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Information on requirements to practise
The practice of dentistry is regulated in Canada. In order to practise the profession or use the title of dentist or dental surgeon, you must be licensed as a member with one of the provincial/territorial regulatory bodies. These bodies set the standards for entry into the profession of dentistry and for issuing licences to those who meet the established standards of qualifications and practice. Once you know where you will settle and work, you should contact the appropriate regulatory body for information on licensing procedures (see list below).
All provincial and territorial regulatory bodies recognize the certificate of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB). For more information on the NDEB exam and certificate, you may contact:
National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB)
100 Bronson Ave, Suite 203
Ottawa ON   K1R 6G8   Canada
Phone : (613) 236-5912
Fax : (613) 236-8386
In order to write the NDEB exam, an individual must be a graduate of an accredited program in either Canada or the United States of America (USA). Currently reciprocal agreements do not exist with other countries. Graduates of dental programs outside of North America must take a two-year qualifying program.
For further general information on dental occupations in Canada, you may contact the Canadian Dental Association, "the national voice of dentistry" in Canada: 
Canadian Dental Association (CDA)
1815 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa ON   K1G 3Y6   Canada
Phone : (613) 523-1770
Fax : (613) 523-7736
At the same address, but operating at arm's length from the CDA, the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) defines acceptable national standards for educational institutions in the field, and cooperates with provincial/territorial regulatory bodies, the NDEB, and other organizations to develop the accreditation process. For more information on the CDAC and accreditation in Canada, contact the Commission:
Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC)
1815 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa ON   K1G 3Y6   Canada
Phone : (613) 523-7114
Phone (alternate): 1-866-521-2322
Those who wish to work in a dental specialty should also consult the dental regulatory body in the jurisdiction where they want to practise (see list below), because many jurisdictions require licensure for specialties through the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC). The RCDC offers specialist examinations in: dental public health, dental sciences, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral medicine and oral pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics. Successful completion of one of these specialty examinations may lead to a Fellowship in the College and the designation FRCD(C).
To write the National Dental Speciality Examination administered by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC), one may be required to be a graduate of an accredited program. Contact the RCDC for more information:
 
Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC)
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2003
Toronto ON   M5G 1Z8   Canada
Phone : (416) 512-6571
Fax : (416) 512-6468
Information on assessment of qualifications
Foreign-trained dentists, regardless of education, licensure, or experience, must obtain a Canadian licence to practise dentistry in Canada. Those who wish to obtain further information about qualifying programs and the Eligibility Examination for enrolling in them should contact the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD):
Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD)
100 Bronson Avenue, Suite 204
Ottawa ON   K1R 6G8   Canada
Phone : (613) 237-6505
Fax : (613) 236-8386
If you plan to work in Quebec, you should contact l'Ordre des dentistes du Québec, and in Alberta, you should contact the Alberta Dental Association and College. Please note that the review of your credentials determines only your eligibility to write a certification exam; it does not guarantee recognition of your credentials for the purpose of employment or licensure in Canada.
You may also consult our Fact Sheet No. 2, "Assessment and recognition of credentials for the purpose of employment in Canada," for further general information.
Other relevant information
University of Toronto, faculty of Dentistry.

International Dentist Advanced Placement Program for Foreign-Trained Dentists

The International Dentist Advanced Placement Program (IDAPP ) is a special university program held over five months. After successful completion of this program students are fully integrated into the third year of our four year Doctor of Dental Surgery Program (DDS), leading to the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. The program is intended for graduates of non-accredited dental programs, i.e. educational programs that have not been recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) or the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. Its purpose is to prepare students to take the examinations of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB), the same examinations which graduates of accredited dental programs must take to obtain certification. Upon successful completion of the International Dentist Advanced Placement Program and the NDEB examinations, the candidate will be eligible for licensure/registration as a Dentist in all provinces in Canada .
 

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52 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting the information on requirements to practice dental profession in Canada. I'm a dentist and I'm interested on moving to Canada.

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  2. Hi, I am a dentist from Pakistan. I just wanted to know if EVERYONE has to go through the IDAPP? I mean, I cannot afford going back to school for 2 years. I heard that all I need to do is get through the NDEB.

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  3. Canada is very strict and miser to foreign dentist and medical doctor. The above mentioned Info implies a clear thought that foreign dentist had better stop their dream to practise in Canada without graduation from Canadian Dental colleges.

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  4. Check out this website:ndeb.ca and you will find out that foreign dentists can sit the exams without having to graduate from a Candian Dental college. Never stop dreaming coz it's a reality now!!!

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    1. hi i didnt see anything like that on that website. R u sure one doesnt have to go to school for 2 years and can write their exam and be licensed in Toronto?

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  5. Where there is a will there is a way! Best of luck to every aspiring candidate!

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  6. Can a Indian Dentist work as Dental Hygenist in Canada and what are the requirements ?

