Call for Nominations

Subject matter experts needed by July 31, 2016 to serve on NBDE and NBDHE test specification review panels. Learn more.


Fifteen members comprise the Joint Commission

Members include representatives from dental schools, dental practice, state dental examining boards, dental hygiene, dental students, and the public. Read more.


Integrated National Board Dental Examination

The INBDE is a new examination that would integrate the basic, behavioral, and clinical sciences to assess entry level competency in dentistry. Read more.

JCNDE Mission

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 Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations meets once a year at the ADA Headquarters located at 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. The next meeting will be June 14, 2017.