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Updated February 28, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and in accordance with local government guidance, Pearson VUE is temporarily closing its mainland China testing centers and suspending exam delivery through our third-party mainland China test center network. Read more »
Exam delivery within mainland China will remain suspended through the end of March, or until it has been determined safe to resume exam deliveries in alignment to the guidance provided by local authorities and government agencies.
If your exam was cancelled, you can schedule new exam appointments with seat availability starting April 1, 2020. Testing candidates with cancelled exams will either receive a refund (if paid to Pearson VUE) or an extension as determined by your exam sponsor.
As efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak carry on, we will continue to monitor the global situation and will act upon any new guidance provided by local authorities and government agencies as they develop.
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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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