November 19, 2019

The Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ) will be administered electronically at Prometric test centres across Canada and select international centres this weekend.

Registered examinees should ensure they have read the ACJ Protocol and watched the electronic exam orientation video in preparation for the Assessment.

November 14, 2019

The NDEB phones will be temporarily down on Friday, November 15, 2019.

If you have questions regarding the Written Exam or OSCE, please email info@ndeb-bned.ca indicating November Written and OSCE in the Subject line. Please provide your NDEB ID with your request.

Please note:

Written Exam and OSCE location details are indicated in an Information Memo posted in your online profile under the Information tab.

November 12, 2019

The NDEB will be suspending applications to the Equivalency Process beginning November 15, 2019. Documents received after November 15, 2019 will not be reviewed until applications reopen in January 2020.

This temporary closure will allow the NDEB to expedite the review of the applications currently in the queue. During this time, the NDEB will also have additional credential verification professionals available to answer specific questions about required documents.

November 11, 2019

The Written Examination and OSCE are being held this weekend at three locations in Canada and in Sydney Australia.

Those registered for the exam should read the examination protocols carefully prior to each exam.

Make sure to bring current government-issued photo identification with you for check-in. If you don’t have your ID, you will not be admitted.

November 8, 2019

On September 20, 2019, the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) met to review the findings of the investigation into the validity and authenticity of the academic credentials awarded to BDS students by Magadh University.

November 7, 2019

Ms. Jan Sheppard Kutcher of Herring Cove, NS has recently been elected to join the NDEB Board as the Public Representative for a three-year term, ending November 2022. Ms. Sheppard Kutcher will be replacing Public Representative Ms. Polly Pachu from Manitoba, who completed her three-year term this November.

November 4, 2019

All ACS December 2019 registered participants should ensure they have read the updated ACS Protocol prior to the Assessment and take note of the important changes since the last administration. The ACS Protocol is available on the NDEB website and in the Information tab of your online profile.

In preparation for the Assessment, participants should  refer to the following resources:

October 24, 2019

The registration deadline for the March 2020 Written Examination and OSCE is January 9, 2020 for test centres in Canada and December 19, 2019 for those outside Canada.

Registration is on a first come first served basis and spaces are limited. To register log on to your online profile.

Visit our Dates and Locations page for available centres.

October 24, 2019

The NDEB Board is composed of 12 members.  Each provincial dental regulatory authority appoints one member and two members are appointed by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).  There is also a public representative appointed to the Board.

This year, the NDEB Annual Board meeting will be held in Ottawa on October 26.

October 11, 2019

Our office will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019. The office will reopen on Tuesday, October 15 at 8:30 am.

October 7, 2019

Application to the NDEB Equivalency Process requires a detailed credential verification. With over 1300 new applicants since January 1, 2019 and credentials for new and existing applicants arriving daily the NDEB is no longer able to meet the previously anticipated processing times while maintaining its established standards for credential verification. 

The NDEB is working towards decreasing its wait times for credential verification and understands that increased processing times may impact an applicant’s plans to register for a specific assessment. 

September 26, 2019

The results of the August 2019 Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge are now available. To view your results, log in to your online profile.

September 26, 2019

Registration deadlines for the November Written Examination, OSCE, and Assessment of Clinical Judgement are quickly approaching. Registration is on a first come first served basis and spaces are limited. To register log on to your online profile.

September 24, 2019

The NDEB has engaged Boyden to spearhead the search for a Director of Examinations.

Visit the careers section of our website for more details.

September 11, 2019

It will be administered at Prometric test centres across Canada and consists of a combination of 95 – 100 single-answer and multiple-answer multiple choice questions administered in a 3-hour session.

September 6, 2019

Effective August 1, 2019, a fully operational predoctoral dental education program based outside the US has been granted accreditation status by the Commission on Dental Accreditation(CODA).

The dental education program, sponsored by King Abdulaziz University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, received the status of Approval Without Reporting Requirements, the first time an international predoctoral dental program based outside the US has received such a status from the Commission.

August 30, 2019

Our office will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019. The office will reopen on Tuesday, September 3 at 8:30 am.

August 16, 2019

The Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE) will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019.

It will be administered at Prometric test centres across Canada and consists of a combination of 95 - 100 single-answer and multiple-answer multiple choice questions administered in a 3-hour session.

In preparation for the exam, be sure to read the DSCKE Protocol.

August 14, 2019

The deadline for the February 2020 Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge is November 15.

Registration is on a first come first served basis and spaces are limited. To register log on to your online profile.

Visit our Dates and Locations page for available centres.

August 2, 2019

Stay current on the latest news with our summer issue of the NDEB Update.

