The Domain Description for Dental Assisting is a document that represents the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviours the dental assistant should possess upon entry/re-entry into practice. The Domain reflects the national standards of practice established for dental assisting including all Core Skills agreed upon by NDAEB and stakeholders of the profession in Canada. In 2019/20, a National Occupational Analysis was completed to review the national standards of the dental assisting profession and from the results, a new revised 2023 Domain Description was reviewed and approved by the NDAEB Board of Directors.
The NDAEB will begin to use the revised 2023 Domain Description as the national standard for which our exam is applied against, effective March 2023.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at [email protected] or 613-526-3424.
The National Dental Assisting Examining Board is accepting resumes and letters of interest for the position of the ‘Public Member’ director on our Board. For more details on how to apply for the Public Member position, please read the NDAEB Public Member volunteer opportunity poster.
The National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) Board of Directors recently approved a fee increase of a maximum of 5% for all services effective January 1, 2023. A revised 2023 Fee Guide with details will be made available on the website and candidate handbooks shortly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at [email protected] or 613-526-3424.
Testing Facilities used by the NDAEB to deliver examinations increasingly have vaccine requirements that will apply to candidates registered at those facilities. These requirements may be established by the facility itself, or by local, regional, or provincial governments or health authorities. Therefore, we strongly recommend that all candidates be fully vaccinated if they want to guarantee their participation in NDAEB examinations. Candidates who are registered at an examination center where vaccination is required must be prepared to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 upon arrival at the testing center.
If you cannot be vaccinated for medical (or other government approved exemptions) please contact the NDAEB for directives. Please be prepared to submit with proof of medical exemption if required.
NDAEB believes that the health and safety of our candidates and staff across Canada comes first. Therefore, as a result of the move towards mandatory vaccinations in education systems recently confirmed throughout provinces, NDAEB will now require all candidates and staff participating in the upcoming November 2021 Clinical Practice Evaluation (CPE) to be fully vaccinated*.
As such, as of September 21, 2021, candidates planning to register for the November 2021 CPE must submit with their application proof of full vaccinations. * Vaccines must be approved for use in Canada.
Prior to the CPE
Registered candidates will continue to be required to submit the NDAEB Covid-19 Health Questionnaire (as per directives sent in the Admission Letter).
Day of Evaluation
Registered candidates must bring proof of full vaccinations* along with their government issued ID.
Note that this information is subject to change based on the directives and protocols set by the government of Canada and local health officials. Please continue to monitor this website for ongoing Covid-19 updates as more information becomes available pertaining to the NDAEB’s CPE and Written Examination. NDAEB continues to make every effort to ensure the safety of our candidates, staff and the public. Thank you for your continued support.
Questions can be directed to: [email protected].
Registration for the November 2021 Clinical Practical Evaluation (CPE) Session will open Monday, September 27, 2021 starting at 8:00 AM (EST). For the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved, NDAEB is only allowing Candidates to register for a CPE in the province they reside in! Any application received out of province will not be registered and will be returned to the applicant, and the $100 registration and Credit Card processing fees will not be refunded.
Should you have any questions, please contact our office by email at [email protected].
The NDAEB is pleased to announce the appointment of its 2021 board of directors. For details on the appointments, please read The NDAEB Announces the Appointment of its 2021 Board Members.
Registration for the September, 2021 Written Exam will open Monday, July 5, 2021 starting 8:00 AM (EST).
Registration for the December, 2021 Written Exam will open Monday, October 4, 2021 starting 8:00 AM (EST).
Should you have any questions, please contact our office by email at [email protected] or by phone at 613-526-3424.