About Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE)

• INBDE is a new written, cognitive examination for dental licensure scheduled to replace the current National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I and Part II examinations no sooner than August 2020.

• August 1, 2020

• NBDE Part I administration is slated to cease to end on October 31, 2020.
• NBDE Part II administration​ is expected to continue until July 31, 2020.

• One and a half days


About NBDE Part - I

• 80% of the questions are stand-alone
• 20% of the questions are interdisciplinary

• Anatomy
• Biochemistry
• Physiology
• Microbiology
• General Pathology
• Dental Anatomy & Occlusion

• 1 Day
• Total administration time is 8 hours and 30 minutes.

• A student’s total score is calculated by total number of correct answers selected by the student.
• The total score is then converted to a SCALE SCORE.
• The purpose of converting total score to a scale score is to adjust for any minor differences in difficulty across NBDE Part I forms.

• NBDE Part I is a pass/fail exam.
• For students who achieve passing score (75), the result will be reported as “PASS”
• For students who fail in the exam, detailed numerical scores for each of the major disciplines covered on the examination will be provided.


About NBDE Part - II

• 80% of the questions are stand-alone
• 20% of the questions are interdisciplinary

• Endodontics
• Operative Dentistry
• Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/ Pain Control
• Oral Diagnosis
• Orthodontics/Pediatric Dentistry
• Patient Management
• Periodontics
• Pharmacology
• Prosthodontics

• 2 Days
• Total administration time is 12 hours and 30 minutes.

• A student’s total score is calculated by total number of correct answers selected by the student.
• The total score is then converted to a SCALE SCORE.
• The purpose of converting total score to a scale score is to adjust for any minor differences in difficulty across NBDE Part II forms.

• NBDE Part II is a pass/fail exam.
• For students who achieve passing score (75), the result will be reported as “PASS”
• For students who fail in the exam, detailed numerical scores for each of the major disciplines covered on the examination will be provided.