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.


The Joint Commission comprises 15 members

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 a field test of the INBDE through December 31, 2016. Eligible students get a partial rebate on the NBDE Part II application fee and a chance to win an iPad.

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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 located at 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. The next meeting will be June 14, 2017.