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National Board Dental Examination Guide (Part I)

This resource guide was developed to help dental students successfully prepare for the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I and provide preparation for the related Regional Examining Board. The texts listed include both those recommended by the American Dental Association and selected titles in the Library's collection.

The guide for NBDE Part II can be found here.

Visit the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations web site for additional information on the National Board Dental Exam here.


BoardVitals offers over 1,000 review questions and detailed explanations for the National Board Dental Exam I and over 800 questions for the National Board Dental Exam II. Questions are written to be challenging and cover both the basic science and dental components tested in NBDE I and material specific to the NBDE II.

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Current edition developed and maintained by John Schmerein

Previous editions: Mandrell Bufford and Sudha Ramakrishnan

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