First Aid for the NBDE Part 1 3rd Edition PDF
The National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I is the first of two national standardized examinations administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations. Its purpose is to provide state dental licensing boards an objective method of evaluating the qualifications of prospective applicants. The NBDE Part I is intended to assess competency in the preclinical dental and basic biomedical sciences.
WHY DO WELL ON THE EXAM?
Achieving a passing score is a necessary requisite for both graduation from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, and for obtaining dental licensure in the United States. Although each state reserves the authority to use the scores from the NBDE as a requisite to fulfill its written examination requirement, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands use the NBDE for their licensing protocol. Additionally, each jurisdiction may have its own minimum NBDE Part I score requirement in order to obtain a dental license. It is essential that the future dentist be aware of the licensure requirements for each state in which he or she wishes to practice. A score of 85 or above is adequate in every state. The NBDE Part I scores are also a major criterion used to gauge the quality of students applying to postdoctoral training programs. Since this examination is usually taken after the second year of dental school, it is often the only objective method of comparing soon-to-be graduates for such programs. Performing well on the NBDE Part I gives the student more bargaining potential when applying for these programs, as well as positions in academic, military, or private practice settings. In short, it behooves you to earn a good score on the NBDE Part I. Much diligence and a targeted study strategy, using materials like this book, will help you accomplish this goal.