NDEB Certification

Obtaining NDEB certification means that an individual has demonstrated that they meet the competencies required of a beginning dental practitioner in Canada.

Individuals certified in 2018

Graduates of Canadian DDS programs 491
Graduates of accredited Qualifying/Degree Completion programs* 68
Graduates of accredited programs in the US, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia 263
Individuals who successfully completed the Equivalency Process 320
Total certified 1143

Historical certification information

Graduates of Canadian DDS programs

Graduates of accredited Qualifying/Degree Completion programs

Graduates of accredited programs in the US, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia

Individuals who successfully completed the Equivalency Process

Total certified

2018 491 68 263 320 1143

2017

483 75 235 307 1101
2016 462 83 212 251 1008

2015

442

83

241

259

1025

2014

443

87

215

25*

770

2013

448

80

175

122

825

2012

427

85

174

122

808

2011

444

79

161

36

720

2010

458

63

143

0

664

* Does not include 256 candidates who passed the November exminations and were certified in Jan 2016

Certification Process

  Written Examination OSCE
  # of candidates % pass # of candidates % pass
2019 971 88 922 93
2018 1373 87 1229 93
2017 1363 88 1295 97

As of 2018, pass rates are reported based on the original number of test takers and do not include upheld appeals.

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Summary of historical pass rates for the NDEB Written Examination and OSCE

  Written Examination OSCE
  # of candidates % pass # of candidates % pass
2019 971 88 922 93
2018 1373 87 1279 97
2017 1363 88 1295 97
2016 1262 87 1229 93
2015 1209 88 1165 95
2014 1126 89 1073 99
2013 969 89 920 97
2012 889 94 852 98

As of 2018, pass rates are reported based on the original number of test takers and do not include upheld appeals.

Equivalency Process

  AFK ACJ ACS
  # of participants % pass # of participants % pass # of participants % pass
2019 804* 46        
2018 1585 49 943 44 693 36
2017 1384 46 836 34 812 39

* Feb 2019 results only

As of 2018, pass rates are reported based on the original number of test takers and do not include upheld appeals.

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Summary of historical pass rates for the Equivalency Process

Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK)

  # of participants % pass
2018 1585 49
2017 1384 46
2016 1238 51
2015 1498 50
2014 1277 48
2013 1187 42
2012 1125 36
2011 821

44

*The 2018 results only show the February 2018 statistics

Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ)

  # of particpants % pass
2018 943 44
2017 836 35
2016 754 75
2015 899 60
2014 652 70
2013 493 59
2012 373 65
2011 289 50

Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS)

  # of participants % pass
2018 693 36
2017 812 39
2016 732 37
2015 718 36
2014 709 40
2013 483 30
2012 359 36
2011 266 36


DSCKE

Summary of historical results for the DSCKE

2015 - 2018

  Range in % Mean Score in %
Sept 2015 65 - 86 67.91
Feb 2016 52 - 91 78.85
Sept 2016 64 - 95 80.5
Feb 2017 51 - 92 82.62
Sept 2017 69 - 89 81.78
Feb 2018 66-90 77.8

Sept 2018

52 - 93 77.90
Feb 2019 71 - 82 75.76

Distribution of DSCKE Participants Annually

Specialty 2016 2017 2018
Endodontics 4 4 0
Oral Medicine/Oral Pathology 1 0 0
Oral Radiology 1 0 1
Oral Surgery 2 2 2
Orthodontics 12 6 9
Pediatrics 2 2 0
Periodontics 3 1 1
Prosthodontics 0 2 2
Dental Public Health 0 0 0
Total 26 17 15