School of Dental Health Science Records 100 Percent Pass Rate on Board Exam
All 32 dental hygiene students from Pacific University who took the 2014 National Board Dental Hygiene Examination last September passed the test in their first attempt, resulting in a 100 percent pass rate for the university's School of Dental Health Science.
The National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) is offered under the auspices of the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations, an independent agency of the American Dental Association. The NBDHE assists state boards in evaluating qualifications of dental hygienists for licensure. NBDHE certification is accepted in all states as fulfilling all or part of the written examination requirements for licensure. The NBDHE assesses the ability to understand important information from basic biomedical and dental hygiene sciences and also the ability to apply such information in a problem-solving context.