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Testing candidates: review our COVID-19 Update Page to learn if your testing experience may be impacted. April 3, 2020
We know you're worried about rescheduling your exam. Due to COVID-19 scheduling changes, our customer service wait-times are longer than usual right now. We appreciate your patience as we work to help you and other candidates. In the meantime, for information on rescheduling, refunds, and other impacts to candidates, please check out our FAQs.
To schedule, reschedule or cancel an exam:
The National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) is offered under the auspices of the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations, an independent agency of the American Dental Association. The NBDHE assists state boards in evaluating qualifications of dental hygienists for licensure. NBDHE certification is accepted in all states as fulfilling all or part of the written examination requirements for licensure. The NBDHE assesses the ability to understand important information from basic biomedical and dental hygiene sciences and also the ability to apply such information in a problem-solving context.
* Windows-based PC required; Tutorial is not available for Mac platforms
Prior to scheduling a testing appointment, you must:
If you have questions regarding the NBHDE application process, please visit www.ada.org/en/jcnde, e-mail the JCNDE at email@example.com, or call the JCNDE office at 800.232.1694.
There is a $25 transaction charge for every testing appointment rescheduled, whether via the call center or the website.
The name on your ID must match exactly with the name on your NBDHE application file. If you have conflicting IDs, you will be refused admission to the Pearson VUE Test Center and, as a result, will miss your scheduled appointment and forfeit your application fee. Name changes must be submitted in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to testing and include your DENTPIN, government issued photo ID and legal name change document(s) when applicable. If you have any questions concerning types of acceptable identification, please call the DTS office at 800.232.1694.
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