NATIONAL BOARD DENTAL EXAM (NBDE) PART I and Part II

Contact Information

The Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago , Illinois 60611-2678
800-232-1694

The purpose of the exams is to assist state boards in determining qualifications of dentists who seek licensure to practice dentistry. The examinations assess 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.

Cost to Apply

Part I: $300 (Credit card payments only).  Examination fees are non-refundable and non-transferable (no exceptions).

Part II: $360 (Credit card payments only.) Examination fees are non-refundable and non-transferable (no exceptions).

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.
 

NATIONAL BOARD DENTAL HYGIENE EXAM (NBDHE)

Contact Information

Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60611
800-232-1694
 
The purpose of the exam is to assist state boards in determining qualifications of dental hygienists who seek licensure to practice dental hygiene. The examination assesses the ability to understand important information from basic biomedical, dental, and dental hygiene sciences and also the ability to apply such information in a problem-solving context.

Cost to Apply

$360 (Credit card payments only.) Examination fees are non-refundable and non-transferable (no exceptions).

Examination Dates

You should schedule 60 to 90 days before your desired exam date. Please remember, you may schedule your examination appointment with Pearson VUE only upon receipt of your eligibility notification.