November 7, 2018

Why are the assessment fees going up?

November 2, 2018

On October 20, 2018 Dr. Dennis Fuchs of Yorkton, Saskatchewan was elected President of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) at the Annual Meeting. Dr. Fuchs succeeds Dr. Doug Mackey who held the role of President for the past two years.

October 29, 2018

Registration for the March 2019 Written Examination and the OSCE is now open. To register, log in to your online profile at https://ndeb.brighttrac.com/.

October 12, 2018

As you may be aware, Canada Post has mentioned the possibility of an interruption to its mail delivery service.

Examinees should see minimal impact from an interruption of this kind as all the documents required to apply or participate in an examination are available on our website and through the NDEB’s online portal.

NDEB services that may be impacted by a postal strike include:

October 5, 2018

The NDEB office will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2018 for Thanksgiving. The office will reopen Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 9:00 a.m EST.

September 11, 2018

On September 7, 2018, the NDEB administered its first computer-based examination at Prometric testing centres in Canada.

The Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE) was administered flawlessly to a small cohort of examinees. “This is a major milestone in our conversion to delivering multiple-choice type examinations digitally,” said Marie Dagenais Executive Director and Registrar. “Our team has been working on this project for a number of years and is pleased to see a positive outcome.”

August 31, 2018

The NDEB office will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018. The office will reopen Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 9:00 a.m EST.

August 17, 2018

It is not uncommon for the NDEB to receive many inquiries following the administration of an exam. One question that is regularly asked is “why does it takes so long for the NDEB to provide the results?”

The NDEB’s result processing is in-depth and designed to ensure that the results released to examinees are accurate and reflect the performance of the examinee on the test.

August 7, 2018

The August AFK is fast approaching. Before the assessment, make sure to confirm your assessment location by logging into your online profile and selecting the “Information” tab.

August 3, 2018

The NDEB office will be closed Monday, August 6, 2018. The office will reopen Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 8:30 EST.

July 24, 2018

After a lengthy investigation, the NDEB has determined that it can no longer accept applications to the Equivalency Process from applicants with documents for Magadh University.

The NDEB Executive Committee reviewed the results of the investigation in June and accepted a recommendation that the NDEB has insufficient information regarding the validity and authenticity of documents issued by Magadh University; therefore, those documents would no longer be eligible for verification.

July 1, 2018

The Governor General of Canada  announced Friday, that former NDEB Executive Director & Registrar Dr. Jack Gerrow has been appointed to the Order of Canada for his contributions in the field of dentistry.

Read the full press release.

June 27, 2018

The NDEB office will be closed for Canada Day, July 2nd, 2018. The office will reopen Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 9:00 EST.

June 21, 2018

Results from the May 2018 Written Examination and OSCE are now available. To view your results, log in to your online profile.

Please note that the registration deadline for the November Written Examination and OSCE is October 2, 2018. Space is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis. To register, log in to your online profile.

June 20, 2018

As some of you may have noticed, the link to the NDEB Self-Assessment is currently not available. Please note that the NDEB has been made We are aware of the situation and are working on having it up and running as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may bring.

May 18, 2018

The NDEB considers the integrity of its application and examination processes vital and expects all examinees to behave in ways that contribute to maintaining the security and reliability of these processes. Check out the section on misconduct and exam security for additional information.

May 18, 2018

The NDEB office will be closed for Victoria Day, May 21, 2018. The office will reopen Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:00 EST.

May 7, 2018

The June ACS is quickly approaching. If you are preparing for the assessment you should note that the NDEB has made some significant changes to the administration of the ACS such as the assessment of hand hygiene, new rules about cell phones and smart watches in the clinic, and changes to the assessment end time. These and other changes can be found in the June 2018 Assessment of Clinical Skills Protocol.

It is important to read the assessment protocol carefully before each administration.

April 16, 2018

Results from the March 2018 Written Examination and OSCE are now available. To view your results, log in to your online profile.

Please note that the registration deadline for the May Written Examination and OSCE is April 18, 2018. Space is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis.. To register, log in to your online profile.

