Dental Assisting students from CDI College’s Burnaby and Surrey campuses have achieved a 100% passing rate at this year’s National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB). The NDAEB was established in November 1997 and was designed to ensure that dental assistants in Canada meet the educational requirements that allow for provincial registration/certification/licensure/listing and help facilitate labour mobility across provinces. Examinees go through written and clinical exams and evaluations to see whether they meet the current baseline standards to become an intra-oral dental assistant in their province or territory.
Since CDI College launched the Dental Assisting program in 2007, graduates have consistently scored a 97-100% passing rate while exceeding national scores. This year, the graduates from CDI College’s Burnaby campus achieved 13% higher than national passing scores and 5% higher than first time exam takers while graduates from the Surrey campus achieved 10% and 2% respectively.
The 45-week Dental Assisting diploma program is taught by experienced industry professionals and is one of only two private Dental Assisting programs in BC to be accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). The dental assisting program is a comprehensive hands-on training program that covers fundamentals and essentials of the program. Dental care, oral pathology, and radiography are only a few of many the topics students learn about to assist dentists during treatments. Patient records, practice management and other dental office duties are covered as well. Students also participate in field placements in private practice to ensure they are equipped with the necessary skills to not only pass the NDAEB but excel in their new career.