Table 6.

Distribution of Part II items by content area and cognitive level, 2006 (# of items)

Multidisciplinary ItemsCognitive Level
Part II DisciplinesSingle Discipline ItemsOther Clinical DisciplineBasic ScienceBehavioral ScienceUnderstandingApplicationReasoning
COMPONENT A
    Operative Dentistry (45)12228392016
    Pharmacology (34)2453219132
    Prosthodontics (45)3525372612
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pain Control (43)71321232911
    Orthodontics/Pediatric Dentistry (58)2020612222412
    Endodontics (30)3206181012
    Periodontics (45)82412113302
    Oral Diagnosis (44)9526415722
    Patient Management (56)02802838126
    Total—Component A (400 Items)118139875613417195
COMPONENT B
    (100 Items)603046117811
        TOTALS (500)1781699162145249106
        Percent (100%)35.6%33.8%18.2%12.4%29.0%49.8%21.2%