When is the NDEB changing to the new typodonts for the NDECC?
The NDECC test centre will be equipped with the 700 series typodont as of October 1, 2024.
Why is the NDEB changing the typodonts for the NDECC clinical skills component?
As with all materials and supplies for the NDECC, the NDEB updates what is provided to remain current with what may be used in Canadian dental programs.
Will I be able to go to the amalgamator with gloves on?
Each examinee is not provided their own amalgamator. You will be allowed to use the amalgamators with gloves.
Will I be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination at the NDECC® Test Centre?
No vaccination certificate will be required at the NDECC® test center.
If I fail one of the two NDECC components do I have to repeat the entire exam?
The NDECC consists of two components, the Clinicals Skills component and the Situational Judgement component. If you fail both components you must repeat the full NDECC. However, if you fail one component you are only required to repeat the failed component.
How long after I take the NDECC™ can I expect to receive the result?
When you register for an NDECC™ session you will be informed of when your work will be evaluated. There are currently four evaluation session planned per year. The number of weeks between your examination and the evaluation will depend on the schedule.
Will there be a limit on the amount of material that is supplied (burs, composite, strips, etc.)?
There is no limit on the amount of material that is supplied. At the beginning of the day, your kit will include what an average candidate would use during an NDECC™ examination. Should you need additional supply, you will be able to request them to attending NDEB® staff members.
I have loupes with battery packs that need to be charged. Will there be electrical outlets?
There are several electrical outlets available to charge your battery packs.
Why are all the diamond burs coarse or extra coarse? Can we have fine or medium diamond burs?
During our tests, we determined that the fine and medium diamond burs were inefficient and caused burning of the plastic teeth. The NDEB will therefore be only providing coarse and extra coarse diamonds. There will however be a friction grip low speed handpiece available should you wish to use the coarse burs on a slowspeed handpiece.
Can the NDEB® provide exact measurements for each preparation?
The NDEB® will not answer questions about preparation design. It is the responsibility of a competent dentist to know how much reduction and what preparation and margin designs need to be achieved for specific teeth and various restorative materials.
Where will the exam be held?
The exam will be held at the NDECC®
Test Centre located at 340 Albert Street, 12th
Floor, Ottawa, ON.
The Test Centre is located:
- Near the Starbucks on Albert and Kent Street
- A 4 minute walk from the O-Train Lyon Station
- 4 km from the Ottawa train station
- 11 km from the Ottawa airport
What facilities will be available at the Test Centre?
At the Test Centre, you will have access to an examinee locker room, examinee lounge including kitchen, an examinee private room for prayer, breastfeeding, meditation, etc., washrooms, a classroom, situational judgement rooms, and the simulation clinic.
What do I wear for the exam?
You should wear comfortable professional streetwear. A disposable surgical gown to wear on top of your clothes will be provided. Closed toed shoes with socks must be worn. For the health and comfort of examinees and staff the Test Centre is a scent free environment. We request that you avoid scented products such as cologne, aftershave, perfume, and scented lotion. The use of scented deodorant is permitted.
What type of simulators will be used for the clinical skills component?
The Test Centre will be equipped with A-dec simulators and Kilgore International, Inc. Darwin heads.
What brand of handpiece will be available for me to use during the exam?
The handpieces used in the Test Centre will be Kavo handpieces. The handpieces are air driven.
What materials will I need for the exam?
You will be provided with all the necessary equipment, materials, and instruments for your examination. If needed, you should bring an extra battery for your loupes.
What can I bring into the Test Centre?
You are permitted to bring your lunch, snacks, drinks, medications (if pre-approved), and menstrual products. You must provide your own protective eyewear. Dental surgical loupes (and batteries) are permitted. You must also bring the NDECC® card provided at registration.
Will I be able to leave the Test Centre during the exam?
If, during your exam, you leave the Test Centre, even to return to reception, you will not be permitted back into the Test Centre to complete your exam.