Holiday Office Hours

December 1, 2021

Please note that we will be out of office for the Christmas break, starting Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Monday, January 10, 2022.  We will be accepting International applications during this time.

IMPORTANT NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Written Exam Testing Facilities

September 24, 2021

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.

IMPORTANT NEWS: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for the Clinical Practice Evaluation (CPE)

September 21, 2021

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 CPE Session

August 27, 2021

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].

Registration for the August 2021 CPE Session

May 26, 2021

Registration for the August 2021 Clinical Practical Evaluation (CPE) Session will open Monday, June 28, 2021 starting at 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.

April COVID-19 Update

April 8, 2021

The National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) continues to monitor and adapt to the national concerns related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our first priority is the health and well-being of our candidates, our examiners and our staff. The NDAEB is guided by the Public Health Agency of Canada, and local public health authorities in the communities in which we conduct examinations. The NDAEB is located in Ottawa, Ontario and subject to the laws of Ontario and Canada.  Please read the April NDAEB COVID-19 Update for an update relating to the NDAEB, the Written Exam, Clinical Practice Evaluations (CPE) and International Candidates.


National Occupational Analysis Canadian Dental Assisting

March 29, 2021

The National Dental Assisting Examining Board and the Canadian Dental Assistants Association, in partnership with the Canadian Dental Assisting Regulatory Authorities are pleased to announce the completion of the National Occupational Analysis (NOA) for the profession of Canadian Dental Assisting 2019/2020.

The NOA for dental assisting in Canada is completed approximately every five years and is used primarily to assist in the development and confirmation of the Occupational Standard and to update Domain Descriptions and inform NDAEB exam revisions.

The NOA provides a timely profile of emerging trends in the dental assisting profession and serves an important role in informing education, curriculum development, accreditation of education programs, recruitment, performance improvement, career development, and the examination and credentialing of practitioners. It also represents an important resource for provincial regulators and can inform government regulation and policy development. The full report is available here.

Written Exam Schedule Now Posted

January 28, 2021

The National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) has released the Written Exam Dates for 2021, please check our Written Exam Schedule for the updated schedule.

Should you have any questions regarding these updates, please contact our office by email at [email protected] or by phone at 613-526-3424.