Equivalency Process

Summary of historical pass rates for the NDEB Equivalency Process

Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK)

  # of participants % pass
2011 821 44
2012 1125 36
2013 1187 42
2014 1277 48
2015 1498 50
2016 1238 51


Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ)

  # of particpants % pass
2011 289 50
2012 373 65
2013 493 59
2014 652 70
2015 899 60
2016* 373 76

*June assessment only.

Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS)

  # of participants % pass
2011 266 23
2012 359 36
2013 483 30
2014 709 40
2015 718 36
2016* 358 36

* June assessment only.


  Individuals who successfully completed the Equivalency Process Admissions into Qualifying/Degree Completion Programs* Total
2011 44 79 123
2012 127 80 207
2013 143 91 234
2014 264 87 341
2015 242 89 331

* Includes individuals reported as admitted into Qualifying Program or Degree Completion Programs by Dalhousie University, McGill University, Université de Montréal, Western University, University of Toronto, Unviersity of Manitoba, Unviersity of Alberta, and University of British Columbia

Certification Process

Summary of historical pass rates for the NDEB Written Examination and OSCE

  Written Examination OSCE
  # of candidates % pass # of candidates % pass
2012 889 94 852 98
2013 969 89 920 97
2014 1126 89 1073 99
2015 1209 88 1165 95
2016* 1004 89 980 94

* March and May only

DSCKE

Summary of historical results for the DSCKE

2015 - 2016

  Range in % Mean Score in %
Sept 2015 65 - 86 67.91
Feb 2016 52 - 91 78.85
Sept 2016 64 - 95 80.5

2010 - 2014

Component Range in % Mean score
in %
Cronbach's
alpha

Core Biomedical and Dental Sciences

2010 33.3 - 93.3 75.0 .94
2011 36.9 - 90.6 75.9 .92
2012 60.0 - 95.0 80.8 .84
2013 59.0 - 95.0 82.5 .92
2014 46 - 98 80.71 .95

Scientific Literature Appraisal Skills

2010 35.6 -  84.4 60.9 .81
2011 36.4 – 77.3 60 .65
2012 31.1 – 84.4 61.26 .75
2013 36 - 84 63.04 .86
2014 24-89 67.30 .88

Core Clinical Sciences

2010 34.2 -  91.7 70.4 .93
2011 29.4 – 90.8 74.6 .93
2012 56.6 – 89.1 79.13 .84
2013 61 - 96 82.66 .92
2014 45 - 97 81.79 .96

Patient Mangement Part A & B

2010 36.6 – 78.9 64.7 .85
2011 27.3 – 82.3 65.3 .86
2012 51.9 – 80.2 67.37 .67
2013 58 – 83 71.70 .70
2014 61 - 83 73.68 .71

Distribution of DSCKE Participants Annually

Specialty 2015  2016
Endodontics 3 4
Oral Medicine/Oral Pathology 1 1
Oral Radiology 0 1
Oral Surgery 0 2
Orthodontics 9 12
Pediatrics 3 2
Periodontics 1 3
Prosthodontics 2 0
Dental Public Health 1 0
Total 20 26