Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Burnaby & Surrey, BC – February 9, 2016 – Dental Assisting students from CDI College’s Burnaby and Surrey campuses should give themselves a pat on the back for achieving a 100% passing rate at this year’s National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) exam.
Established in November 1997, the NDAEB was designed to assure and provide recognition for those who present the necessary knowledge and skills in the area. Examinees are put 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 the launch of the Dental Assisting program in 2007, CDI College graduates have consistently scored a 97-100 per cent passing rate while exceeding national scores. Most recently, the Burnaby campus achieved 17 per cent higher than national passing scores and 7 per cent higher than first time exam takers while the Surrey campus achieved 11 per cent and 2 per cent higher respectively.
Taught by experienced industry professionals, the Dental Assisting diploma program – one of three private Dental Assisting program in British Columbia to be accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) – is a comprehensive hands-on training program that covers all the 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 and perform infection control. Patient records, practice management and other dental office duties are covered as well. To ensure our graduates are equipped with the necessary skills to not only pass the NDAEB exam but excel in their new career, students also participate in practical field placements in a private practice as well. Graduates of this program are only required to write the theory exam necessary for licensing.