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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.