injuries -
Regenerative Endodontics and Vital Pulp Therapy -
Primary Endodontic Treatment Procedures -
Endodontic Mishaps and Failures -
Endodontic Pharmacology -
Endo-Perio Lesions -
Medically Compromised Patients -
TOTAL 100 questions

 

Endodontics Prometric exam question format for SDLE exams

As of July 23rd 2020, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties issued an update and revised the exam pattern as below. The total number of questions for the exam is 200 MCQs to be answered over 4 hours on a computer. This exam requires an extended amount of focus on the part of human brain on computer-screens. If is recommended that you practice solving MCQs on screens to get accustomed to the examination environment. The pass score is set at 65% (Registrar Level)

Subject area Weightage
Diagnosis, Outcome and Treatment Planning 15% 
Endodontic Pain and Emergencies 8% 
Surgical Endodontics 8% 
Dental Traumatic Injuries 8% 
Regenerative Endodontics and Vital Pulp Therapy 5% 
Endodontic Relation with Other Specialties 5% 
Endodontic Mishaps 8%
Endodontic Pharmacology 5%
Classic and Current Literature 20%
Medically Compromised Patients 8%
Professionalism and Ethics 5%
Patient Safety 5%
TOTAL 100%

 

Restorative Dentistry Prometric exam question format for SDLE exams

As of July 23rd 2020, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties issued an update and revised the exam pattern as below. The total number of questions for the exam is 200 MCQs to be answered over 4 hours on a computer. The pass score is set at 65% (Registrar Level)

Subject area Weightage
Basic Implantology 9% 
Dental Anatomy and Occlusion 10% 
Fixed Prosthodontics 35% 
Operative Dentistry 36% 
Professionalism and Ethics 5%
Infection Control & Patient Safety 5%
Endodontic Mishaps 8%
TOTAL 100%


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Implantology Privilege Prometric exam question format for DHA exams

The Implantology Privilege Prometric DHA exams comprises of 100 questions lasting 2.5 hours. The Implantology Privilege DHA exam pass score is set at 70%. Please refer the topic distribution for DHA exams given below.

Subject area Weightage- NOT KNOWN
Dental Implant Rational, Types and Design   -
Medical Examination   -
Periodontal Consideration in Implant Therapy   -
Dental, Radiographic and Photographic  Records  -
Hard Tissue Reconstruction  -
Diagnosis and Treatment Plan  -
Surgical Principles   -
Implant in the Posterior Region vs. Implant in the Esthetic Zone    
Soft Tissue Reconstruction  -
Immediate vs. Delayed Implant   -
Prosthetic Options and Workflow    -
Biomechanics and Occlusion   -
Maintenance  Complications   -
TOTAL 100 questions