I am also planning to take my NBDE part 1 soon.
Here's what you need to do:
You can apply online for your NBDE at
After you apply, you will have to send an ECE report to ADA ( they will not process your application until they get your report and the report must be sent directly from ECE)
So to send a report from ECE , apply online for you ECE report at
and you should mail them your transcripts.
This is all you need to do. The ECE will send a report to ADA and one copy for you. You can also request extra copies if you need them. Once the ADA receives your report they will process your application.
There is no need to send them your syllabus or a letter from dean (i think a letter is required for dental students from non accredited dental schools, and not for a dentist from non accredited dental school)
I have attached this information from ADA for an international dentist.
The following provisions are required for the verification of educational credentials obtained from non-accredited dental schools.
Candidates must submit an examination application and fee to:
The Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
211 East Chicago Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Candidates must have official dental school course transcripts verified by:
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470
Web site address: www.ece.org
E-mail address: [email protected]
Candidates must contact Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) and request an ECE application form. The ECE form will describe what educational credentials are required and the manner in which to submit them to ECE. Fees for ECE services will also be listed. The candidate should indicate on the ECE application that a General Report on the evaluation of the educational credentials should be sent directly to the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations. It takes approximately four weeks for ECE to evaluate credentials.
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. will send the ECE General Evaluation Report directly to a) the candidate and to b) the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (if it was requested by the candidate on the ECE application).
The candidate must be aware that the Joint Commission will hold the examination application, but will not process it before the ECE Evaluation Report is received. All ECE reports must be in the Central Office by the application deadline.
The candidates name on the ECE report must match the name on the application. Any name changes must be accompanied by legal documentation
Let me know if you guys have any more doubts regarding this.
Good Luck with your exams !!
could anyone of you please help me out?
i am preparing for NBDE 1.
I want to apply for a course-by-course evaluation at ECE. Its mentioned in their instructions to submit the plan of studies or curriculum (which incl. units, credits, no: of hrs of intruction for each subject etc). Is this the same as syllabus?
i do not have this document. can i apply for a course-by-course evaluation with my mark sheets and provisional certificate alone?
Thanks for ur help, guys!!