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Highligted HERE are two of the Biggest Changes : Rest of the things remain more so the same as before.

# NO NUMERICAL SCORES : Scores will be labelled as PASS/FAIL . Scores above 75 will be labelled as PASS.

# NO RETEST : For successfully passed candidates there will be no retest.
However a failed candidate can take retest after 6 months /after 12 months following 3rd failed attempt.Effective January 2012 Only 5 attempts are allowed for failed candidates.

The Joint Commission approved a transition from a reporting of numerical scores to a pass/fail reporting system in January 1, 2012. The Joint Commission specified that individuals taking the examination before January 1, 2012 will retain numerical scores. There has been no change made regarding the overall format of the NBDE it will remain for the foreseeable future a two part examination.


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NBDE ASPIRANTS : What to Expect on Test Day Using Biometric-enabled Check-in

Get to know what happens at your Prometric Test centre on Your NBDE exam day. Watch the video below and feel more confident before you walk in to your test centre.


Q: I have done four years BDS but has not completed internship, Can I join a DDS or any  other PG course ?
Ans: You must complete your internship. Your BDS is not complete without internship and you will not get your bachelor degree. For joining, degree is a must.
Q: I have just finished my second year of BDS in India. Can I get admission into DDS?
Ans: Well, for admissions you need your BDS degree, but at this stage you are eligible to take your NBDE  Part 1. Anyone who has cleared their second year of  BDS is eligible for taking their Part 1 exam in USA, but admissions happen only after your BDS degree.
Q: What is NBDE Part1?
Ans:  This exam is conducted by American Dental Association (ADA). You need to take your National Dental Board Examination (NBDE) Part 1 examination. This examination is conducted throughout the year across approx. 300 centers in USA/Canada and costs $260. This exam in fully computerized and contains 400 MCQ's with no negative marking. We will conduct Computerized Mock Test for the exam whenever you are ready.
Q: I took one attempt in 2010. If I pass, will i have a second attempt in 2011??
Ans: NO, if you happen to pass in Part 1; there is no re-attempt to improve the score even if you have taken the exam in 2009 or earlier. For admissions, one needs preferably greater than 87 percentile score. The more the score, the better it is
Q: Pass/Fail system is from 2010 or 2012?
Ans: P/F system is from January 2012 but no re-attempt clause is valid from Jan. 2010
Q: What is GPA?
Ans: GPA is grand Percentile aggregate. It is evaluated by ECE( which gives U.S. educational equivalence for each educational credential.
Q: How important is GPA? 
 Ans: The answer is always... the higher is better.But it plays a significant role only if your NBDE scores are less. You can always cover with your low GPA by getting a good percentile in NBDE part 1 and a good score in TOEFL.

Q: How much GPA is considered good?

Ans: Anything above 3 is considered good.For students with GPA below 2, will have to get better scores in part 1 and TOEFL.

Q: How to apply for entry into DDS after BDS ?

Ans: Your US dreams can come true.Here is the basic plan you need to follow>>>

After BDS >>> Get ECE evaluation (course by course: recommended) >>> Prepare for NBDE I exam >>> obtain DENTPIN >>>apply to ADA for NBDE I exam >>>>Schedule a Time to Take the Examination>>>
Take the Examination at a Prometric Test Center>>>Score Reports>>>Apply to Universities for addmission  to DDS>>>DDS for 2-3years>>> Licensure exam of state>>> Practice as General Practioner In respective state.

Q: What all I have to study to prepare for NBDE part I?

Ans: You are suppose to study and prepare for your basic subjects. Here is a link of syallabus.

Q: How to prepare for NBDE part I ? Which books are recommended? Where can I get study material for NBDE part 1 preparation?

Ans: Here is a list of recommended study material and the procedure to procure the same.Follow the LINK.

Q: Can I join a Test Preparation Course?

Ans: We conduct Online test series for NBDE part I preparation . You can either join mock test series ( for self assessment ) or a subject wise test series for all subjects study  motivation  and feel.You can choose from customised or scheduled course. Find more details here.

Q. What are the benefits of test series conducted by RxDentistry?

Ans: You can find them HERE.

Q. I scored only 80 percentile in NBDE part 1 , what can I do?

Ans: With score below 85 percentile, getting an addmission is very tough. But you can improve your profile by adding few observerships and perceptorship certificates and then going for NBDE part 2 and getting a good score in part 2.

Q. Do I need to clear both NBDE part 1 & 2 for addmission into DDS?

Ans: Most universities accept Only part 1 scores , but for some you need both. You can get addmission with only part 1 scores but you need to clear  part 2 before your DDS completion.

More Queries in this regard can be added into the comment section . I would tr to answer as many.

All the Best to all test takers....!!!

Dr. Madaan

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The NBDE Part I consists of 400 examination items. For each discipline, approximately 80% of the items are discipline-based and approximately 20% are interdisciplinary testlet-based items. A testlet consists of the patient scenario and a set of items from the various disciplines that are associated with the scenario. One item from each of the disciplines listed below will be designated for the testlets under the topic, Professional Ethics/Patient Management. These items will require a basic understanding of professional ethical principles in patient management. The items for the NBDE Part I are drawn from the following disciplines:


