NBDHE Dental Hygienist Practice Test
Take this FREE NBDHE sample practice test below to see how prepared you are for a dental hygienist certification exam.
The NBDHE Dental Hygienist exam has 350 questions and has two components - Discipline Based and Dental Hygiene Patient Cases. The first component covers these main exam sections: Scientific Basis for Dental Hygiene Practice; Provision of Clinical Dental Hygiene Services and Principles of Community Health and Research. The second component of patient cases contains at least one each of geriatric, periodontal, pediatric, special needs and medically compromised patient cases.
For complete practice, check out the NBDHE Practice Exam Kit with 750 questions and fully explained answers, including 20 Patient Case Testlets.
Dental hygienists must have an associate's degree and pass a licensing exam to be able to practice dental hygiene in their state. The National Board Dental Hygiene Exam is a nationwide, nine-hour exam that, when passed, gives hygienists the credential needed to work in a dental office. For more on this exam, please read our National Board Dental Hygiene Exam Guide.