Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE)

The JCNDE is the agency responsible for the development and administration of the National Board Dental Examinations. This 15-member Commission includes representatives of dental schools, dental practice, state dental examining boards, dental hygiene, dental students, and the public.

Mission Statement

"The JCNDE develops and conducts highly reliable, state of the art cognitive examinations that assist regulatory agencies in making valid decisions regarding licensure of oral health care professionals, develops and implements policy for the orderly, secure, and fair administration of its examinations, and is a leader and resource in assessment for the oral health care profession."

Wanted: Test Constructors

The ADA is always looking for qualified test constructors to generate questions for both the DAT and National Board exams. Read our selection criteria and download and application.

Case Materials

Continually, the JCNDE seeks patient case materials for the National Board Dental Examinations.  A $500 stipend is provided for accepted case materials.  To be a contributor, read the submission details in the guides below: