April,14th,2007 Hi guys, I just got home from my test session for NBDE I. The highlights of exam were: 1.TMJ There were a lot of questions about TMJ, its ligaments, specially the Capsular, and as usual, many Lateral Ptrygoid ones. 2. The Anatomic science Qs as far as I recall were all ( except a few) on head and neck. There were at least 2 on Upper Limb, Hands and Thorax. Some on GI, particularly on Esophagus and its mascular layers, and its anatomical limits. 3. Embryonic origin of intrinsic muscles of the tongue. 4. Cell predominating the chronic periodontic inflammation. 5.A clinical vignette on vWD, as well as some on Asthma, CVA, IDDM, Oral candidiasis, and Xerostomia. 6. Langerhans cell tumor, Histiocytosis X 7. Stomachs Venous Drainage 8. R&L Phrenic nerve and the path they travel in the thorax 9.Temporalis bone Foramina 10. Dental Anatomy: None, not even 1 picture in DA section! Many Qs on primary dentition, Age of calcification of permanent teeth, at least 4 Qs on anterior and posterior determinants of occlusion and their effect on height of cusps. Horizontal and vertical overlap, Bennett immediate side shift. 11. Ethics:2-3 Qs, one I could answer using the cards from Dental Decks ( this new ethic card are available free on the Decks website). I wish I had the time to do the previously published exams once more, I didnt have most of them though, but I remember many repeats from what I read before ( 1979-80--86-87-97-98-2004 pilot). Dental Decks and published exams would be more than enough to ace the exam ( Although Im not sure that I did it ). Try your best, believe in yourself, and youre going to be just fine.