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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) are provided below. Click on the question to see the response.

  • What is the INBDE?
  • Why are the NBDE Part I and Part II being replaced with the INBDE?
  • How is the INBDE different from the NBDE Part I and Part II?
  • What is the purpose of the INBDE?
  • When will the INBDE be launched?
  • What is the history behind the INBDE?
  • How long will the INBDE be?
  • Where will it be offered?
  • What is the fee to take the INBDE?
  • Should I take the INBDE?
  • How long will the NBDE Part I and Part II be available?
  • Will the NBDE Part I count toward the INBDE?
  • Will I still be required to take a clinical exam?
  • When will sample questions be available, and how can I obtain them?
  • Will the test format be different from the NBDE?
  • What do dental educators need to know about the INBDE?
  • Will the retest policy change on the INBDE?
  • What do state boards and licensing agents need to know about the INBDE?
  • How is the INBDE being developed and validated?
  • How can I participate in test construction or the review process?
  • How can I get updates on the INBDE’s development?
  • What is the best way to contact the INBDE program?