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.
Download the released question bank in PDF.
The list of reference texts contains material recommended in faculties of dentistry. Additional references for the NDSE in each specialty can be found on the specialty specific pages of the website.
Download the NDEB reference text list in PDF. (Updated November 8, 2021)
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.
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).
The NDEB has put together a list of tips for registering for NDEB exams.
Download the DSCKE Sample Questions in PDF.
Some NDEB examinations contain a question format described as multi-answer multiple-choice. This question type includes a question with one or more correct answers. The grade you receive on each question depends on if you select all the correct answers, some of the correct answers, or an incorrect answer.
To see an example of responses of three different examinees and the score for each question based on their answers download the Multi-Answer Multiple Choice Questions Example in PDF.
Download the Competencies for a Beginning Dental Practitioner in Canada in PDF.
The Federation of Canadian Dental Student Associations also has resources available on their website at http://fcdsa.ca/resources-2/.
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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.