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Syllabus and Books- Prometric DHA HAAD MOH NHRA SDLE QCHP Dentist Exam

The Prometric (for DHA Dubai exam, MOH, QCHP Qatar exam) and Pearson Vue (DOH/HAAD) exam is a computer-based test in the form of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) in English language. Questions have four options from which the candidate will choose one answer, with no negative marking for wrong answers. The exact format of the exams vary slightly across countries, the details of which are available to read by clicking here. 

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All of the Gulf exams provided by Prometric or Pearson Vue or those conducted by the Health Authority for General Dentists, including DHA, MOH, DOH (HAAD), EMREE SDLE, QCHP, OMSB, NHRA Bahrain cover the entire undergraduate curriculum as a part of their syllabus. Exam guidance in terms of pattern, syllabus and pass score for Specialist exams for DHA, DOH (HAAD), MOH and SDLE can be found here. Exam syllabus, Reading references and Subject weightage for exams is provided below.

Exam syllabus for General Dentist

The following areas of topics are thought to carry the most significance:

  • Infection control & Patient Safety
  • Anesthesia & Pain management
  • Trauma
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Implant Surgery
  • Dental Anatomy and Occlusion
  • Bioethics, Behavioral sciences
  • Pediatric pulp therapy
  • Reconstruction
  • Cosmetic
  • Oral medicine and Diagnostic sciences
  • Deformities and Orthognathic Surgery
  • Tempromandibular joint
  • Patient education
  • Ethics

The recommended list of DHA exam books is below:


  1.  An Introduction to Orthodontics, Third Edition, Laura Mitchell, 2007, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
  2. Contempoary Orthodontics, Fourth Edition, William R. Proffit, Henry W. Fields and David M. Sarver 2006, Saint Louis: Mosby, Inc.

Operative Dentistry:

  1. Textbook of Operative Dentistry/L. Baum, Ralph W. Phillips, Melvin R. Lund.Philadelphia: Saunders, 1995. 
  2.  Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry: AContemporary Approach, Third Edition, Summitt, James B., 
  3. Robbins, William J. , Hilton, Thomas J. , Schwartz, Richard S.Quintessence Pub. Co 
  4. Sturdevant's Art & Science of Operative Dentistry (Hardcover) by Theodore M. Roberson (Editor), Harold O. Heymann(Editor), Edward J. Swift Jr.(Editor)Publisher Mosby

Removable Prosthodontics:

  1.  Complete Denture 5th Edition By Rahn,Hartwell. 
  2. Boucher's prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients 10th ed. 

Fixed Prosthodontics:

  1. Contemporary Fixed Prosthodotics 4th edition By Rosensteil 
  2. Fundamenals of Fixed Prosthodontics 3rd Edition by shillinburg 


  1. Carranza's Clinical Periodontology by Michael G. Newman DDS ,Henry TakeiDDS, Fermin A. Carranza Dr. Odont 
  2. Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry 

Dental Materials:

  1. Philips Science Of Dental Materials: 11th Edn. - Kenneth J. Anusavice. Publisher: Elsevier Science 
  2. Restorative Dental Materials - 12 Edn. Robert G. Craig Publisher: CV Mosby, 2006


  1. Pediatric Dentistry Infancy Through Adolescence By: Pinkham,J.R.,4thEdition,2005
  2. Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent By:Macdonald,R.E.AND Avery ,D.R 8TH Edition ,2005;Mosby Co,Inc 
  3. Fundamental of Pediatric Dentistry By:Mathewson RJ,Primosch RE Third Edition,1995 


  1. Endodontics By Ingel 6th edition 
  2. Pathways of the Dental Pulp 10th Edition by Cohen and Burns 

Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology:

  1. Oral Pathology A Textbook of Oral Pathology by Shafer W., Hine M.and Levy B. 4th edition,W.B Saunders Co., Philadelphia 2009 Edu.Elsevier India, New Delhi 

Oral Surgery:

  1. Peterson Principle of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery By Peterson 
  2.  Local Anesthesia in Dentistry

At eDental Portal we understand that going back to undergraduate Dentistry books is daunting and challenging. We are constantly working with Dental candidates who have passed their exams; and experienced Dentists to condense the recommended reading material to ease your preparation experience so that you can complete learning in the shortest time of just 1 month. Our varying plans offer you a condensed set of most relevant and recent questions, saving time and unnecessary effort.

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Syllabus & Subject weightage for QCPH General Dentist exam

The below given information is verified as per Prometric (the Official, exam conducting body on behalf of QCHP DHP) and correct as of July 2023

SUBJECT Number of Questions in Exam
Endodontics 23
Oral Medicine/ Oral Surgery  41
Restorative Dentistry  36
Periodontics 20
Orthodontics/ Pediatric Dentistry  30