The study resources available here are protected by intellectual property laws, and are provided for limited, non-commercial use only. The rules for their use are strictly enforced by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB). Information on the NDEB’s intellectual property and the limits on how they may be used are set out in the introduction to certain study resources, and also in the NDEB Terms and Conditions at https://ndeb-bned.ca/en/termsandconditions.
Released Question Bank
Since 2009, the NDEB has made available a Released Test Item Bank that includes both retired and active test items in English and French. The proportion of test item categories within the bank is not necessarily representative of the Written Examination and Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge Blueprints. Furthermore, the content of the released test items is not necessarily representative of any given form of past assessments or examinations.
Some of the items in the bank may have been discontinued due to outdated science or errors. In addition, some question formats may not be currently used. Released questions (particularly in endodontics and periodontics) may have been written using an old terminology. The NDEB periodically reviews the bank to improve its quality, content, and translation.
Download the released question bank in PDF.
OSCE Question and Answer Framework
The question and answer framework for the OSCE provides an illustration of the question formats generally used in the OSCE. You are strongly encouraged to view the framework document in preparation for the Examination.
Download the OSCE Question and Answer Framework in PDF.
ACJ Question and Answer Framework
The question and answer framework for the ACJ provides an example of the formats commonly used in the ACJ. You are strongly encouraged to view the framework document in preparation for the Assessment.
Download the ACJ Question and Answer Framework in PDF (Updated March 26, 2018).
DSCKE Sample Questions
Download the DSCKE Sample Questions in PDF.
The list of reference texts contains material recommended in faculties of dentistry.
Download the NDEB reference text list in PDF.
The Federation of Canadian Dental Student Associations also has resources available on their website at http://fcdsa.ca/resources/.