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National Dental Hygiene Board Examination


Whether you are on the verge of completing a two- or four-year program, all dental hygiene candidates must take – and pass! – the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE).

ADHA gives you our best so you can give your best to your patients – and the first step is to help you rock that National Board Dental Hygiene Examination! To do so, please follow these two easy steps:

  1. Download the NBDHE Guide for answers to the most commonly asked questions pertaining to the NBDHE. As part of the exam, you will be required to acknowledge that you read and understood this guide along with the policies and procedures located within this document.
  2. Prepare with an ADHA National Board Review course – we offer an industry leading 6 months of access to a thorough board review course covering the topics of clinical dental hygiene, radiology, oral pathology, periodontology, case studies, biochemistry & nutrition, pharmacology, dental materials, and community oral health & research principles. Learn more here

On behalf of ADHA, we are so proud of you…for taking the next step in establishing your career! Good luck!

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