National Board Dental Hygiene Examination

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Na·tion·al Board Den·tal Hy·giene Ex·am·i·na·tion

(nashŏ-năl bōrd dentăl hījēn eg-zami-nāshŭn)
Standardized written examination sponsored by the American Dental Association; normally part of the dental hygiene licensure process.
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A three-year study on the relationship of an internal board review course and dental hygiene student performance on the national board dental hygiene examination. J Dent Hyg.
The Dental Hygiene Aptitude Tests and the American College Testing Program tests as predictors of scores on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination. Educ Psych Measurement.
Many students are now preparing to finish their last year in dental hygiene, which coincides with a particularly important test: the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE).
(6) In response to these recommendations, the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (Joint Commission), the agency responsible for developing, administering, scoring and reporting the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) results, conducted a standard setting to set the pass/fail score for the NBDHE to accurately classify passing and failing candidates.
The fragmented approach to state licensure and licensure renewal raises the question, "Do patients receive different quality of treatment by area of the country?" This system makes less sense when practitioners have graduated from an American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA CODA) accredited program, and passed the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) and regional examination for licensure.
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