1.0. Gross Anatomy* [49]
1.1. Head
1.1.1. Oral cavity
1.1.2. Extraoral structures
1.1.3. Osteology
1.1.4. TMJ and muscles of mastication
1.2. Neck
1.3. Axilla, shoulders, and upper extremities
1.4. Thoracic cavity
1.5. Abdominopelvic cavity
1.6. Central nervous system & neuroanatomy
The following topics will be considered under each category of gross anatomy:
Bone Muscles
Fascia Nerves (peripheral and autonomic)
Arteries, veins, and lymphatics Spaces and cavities
Joints and ligaments Endocrines and exocrines
2.0. Histology [23]
2.1. Ultrastructure
2.2. Basic tissues
2.3. Bone, cartilage, and joints
2.4. Lymphatic and circulatory systems
2.5. Endocrine system
2.6. Respiratory system
2.7. Gastrointestinal system
2.8. Genitourinary system
2.9. Integument
3.0. Oral Histology [16]
3.1. Tooth and supporting tissues
3.2. Soft oral tissues
3.3. Temporomandibular joint
4.0. Developmental Biology [11]
4.1. Osteogenesis
4.2 Tooth development, eruption, and movement
4.3. Facial and brachial arch development
4.4. General embryology
5.0. Professional Ethics/Patient Management [1]

1.0. Biological Compounds [10]
1.1. Sugars and carbohydrates
1.2. Amino acids and proteins
1.3. Lipids
1.4. Nucleic acids and metabolism
1.5. Nutrients and minerals
1.6. Intradisciplinary and clinical/cross correlation
2.0. Metabolism [17]
2.1. Bioenergetics
2.2. Enzymology
2.3. Catabolism
2.4. Anabolism
2.5. Urea cycle
2.6. Regulation
2.7. Intradisciplinary and clinical/cross correlation
3.0. Molecular and Cellular Biology [9]
3.1. DNA/RNA and protein synthesis
3.2. Genetic engineering
3.3. Cell cycle
3.4. Intradisciplinary and clinical/cross correlation
4.0. Connective Tissues [8]
4.1. Soft tissue
4.2. Hard tissue/calcification
4.3. Intradisciplinary and clinical/cross correlation
5.0.Membranes [4]
5.1. Structure
5.2. Function
5.3. Intradisciplinary and clinical/cross correlation
6.0.Nervous System [6]
6.1.General properties
6.2.Central nervous system
6.3. Autonomic nervous system (1)
6.4.Somatic nervous system
6.5.Intradisciplinary and clinical/cross correlation
7.0.Muscle [6]
7.1. Skeletal
7.2. Smooth
7.3. Cardiac
7.4. Intradisciplinary and clinical/cross correlation
8.0.Circulation [9]
8.1. Fluid content and dynamics
8.2. Coagulation
8.3. Cardiodynamics and electrophysiology
8.4. Regulatory mechanisms
8.5. Intradisciplinary and clinical/cross correlation
9.0. Respiration [6]
9.1. Mechanical aspects
9.2. Gas exchange and transport
9.3. Regulation
9.4. Intradisciplinary and clinical/cross correlation
10.0. Renal [8]
10.1. Functional anatomy
10.2. Blood flow and filtration
10.3. Reabsorption and secretion
10.4. Regulation
10.5. Acid-base balance
10.6. Intradisciplinary and clinical/cross correlation
11.0. Oral Physiology [3]
11.1. Taste
11.2. Mastication (with reflexes)
11.3. Swallowing
12.0. Digestion [5]
12.1. Neuromuscular
12.2. Secretions
12.3. Absorption
12.4. Regulation
12.5. Intradisciplinary and clinical/cross correlation
13.0 Endocrines [8]
13.1. Pituitary/hypothalamus
13.2. Reproduction
13.3. Signaling systems
13.4. Pancreas/parathyroid
13.5. Adrenal/thyroid
13.6. Intradisciplinary and clinical/cross correlation
14.0. Professional Ethics/Patient Management [1]

1.0. General Microbiology [20]
1.1. Microbial biochemistry and physiology
1.2. Microbial cytology
1.3. Microbial variations and genetics
1.4. Sterilization and disinfection
1.5. Biology of microorganisms
1.5.1. Bacteria
1.5.2. Viruses
1.5.3. Fungi
1.6. Antibiotics and chemotherapy
1.7. Oral ecology and epidemiology
2.0. Reactions of Tissue to Injury [10]
2.1. Inflammation and repair
2.2. Physical and chemical injury
2.3. Hemodynamic disorders
3.0. Immunology and Immunopathology (at least 3 on oral immunology) [13]
3.1. Host defense mechanisms
3.2. Hypersensitivity
3.3. Immune system
4.0 Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology of Special Infectious Diseases (at least 8 on oral diseases) [22]
4.1. Bacterial
4.2. Viral
4.3. Fungal
4.4. Chlamydial and rickettsial
5.0 Systemic Pathology [22]
5.1. Cardiovascular
5.2. Respiratory
5.3. Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary
5.4. Genitourinary
5.5. Blood-lymphatic
5.6. Endocrine
5.7. Musculoskeletal
5.8. Genetic diseases
5.9. Nervous system
6.0. Growth Disturbances [12]
6.1. Non-neoplastic
6.2. Neoplasms--etiology, epidemiology, & biology
6.3. Specific neoplasms
7.0. Professional Ethics/Patient Management [1]

1.0. Tooth Morphology [43]
1.1. Primary
1.2. Permanent
1.2.1. Incisors
1.2.2. Canines
1.2.3. Premolars
1.2.4. Molars
2.0. Pulp Cavity Morphology [5]
3.0. Calcification and Eruption [6]
4.0. Principles of Occlusion and Function [37]
4.1. Functional anatomy
4.1.1. Interarch (static and movement) Anterior teeth Posterior teeth
4.1.2. Intra-arch
4.2. 4.2 Masticatory physiology and biomechanics
4.2.1. Temporomandibular joint
4.2.2. Muscles and ligaments
4.2.3. Determinants of occlusion
5.0. Clinical Considerations—Tooth Morphology and Anomalies [8]
6.0. Professional Ethics/Patient Management [1]


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