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    1. hello.even i want that info..if you get any info about it then please let me know,,on sherilcherry@yahoo.com

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  7. Who do I contact to offer dentists a place to practice without the huge start up costs / we are looking for up to 17 dentists and one or two that will take on a management role. If they require investment we are open to that so they also have income from our overall practice. Building starting in Sep/construction finished 2012

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    1. Dear Marsh Iam a Dentist with orthodontic post graduation from INDIA, I AM INTERESTED TO JOIN YOU
      MY EMAIL IS SHAJIDENTA@REDIFFMAIL.COM
      LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU

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    2. I AM A DENTIST WITH ORTHO SPECIALTY LIKE TO JOIN YOU
      HVING 22 YERS EXP IN THIS FIELD
      MY EMAIL IS SHAJIDENTA@REDIFFMAIL.COM
      LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU

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    3. hi Marsh
      i am a dentist from India..a periodontist with >5 years of experience..i am interested in joining your team...if it suits you,you can contact me on perioconsult@yahoo.com

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    4. Hello Mr.Greg Marsh,
      We're a couple from the Philippines,both dentists who will be immigrating to Canada At the end of this year 2012, we are general practitioners backed up by 13 years of solid patient satisfaction service .We are practicing orthodontics,cosmetics,and endodontics.
      reach us here:dr.joy_dmd@yahoo.com

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    5. Hi Mr.Greg Marsh,
      We're a couple from the Philippines ,both dentist immigrating to Canada at the end of 2012.we are general practtioner who practices almost any field esp. Orthodontics ,cosmetics,and endodontics-backed up by 13 years of providing beautiful smiles to satisfied patients,,
      We're interested to join your group!
      dr.joy_dmd@yahoo.com

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    6. Hello Mr.Greg Marsh,
      We're a couple from India,both practising dentistry with around 4 years of whopping experience and presently running our own dental hospital and implant centre in India with a solid patient satisfaction service.
      We are practicing cosmetic dentistry,endodontics,orthodontics,prosthodontics implants and general dentistry and providing smiles to our patients.
      We are about to move canada in May 2012 and are interested in joining your group.
      You can contact me at dr.puneet.in@gmail.com

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    7. Hello Mr Greg Marsh,
      We're a couple from India,both dentist immigrating to Canada in the month of May 2012.We have around 4 years of whopping experience in field of dentistry.We are running our own dental hospital and implant centre and practicing cosmetic dentistry,endodontics,orthodontics,implants and general dentistry and bringing smiles to our patients.
      We're interested to join your group.
      You can contact me at dr.puneet.in@gmail.com

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    8. HELLO MARSH,
      I AM A DENTIST FROM INDIA WITH WORK EXPERIENCE OF MORE THAN 6 YEARS AND WOULD LIKE TO JOIN YOU IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT ME AT samarnarula1@hotmail.com

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    9. Hi Mr.Greg Marsh,
      I am Endodontist from India with 10 years of experience in clinical and teaching field.Please let me know if there are any openings in your hospital .I intend to move to canada in August 2012.
      Contact me at jonathan19752011@gmail.com

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    10. Hello Mr.Marsh,
      I am a dentist from India...will 2 years of work experience in a cancer hospital,,I am a canadian PR...if any openings in your hospital..I am ready to work with you...i ll be in canada by september 2012.
      contact me kikky_07@yahoo.co.in

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    11. You guys are so dumb, You need to be a licensed dentist in Canada to practice.
      Steps to get a license
      Immigrate to canada
      Take the test of fundamental knowledge exam
      Take the practical and clinical knowledge exam
      Take the osce
      Apply for licencing with the corrosponding provincial body

      Invest 2 years for this process.
      And most important, be single and bring around 100000CDN for expenses.

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    12. is there any training required to clear fundamental knowledge exam ??

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    13. CAN U TELL ME THAT FOR FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE TEST IS THERE ANY TRAINING CENTRE ??

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    14. hi marsh, im a graduate from india having 19 years experiance. if interested please call on my mobile.. india code+ my number-09446116022

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    15. Dear Marsh , im a dentist from iraq with one year experience , i would like to ask if you if you offer a training program to help me with the fundamental knowledge exam ,
      please contact me rana_mazin@hotmail.com

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  9. Canadian government doesn't know the other side negative effect of medical dental market DEADLOCK.

    The decision makers in Health Authorities of Canada are completely idiots in one word!!
    In Canada, many clinics and hospitals have never faced outside tough competitiveness at all. The Canadian doctors, on average, have almost low level quality clinical skills in their major sections because of inferiority of the post educational environmental standards like ones for clinic internship or postdoctoral courses besides the strictly narrowed gate of undergraduate course "entering into" of these spheres. In fact, foreign trained docs cannot get to that opportunities almost in any case.
    Many docs immigrated into Canada couldn't get jobs with their foreign licenses they got when they were in their countries.
    So far, Canada has kept such doors quite closed to those who want to work in Canada as docs or dentists. They would keep so further on.

    Look at the present environment of many clinics and hospitals in most cities of Canada. The poor interior exterior design? Low level implements or old ones inside? Substandard clinical experienced doctors? Well yes! You know why? Because they have not faced COMPETITIVENESS among their markets in Canada for so long decade. They become just idiots, in other words, wouldbe smart peoples in health related world under the Government big umbrella that strictly keep such doors closed to outsides.

    However, if they now open the gates widely, and let them do their works in more and more competive environment, and let many hospital and clinics adopt more mordenized innovated and reformed systems and if doctors are willing to continuously participate in many seminars and diversified study groups even after they have entered into their working lines, THEN, THEY WOULD BE HIGHER ON THE UP!
    But I don't anticipate it as such. Because the Canadian govenment is somewhat crazy fool.
    The decision makers are not knowing the negative effect of closed circuit policies in such markets!

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  10. hi, i'm a MDS, endodontist from india planning to apply for the canadian permanent residence visa under the skilled worker category. what do i have to do to pbtain license as a endodontist in Canada and what are the future aspects after obtaining the license???

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  11. Your information are useful to us., And I suggest a very good hospital for dentist please checK it out By- Denty

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  12. Hii i am an indian dentist.. did my BDS an have an experience of more than 4 years.. i am keen on moving to canada and practice there.. can ne 1 please let me know all the forrmalities and the exams tat i need to take inorder to obtain licence to practice in canada
    Thank u

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    1. Hi, I am Dr Jalpa Patel from India.I have completed my B.D.S from the government dental college,and am working at private dental clinic as a dentist independantly.Iam having an expeiance of working in general dentistry like denture work,bridge work,endo treatment,paedo treatment extraction ,scaling etc,,,,Apart from this am bringing smiles to my patients.I INTEND TO MOVE IN CANADA in may,2013,Let me know all the formalities about the licence exam to practice in canada as a dentist and about any job availibility for the same in Regina city,saskatchewan ,canada.
      Do contact me by Email . jcube1988@gmail.com

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  14. Dear Sir/Madam, this is Dr. Rekha (Dental Surgeon B.D.S), from India. I have 5 years of experience as a Dentist in India. So, I request you let me know if there is any vacancy for a Dental Surgeon. I am ready to work as an Assistant.

    I can do Dental treatment viz Scaling, Restorations, Root Canal Treatment, Crown Preparation and Extraction.

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    1. i am dr m. jamal hussain (BDS) from pakistan. i have a experience of six years in doing general dentistry, my masters in community dentistry is going to be finished soon. i am looking a job in canada.

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  15. Hello Mr Greg Marsh,
    Im adentist in usa having my credential nbde 1 and 2 .Im apermanent resident of usa willing to work with you .contact me please at drfiras2001@gmail.com.Thankx

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  16. Hello, Thanks for information above. I'm dentist/oral & maxillofacial surgeon in South Korea. And I will immigrate to NB in september. And I heard that FQR(Foreign Qualification Recognition) for dentist will be made in 2012. So, can you give advice how can I get the information about FQR?

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  17. Hello Mr.Greg Marsh,
    I am new immigrant in Canada from India , am dentist and I want to contact you for management position in your new practice.I have an experience of more than twenty years in dentistry.

    contact me please at manjitsmehton@gmail.com

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  18. Greetings to all, i need to get in touch with someone ho is practising there to give me the reality of these exams held there, how to study where tostudy etc.. contact at drbob_in@yahoo.com

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  19. from all the comments it means that practicing as a F.dentist in Canada is very tough.what should they do? Odd job or any better scope? what about the hygienist or dental assistant post?Can do such a job after B.D.S?why Canadian govt. taking immigrant dentist if specialization at post graduate level in not available to foreign dentist?

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  20. hey m a BDS have just completed my degree im planning to immigrate to canada n work there as adentist plz could someone guide me about the procedure
    contact me at richa.dembla2@gmail.com
    thank you

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  21. hy m a BDS from india i intend to migrate n work in canada as a dentist plz could smone giuide me bout the procedure for the same
    contact me richa.dembla2@gmail.com
    thank u

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  26. HEllo, I am currently a grade 12 student studying in Alberta Canada and I am wanting to know that if I am to go to India and achieve my BDS there, then come to Canada and take the two year program (required by Canada for foreign Dentists)and then apply for licensing, what are the chances of failure and/ or success in this process? I want to know if i can actually become a canadian licensed dentist if i were to study in India then come here.
    Thank You

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  28. hello
    i am a dentist from india and worked here in india with 6 years of experience.i would like to migrate to canada..so can i know information about how can i come there and work directly in the dental hospitals? as of now i should give any exams to work in dental hospitals or can work as a dental hygenist? u can post the reply to my mail id madala.swathi@gmail.com

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