Mosby’s Review for the NBDE, Part I


Frank Dowd, DDS, PhD, Professor and Chair, DO Pharmacology, Shool of Dentistry, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

Book Description

This complete exam review provides crucial, current information on each of the basic sciences addressed in Part I of the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE), including Anatomic Sciences, Biochemistry and Physiology, Microbiology and Pathology, and Dental Anatomy and Occlusion. Written by recognized authorities in their fields, material is presented in a concise, convenient outline format. Content is arranged according to the specifications of the NBDE, and supported by informative examples and illustrations.
  • Outline format presents essential data and key points in a clean, streamlined fashion.
  • Approximately 200 diagrams and photographs provide visual evidence to support key topics, including anatomic structures, physiology, and microbiology.
  • Exam-based structure presents sections in the same order as they appear on the actual exam.
  • Sample exam questions include 100 multiple-choice review questions in each section of the book, created according to exam specifications.
  • Tables and text boxes provide supplementary information and emphasize important data from the text.
  • Answer key includes correct answers with rationales, illustrating the logic behind exam questions and reinforcing principles addressed in each section.

Customer Reviews

Not the best option if starting from Zero, November 22, 2011

This book it is a little to dense and hard to read for me. I got it to get ready for the NBDE after practicing for 6 years in my home country. It might be a good option if all you need is a review, but for me it was not the best fit as I had forgotten most of the stuff.
The dental anatomy section is VERY GOOD. Highly recommended. Biochemistry is terrible. no was you can digest that.
If I had to go back, I would probably go for First Aid for part I.
Keep on mind that I went through Kaplan’s lessons and books, decks, first aid, and this book…Mosby’s was my least favorite out of all of those (except, again, for the dental anatomy part)

Extremely so so, December 28, 2008

I got my scores back and I passed just barely. Just to reiterate, I used class notes on some of the sections. Out of the book, I mainly used the microbio, pathology, and biochem sections. I studied human anatomy from class notes and just focusing on the face. I didn’t study occlusion or tooth anatomy at all because I was too lazy and studied last minute (the book was pretty skimpy although maybe all the info were in the charts that i didn’t bother to look at). My scores across sections were aproximately the same reqardless of whether i was studying off of the book or old notes. I did score a bit lower in occlusion and tooth anatomy because I didn’t study. I guess this book isn’t too shabby. Oh, i loved the microbio and path section because it was neatly organized. It would have taken ages to get the different tidbits of information scattered all over my class notes.

Yes, I would recommend this book just for the basics and your goal is just to pass.

I bought this book to study off of and I can tell you I didn’t like it. First off, it just grabbed pictures out of different textbooks and pasted it on there without a good legend. For example, in the biochem section i was looking at the krebs cycle or something and i knew it was missing something i learned in class so i was checking out the figure. The figure had number labels on it for each step of the cycle but the numbers weren’t explained in the legend or on the page about the krebs cycle. Also, there was a missing figure in the dental anatomy section. There was the space for the picture and the legend but the figure itself was missing.

Now on to how I did on the test. I just took it so i don’t know the results yet but i would estimate that only half of the test could be answered by what was in this book which only figures because no way can one 400pg book cover everything that you’ve learned in your classes. Still I really do wish the book went into more detail because it was quite skimpy in some sections. I did give it a 3 because it wasn’t all bad. It was helpful just not as much as I could have wished.

All in all, I would advise you to just study your old study notes for class because only a few questions were things that i’ve never heard before and there weren’t that many super in-detail questions. You can probably answer a lot of them if you really knew your subjects.

All I studied to pass!, October 27, 2007

This book is all I studied for the exam because I put off studying to the last minute. I am glad I did it because I was able to pass easily. Thank you Amazon for helping me discover this book!

Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 1 edition (July 14, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323025641
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323025645
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds


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  1. dear bear
    do you have kaplan lectures notes for part I and II NBDE because i need it and also kaplan Q bank and dent essential for NBDE

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