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CHALLENGES DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENTS FACE

PREPARING FOR AND PASSING THE NBDHE
  1. Underestimate the difficulty – Many students think if they scored well in their classes, they will easily pass the certification exam.  This overconfidence prevents students from allocating the necessary time and resources to pass.
  2. Don’t know how to study for high-stakes certification exams – Test-prep has benefited highly from the field of learning science.  There are new scientific methodologies that turn average test-takers into high-performers.  Many fail to identify their strengths and weaknesses by the exam categories early in their study plan and spend time on areas that won’t have the greatest impact.
  3. Don’t use the right study materials – Many students will use basic study materials that don’t provide rich answer explanations, give insight into correct and incorrect answers, or create succinct and memorable “Bottom Lines” that make it easy to remember the key information to getting the question right.  When incorporating this practice with a strong focus on weak areas, it can have a dramatic impact on a student’s ability to succeed.
It's our mission to help you pass the NBDHE the first time!

See How TrueLearn Prepares you for Success

Immersive Study Aid that Combines Practice Questions, Answer Explanations, and Learning Science!
TAKE PRACTICE QUESTIONS

Start with a 100-question practice quiz from questions that align to the NBDHE blueprint. Review TrueLearn’s rich answer explanations and succinct “Bottom Lines.”

IDENTIFY STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Track your performance. Quickly see your category performance broken down by blueprint categories. Compare results to peers. Know exactly where to focus your study time.

LEVERAGE
COGNITIVE SCIENCE

We proactively text you succinct and memorable “Bottom Line” explanations at deliberately spaced time intervals proven to improve knowledge retention.

OUTPERFORM
ON TEST DAY

Know you will succeed. TrueLearn’s scientifically proven SmartBanks achieve an average of 20% improvement with an overall 96% pass rate. 

Effective Immersive Experience is Backed by Science

We shift the burden of studying best practices from the student to our Software!

There are three key principles of learning science we embed into our Dental Hygiene SmartBank to give you an advantage. 

1. Retrieval Practice:  Long-term memory is increased when some of the learning period is devoted to retrieving new information through testing with proper feedback.

2. Spaced Repetition:  A learning technique that incorporates increasing intervals of time between subsequent reviews of previously learned material in order to exploit the psychological spacing effect. 

3.  Testing Effect: The well-established psychological effect that the mere act of testing someone’s memory will strengthen the memory, regardless of whether there is feedback.  Learn More

400+ PRACTICE QUESTIONS THAT ALIGN TO THE NBDHE BLUEPRINT

Relentless Drive for High-Quality Practice Questions for the NBDHE

Exam-style questions are prepared by certified dental hygienists and educational leaders with specific expertise to ensure questions match the format of the exam for style and accuracy.
A proprietary psychometric algorithm ranks question quality, helping us identify items to revise and adjust. This guarantees students are working through questions that most effectively help prepare for the NBDHE and ensure passing the first time.

Dental Hygiene NBDHE SmartBank
Question Categories Include

Scientific Basis for
Dental Hygiene Practice
  • Anatomic Sciences
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry and Nutrition
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
Provision of Clinical
Dental Hygiene Services
  • Assessing Patient Characteristics
  • Obtaining and Interpreting Radiographs
  • Performing Periodontal Procedures
  • Using Preventive Agents
  • Providing Supportive Treatment Services
  • Professional Responsibility
Community Health /
Research Principles
  • Promoting Health and Preventing Disease with Groups
  • Participating in Community Programs
  • Analyzing Scientific Literature, Understanding Statistical Concepts, and Applying Research Results

THE GREATEST LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS A MISSED QUESTION

Rich Answer Explanations Fundamentally
Improve Your Understanding

We make it easy to see what questions were missed, understand why incorrect answers were wrong, and understand why the correct answer was the best choice.  

Opt-in to receive SmartText with easy-to-digest information for answers marked incorrect to reinforce the content to long-term memory. 

We identify weak areas and use the learning science principle of spaced repetition to enhance memory of that subject by texting “Bottom Lines” at deliberately timed increments.

When Everything is Combined...
It's Extremely Effective!

The average TrueLearn user improves their percentile by up to 20% when completing a SmartBank.  We evaluated 3900 students across all exam banks controlling for multiple variables and found clear improvement trends for students engaging in retrieval practice by completing a Smartbank.

View the independent study by the American Journal of Surgery that validates our own internal findings.

American Journal of Surgery Study

A Feature-Rich Test Prep Platform

 

Create custom quizzes to focus your study time on subjects or questions where you score low to have the biggest impact towards improving your score.

 

Realistic testing interfaces help reduce anxiety on test day.  You will know what to expect and be able to focus on the questions.

 

Rich answer explanations help you understand why answers were right or wrong.  Our Bottom Lines make understanding complex information easy.

 

Access from any device.  Take a quick quiz on your cell phone while on break.  Grab a coffee and your laptop or tablet for longer study sessions.

 

We identify your weak areas and use the learning science principle of spaced repetition to feed you information to bolster that area at deliberately timed increments through text messaging.

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