Examination Protocol

The Fellowship Examination will test candidates’ clinical decision-making. More specifically, candidates’ ability to assess, treat, and understand probable outcomes. The cases used in the Fellowship Examination tend to be “typical” cases that a practicing specialist would treat in clinical practice.

The Fellowship Examination will be administered virtually in 2023 for most specialties. Due to the nature of the assessments, the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology examination and the microscopic evaluation of the Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology & Oral Pathology examinations will be held in person at a single location within Canada. The exact location of the examination site will be communicated after the closure of the 2023 Fellowship Examination application window. 

The virtual examination will maintain the original case-based format of the in-person examination, but most specialty candidates will be able to sit from a place they feel most comfortable and have access to a stable internet connection.

Fellowship Examination Policy

The Fellowship Examination Policy document outlines in detail all policies and procedures associated with the administration of the Fellowship Examination including detailed information regarding candidate applications, special accomodation, formal reviews, conflict declarations, and candidate misconduct. 

FDI Two-Digit Tooth Numbering Chart

Preparing for the Virtual Examination

The following resource has been made available to help candidates prepare for technical aspects of the virtual examination.

Resource: Preparing for the Virtual Examination

Candidate Practice Sessions

Candidates credentialed to sit the 2023 Fellowship Examination will be required to schedule a practice session prior to their examination day. Practice sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Thursday, March 23, 2023
  • Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023