Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations seeks public member

Deadline for nominations extended through June 20

The Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations announced March 31 that it is seeking nominations for a public member to serve a four-year term as commissioner, beginning Oct. 18 through the fall of 2026.

The deadline for nomination submissions has been extended to June 20.

The commission is responsible for the development and administration of the National Board Examinations, including the Integrated National Board Dental Examinations, the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and the Dental Licensure Objective Structured Clinical Examination. The exams are used by dental and dental hygiene boards across the U.S. to understand the qualifications of candidates seeking licensure to practice dentistry and dental hygiene.

Public members serving the commission must not be, among others, a dentist, dental hygienist, dental student, dental hygiene student or a faculty member of a dental school of dental hygiene program.

The commission will review applications and will announce its decision in July.

For more information on the commission and the public member position, visit or contact Alexis Curtis, Department of Testing Services manager, at


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