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NBDE part I
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NBDE 1
NBDE 2
CRDTS/NERB
What is NBDE part I?
 National Board Dental Examination I
 Assess the ability to understand important
information from basic biomedical and dental
sciences and also the ability to apply such
information in a problem-solving context.
 Assists state boards in determining qualifications
of dentists who seek licensure to practice
dentistry.
What is NBDE part I?
Optional Tutorial
15 min
Discipline-based, multiple-choice test items
with 3-5 testlets (~200 items)
3.5 hrs
Optional Break
1 hr
maximum
Discipline-based, multiple-choice test items
with 3-5 testlets (~200 items)
3.5 hrs
Optional post-examination Survey
15 min
What is NBDE part I?
 Anatomic Sciences
 Biochemistry-Physiology
 Microbiology-Pathology
 Dental Anatomy and Occlusion
Anatomic Sciences (100 qs)
 Gross Anatomy (49)
 Bones, muscles, fascia, nerves, arteries, veins,
lymphatics, spaces and cavities, joints and
ligaments, exocrines, endocrines.
 Histology (23)
 Oral histology (16)
 Developmental Biology (11)
 Professional Ethics/Patient Management (1)
Biochemistry-Physiology
(100qs)
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Biological Compounds (10)
Metabolism (17)
Molecular and Cellular Biology (9)
Connective Tissues (8)
Membranes (4)
Nervous System (6)
Muscle (6)
Circulation (9)
Respiration (6)
Renal (8)
Oral Physiology (3)
Digestion (5)
Endocrines (8)
Professional Ethics/Patient Management (1)
Microbiology-Pathology
(100qs)
 General Microbiology (20)
 Reactions of Tissue to Injury (10)
 Immunology and Immunopathology (at least 3
on oral immunology) (13)
 Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology of
Specific Infectious Diseases (at least 8 on oral
diseases) (22)
 Systemic Pathology (22)
 Growth Disturbances (12)
 Professional Ethics/Patient Management (1)
Dental Anatomy and Occlusion
(100qs)
 Tooth Morphology (43)
 Pulp Cavity Morphology (5)
 Calcification and Eruption (6)
 Principles of Occlusion and Function (37)
 Clinical Considerations—Tooth Morphology
and Anomalies (8)
 Professional Ethics/Patient Management (1)
Part I Average Scores
Passing Score
 Standard Score of 75
The National Board examinations are criterion-referenced;
candidates are not graded on a curve or comparison to
others but against a pre-determined standard.
Policy Changes and Dates of
Implementation:
 Effective January 1, 2010, candidates who
pass any National Board examination (Part
I, Part II, or Dental Hygiene) are not
allowed to retest unless required by a State
Board.
 The implementation of a Pass/Fail scoring
system for National Board examinations
(Part I, Part II and Dental Hygiene) will take
effect on January 1, 2012.
UIC Policy
(Specific dates for the Class of 2013)
 January 7th 2011 – the date by which we had
to make the first attempt to pass NBDE Part I
 May 13th 2011- the date by which the Office of
Academic Affairs has to obtain a copy of the
report verifying that a student have received
a PASS on NBDE Part I
 Must Pass to participate in clinic activities.
Registration
 www.ada.org
 Education & Carriers
 Testing
 National Board Dental Examinations
 Follow the link to retrieve your DENTPIN
 Follow the link to Part 1
 Fill out and submit application
 $300- non-refundable
 Wait for approval of eligibility email
Scheduling the test
 http://www.prometric.com/ADA/default.htm
 Schedule 60-90 days prior to the desired
testing date.
 Rescheduling or canceling testing
appointment must be done 2 business days in
advance (before noon ET)
 Rescheduling fee applies
Day of the test
 Report to the prometric center 30 min before
scheduled appointment
 Bring 2 IDs
 The name on your IDs must match exactly with the name on
your NBDE Part I application.
Test Results
 Delivered to you by mail in 3-4 weeks
 If you want to report scores to additional schools or
programs or want an additional report for yourself, the fee is
$25 for each additional score report. Please do not request
additional score reports if you tested less than four weeks
ago.
 Many of our classmates were receiving their scores within 10
business days of the test.
 Bring the official score report to Lea
Alexander, Director of Academic Affairs and
Registrar, Room 202D
Study Material for NBDE I
Rated Most Helpful by Class
of 2013
 1. Released Exams G-N $256
 http://www.asdanet.org/
 2. Boards Busters $165 (DEAL ON RIGHT
NOW $50!!!)
 3. Dental Decks $220
 4. First Aid ~$70
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Board Busters
Dental Decks
First Aid
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