The National Board Dental Examination, commonly referred to as the NBDE (Part – I & II) is taken by international accredited dentists.

NBDE Part - II (USA)

This exam is the second hurdle after NBDE Part – I in helping you to achieve US dental licensure

The NBDE Part II encompasses the clinical subjects of didactic education in dental institutions in USA

•NBDE Part - II : When do I appear for it?

•When should I get my transcript evaluated from ECE?

•Evaluation is done after BDS and/or MDS?

•Making/Editing of Resume/CV; Statement of Purpose.

•Getting most effective Reference Letters

•Paper Applications to Individual Universities

•Direct reporting of NBDE Part - II & TOEFL scores and GPA

•Supporting Documents needed along with applications

•Personal Interview Preparation

•Clinical Exam Preparation

•Loan Applications Processing

•Student Visa

NBDE (USA) : Part - II

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•Total 11 Subjects through classes, tests & discussions completed in 30 tests

•Online tests on the pattern of NBDE

•Tests are available 24 hours X 7 days for practice

•Combined rankings & Explanatory Answers can be downloaded after every test

•Classes & Test Discussions are conducted at AHEAD ACADEMY, Delhi

•Library & Hostel Facilities available at AHEAD ACADEMY, Delhi

•Clinical Hands – on training courses also conducted at AHEAD ACADEMY, Delhi

1. I have completed my BDS but not internship… Am I eligible for NBDE exams ?

Ans : No, one must complete the entire BDS course along with compulsory rotatory Internship to be eligible for DDS .

2. 1 have just finished my 2nd year BDS? Can I get admission in to DDS?

Ans : Please note for admission in to DDS one needs to complete the BDS degree . But any one who has completed 2nd year of BDS is eligible for Part I exam of NBDE in USA. But official admission can take place only after-completing the BDS degree.

3. What is NBDE part II ?

Ans : This exam is conducted by American Dental Association (ADA). NBDE part II exam is conducted through out the year in approx 300 centres in USA / CANADA. This exam is fully computerized with 400 MCQs with no negative marking.

4. I gave one attempt in 2011…. If I pass will I have a second attempt in 2012?

Ans : No , Once you pass Part II , there is no scope for reattempting the exam . For admission one preferably needs more than 87 percentile score. The more the score the better it is.

5. Pass fail system in 2010 or 2012?

Ans: Pass /fail system is from January 2012 but no reattempt clause is valid from Jan 2010.

6. What is GPA?

Ans : GPA is Grand Percentile Aggregate. It is evaluated by ECE which gives educational equivalence for each educational credential.

7. How important is GPA ?

Ans: Higher the score, better chances of success. But it plays a significant role 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.

8. How much GPA is considered good?

Ans: Anything above 3 Is good. For students with GPA below 2, will need to get good marks in NBDE Part -II and TOEFL.

9. How to apply for DDS after BDS ?

Ans: AFTER BDS  GET ECE EVALUATION  Prepare for NBDE EXAM 1

The DENTPIN (Dental Personal Identification Number) : is a unique personal identifier for applicants & students

APPLY TO ADA FOR PART 1 EXAM  SCHEDULE TO TAKE THE EXAM  TAKE THE EXAM AT A PROMETRIC CENTER  GET SCORE REPORTS  APPLY TO UNIVERSITIES FOR DDS

10. What all I have to study to prepare for NBDE part II ?

Ans: You are supposed to study and prepare for your clinical subjects.

11. How to prepare for NBDE part II? Which books are recommended? Where can I get study material for NBDE part II preparation?

Ans: AHEAD Review notes in Endodontics, Conservative Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Oral Diagnosis, Orthodontics, Pedodontics, Dental Public Health & Occupational Safety, Periodontics, Pharmacology, Prosthodontics & Dental Materials.

12. I scored only 80 percentile in NBDE part - II, what can I do?

Ans : With score below 85 percentile, getting an admission 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

13. Do I need to clear both NBDE part I & II for admission into DDS?

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