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Test Preparation

Practice Questions
INBDE® Practice Questions are available for candidates interested in taking the examination. These questions were developed by test constructors who are developing the INBDE examination and were previously used for INBDE Field Tests.

Download the INBDE practice questions (PDF) that are now available for use by stakeholders and communities of interest in preparing for the INBDE.

All practice items are the copyrighted property of the JCNDE. The practice items are intended for the use of educators and students within the educational environment or for individual study and may not be reproduced in any format, whether paper or electronic, without expressed written permission of the JCNDE.

INBDE Item Development Guide
Download the guide below, which provides item development guidelines for INBDE Test Construction Team volunteers. The appendices are provided separately for your convenience.

Test Specifications
The INBDE Test Specifications can be downloaded here:

The INBDE is designed to evaluate dental candidate cognitive skills based on the JCNDE’s Domain of Dentistry:

Foundation Knowledge for the General Dentist
Detailed information about the INBDE Foundation Knowledge areas can be downloaded below. 

Fact Sheets 

To assist students, dental schools and state boards in their preparation for the INBDE, the following Fact Sheets have been provided: