Welcome To Dentello AFK

About AFK

AFK stands for Acknowledgement for Fundamental Knowledge. It is the first exam for Canadian dental licensing.


Here is the PDF with all the information for international Dentists to apply for AFK.

Exam Date & Place

Exams, that are conducted twice a year at Prometric exam centres in Canada, that is to be booked 3 to 6 months ahead.

Exam Pattern

There will be 200 questions in 2 parts with an interval. Two hours for each session.

Study Materials

The Canadian Dental Board has issued a list of reference material which you can find here.

Pass Score & Results

70% is the minimum score required and the results will be announced within 10 weeks.

About Dentello AFK

Dentello is an online platform to help you prepare for the AFK exam for Canadian dental license or DDS admission.

Here you will be able to prepare for the exam through a series of classes, group study, question paper practice and much more. Feel free to WhatsApp us to join this one-month preparation.

AFK Pathways

75% AFK

This score will help you pass the AFK exam and then be eligible for the ACJ exam to continue with the NDEB licensing process for Canada.

90% AFK

This is the required score if you are looking to get admission into one of the Canadian dental colleges to do the DDS course and thereafter get the license.

Preparing for AFK 2023

If you are preparing for AFK in August 2023 you can pre-register to join our AFK preparation which is commencing on Jan 2023.

Online AFK Learning

Online in-depth preparation for AFK

This will be a 1-year preparation for AFK. It will be entirely online with recorded classes on each topic and interactive study groups so that you can join us from any part of the world and study at your own pace in your convenient time.

Online preparation platforms

Classes on this website, study groups posted on WhatsApp as well as Facebook.

Preparation Period & Timings

Since we have the majority of our students either working doctors or newbie mothers, we will be providing recorded classes that can be accessed anytime anywhere on any device.

AFK exam is not an exam to be taken lightly, therefore, we will be following the slow-and-steady preparation, where we get to study in-depth on all the topics aiming to score 90%.

Dental Topics Covered

  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Local Anesthesia, Medical Emergencies, Medicine including Physiology
  • Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Geriatric Dentistry, Special Needs Patient including Oral Embryology, Growth and Development
  • Periodontics including Microbiology and Immunology
  • Endodontics
  • Oral Medicine/Oral Pathology including Histology, Oral Radiology
  • Evidence-based Dentistry, Prevention, Infection Control, Ethics & Jurisprudence
  • Oral Surgery, Trauma, Oral Facial Pain, Dental Emergencies including Applied Anatomy
  • Cariology including Microbiology, Biochemistry, Restorative, Prosthodontics, Implants

Overall pass rate for AFK exam

  • 2021 – 473 participants, 32% passed
  • 2020 – 744 participants, 44% passed
  • 2019 – 1684 participants, 45% passed
  • 2018 – 1585 participants, 49% passed

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