National Board Dental Examination NBDE
National Board Dental Examination is intended to help state board in determining the qualifications of dentists who want to have licensure and specialization in dentistry. Dentists who are trained outside the US and plan to apply in one of the Advanced Standing programs in the US must also take this exam. NBDE is managed by the American Dental Association and Joint Commission on National Dental Examination.
For Applicants trained outside the US their dental degree must be granted by accredited institutions outside the United States.
For registration please visit the official website of ADA National Dental Association
Candidates may take the Part 1 of the NBDE. in their second year of Dental School Part 1 is a multiple-choice comprehensive exam broken into four areas.
Part 11 Part 11 is conducted over two days.
The first day is 7 hours with an optional lunch break.
The first day is broken into two 3.5 hours segments with 200 questions each.
The second day is 3.5 hours covering 100 case problems.
Dental Anatomy and Occlusion
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pain Control
Oral Diagnosis (Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology
Duration 3 hours 30 minutes
Anatomic Sciences - : 100 Questions
Gross Anatomy - 50 Questions
Oral Histology - 16 Questions
Developmental Biology - 11 Questions
Histology 23 Questions
Duration 2 days
Duration: 7 hours divided into 2 segments at 3.5 hours each
Endodontics - 30 Questions
Operative Dentistry - 45 Questions
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pain Control - 43 Questions
Oral Diagnosis 44 Questions
Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry - 58 Questions
Periodontics - 45 Questions
Pharmacology - 34 Questions
Prosthodontics - 45 Questions
Duration: 3.5 hours - 100 Questions
Patient Management including Behavioral Science, Dental Public Health and Occupational Safety
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