Hands-On Course

This includes intensive hands on participation by each candidate. Using mounted simulators and your required board typodont we will provide hands on practice for the manikin procedures (prosthodontics and endodontics) as well as practice for the restorative patient procedure Class II and Class III preparations and restorations.

Please note that the schedule includes plenty of opportunity for after hours open practice.

Our program will review all the criteria, making you familiar with these requirements as per the protocols written in the NERB manual and how to deal with problems or issues that could arise during the examination. 

You will be comfortable knowing what forms you need to complete and when and how to complete them. 

Included in the program are two mock boards which simulate what you can expect during the manikin examination and the patient examination.

See the class schedule below or click to download:

Florida Dental Board Preps

The Gordy Course

Hands On Course Schedule

Saturday, October 15th - Thursday, October 20th, 2016

  • Holiday Inn Express
  • 1701 N. University Drive
  • Plantation, FL 33322
  • 1-954-472-5600
Date Time Session Information
Saturday, April 29th 8:00 Registration
8:00-11:00 Lectures:
  • Program Orientation
  • Manikin Prosthetics
  • Manikin Endodontics
11:00-5:30 3 cast preparations Endodontic Access #8 & #14 do not obturate #8 (table top exercise just for today)
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
5:30-8:30 Open non instructional practice (Complete any exercises)
Sunday, April 30th 8:00-9:00 Lectures:
  • Class I Preparations
  • Class II Preparations
9:00-12:00 In the lab you will set up the simulator and first perform a Class II preparation and a Class III preparation. # 13DO and #8 Distal. Use your Prosthetic sextants then you will replace the prosthetic sextants and prepare three cast preparations in the simulator. Save the #13 DO and #8 distal preparations for future use.
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-5:00 Back in lab
5:30-8:30 Open non instructional practice (Complete any exercises)
Monday, May 1st 8:00-8:30 Manikin set up
8:30-12:00 3 cast preparations Dr. Gordy to do Endo Demonstrations
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-5:30 Prepare & Restore Class II & Class III that you will be doing on exam.
Must place rubber dam for the insertion of the restoration.
Complete Endo obturation #8 that you prepared on Friday.
5:30-8:30 Open non instructional practice (Complete any exercises)

Tomorrow is the patient Mock Board using the same forms that you will be using during the examination. You need to remove the operative procedure teeth that you used today and come in with new teeth. You will prepare again the same teeth you hope to prepare during your patient examination. However, you will NOT fill these teeth. You will fill the teeth you prepared on Sunday #13DO and #8 Distal. If by chance either or both of these prepared teeth are the same ones you are doing on the patient we will make other arrangements with you just let us know.

Date Time Session Information
Tuesday, May 2nd 8:00-9:00 Lecture: Patient Forms and Modification Requests.
9:00-9:30 Set up manikin
9:30-12:30 MOCK BOARD: simulating patient procedure using the same forms
Prepare the same teeth you plan to treat for your patient. Place restorations in the pre-prepared teeth. Specific instructions to be given prior to Mock Board.
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:00-5:30 Prepare 3 cast preparations
5:30-8:30 non instructional practice, get ready for Mock Board Tomorrow

You need all new teeth for the Mock Board as well as new adjacent teeth as well as #8 & #14 Endo teeth

Date Time Session Information
Wednesday, May 3rd 8:00 Set up for MANNIKIN MOCK BOARD
8:30-10:00 Mock Board Endo using same protocol and forms
10:15-2:15 Mock Board Pros using same protocol and forms
2:15-2:45 Lunch Break and faculty will review work
2:45-3:15 Faculty will review your work. (If you finish early will review as soon as you finish)
3:15-6:00 Lecture: Diagnostic Review Part 1
5:30-8:30 Open non instructional practice or go home and rest
Thursday, May 4th 8:00-12:00 Open practice optional