National Dental Assisting Examining Board
Bureau national d'examen d'assistance dentaire

Board of Directors

The National Dental Assisting Examining Board is comprised of representatives from various stakeholder groups including the Canadian Dental Assisting Regulatory Authorities (CDARA), dental assisting educators from both CDAC accredited and non-accredited schools, the Canadian Dental Assistants Association (CDAA), Canadian Dental Association (CDA), Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC), and the public. The Board also includes a non-voting position for a Student Observer.


Mr. Elroy Officer, CDA


Ms. Janet Neduzak, RDA, CAE

Vice President

Ms. Donna Rushton, RDA

Past President


Dr. Maurice Coady

Dental Council of Prince Edward Island

Dr. Elizabeth Constantinides

Canadian Dental Association

Ms. Joanne Clare Gibbons-Smyth

Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada

Ms. Sylvie Fortin-Bourque, RDA

New Brunswick Dental Society

Ms. Janet Neduzak, RDA, CAE

Manitoba Dental Association

Mr. Elroy Officer, CDA

Educator Representative, Accredited Programs

Ms. Paula Parsons, CDA

Newfoundland & Labrador Dental Board

Ms. Leslie Riva, CDA

British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals

Ms. Donna Rushton, RDA

Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia

Ms. Cheryl Russell-Julien

Educator Representative, Non-Accredited Programs

Ms. Jennifer Tewes, RDA

College of Alberta Dental Assistants

Ms. Brenda Yungwirth, BComm, MHS, CHE

Saskatchewan Dental Assistants' Association

Donna Selski, CDA/RDA, MA(LaT)

Chief Examiner - Written Examination

Michele Rosko, CDA, B. Ed, TESOL

Chief Evaluator - Clinical Practice Evaluation

Ms. Jyothilekshmi Saraswathy, CDA

Student Representative
(Non Voting)

Mr. Stephen Grundy

NDAEB Chief Administrative Officer/Registrar

Ms. Teresa Menzies

Public Representative

Annual Reports


NDAEB Annual Report 2021


NDAEB Annual Report 2020


NDAEB Annual Report 2019


The National Dental Assisting Examining Board gratefully acknowledges the contribution of reference resources by Wolters Kluwer and Elsevier Publishing for use by our staff and volunteers.