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Call for Nominations to Serve on NBDE and NBDHE Test Specification Review Panels
Practice analysis activities are underway to help establish the test content of the National Board Dental Examination Part II (NBDE Part II) and National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE). As part of this effort, separate ad hoc panels of subject matter experts will be convened to review preliminary test specifications for these examinations, based on practice analysis survey findings. Panelists will use this information to make recommendations to the JCNDE concerning the number of test items to allocate toward specific subject areas.  Both panels will be convened in the third or fourth quarter of 2016.

It is anticipated that each panel will consist of a total of nine members.  Panelists will be selected based on individual qualifications and the general requirements indicated in the Call for Nominations to Serve on the NBDE and NBDHE Test Specification Review Panels (PDF). Please download the document for detailed information.

INBDE Implementation Plan
The INBDE implementation plan is available. It provides stakeholders and communities of interest with information regarding how INBDE implementation will occur, the information that will be made available to help facilitate the transition, and recommended actions for stakeholders and communities of interest. Please download and review the INBDE Implementation Plan (PDF) now.

The JCNDE meets once a year and information on actions taken at the April 2015 JCNDE meeting are now available. The most recent and earlier reports can be downloaded on the Unofficial Reports page.

Reference Texts

The National Board Dental exam items are not based on specific textbooks. Test Construction committees use the following resources: