National Board Dental Examination - Part I

Credential Issuer: 
Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
About Credential: 
The purpose of the NBDE Part I is to assist state boards in determining qualifications of dentists who seek licensure to practice dentistry. The examinations assess the ability to understand important information from basic biomedical and dental sciences, and the ability to apply such information in a problem-solving context. The NBDE Part I is intended to fulfill or partially fulfill the state written examination requirement, but acceptance of NBDE results is completely at the discretion of the individual state.
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Specific dental licensure requirements vary among jurisdictions.

Exam Details: 
  • Written Exam