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.
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.
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.
international concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our first priority remains the health and
well-being of our candidates, our examiners/evaluators and our volunteers and staff. We also care about
partners and stakeholders and our ongoing cooperation.
Developments have been quickly changing over the last few weeks. Please read the January COVID-19 Pandemic Update for a brief update relating to the NDAEB, the Written Exam, Clinical Practice Evaluations (CPE) and International Candidates.
Please note that due to the Ontario Government imposing a provincewide lockdown starting December 26, 2020 to January 23, 2021, our office will be closed to the public. Although International Applicants are still encouraged to mail all required documents to our office during this period, please be aware that due to limited access to our office, the Assessment process is subject to a delay. Please bear with us, as we will be in contact with each candidate as we process applications. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 613-526-3424 or by email at: [email protected] For more information on the International Applicant process, please refer to the International Graduates Application Procedure page on our website.
CPE dates and site locations are subject to change and/or be cancelled as a result of Covid-19. Registered candidates effected will be contacted directly by the NDAEB.
NDAEB Preparation exams are available effective September 21, 2020. Preparation exams are available through the NDAEB Candidate Portal to registered candidates only and are reflective of the national examination.
The NDAEB Preparation Exam cost is $75 per exam attempt (or token) and registered candidates may purchase up to a maximum of three (3) attempts. All candidates registered for our October exam will be notified by September 21, 2020 and provided with the information they need to participate.