How to Prepare for the INBDE

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Dr. Joel Meyerson

The Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) is a written examination all dental students and graduates must challenge to be considered for state dental licensure in the United States. This board examination is high-stakes, assessing the four years of basic science, dental science, and clinical training we learn during dental school.

This guide serves as a resource for all dental students, recent graduates, and foreign-trained dentists looking to tackle the INBDE. We’ll cover everything you need to know about the INBDE! 

Some topics we’ll discuss:

  • What is the INBDE?
  • What is tested on the INBDE?
  • How should I study for the INBDE?
  • What do I need to pass the INBDE?
  • When and where do I take the INBDE?
  • What is the INBDE exam day like?