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

Domain Description

The Domain Description for Dental Assisting is the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours the dental assistant should possess upon entry/re-entry into practice and is utilized for:

  • Preparation of examination candidates
  • Dental assisting education
  • Examination development and review

When preparing for the NDAEB exam, candidates are advised to refer often to the Domain Description for Dental Assisting which is found in the Candidate Handbook. The Domain Description is reviewed periodically to ensure its content reflects current entry level practice for dental assisting in Canada.

The National Dental Assisting Examining Board conducted a thorough review of the Domain Description in 2019-2020. The revised Domain Description will became effective on January 1, 2023 and will be implemented for the March 2023 sitting. The next review of the Domain Description will be conducted in 2024.

NDAEB Examination Sites

  • The NDAEB Examination is not available outside of Canada.
  • Your first choice selection for an examination site is not guaranteed. 
  • For details on special sittings, please see the Candidate Handbook.
British Columbia
Abbotsford, Burnaby, Cranbrook, Dawson Creek, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Prince George, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria
Bonnyville, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grand Prairie, Lethbridge, Llyodminster, Red Deer, Slave Lake
Regina, Saskatoon
Brandon, Winnipeg
Barrie, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Markham, Mississauga, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Windsor
New Brunswick
Campbellton, Fredericton, Moncton
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
Halifax, Stellarton, Sydney
Newfoundland and Labrador
Corner Brook, St. John's

International Candidates

Documents required for a credential assessment must be received by the NDAEB office at least TWO (2) weeks prior to an exam application deadline. Documents received after this deadline will not be guaranteed assessment for exam eligibility for the applied sitting.

Disclosure Of Information To Third Parties

For reasons of public protection, the NDAEB will release all written exam and or Clinical Practice Evaluation, including pass or fail results, to the CDARA in the province in which the exam was written or the CPE was taken. Results will also be released to any other CDARA requesting the information or to any CDARA the NDAEB believes should receive the information.

Applicants must sign the agreement contained on the written exam or CPE application form, acknowledging the release of exam and or CPE results before being registered with the NDAEB. For details, please refer to the NDAEB privacy policy on this site.

Exam Site Availability

As a result of the limited availability and scheduling purposes, your 1st choice selection for an examination site is not guaranteed. Exam locations are subject to change without notice. In the event your preferred location is no longer available, you may be required to schedule your exam offsite by online remote proctoring.

Candidate Handbook

When applying to write the NDAEB exam, please read the information on the exam application and in the Candidate Handbook carefully. Details regarding all aspects of exam administration, including application processing, exam preparation and post exam administrative details are available in the Candidate Handbook.

Privacy Policy

The National Dental Assisting Examining Board complies with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Please be sure to read the Privacy Policy.