NBDE PART 2

  • Two day examination in prometric centers.
  • 400 questions to be completed in seven hours on the first day; 100 case-based questions to be completed in three and a half hours on the second day; 80% of items are stand alone and 20% are interdisciplinary and case-based.
  • Performance is scored as pass/fail, with a score of 75 being the minimum passing score
  • Subject areas focus on clinical dentistry: 

· Endodontics

· Operative dentistry

· Oral and maxillofacial surgery/pain control

· Oral diagnosis

· Orthodontics/pediatric dentistry

· Patient management

· Periodontics

· Pharmacology

· Prosthodontics