Entrance Exam

National Board Dental Exam Part I and Part II

The Office of Student Services, Admissions, and Outreach coordinates the application process for the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I and Part II. Through summer 2006, both written and computerized versions of the Part I Boards are available; beginning in 2007 only the computer version will be offered. Part II Boards are available only on computer. Information will be provided by our office regarding registration and deadlines.

The following is excerpted from the American Dental Association website:   http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/testing/natboard/index.asp

Purpose of the National Board Dental Examinations

The purpose of the National Board Dental Examination is to assist state boards in determining qualifications of dentists who seek licensure to practice dentistry. The examination assesses the ability to understand important information from basic biomedical and dental sciences and also the ability to apply such information in a problem-solving context.

Recognition of the National Board Dental Examination Scores

Although written examinations may be developed at the local level, most licensing boards use the National Board Dental Examination (Parts I & II) as a major portion of their written examination requirement. Currently, all 53 United States licensing jurisdictions recognize National Board results. These jurisdictions include all 50 states, the District of Columbia , Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands of the United States .

 

National Board Dental Exam Part I

Read the Candidate Guide
Also review the "Before the Exam" resources 

Step 2: Apply for the Exam
Cost to apply: $250 (Partial Reexamination $130 plus $30 per each section) (Credit card payments only.) Examination fees are non-refundable and non-transferable (no exceptions).


Step 3: Schedule a Time to Take the Exam
You must apply for your exam with the ADA and receive your eligibility letter prior to scheduling your testing appointment with Prometric. Exams are administered year-round at Prometric Test Centers in the United States, it's territories, and Canada.

Advanced Scheduling
To increase the likelihood you will receive your first choice of date, time and location, you should schedule 60 to 90 days before the desired examination date. Please remember, you may schedule your examination appointment with Prometric only upon receipt of your eligibility letter.

Rescheduling Examination Appointments
Rescheduling your examination appointment will result in a $10 rescheduling fee.

Canceling Examination Appointments
Canceling your examination appointment will result in a complete forfeiture of your examination fee (as noted in Step 2 above, testing fees are nonrefundable).


Step 4: Take the Exam


Step 5: Scores
Two score reports are covered by the exam fee: one for the dean of the accredited dental school (you are attending or have attended) and one for you. You will receive your score report in the mail at your home address 3-4 weeks after you've completed the exam. To request additional score reports see "After the Exam" in the right panel.


Purpose of the Exam
The purpose of the exam is to assist state boards in determining qualifications of dentists who seek licensure to practice dentistry. The examination assesses the ability to understand important information from basic biomedical and dental sciences and also the ability to apply such information in a problem-solving context.

Contact Information
Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60611
800-232-1694

National Board Dental Exam Part II

Read the Candidate Guide
Also review the "Before the Exam" resources 

Step 2: Apply for the Exam
Step 2: Apply for the Exam
Cost to apply: $325 (Credit card payments only.) Examination fees are non-refundable and non-transferable (no exceptions).


Step 3: Schedule a Time to Take the Exam
You must apply for your exam with the ADA and receive your eligibility letter prior to scheduling your testing appointment with Prometric. Exams are administered year-round at Prometric Test Centers in the United States, it's territories, and Canada.

Advanced Scheduling
To increase the likelihood you will receive your first choice of date, time and location, you should schedule 60 to 90 days before the desired examination date. Please remember, you may schedule your examination appointment with Prometric only upon receipt of your eligibility letter.

Rescheduling Examination Appointments
Rescheduling your examination appointment will result in a $10 rescheduling fee.

Canceling Examination Appointments
Canceling your examination appointment will result in a complete forfeiture of your examination fee (as noted in Step 2 above, testing fees are nonrefundable).


Step 4: Take the Exam


Step 5: Scores
Two score reports are covered by the exam fee: one for the dean of the accredited dental school (you are attending or have attended) and one for you. You will receive your score report in the mail at your home address 3-4 weeks after you've completed the exam. To request additional score reports see "After the Exam" in the right panel.


Purpose of the Exam
The purpose of the exam is to assist state boards in determining qualifications of dentists who seek licensure to practice dentistry. The examination assesses the ability to understand important information from basic biomedical and dental sciences and also the ability to apply such information in a problem-solving context.

Contact Information
Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60611
800-232-1694