March 26, 2018

The NDEB office will be closed for Easter Friday, March 30 to Monday April 2, 2018. The office will reopen Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 8:30 EST.

March 15, 2018

Results from the February 2018 Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge are now available. To view your results, log in to your online profile.

Participants who are eligible to register for the Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ) and Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS) can do so through their online profile.

Spaces for the ACS are limited by the number of operatories available at the Canadian Faculties of Dentistry. Registration is on a first come first served basis. Please note the registration deadline for the June ACS and ACJ is April 5, 2018.

February 23, 2018

The March Written Examination and OSCE is next weekend. Before the examinations, make sure to confirm your examination location by logging into your online profile and selecting the “Information” tab.

February 16, 2018

The NDEB office will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 19, 2018. The office will reopen Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:00 ET.

January 30, 2018

The February AFK is this weekend. Before the assessment, make sure to confirm your assessment location by logging into your online profile and selecting the “Information” tab.

January 17, 2018

The NDEB has launched a redesign of its website. The redesign includes visual enhancements, improved navigation and enhanced content.

Feedback received from the website usability survey last year was considered during the planning stages of the website update. Based on the feedback, we have reworked the design and structure of the website to make it easier to find the information visitors look for the most. Specific content areas have been expanded to provide additional information about NDEB policies and processes.

January 15, 2018

Due to maintenance, the NDEB phones will not be answered on Monday January 15, 2018.

December 20, 2017

The NDEB office will be closed for the Christmas Holidays, December 25, 2017 to January 1, 2018. The office will reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:00 EST.

December 12, 2017

In October 2017, the NDEB Board approved a pilot electronic administration of an examination.

The electronic administration of the September 2018 Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE) is the first phase in a five-year rollout plan which has all NDEB paper and pencil examinations administered electronically by 2022.

November 30, 2017

The NDEB phones will not be answered on Friday, December 1, 2017 and Monday, December 4, 2017 as staff will be travelling for the ACS.

Phone lines will reopen Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00 EST.

For inquiries regarding the ACJ or ACS taking place on December 1-3, 2017, please send your questions to info@ndeb-bned.ca.

November 28, 2017

Registration for the May 2018 Written Examination and the OSCE are now open. To register, log in to your online profile at https://ndeb.brighttrac.com/.

November 17, 2017

The NDEB is aware that organizations in Canada and around the world offer NDEB training courses. Examinees and potential applicants should be aware that the NDEB does not endorse any training programs.

Organizations, including universities, claiming otherwise are providing misleading information.

November 16, 2017

Registration for the August 2018 AFK is now open. To register, log in to your online profile.

In April 2017, the NDEB approved the examination and assessment fees for 2018. The new fee schedule for the Equivalency Process can be viewed on the website at  https://ndeb-bned.ca/en/non-accredited/fees.

November 14, 2017

Registration for the June 2018 ACS and ACJ are now open! To register, log in to your online profile.

In April 2017, the NDEB approved the examination and assessment fees for 2018. The new fee schedule for the Equivalency Process can be viewed on the website at  https://ndeb-bned.ca/en/non-accredited/fees.

November 8, 2017

November 8, 2017, Ottawa Canada - On October 19, 2017 the ADEA Gies Foundation announced Dr. Jack Gerrow, Executive Director and Registrar of the NDEB, as a recipient of a 2018 Gies Award for Innovation – Dental Educator.

The William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental research, education and leadership.

November 3, 2017

The Protocol for the Assessment of Clinical Skills has been revised for the December 2017 administration.

Following the administration of the June 2017 ACS, it became apparent that the certain aspects of the ACS process required modification. These changes have been made to maintain the integrity of the assessment.

Participants, particularly those who have previously taken the Assessment, are advised to review the changes.

Download the December 2017 ACS Protocol.

October 18, 2017

Registration for the March 2018 Written Examination and the OSCE are now open. To register, log in to your online profile.

In April 2017, the NDEB approved the examination and assessment fees for 2018. The new fee schedule for the Certification Process can be viewed on the website at https://ndeb-bned.ca/en/accredited/fees. 

