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Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) Policy

College of Dental Medicine-Arizona

Students must challenge the INBDE during the fall or winter quarter of the DMD-4 year. If a student encounters a catastrophic event that prevents them from taking the examination during that timeframe, the Dean may allow challenging of the examination at a later date.
Students who fail to pass the INBDE:

  1. Must retake the exam within six months from the date of the first attempt.
  2. Must meet with the Dean (or designee) and selected Course Coordinators/Directors to develop an individualized course of study focused toward retaking and passing the INBDE. This will include recommendations to the student to uncover potential test-taking challenges and develop a structured study schedule.  

Passing any portion of a licensing examination is not a substitute for passing a Midwestern University course.