Bench Test

The ACS is a two-day assessment during which you perform a series of dental procedures on simulated patients (manikins) in a clinical setting.

Each day you will receive:

  • A typodont, labelled with your ID number mounted in a manikin on a dental chair.
  • A list of teeth for practice preparations.
  • A detailed list of required procedures specifying tooth numbers and surfaces.

You will also receive a scheduled time to perform the Rubber Dam Requirement.


During the assessment, you will be required to perform the following:

  • Class II amalgam preparation.
  • Class III composite resin preparation.
  • Full metal crown preparation.
  • Metal-ceramic (porcelain fused to metal) crown preparation.
  • Endodontic access preparation on a molar tooth.
  • Direct Class II composite resin restoration on a pre-prepared* tooth
  • Direct Class IV composite resin restoration on a pre-prepared* tooth
  • Class II amalgam restoration on a pre-prepared* tooth.
  • Provisional crown restoration for a pre-prepared* metal-ceramic (porcelain fused to metal) crown preparation on Day 2 of the assessment. The original unprepared tooth will be in the typodont used on Day 1 of the assessment.
  • Rubber dam application

* a pre-prepared tooth will be supplied.

Participants will also be evaluated on the following:

  • Record keeping.
  • Infection control and material hygiene.

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