October 6, 2017

The NDEB office will be closed for Thanksgiving, October 9th, 2017. The office will reopen Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 9:00 EST.

September 20, 2017

Results from the August 2017 Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge are now available. To view your results, log in to your online profile.

Participants who are eligible to register for the Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ) and Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS) can do so through their online profile.

September 15, 2017

Registration for the February 2018 Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK) will open on Monday September 18th. To register, log in to your online profile.

In April 2017, the NDEB approved the examination and assessment fees for 2018. The new fee schedule for the Equivalency Process can be viewed on the website at https://ndeb-bned.ca/en/non-accredited/fees.

September 6, 2017

The NDEB is finalizing locations for the administration of the February 2018 Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK). The Assessment will be held on February 3, 2018. Registration will open by the end of September.

Visit the website regularly for notification of open registration. 

August 3, 2017

The NDEB office will be closed for Civic Day, August 7th, 2017. The office will reopen Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 9:00 EST.

June 29, 2017

The NDEB office will be closed for Canada Day, July 3rd, 2017. The office will reopen Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 9:00 EST.

June 9, 2017

Earlier this year, NDEB senior staff held a virtual town hall with representatives from the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Association Federation (FCDSA). The goal of the town hall was to generate dialogue between the two organizations and share information about the NDEB Certification Process and what to expect as they prepare to take the examinations.

The town hall also covered aspects of the Equivalency Process and the development of the NDEB Virtual OSCE.

June 8, 2017

Effective July 1, 2017 the application fee for the Equivalency Process will increase to $1100. The complete list of Equivalency Process fees can be viewed in the fees section of the NDEB website.

June 1, 2017

Following an annual review of the Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS) grading criteria, the NDEB has determined it will no longer record tooth surfaces in the evaluation of requirements. This change will align the ACS Report of Results with the criteria provided in the ACS Protocol. To view the 2017 criteria, download the 2017 ACS Protocol from our website.

May 17, 2017

Dr. Doug Mackey, NDEB President, was recently profiled in Nova Scotia Dentist magazine as part of a public awareness campaign "Your Dentist. Your Communities. Read the article.

May 9, 2017

Ottawa, ON – The National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) is pleased to announce that Dr. Marie Dagenais has been selected as its new Executive Director and Registrar. Dr. Dagenais will succeed Dr. Jack Gerrow who has served as Executive Director and Registrar since 1994.

April 13, 2017

The NDEB office will be closed for Easter Friday, April 14 to Monday April 17, 2017. The office will reopen Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 9:00 EST.

April 4, 2017

Dr. Jack Gerrow, NDEB Executive Director and Registrar will be presented with the Canadian Dental Association’s (CDA) Distinguished Service Award at a ceremony in Ottawa on April 21, 2017.

February 17, 2017

The NDEB office will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 20, 2017. The office will reopen Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 9:00 ET.

February 13, 2017

The results of the December 2016 Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ) and Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS) are now available.

Participants can access their results by logging in to their online profile at https://ndeb-na.brighttrac.com/.

The NDEB recently changed the process for requesting appointments to view ACS typodonts. Appointment bookings are requested online through a booking system. For additional information about how to book an appointment click here.

February 2, 2017

If you are registered for the February 4, 2017 Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge and have been impacted by the new US executive order, you may request to be withdrawn from the Assessment.  

As per NDEB policy, a withdrawal fee of 25% per assessment will be charged for withdrawal after the registration deadline date but prior to the assessment date.  Documentation of circumstances beyond a participant’s control at the time of withdrawal must be supplied with the withdrawal request.

January 31, 2017

2016 tax receipts for assessments and examinations are now available through the NDEB’s online portal. Participants and Candidates can access tax receipts by logging in to their online profile and selecting the “Other Services” tab.

Tax receipts are produced annually for assessments and examinations taken between January 1 and December 31.

January 19, 2017

Following the announcement of Dr. Jack Gerrow’s retirement, the NDEB has hired Boyden Canada to spearhead the search for a new Executive Director and Registrar.

