IMPORTANT NOTICE: Application and registration for the NDSE has been delayed due to COVID-19. Over the coming weeks the NDEB will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak to determine if it will be possible to administer the NDSE in June 2020. We understand that this uncertainty may be stressful; however, a decision on how to proceed must be made considering the health and safety of all concerned, and in line with government and public health directives. The NDEB is committed to informing prospective NDSE applicants about the examination by April 25, 2020.

Application for the NDSE is done through the NDEB’s online portal. To apply you will need:

  • a current photograph in JPEG or PNG format
  • a valid credit card

Before you begin, review the NDSE application eligibilty and required documents.


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Has it been more than 5 years since you graduated?

If you graduated from an accredited dental specialty program more than five years (60 months) ago, you must download the Special Consideration Application Form. This form outlines the requirements for Special Consideration Applications. Special Consideration Applications must be received by the NDEB by April 13, 2020 to be considered for the June 2020 NDSE.

An application rejection appeal process is available to anyone whose application to be a candidate has been rejected.