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The Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) and the ad hoc Committee for an Integrated Examination (CIE) recognize that any major change in an examination program may present challenges, but also provides the potential for innovation and creativity, which may be enhanced by openly sharing information. A major priority of the Joint Commission is communication with stakeholders and communities of interest.

Multiple methods are used to communicate to communities of interest. The INBDE website is an important resource for information, updates, published materials, and drafts for comment concerning the INBDE. The Frequently Asked Questions page will continue to be updated with new materials.

Presentations concerning the INBDE are also made at professional conferences, most notably the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). These presentations are available to download.

Updates on the INBDE are included in the JCNDE e-newsletter which is sent to many dental deans, associate and academic deans, advanced education program directors, state boards, clinical testing agencies, and associations. The INBDE mailing list is also used to provide INBDE information to communities of interest.

As the project progresses, other methods of communication will be considered and used when appropriate.


Volunteers will be needed throughout the project to participate on expert review panels, test construction committees, and other activities. Please send a message to: to volunteer.

Join the INBDE Mailing List

The Joint Commission encourages anyone interested in the INBDE to join the mailing list. To join, send your name and email address to the CIE mailbox at If possible, include your affiliation or interest in the new examination. Please enter "mailing list" as the subject line. If several individuals from an organization would like to be added to the mailing list, the information can be sent in one email.

Contact the Committee

The Joint Commission welcomes comments and feedback from all stakeholders and communities of interest. Information can be sent to the committee by email at: While individual responses are not possible, the committee reviews all comments, feedback and questions.