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Integrated National Board Dental Examination

The JCNDE has issued a formal notification (PDF) that the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) will be available for administration beginning on August 1, 2020. 

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. 

For more information, please download and review the INBDE Implementation Plan and Recommended Actions (PDF).

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 updates to help facilitate this transition as information becomes available.

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