NDAEB News

Notice – 2023 Domain Description for Dental Assisting

March 7, 2022

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.

2023 Fee Guide

March 7, 2022

The National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) Board of Directors approved a fee increase for all services effective January 1, 2023. Please see the revised 2023 Fee Guide with details. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at [email protected] or 613-526-3424.

Notice – 2023 Fee Increase

December 14, 2021

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.

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].