What is the NDEB Board Exam Preparation?
So – you’ve taken and passed the three NDEB equivalency exams (AFK, ACS & ACJ)? Great! You’re now 1 step closer to practicing dentistry in Canada! The last step you need to complete before you can become a fully-licensed Canadian dentist is taking and passing the NDEB Board Exam. If you can pass it on your first attempt, you can start practicing sooner!
The Board exam includes two components, a written examination and the Objective Clinical Examination (OSCE). In the OSCE, candidates are required to answer match-type questions at each question ‘station’ within a time limit of five minutes and then move on to the next station to answer another question. Each station provides information that must be reviewed before the question can be answered. At some stations, candidates may be required to make a prescription based on information available at that station.
The written portion of the exam includes 150 multiple choice questions in two books. Candidates are expected to display their knowledge and skills of the key themes covered in the exam, including clinical and behavioral dental science, biomedical dental science, professional behavior, and ethics.
Together, these two components help the NDEB determine if you are competent and capable of practicing dentistry in Canada.