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Users must register to access this resource. You may register with any email address as long as you do so initially while you are using a computer on the Rutgers network/IP range.

Alternate title

National Board of Dental Examination Exam II, BoardVitals NBDE Exam II


BoardVitals offers questions and covers all categories included in the NBME exam. II.   They are:

  • Endodontics
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pain Control
  • Oral Diagnosis
  • Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
  • Science, Dental Public Health and Occupational Safety
  • Periodontics
  • Pharmacology
  • Prosthodontics

Questions cover both basic sciences and dental components..

User tools and features

All questions include answers and detailed explanations.  Timed Mode and Review Mode are available.   Individualized question recommendations based on student performance are generated by the product.

Once the user has completed the registration process, which involves typing first/last name, e-mail address, and a selected password, they are brought to a menu and may select access to NBDE I.  All subsequent visits will require uses to simply type in their e-mail address and password and be taken to the same menu.  Once in the site, the user may select from among a variety of sections of the test; each section has a specific number of questions.  The questions may be brief scenarios, followed by multiple choice answers.  Review (self-paced) or timed modes may be selected.  Questions are challenging to the user may be flagged so that they are displayed again.  One question and set of possible answers displays per screen.

Helpful blog postings related to the NBME Exam as available:

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