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Integrated National Board Dental Examination

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

Important Change to NBDE and INBDE Eligibility Criteria

On April 10, 2020, the JCNDE announced that it will extend the last date to take the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I to October 31, 2020 for ALL qualified dental candidates (i.e., regardless of whether or not they were trained by CODA-accredited dental programs).

The Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) will be available for administration beginning on August 1, 2020, and the NBDE Part II will be discontinued on August 1, 2022. 

Formal Notification  

The NBDE Part I will be discontinued as of July 31, 2020. The NBDE Part II will be discontinued two years later, on August 1, 2022. No further administrations of the NBDE will be provided after the aforementioned dates.

Download and read the following documents for additional information:

Since 2009, the JCNDE has worked to develop an examination program that integrates content from the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences, to replace National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Parts I and II. The purpose of the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) mirrors that of the NBDE Program: to assist dental boards in determining the qualifications of individuals who seek licensure to practice dentistry. 

The Joint Commission will continue to provide news about this transition as information becomes available.

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