NDEB Certification

Obtaining NDEB certification means that an individual has demonstrated that they meet the competencies required of a beginning dental practitioner in Canada.

Individuals certified in 2016

Graduates of Canadian DDS programs 462
Graduates of accredited Qualifying/Degree Completion programs* 83
Graduates of accredited programs in the US, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia 212
Individuals who successfully completed the Equivalency Process 251
Total certified 1008

Historical certification information

Graduates of Canadian DDS programs

Graduates of accredited Qualifying/Degree Completion programs

Graduates of accredited programs in the US, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia

Individuals who successfully completed the Equivalency Process

Total certified

2015

442

83

241

259

1025

2014

443

87

215

25*

770

2013

448

80

175

122

825

2012

427

85

174

122

808

2011

444

79

161

36

720

2010

458

63

143

0

664

* Does not include 256 candidates who passed the November exminations and were certified in Jan 2016

Certification Process

  Written Examination OSCE
  # of candidates % pass # of candidates % pass
2017 1363 87.89 1295 96.83

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

  Written Examination OSCE
  # of candidates % pass # of candidates % pass
2017 1363 87.89 1295 96.83
2016 1262 87 1229 93
2015 1209 88 1165 95
2014 1126 89 1073 99
2013 969 89 920 97
2012 889 94 852 98

 

Equivalency Process

  AFK ACJ* ACS*
  # of participants % pass # of participants % pass # of participants % pass
2017 1384 46 342 38 422 40

* June assessments only.

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Summary of historical pass rates for the Equivalency Process

Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK)

  # of participants % pass
2017 1384 46
2016 1238 51
2015 1498 50
2014 1277 48
2013 1187 42
2012 1125 36
2011 821 44

Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ)

  # of particpants % pass
2017* 342 38
2016 754 75
2015 899 60
2014 652 70
2013 493 59
2012 373 65
2011 289 50

* June assessment only.

Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS)

  # of participants % pass
2017* 422 40
2016 732 37
2015 718 36
2014 709 40
2013 483 30
2012 359 36
2011 266 36

* June assessment only

 

DSCKE

Summary of historical results for the DSCKE

2015 - 2017

  Range in % Mean Score in %
Sept 2015 65 - 86 67.91
Feb 2016 52 - 91 78.85
Sept 2016 64 - 95 80.5
Feb 2017 51 - 92 82.62
Sept 2017 69 - 89 81.78

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