National Board Dental Examinations
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING THE NBDE PART II ENDODONTICS TERMINOLOGY
In 2009, new endodontic terms were adopted by the American Association of Endodontists (AAE). Please be advised that effective immediately, all current NBDE Part II test forms are presenting endodontic questions using this new terminology.
The 2014 NBDE Part II Guide will be updated to reflect this change.
Based on feedback from NBDE test constructors in the area of Endodontics, the AAE has provided the Joint Commission with a chart indicating old and new terms (PDF). This chart is being provided as a student reference, due to the fact that individual researchers, practitioners, and existing textbooks could communicate information using either set of terms.
National Board Examinations
The purpose of the Part I, Part II, and Dental Hygiene examinations is to assist state boards in determining qualifications of dentists/dental hygienists who seek licensure to practice dentistry/dental hygiene. These examinations assess the ability to understand important information from basic biomedical and dental/dental hygiene sciences and also the ability to apply such information in a problem-solving context.
Specific dental and dental hygiene licensure requirements vary among jurisdictions, but all jurisdictions have three basic requirements: an educational requirement, a written examination requirement and a clinical examination requirement. You must complete all three for basic licensure requirements.
Before you can apply to take any of the examinations, you must obtain a DENTPIN®. For more information on DENTPIN, click here.