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School of Dental Medicine Graduation Outcomes

LECOM On-Time Graduation Rates, NBDE Parts I and II Pass Rates, INBDE Pass Rates, and ADEX Licensure Examination Pass Rates

Policy regarding collecting and reviewing information on student outcomes and licensure pass rates: Data regarding student pass rates on licensure exams is collected annually from national licensing bodies. This information is reviewed by the Dean of each respective program and the Provost of the institution. Once the data has been reviewed and confirmed, it is approved by the Office of Communications and Marketing for use on the LECOM.edu website, as well as in recruitment materials.

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine (SDM) offers a 4-year Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) program in Bradenton, FL. The SDM monitors outcomes of its graduates using on-time graduation rates, pass rates for the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) parts I (discontinued) and II, the new Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE), and the pass rates for components of the American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX) licensure examination.

While information regarding its graduation and licensing exam pass rate is not required by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) for purposes of accreditation, LECOM’s policy is to provide this information to the public, including current and prospective students.

LECOM SDM On-Time Graduation Rates

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Matriculated 100 100 100 101 101 105
On-time graduation 100 100 100 100 96 102
Delayed graduation 0 0 0 0 2 1
Retention Rate 100% 100% 100% 99% 97% 98%

NBDE Parts I and II, and INBDE, First-Time Pass Rates

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
NBDE-I 96% 99% 98% 91% 82% 89%
NBDE-II 90% 89% 94% 94% 85% 92%
INBDE

ADEX Licensure Examination* Components, First-Time Pass Rates

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Anterior endo 93% 97% 94% 97% 97% 96%
Posterior endo 93% 98% 89% 90% 97% 100%
Metal crown 94% 94% 85% 97% 93% 99%
Ceramic crown 78% 82% 78% 97% 86% 96%
PFM crown 90% 92% 87% 95% 92% 99%
Anterior restoration 95% 93% 94% 98% 95% 94%
Posterior restoration 93% 96% 93% 95% 98% 98%
Periodontal scaling 95% 99% 98% 100% (waived) 100%
Diagnostic Skill Exam 90% 91% 97% 100% 100% 99%

*Students are not required to take these examinations prior to graduation. Other regional dental licensing exams may be taken; however, this data for other licensing agencies is not tracked by LECOM.

Information about the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE)

Since 2009, the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) has worked to develop an examination program that integrates content from the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences, to replace National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Parts I and II. The purpose of the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) mirrors that of the NBDE Program: to assist dental boards in determining the qualifications of individuals who seek licensure to practice dentistry. On December 31, 2020, the JCNDE discontinued the NBDE Part I. The NBDE Part II will be discontinued on August 1, 2022. No further administrations of the NBDE will be provided after the aforementioned dates and the NBDE parts I and II are and will be replaced by the INBDE.

For further information, please visit the JCNDE website at https://www.ada.org/en/jcnde/inbde.

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