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Table 2

Details of Japanese National Examination for Dentists12)

Eligibility for examination ∙ A person who has graduated from a dentist course (or is expected to graduate in the end of the fiscal year)
∙ A person who passed the pretest of the national examination for dentists and finished practical training (or is expected to finish the training)
∙ A person who has graduated from a dentist course abroad (Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare admits)
∙ A person who has obtained a dentist’s license abroad (Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare admits)
Examination period 2 days
Examination content Essential knowledge and skills regarding dentistry required in clinical settings and oral health for dentists
Examination method Written examination (multiple-choice test)
Acceptance criterion Compulsory question: over 64/79 points (2020)
General question: over 65/98 points (2020)
Clinical question (I∼II): over 122/167 points (2020)
Clinical question (III∼V): over 138/210 points (2020)
Percent of successful examinees 65.6% (2020)
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