Scheduled Break Will Be Optional

An optional 15-minute scheduled break will be added to each section of the National Board Dental Examinations. Read More.


National Board Dental Examinations

These examinations assess the ability to understand and apply information from basic biomedical and dental/dental hygiene sciences. Read 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.

Breaking News

The JCNDE is conducting practice analysis activities in support of the NBDE Part II and request feedback from communities of interest.

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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 Building located at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The next meeting is June 10, 2016.