Visit the careers section of the NDEB website to view the job description.

December 21, 2016

The National Dental Examining Board of Canada’s (NDEB) Annual Meeting was held in late October 2016. During the meeting, the Board approved the 2017 Examination and Assessment Protocols in which the NDEB demonstrates its zero tolerance for cheating and exam reconstruction, as well as its understanding of the physical needs of its examinees.

December 7, 2016

As 2016 approaches an end, the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) thanks Ms. Margaret Wheaton, the NDEB’s Public Representative, for her dedication and service.

Ms. Wheaton began her term as the NDEB’s Public Representative in 2010. Through her six years of service to the Board, Ms. Wheaton actively participated on the NDEB Examinations Committee where she “felt [her] role was to represent the public in their dental care by seeing fairness and transparency was provided to the practitioners who would be providing that care”.

November 29, 2016

The National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) is pleased to announce that Dr. Doug Mackey was elected the new NDEB President at the Annual Meeting on October 22, 2016.

July 28, 2016

Registration for the September 2016 DSCKE is now closed. The NDEB is currently accepting applications for the 2017 DSCKE. To find out more on how to apply, go to https://ndeb-bned.ca/en/non-accredited-specialty/application.

May 2, 2016

The NDEB has revised its special accommodations policy. Individuals can request a special accommodation for an assessment or examination due to a documented disability, medical diagnosis, or for a religious reason. Requests for special accommodation are confidential. Special accommodations are granted on an individual basis and are dependent on the nature and extent of the request, documentation provided, and requirements of the assessment or examination.

April 21, 2016

Results of the March 2016 Written Examination and OSCE have been released to candidates.

View NDEB Certification Process Historical Pass Rates under the Reference Materials and Resources section.

April 11, 2016

Results of the February 2016 AFK have been released to participants and to Qualifying and Degree Completion Programs contacts.

View NDEB Equivalency Process Historical Pass Rates under the Reference Materials and Resources section.

March 29, 2016

The revised Guidelines for Required Documents for application to the Equivalency Process and DSCKE are available under the How to Apply sections of Non-accredited Programs and Non-accredited Specialty Program and on applicants’ online profiles. New and existing applicants are expected to meet the current requirements.

July 23, 2015

The National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) is very pleased to announce that Steven Pink will be joining the NDEB in a dual role as In-House Legal Counsel & Director of Communications effective September 8, 2015.  Mr. Pink will act as both in-house counsel and communications expert on all legal and communication issues for the NDEB.                                                                      

June 16, 2015

The National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) is pleased to announce that Dr. Marie Dagenais will be joining the NDEB as Director of Examinations and Credential Verification in August 2015. Dr. Mary Ann Wiseman, NDEB President, states “the NDEB is undergoing a period of rapid growth and change. Dr. Dagenais brings a breadth of knowledge and ability that is essential moving forward.”

June 1, 2015

The NDEB has become aware that a number of individuals are attempting to profit from selling NDEB released questions. This activity is strictly prohibited by the NDEB’s copyright. The copyright gives the NDEB the exclusive ownership and right to the questions. Anyone determined to be reproducing NDEB questions and/or selling questions and answers is violating the NDEB’s copyright. Violation of copyright or copyright infringement, whether intentional or unintentional, is a punishable offense.

January 1, 2015

Starting on January 2, 2015, a new standardized passing score will come into effect for the National Dental Examining Board’s Written Examination, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), and Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ). Based on the recommendation of an expert committee, the NDEB has revised the standardized passing score for these examinations and assessments from 65 to 75. This will bring Canada in line with international standards.

December 1, 2014

As requested by the Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation, during the 2014 NDEB Annual Meeting, the Board approved changes to the format of the Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE) for graduates of non-accredited dental specialty programs.

September 1, 2014

During a recent meeting of the NDEB’s Examinations Committee, members were presented with a case of suspected cheating at the June 2014 Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ).  The evidence, including reports from witnesses, statistical analysis by an outside firm, and submissions from the accused participants, was carefully considered.