Arthur Nimmo, D.D.S., F.A.C.P., a professor of prosthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and Margot L. Van Dis, D.D.S., M.S., a professor of oral and maxillofacial radiology at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, completed their six-year terms of service on the American Dental Association Consultant Review Committee for the National Board Dental Exam in October 2006.
“It’s been a tremendous learning experience because our skill sets complement each other,” Nimmo said. “I’m more the ‘hands-on’ clinician and Dr. Van Dis is more the scientist-clinician, so we really worked well as a team.”
As consultants, the duo reviewed every question on Part II of the National Board Exam for content, format, grammar and verification of radiographs and clinical photographs in the clinical cases. All U.S. dental students take Part II of the National Board Dental Exam in their senior year prior to completing state boards to become licensed to practice dentistry.
“Drs. Nimmo and Van Dis together have an exceptional blend of clinical experience and science and have been very effective in analyzing the exam questions each year,” said Debra L. Willis, coordinator of test development for the ADA.
Nimmo is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Van Dis is a diplomate and past president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. They have previously served five-year terms on their respective test construction committees prior to moving up to the Consultant Review Committee.