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.
The National Dental Assisting Examining Board conducted a thorough review of the Domain Description in 2014/15. The revised Domain Description becomes effective on January 1, 2017. Stakeholders including all schools, Canadian Dental Assisting Regulatory Authorities, dental assisting associations and the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada have been advised. 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.
The next Domain Description review will be conducted in 2020.
NDAEB Examination Sites
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|British Columbia||Chilliwack, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Prince George, Vancouver and Victoria|
|Alberta||Calgary and Edmonton|
|Saskatchewan||Regina and Saskatoon|
|Manitoba||The Pas, Winkler, and Winnipeg|
|Ontario||Barrie, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Niagara on the Lake, Oshawa, Ottawa, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, and Windsor|
|Quebec||Montreal and Quebec City|
|New Brunswick||Campbellton, Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John|
|Prince Edward Island||Charlottetown|
|Nova Scotia||Halifax and Sydney|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||St. John's|
| ||For details on special sittings, please see the Candidate Handbook.|
The NDAEB examination is not available outside Canada.
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.