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NBDE Part I and Part II General Information

Click the blue box and check back daily for new information.  Important updates for all testing candidates regarding COVID-19  

NBDE Part I Last Exam Date Extended

As of September 4, 2020, the JCNDE announced that it will extend the last date to take the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I to December 31, 2020 for ALL qualified dental candidates (i.e., regardless of whether or not they were trained by CODA-accredited dental programs). The last day to submit an application for Part I is December 15, 2020.

The Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) is now available. The NBDE Part II will be discontinued on August 1, 2022. More information is available on the INBDE webpages

Important Note Concerning Periodontics Terminology: 

In 2017, the American Academy of Periodontology introduced new classifications. These new classifications will be implemented in the summer of 2020. Download the classifications below.

During the transition period, it is recommended that individuals become knowledgeable with both sets of classifications, because individual researchers, practitioners, and existing textbooks can communicate information using either set of classifications. Periodontal educators recommend that individuals refer to the 2017 World Workshop On the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions on the American Academy of Periodontology website

 

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