CDI College

CDI College

November 21, 2012 10:00 ET

CDI College Dental Assisting Grads Score Higher Than National Average on NDAEB Exam; 100% of Grads Pass Exam as They Begin Their New Careers

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2012) - All Dental Assisting graduates at CDI College in Burnaby and Surrey have passed the National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) exam. The grads also scored higher than the national average for first-time exam writers, with the Burnaby class beating the average score by more than 9%.

The NDAEB exam ensures that candidates meet the national standards in knowledge and skill required by provincial and territorial regulatory authorities for recognition as dental assistants. Dental Assisting grads from CDI College have consistently obtained between 97-100% pass rates on the exam since the program's inception in 2007. Success on the exam is the first step for grads to obtain their Certified Dental Assistant license in BC.

"These passing rates say a lot about the dedication and commitment of the Dental Assisting graduates from both campuses," says Agnes Yngson, Dental Department Head at CDI College in Burnaby. "What I am personally proud of is that our students not only score higher on the national passing rate but also on the national first time takers' average score!"

The 45-week Dental Assisting diploma program is a comprehensive hands-on training program that covers the essential components of the profession. Along with dental care, oral pathology and radiography, students also learn to assist dentists during treatments and perform infection control. They also learn about maintenance of patient records, practice management and other dental office duties. Students participate in outside practical placements in a private practice with a dentist, as well.

In addition to the curriculum, Dental Assisting students also have the opportunity to participate in Open Wide Community Clinic Day. The volunteer-based program pairs CDI Dental Assisting students with dentists from UBC to provide free dental care to low-income residents. Students gain hands-on experience with basic pain relief procedures, restorative dentistry, X-rays and general dental hygiene.

CDI College's Dental Assisting program is the only private dental assisting program in BC to be accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). Graduates are only required to write the theory exam needed for licensing.

Applications are now being accepted for the Dental Assisting program at CDI College in Burnaby and Surrey. For more information, call 1.877.404.4353 or visit You can also find CDI College on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About CDI College

CDI College, Canada's leader in career training, has been helping students achieve career goals and aspirations for more than 40 years. With 25 campus locations across Canada, CDI College offers more than 50 industry-influenced diploma programs in the fields of business, technology and healthcare. CDI College's practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to enter the working world with the skills they need to succeed.

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