Key Features

  • More than 1,680 multiple-choice questions provide comprehensive practice spanning the entire NBDHE, with 1,250+ items relating to Component A — more than six times the number of questions on the actual exam! — and 420 case-based questions related to Component B.
  • Rationales accompany each question, fully explaining why each answer choice is either correct or incorrect and thus serving as secondary content review.
  • Distribution of questions matches each category on the NBDHE test specifications, ensuring that you have adequate practice for each content area.
  • An Evolve companion website includes all 1,250+ questions from the book plus additional case studies with color images and accompanying questions, available either in practice mode with instant feedback or in exam-simulation format with results and feedback provided at the end of the exam.
  • A test creator and timer on Evolve generates NBDHE-style tests that mimic the number and distribution of questions on the NBDHE and also provides realistic practice with time management during the exam.
  • 16 detailed case studies on Evolve, each of which includes a patient medical/dental history, completed periodontal chart, oral radiographs, clinical photographs, and 20-35 multiple-choice questions for patients in the five main categories covered on the NBDHE (adult periodontitis, pediatric, geriatric, special needs, and medically compromised).
  • References to text sources make it easy to review or find more information on specific topics.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Scientific Basis for Dental Hygiene Practice
1. Anatomic Sciences
2. Physiology
3. Biochemistry and Nutrition
4. Microbiology and Immunology
5. General and Oral Pathology
6. Pharmacology
Section 2: Provision of Clinical Dental Hygiene Services
7. Assessing Patient Characteristics
8. Obtaining and Interpreting Radiographs
9. Planning and Managing Dental Hygiene Care
10. Performing Periodontal Procedures
11. Using Preventive Agents
12. Providing Supportive Treatment Services
13. Professional Responsibility   
Section 3: Community Health/Research Principles
14. Community Health and Research Principles
PART 2: COMPONENT B (content on Evolve companion website)
Appendix: Additional Resources


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