August 2, 2019

Our office will be closed on Monday, August 5, 2019. The office will reopen on Tuesday, August 6 at 8:30 am.

July 31, 2019

Registration for the November 23, 2019 Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ) is now open.

The ACJ will be administered at Prometric test centres across Canada and in select international cities. Registration for the ACJ will be a two-part process. You must first register and pay for the ACJ through your NDEB online profile. When registration closes on October 3, 2019 you will receive information from the NDEB on how to schedule your assessment time with Prometric.

July 30, 2019

The registration deadline for the November 2019 Written Examination and OSCE is October 2.

Registration is on a first come first served basis and spaces are limited. To register log on to your online profile.

Visit our Dates and Locations page for available centres.

July 19, 2019

The results of the May 2019 Assessment of Clinical Judgement are now available. To view your results, log in to your online profile.

July 16, 2019

The NDEB has seen an unprecedented rise in applications in 2019, particularly for the Equivalency Process.

Due to this unforeseeable increase in applications, we continue to process each in a fair, chronological manner based on receipt of all required documents. To avoid any delays in your application, please ensure to follow the instructions outlined in the Required Documents.

July 15, 2019

The results of the June 2019 Assessment of Clinical Skills are now available. To view your results, log in to your online profile.

July 12, 2019

On July 4, 2019, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, invested 1 Companion, 7 Officers and 21 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at the Citadelle in Quebec City.

Dr. Jack Douglas Gerrow was presented with the prestigious Member of the Order of Canada award recognizing outstanding contributions by its recipients at the local or regional level or in a special field of activity.

July 10, 2019

Registration for the December 2019 Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS) is now open.

To register for the ACS, log in to your online profile.

June 28, 2019

Our office will be closed on Monday, July 1, 2019. The office will reopen on Tuesday, July 2 at 8:30 am.

June 27, 2019

New fees are coming into effect as of July 1, 2019.

Revisions to the fee structure have resulted in fee reductions in all programs. These include the AFK, ACJ, Written Exam and OSCE, among others. 

Our new fee schedules are listed in their correlating sections below.

Equivalency Process

Certification Process

DSCKE

June 26, 2019

The results of the May 2019 Written Examination and OSCE are now available. To view your results, log in to your online profile.

May 29, 2019

On May 11 and 12, 2019 the NDEB administered the Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ) for the first time electronically across the country and in select international locations.

Before the May 2019 administration, the NDEB did comprehensive testing of the delivery mechanism and examination software for electronic examinations including two successful deliveries of the Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE). Unfortunately, despite this preparation, unanticipated technical problems with the third-party software occurred.

May 29, 2019

The NDEB frequently receives questions regarding the Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS), so a new FAQs section has been added to the ACS resource section to help participants prepare for the assessment.

May 24, 2019

The Written Examination will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (with a 1-hour lunch break).

Please ensure you read the 2019 Written Examination Protocol prior to the Exam. For more information on the Written Examination, click here.

The OSCE is a station type examination held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 90-minute lunch break. You will have five minutes to answer the questions at each station.

May 24, 2019

The August Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK) registration is closed. 

May 22, 2019

The June 2019 Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS) is quickly approaching.

The ACS orientation video was made available on our YouTube channel and website earlier this month and it is recommended participants watch it before the Assessment.

Be sure to carefully review the June 2019 ACS Protocol before the Assessment as there have been changes since the last Assessment including:

May 17, 2019

Our office will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2019. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 21 at 8:30 am.

April 18, 2019

The results of the March 2019 Written Examination and OSCE are now available. To view your results log in to your online profile.

The deadline to register for the May 2019 Written Examination and OSCE is May 24, 2019

April 18, 2019

Our office will be closed on Friday, April 19 and on Monday, April 22, 2019. The office will reopen on Tuesday, April 23 at 8:30 am.

April 12, 2019

The Assessment of Clinical Judgement will be administered electronically at Prometric Test Centres in May 2019. A standard setting exercise will follow the first electronic administration.

Individuals participating in the May Assessment will be the first to experience the Assessment in its new format and will receive results following the standard setting exercise. The standard setting is expected to delay the release of results; however, examinees will still receive their results in time to register for the fall 2019 assessments and examinations.

April 8, 2019

The deadline for the May 2019 Written Examination and OSCE is April 24th.

Registration is on a first come first served basis and spaces are limited. To register log on to your online profile.

April 5, 2019

Registration for the May 2019 Assessment of Clinical Judgement is now closed. For those who have registered for the ACJ, keep an eye out for communication from the NDEB on how to schedule your seat time with Prometric.

April 4, 2019

The June 2019 Assessment of Clinical Skills protocol is now available. The protocol can be found in the References and Resources section of the website. As in the past, there have been changes to the protocol since the previous administration.

