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National Dental Assisting Examining Board

The National Dental Assisting Examining Board contributes to the health and public safety of Canadians through excellence in the examination and evaluation of dental assistants.

Our mission is to assure that dental assistants have met the current national standard in the knowledge and skills required by Canadian regulatory authorities. Through ongoing monitoring of current standards, practice, and assessment, we ensure our examinations are reliable, valid, and relevant.

Each year we assess over 2,000 Dental Assistants through examinations and evaluations across Canada.

We would like to grow stronger together by welcoming, representing and engaging with Indigenous students interested in a career in dental assisting. We hope to help expand opportunities through the Indspire build brighter futures program for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis students.

To request complimentary registration for the NDAEB Written Exam, kindly reach out to NDAEB via email at  and we will promptly send you the registration package. You can access the Written Exam schedule and application deadlines on the NDAEB website at the following link:

National Dental Assisting Examination Board Scholarship for Indigenous Dental Assistants

Scholarship recipients who successfully complete their dental assisting program will also be eligible to register as a first-time writer to the NDAEB examination, at no charge.

This award will be distributed to Indigenous students who are attending any post-secondary dental assisting program across Canada that is NDAEB exam eligible. Although demonstrated financial need will be the primary consideration, other factors may also be considered (such as involvement in and contribution to the community as a whole and academic merit and performance).

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1
Program of Study: Dental Assisting
Level of Study: NDAEB exam eligible dental assisting programs
Indigenous Affiliation: Any