NBDE Part II Review Course

The UMKC School of Dentistry has opened its National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part II Review Course to all dental students preparing for the NBDE Part II exam. This unique course allows students to study on their time with a series of on-Demand lectures and content.

The bulk of the content is covered in the on-demand mini-lectures. These mini-lectures cover all ten topics of the NBDE Part II including: Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics, Patient Management, Operative Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Pain Control, Oral Diagnosis, Pharmacology, and Prosthodontics. An outline of the content covered is listed below.

A series of webinar sessions with our professors to go over board exam-style questions is recorded for students to review at their convenience. In these sessions, students work with our professors to review board exam questions for each subject and topic.  Professors explain the concept associated with each question and help students to work through the rationale required to successfully answer each question.

These sessions provide students with valuable insights into the mind of the test writers and are also a great opportunity for students to get more detail or clarification on any of the topics within any of the mini-lectures they have reviewed.

This course also includes a series of Self-Assessment Exams (SAEs). These self-assessment exams allow students to see how well they know the materials to identify strengths and weaknesses in the content specified by the ADA for the NBDE Part II Exam.

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Our Faculty

  • Brenda Bohaty DDS, MSD, PhD
    Brenda Bohaty
    D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.
    Pediatric Dentistry
  • Vesna Ferrer, DMD, PhD
    Vesna Ferrer, DMD, PhD
  • Mabel Salas, DDS
    Mabel Salas, DDS
  • Lance Godley, DMD
    Lance Godley, DMD
    Operative Dentistry
  • Ron Riley, D.D.S.
    Ron Riley, D.D.S.
  • Chris Rice, D.D.S.
    Chris Rice, D.D.S.
    Patient Management

  • John Ball, D.D.S.
    John Ball, D.D.S.
  • Jeremy Hampton, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Jeremy Hampton,
    Pharm.D., BCPS
  • Maureen Knell, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Maureen Knell,
    Pharm.D., BCPS
  • Narayanan Sreenivasan, BDS, MDS
    Narayanan Sreenivasan, BDS, MDS
    Oral and Maxillofacial
    Surgery & Pain Control
  • John Hellstein, D.D.S.
    John Hellstein, D.D.S.
    Oral Diagnosis

National Board Dental Examination – Part II mini-lectures

Orthodontics/Pediatric Dentistry [52 items]

Pediatric Dentistry

  • Individual Tooth Pathology
  • Supporting Tissue Pathology
  • Dentofacial Variations
  • Behavior Management
  • Systematic Pathology


  • Growth of the Craniofacial Complex
  • Defining Molar and Incisor Relationships
  • 6 Keys to a Normal Occlusion
  • Describing the Face
  • Cephalometric Analysis
  • Mixed Dentition Analysis
  • Mixed Dentition Spacing, Crowding, and Anomalies
  • Orthodontic Forces
  • Orthodontic Therapy in the Mixed Dentition
  • Comprehensive Orthodontic Therapy

Endodontics [31 items]


  • Clinical Diagnosis, Case Selection, Treatment Planning and Patient Management
  • Differential Diagnosis of Oro-Facial
  • Basic Endodontic Treatment and Procedures
  • Procedural Complications
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Adjunctive Endodontic Procedures

Periodontics [50 items]


  • Diagnosis
  • Etiology
  • Pathogenesis
  • Prognosis
  • Treatment Planning
  • Therapy

Patient Management [51 items]

Patient Management

  • Communications & Interpersonal Skills
  • Anxiety and Pain Control
  • Health Behavior Change
  • Disabled & Medically Compromised
  • Epidemiology
  • Prevention of Oral Diseases
  • Evaluation of Dental Literature
  • Infection Control
  • Materials and Equipment Safety
  • Professional Responsibility/Liability

Operative Dentistry [44 items]

Operative Dentistry

  • Dental Caries
  • Evaluation of the Patient
  • General Operative Procedures
  • Preparation
  • Restoration

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Pain Control [47 items]

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Pain Control

  • Medical Evaluation & Emergencies
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Pain Control
  • Anxiety Control
  • Surgery

Oral Diagnosis [45 items]

Oral Diagnosis

  • Gingival Enlargement
  • Desquamative Gingivitis
  • Red/Red-White Lesions
  • Ulcerations
  • White Lesions
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Palatal Mass
  • Radiolucency
  • Mixed Radiolucency/Radiopacity
  • Developmental Tooth Defects
  • Developmental Syndromes

Pharmacology [31 items]


  • General Principles
  • Central Nervous System
  • Autonomics
  • Anesthetics and Chemotherapy
  • Prescription Writing and Drugs in Pregnancy
  • Antibiotic/Anti-infective
  • Antihistamines & Endocrine
  • Cardiovascular Drugs
  • Analgesics and Pain Control
  • FYIs for Drugs and Dentistry-related Issues

Prosthodontics [49 items]


  • Gypsum
  • Impression Materials
  • Articulators
  • Treatment Planning
  • Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Removable Partial Denture
  • Complete Denture

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