April 2, 2019

April is national oral health month and there’s no better time to highlight the importance of proper dental care on our overall health. Some of the most common illnesses affecting Canadians and those worldwide, such as oral diseases from tooth decay to gum disease and oral cancer are, for the most part, preventable. Chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke can also be linked to poor dental health.

March 20, 2019

The results of the February 2019 Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge are now available. To view your results, log in to your online profile.

March 19, 2019

On March 18, 2019, the 12th Annual William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement honoured the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACDF) for Innovation in the category of Public-Private Partner. This award recognizes the invaluable contribution made by the ACFD Academic Affairs Committee, notably, Drs. Anne Charbonneau, Marie Dagenais, Sylvie Morin and Joanne Walton in creating the “ACFD Educational Framework for the Development of Competency in Dental Programs”.

February 25, 2019

The Written Examination and OSCE are both taking place this weekend.

The Written Examination will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (with a 1-hour lunch break).

The OSCE is a station type examination held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 90-minute lunch break. You will have five minutes to answer the questions at each station. For proper room temperature comfort, we recommend that you dress in layers.

The following Protocols contain important information regarding the two exams and each document should be read carefully.

February 20, 2019

The November 2018 ACJ results are now available. To review results, log in to your online profile.

The results of the ACJ will be sent to universities in Canada offering a Qualifying or Degree Completion Program. Results cannot be obtained from educational institutions or Provincial Licensing Authorities.

February 15, 2019

Our office will be closed on Monday, February 18 for Family Day. The office will reopen Tuesday, February 19 at 8:30 am.

February 6, 2019

The December 2018 ACS results are now available. To review results, log in to your online profile.

To view your typodont in person, please click here for more information on how to proceed.

Also note that we are not accepting any ACS appeal submissions until February 12, 2019. Details on the appeals process and how to make a request can be found here.

February 4, 2019

The Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE) will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019.

It will be administered at Prometric test centres across Canada and consists of a combination of 95 - 100 single-answer and multiple-answer multiple choice questions administered in a 3-hour session.

In preparation for the exam, be sure to read the

February 1, 2019

The NDEB has updated the application requirements for all its programs.

Be sure to read the updated application guidelines for all programs available on our website before submitting your application.

January 30, 2019

Registration for the May Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ) and the June 2019 Assessment of Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS) are now open.

The ACJ will be administered at Prometric test centres across Canada and in select international cities. Registration for the ACJ will be a two part process. First, you will register and pay for the ACJ through your NDEB online profile. When registration closes on April 4, 2019 you will receive information from the NDEB on how to schedule your assessment time with Prometric.

January 30, 2019

Registration for the May 25 and 26 Written Examination and OSCE is now open. To register, log in to your online profile.

Spaces are limited, and registration is on a first come first served basis. Deadline to register is April 24, 2019.

January 28, 2019

The February Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge is quickly approaching.

Remember, the NDEB demonstrates zero tolerance for cheating and misconduct. To help eliminate any risk of misconduct, leave all items that are not required for the examination at home, including phones, and watches. Pencils and erasers will be provided at the centres. All you need to bring is a piece of government issued photo ID and a clear plastic disposable water bottle if needed.

January 25, 2019

In March 2019, the NDEB will launch a new online portal for graduates of accredited dental programs.

This transition will have minimal impact on existing account holders. Your login information will remain unchanged and you will be automatically redirected to the new portal when you go login.

Stayed tuned for information about additional services that will be offered through the new portal.

January 22, 2019

Further to participation in the November Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ) and December 2018 Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS), results will be posted within 10 weeks of the assessments. You will receive an email notification once results are available.

January 18, 2019

2018 tax receipts for assessments and examinations are now available through the NDEB’s online portals. You can access your tax receipts by logging in to your 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 15, 2019

Registration for the August 2019 Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK) is now open. To register, log in to your online profile.

New this year, the AFK will be offered on Saturday, August 10, 2019 in Canada and on Sunday, August 11, internationally. 

January 11, 2019

In December 2018, the Board of Governors of the University of Saskatchewan gave final approval for an International Dental Degree Completion Program.

The Faculty of Dentistry will accept a minimum of three individuals annually into this program. Applications for 2019 entry will be accepted until March 20, 2019. For additional information about the program visit the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Dentistry or email dentistry.admissions@usask.ca.

December 14, 2018

Registration for the August 2019 Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge will open in January 2019.

December 14, 2018

The NDEB office will be closed for the holidays between Monday, December 24, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The office will reopen on January 2, 2019.

December 6, 2018

New degree completion program could open doors for foreign trained dentists. Read the full article here.

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

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 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.