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Study Resources

The materials 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.

Released Question Bank

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 ACJ.

Download the ACJ Question and Answer Framework in PDF (Updated March 26, 2018).

DSCKE Sample Questions

Download the DSCKE Sample Questions in PDF.

Reference Texts

The list of reference texts contains material recommended in faculties of dentistry.

Download the NDEB reference text list in PDF.

Competencies for a Beginning Dental Practitioner in Canada

Download the Competencies for a Beginning Dental Practitioner in Canada in PDF.

Additional Resources

The Federation of Canadian Dental Student Associations also has resources available on their website at http://fcdsa.ca/resources-2/.

Electronic Examination Orientation

COVID-19 Safety Measures

The following health as safety measures will be in effect during NDEB examinations.

  • Complete and pass a screening questionnaire
  • Sanitize hands at every point of entry
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • Stay 2 meters apart at all times

Candidates who do not wish to comply with any of these and other safety measures will be asked to leave the examination centre and will not be permitted to take the examinations.

Examinees taking examinations at Prometric test centres will be required to follow Prometric’s Test Centre Policies.

COVID-19 Resources

How to safely use a non-medical mask or face covering

Reduce the spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands

Recommend Steps: Putting on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)