Skip to main content
Toggle Menu of ADA WebSites
ADA Websites
Commissions
Toggle Search Area
Toggle Menu

e-mail Print Share

Integrated National Board Dental Examination

In anticipation of the upcoming flu season and potential increase in restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all testing candidates planning to test during the winter months of 2021 should submit their application and schedule a testing appointment as soon as possible. There is no guarantee that appointments will not be canceled or rescheduled should restrictions increase, but this ensures the best selection of available testing appointments.

Get exam information in the INBDE Guide (PDF).

Click the blue box and check back daily for new information.COVID-19 Updates for all testing candidates(PDF)

Important Change to NBDE and INBDE Eligibility Criteria

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 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 newsabout this transition as information becomes available.

best live chat