Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE)

The Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) will be available for administration beginning on August 1, 2020.

The NBDE Part I will be discontinued as of the day prior (July 31, 2020). The NBDE Part II will be discontinued two years later, on August 1, 2022. No further administrations of the NBDE will be provided after the aforementioned dates.

Students should check with their dental school program in determining the appropriate time to test on the National Board Examinations. The timing will help determine what examinations students should plan to take. Each school determines when students are sufficiently prepared for the National Board Examinations.

The JCNDE is developing the INBDE because of changes in educational curricula and new accreditation standards that took effect in 2013, requiring the integration of basic sciences with behavioral and clinical science instruction. The JCNDE is developing the INBDE because of changes in educational curricula and new accreditation standards that took effect in 2013, requiring the integration of basic sciences with behavioral and clinical science instruction.

JCNDE Implementation plan

Contact Information
Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2637
800-232-1694

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