HOW TO APPLY FOR NBDE PART 1 (EXPIRING 31 OCT 2020

To be eligible for nbde 1, the JCNDE (Joint Committee of National Dental Examinations – a part of the American Dental Association) requires following steps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes regarding documents for ECE

 

You can get submit the documents in the following formats to ECE

 

1. Copies of the originals that are attested by the registrar/head of your university.

You have to get the originals photo-copied and request the registrar office to seal each of those documents in separate attested envelopes. Then send all these envelopes in one big envelope (no need for attestation) to ECE by post along with a cover letter stating your reference number. ECE DOES NOT RETURN ANY OF THE ATTESTED COPIES ONCE YOU SEND THEM.

 

2. Send the originals in one big envelope. They return them back to your address after they finish your report. Do NOT put your originals in individually sealed envelopes. ECE does not return documents that are sent in sealed envelopes. Mention in your cover letter that you would want your original documents back.

 

Electronic copy via truecopy. More details here https://www.ece.org/ECE/Individuals/Documentation-Requirements

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IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN INTERNSHIP/ PURSUING DENTISTRY IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY

 

1) Create a Dentpin and register for NBDE part 1 on the ADA website. Make sure that you are entering all extremely correct

details while making your dentpin and cross check before confirming. Website links for dentpin and registering for part 1 -

  • For requesting dentpin:

http://www.ada.org/en/education-careers/dentpin

 

  • Then you can register for part I here

http://www.ada.org/en/jcnde/examinations/nbde-general-information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Certificate of eligibility with dean’s signature that you have to

send yourself via POST to JCNDE. You can download the certificate of eligibility here https://www.ada.org/~/media/JCNDE/pdfs/nbde01_certification_

eligibility.pdf?la=en

 

 

3) Course evaluation from ECE – Make a profile on the Educational Credential Evaluators website (ECE). Enter all the correct details in your profile and double check it. In the end, select for a ‘General report with GPA average’ and pay for it. Request the copy to be

sent to American Dental Association ADA (JCNDE) on the ECE website itself while making your application.

Once you finish payment for ECE you have to send them VERY specific documents so that they can convert your marks into an American grade (GPA). They will email you regarding the

documents that you need to submit.

  • You can check the document requirements for your country

  • here – https://www.ece.org/ECE/Individuals/Documentation-Requirements

  • After JCNDE receives your ECE evaluation and your

  • certificate of eligibility, they will email you saying that you are now eligible to take the nbde part 1 and you can schedule your exam.

 

(special note regarding ECE for current dental students – you will need to order a ‘course by course’ ECE evaluation when you will be applying to dental schools in the U.S after clearing your boards.

You will be eligible for that only once you graduate from your

current dental school because ECE requests for your internship completion certificate for ‘course by course’ evaluation.)

IF YOU ARE A GRADUATE/ GRADUATED ALREADY

 

 

You do not need to send a certificate of eligibility to JCNDE. You only have to make a dentpin, register for part 1 and send a course evaluation from ECE to JCNDE. So, you have to -

 

1) Create a Dentpin and register for NBDE part 1 on the ADA website. Make sure that you are entering all extremely correct details while making your dentpin and cross check before confirming. Website links for dentpin and registering for part 1 -

  • For requesting dentpin:

http://www.ada.org/en/education-careers/dentpin

 

  • Then you can register for part I here

http://www.ada.org/en/jcnde/examinations/nbde-general-information

 

2) Course evaluation from ECE – Make a profile on the Educational Credential Evaluators website (ECE). Enter all the correct details in your profile and double check it. In the end, select for a ‘course by course evaluation’ and pay for it. Request the copy to be sent to American Dental Association (JCNDE) on the ECE website itself while making your application.

 

Once you finish payment for ECE you have to send them VERY specific documents so that they can convert your marks into an American grade (GPA)

 

  • You can check the document requirements for your country here –

  • After JCNDE receives your ECE evaluation, they will email you saying that you are now eligible to take the nbde part 1 and you can schedule your exam.

TO SUMMARIZE,

STUDY RESOURCES FOR NBDE 1

1- Main study books - Dental Decks NBDE 1/ Mosby NBDE 1/ Kaplan NBDE1/ Dentin NBDE 1/ First Aid NBDE 1. You can use just one of these books or review multiple books. We recommend just using one of these books as your main source as using multiple may just confuse your basic concepts of different topics.


2- Supplemental books  -  We recommend going through all these materials 

First Aid Q&A ( which is questions about the First Aid NBDE 1 content.)

Satyam Joshi (SJ) file

Tangy

300 facts of dental anatomy

100 TMJ facts
 

Facebook groups with helpful study discussions on materials listed above -

1) https://www.facebook.com/groups/163726223737196/

2) https://www.facebook.com/groups/455446941267085/

Youtube channels- 

1) Pass the dental boards for dental anatomy and biochemistry
2) Crash course in anatomy and physiology
3) Handwritten tutorials in anatomy

4) Dr. Najeeb Lectures