Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
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 from dental schools, dental practice, state dental examining boards, dental hygiene, dental students, and the public.
The Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) is a new examination being developed by the Committee for an Integrated Examination (CIE), a special committee of the JCNDE. The CIE is charged with the development of the INBDE, which will eventually replace the current NBDE Part I and Part II. This is expected to be a long term project with implementation no sooner than 2017.
"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."
The following individuals are current members of the JCNDE:
Peter S. Trager, DDS, JCNDE Chair (ADA)
J. Stephen Sill, DMD, JCNDE Vice-Chair (AADB)
B. Ellen Byrne DDS, Ph.D. (ADEA)
Jerri Ann Donahue, DDS (AADB)
Connie Drisko, DDS (ADEA)
Mary Lou Gerosky, RDH, MEd (ADHA)
Birgit J. Glass DDS, MS (ADEA)
Robert A. Hersh, DDS (ADA)
Lorin D. Peterson, DDS (ADA)
LeeAnn Podruch, DDS, JD (AADB)
Guy Shampaine, DDS (AADB)
Ms. Kelley Shannon (Public)
Adam Shisler, BS (ASDA)
Samuel A. Trinca, DDS (AADB)
Michael Reggie VanderVeen, DDS (AADB)
The following individuals are current liaisons and observers of the JCNDE:
Patricia L. Blanton, DDS, MS, Ph.D. (ADA Board Liaison)
Ian R. Murray, BS (ASDA Observer)
Wanted: Test Constructors
The JCNDE is looking for qualified test constructors to generate questions for the National Board Dental and Dental Hygiene examinations. Find test constructor vacancy information and download the National Board Orientation Manual.
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: