The National Dental Assisting Examining Board conducted a thorough review of the Domain Description in 2014/15. The revised Domain Description became effective on January 1, 2017. The next review of the Domain Description will be conducted in 2020.
To view the revised 2017 Domain Description, click here.
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.
NDAEB Examination Sites
|British Columbia||Abbotsford, Burnaby, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Prince George, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria|
|Ontario||Barrie, Brampton, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Markham, Mississauga, Ottawa, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Windsor|
|New Brunswick||Fredericton, Moncton|
|Prince Edward Island||Charlottetown|
|Nova Scotia||Halifax, Sydney|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||St. John's|
|1The NDAEB examination is not available outside Canada.|
|2Your 1st choice selection for an examination site is not guaranteed. For details on special sittings, please see the Candidate Handbook.|
|3Winnipeg, MB: Temporary Closure of Testing Center|
Notice - 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.
Notice - 2020/2021 Fee Increases
The fees listed below became effective January 1, 2021.
|Total first time writer||$700.00 ($600 exam fee + $100 non-refundable application fee)|
|Total rewrite||$675.00 ($600 exam fee + $75 non-refundable application fee)|
|Withdrawal fee (15 days or more from exam date)*||$200.00 (plus non-refundable application fee)|
|Withdrawal 14 days or less from exam date*||Full fees will be assessed/non-refundable|
*For information on how to withdraw from the Exam for medical reasons or other circumstances, please refer to the Candidate Handbook for more information.
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.