Perfection! Class of 2023 Scores 100% INBDE Pass Rate
Congratulations to our DDS Class of 2023 for their stellar performance on the INBDE!
For the past several years, our dedicated faculty and staff have been harnessing the science of learning in unique preparation for the Class of 2023 to take the INBDE, which is designed to provide information to U.S. dental boards seeking to determine whether licensure candidates have the necessary level of clinical skills to practice entry-level dentistry safely.
According to Dr. Andrea Schreiber, who oversaw the student preparation process in her former role as vice dean for education, “One of my main objectives after the 2017 Commission on Dental Accreditation site visit was to focus on the transition of the national boards from the two-part National Board Dental Exam (NBDE I & II) to the single Integrated National Board Dental Exam (INBDE). Accordingly, we created the Senior Academic Leadership Team (SALT), with the aim of ensuring that we ‘teach and test in an integrated fashion.’ To that end, INBDE Prep Course Directors Dr. Analia Veitz-Keenan, Dr. Johanna Warshaw, Dr. Elena Cunningham, and Ms. Lillian Moran led the development of the entire series of prep courses, an effort that required substantial planning, content creation, iterative changes, and administering exams: One course each semester built upon and included materials from previous semesters (e.g., the Spring D3 INBDE prep course contained principles from D1, D2, and D3). Each course consisted of a weekly quiz and students were provided with the rationale and evidence for each answer. The weekly quiz format and the ability to check their own knowledge allowed our students to identify areas that they needed to focus on. Educational Technology worked closely with Academic Affairs, the INBDE Prep Course Directors, and the content contributors to make the project truly integrated and user friendly. Each item was mapped to the 56 clinical content areas and the 10 foundation knowledge areas defined by the Joint Commission on National Board Dental Examinations. While the process was time consuming and labor intensive, the significant investment in supporting our students’ success clearly has paid off.”
In addition to the INBDE prep courses, D3 and rising D4 students were required to take and pass a series of three Mock Board examinations.
Everyone at NYU Dentistry is incredibly proud of this effort and these results. It demonstrates the laudable commitment of our faculty to our students.
Faculty Contributors: INBDE Prep and Mock Boards
|Cariology & Comprehensive Care||Barnett Bucklan |
|Endodontics||Davide Cuocolo |
|Epidemiology & Health Promotion||Ananda Dasanayake|
|Molecular Pathobiology||Eric Baker |
Andrew I. Spielman
|Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine|| |
|Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery||Ken Fleisher |
|Pediatric Dentistry||Alex Sheen |
|Periodontics||Vera Tang |
|Prosthodontics||Young Kim |
|Orthodontics||Mitchell Lipp |