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

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

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.