OMSB GENERAL DENTAL EXAM

OMSB stands for Oman Medical Specialty Board, which is the licence required of health care professionals in order to work anywhere in Oman.

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Eligibility for OMSB Dental Exam?

It is mandatory to have 4 years of experience after Internship. This period will be calculated from the day you received the BDS Certificate or the License registration, whichever comes last.

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How to Apply for OMSB Dental Exam

  • Go to Prometric website at www.prometric.com 

  • Click “Schedule My Test”

  • Enter the sponsor name and type OMSB 

  • Click OMSB – Oman Medical Specialty Board 

  • Click Schedule My Test 

  • Locate Oman in the country selection and click next 

  • Read the Information Review and click next 

  • Read the Privacy Policy Review and tick I agree or I disagree and click next 

  • Eligibility Information: Tick No and click next 

  • Appointment Selection: Select your specialty 

  • Test Center Location: Type Muscat, Oman and click Schedule an Appointment beside the 8764, OMSB address 

  • Read the Prometric Biometric Consent and tick I agree 

  • Date and Time Selection: Select the month you desire to take the exam and click Go 

  • Select you desire available date and time and click next 

  • Kindly input additional information. Note: All blanks that have asterisk must be filled up. 

  • Payment is through Visa, MasterCard, or American Express 

  • Appointment Verifications 

  • Appointment Complete 

  • Once you have successfully registered, an email from Prometric will be sent to you, Confirmation Letter. Kindly read that carefully for details regarding identifications that you need to bring in your test date.

  • You can find the detailed processing method in this document click here. 

  • You can either do it on your own at the official website or if not confident to do it yourself, you can always delegate to expert agents to do the job while you focus on the preparation

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 Processing Fees

  • Prometric Exam - 70 OMR 

  • Dataflow – 268 (this can be done after the exam)

  • TOTAL : 338 OMR

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Timeframe

  • Credentialing (application review): 2-4 weeks 

  • Primary Source/Dataflow Verification (PSV): 2 months

  • Prometric Assessment (CBT): based on prometric assessment schedule 

  • Exam Results : within 5 working days​

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 Documents Required

NOTE: Registering for OMSB exams is open for all candidates and does not require uploading any document.

However Oman is not conducting any viva exams for expats until 2021, unless you have a sponsor and you are willing to work in a rural clinic.

  • Nationally accredited Educational Qualifications recognized by Professional Qualifications Requirements (PQR) (BDS/DMD/DDS)​

  • Official Educational transcript(s) 

  • Internship completion Certificate.

  • Recent professional experience certificate(s). (Atleast 4 years required post internship)

  • Valid professional License/Registration from country of last employment 

  • Valid Good Standing Certificate not older than 3 months (from State Dental Council)

  • Valid Passport Copy 

  • Passport size photograph in white background

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OMSB Dental Exam Pattern

  • Oman board has Theory exam and the Viva Exam.

  • The theory exam is conducted digitally at centers present in Oman only.

  • The theory exam consists of 150 Multiple Choice Questions with a timer of 3 hours.

  • Viva voice – they ask a set of 20 questions

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OMSB Dental Exam Syllabus

THEORY:150 QNS :

PROSTHODONTICS AND OPERATIVE        - 60 QNS
ORAL MEDICINE AND SURGERY                  - 22 QNS
ORTHODONTICS AND PEDODONTICS        - 15 QNS
PERIODONTICS                                                     - 27 QNS
ENDODONTICS                                                      - 26 QNS

VIVA VOICE:

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
Steps in a procedure   

A total of 20 questions 

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How to study

  • It is too hectic to go back to college days and read all the textbooks mentioned above to clear the exam. YOU REALLY DON’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL THE BOOKS MENTIONED ABOVE. That is why we are here to help. 

  • Gulf Exams are primarily focused on clinical knowledge including accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. This means it asks questions mainly from clinical subjects only.

  • But we would not recommend preparing by yourself unless you know how to prepare. We guide you by specifically teaching only the topics that is important for the exams, thus narrowing the vast study material, which in turn guarantees the pass percentage with lesser hard work.

  • If you are looking to clear the exam in the 1st attempt itself, you will need to prepare thoroughly for 3-4 months at least.

This is how you need to prepare:

 

  •  Step 1 - Brush through all the important topics subject-wise that we teach 

  • Step 2 - Solve subject-wise MCQs under the related topics 

  • Step 3 - Read more on it, if in need of better clarification 

  • Step 4 - Solve Recent MCQs 

  • Step 5 - Do Mock Exams to see if you are ready 

To start preparation:  Oman Dental Exam ​ Online Coaching

To try out a mock exam click here

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Pass Percentage for OMSB

  • Even though MOH Dental  Exam does not show the results, the pass percentage is said to be 60%

  • The Results are displayed as : PASS or FAIL

 

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Result & its validity

  • The results will be provided within 5 working days, along with something called an eligibility Letter. 

  • This Exam result is valid for 5 years.

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What if I fail the 1st attempt?

  • You will have to re do the credential and rebook for the 2nd attempt. A total of 3 attempts are only allowed.

Landing a job

The Eligibility letter is the document with which you can search for a job.  
The 1st employer will then convert this letter into a License to hire you.  
 Other documents they may ask of you are: 

  1. Basic Life Support Certificate ​

  2. Hepetitis B vaccination Report 

  3. Attestation of your BDS certificate by MEA, HRD & UAE Embassy 

  4. Dataflow report

  5. Recent good standing certificate