The Board Exam is fast approaching for both dental hygiene and dental assisting students! This is a true test of all your studying and hard work when that day finally arrives. I can promise you one thing though - and that's after the exam you will feel SO MUCH BETTER. A huge weight will be lifted off your shoulders. I know I know, you won't know yet if you passed or failed but for the first time in a long time you can go home and NOT STUDY :).
People often asked me how I studied for the boards. I was a dental assistant before I became a dental hygienist and I remember the day like it was yesterday (about 10 or so years ago) and I literally read every page of my main dental assisting text. It took me about three months, because I would read my corresponding notes from school if the text was too confusing. Some chapters were so dry, I would literally fall asleep 15 minutes after reading the textbook haha so I decided to read my notes for that chapter instead.
AND for the dental hygiene exam, I remember studying three months in advance as well but from my school notes. I would literally study about 6 hours a day, two hours then break, two hours then another break, and then two hours before I went to bed. Closer to the exam I found I was only studying 4 hours a day because I felt I was retaining the material so much faster.
I know this is a stressful time for students and believe me I wish I could take the board exam for each and every one of you! Stress doesn't help anyone and can often make your 'brain freeze' and you draw a blank during the exam. The best way to avoid this and be prepared is to study and feel confident! Get a great sleep the night before and that will work wonders too.
At Dentalelle we want to help and are offering our 'Board Exam Boot Camp' for dental hygiene and dental assisting students. Join us for the 'Board Exam Boot Camp' and know where you stand! A full two hour session online live and interactive with us and other students! Join in on the discussion as we go through 100 commonly asked questions on the board exam and rationales how to choose the 'BEST' answer. After this mock exam, add up your score and the one area you scored the least in you will receive a package on that material to study for the exam. We email every student a package of their choosing to study for the exam. Boost your confidence! The following dates for our Board Exam Boot Camp are:
September 7th at 10am
September 14th at 10am
September 18th at 9am
Register today! Let us know what date you are interested in. Limited seats are available to allow everyone to participate and ask questions.
*Dental Hygiene students and Dental Assisting students will each be in their own interactive chat session so that the board exam questions/rationales applies to them.
My name is Andrea Twarowski, owner and operator of Dentalelle Tutoring.