Of all the foreign destinations that a BDS graduate can look forward to settle as a Dentist , CANADA is perhaps the most popular one right now . The reason for this can be many but the 2 main causes can be :
The well balanced & developed society of Canada .
Dentists being the richest earners in the Country .
So in this series of Articles ” Dentistry in Canada ” We will seeing in detail all the procedures needed to migrate to Canada and settle as a dentist .
The NDEB Canada Conducts Licensing Exams for Dental Students
The system for NON ACCREDITED STUDENTS ( From Other Countries like INDIA )
There are set of rules for both Credited & Accredited dental graduates . We will be seeing in detail about the accredited students here … students coming from India & Other Asian countries where few colleges are not accredited .
Graduates of non-accredited dental programs must successfully complete an accredited Qualifying or Degree Completion Program OR the NDEB Equivalency Process prior to being eligible to take the NDEB Written and OSCE Examinations.
NDEB Equivalency Process
The Equivalency Process provides an alternate route to certification as a dentist in Canada for graduates of non-accredited dental programs and is also integrated with the admission process for the Qualifying and Degree Completion Programs. The Equivalency Process is comprised of three Assessments. Successful completion of the Assessments allows individuals to apply to take the NDEB Written and OSCE Examinations. Canadian Faculties of Dentistry will also use results of select Assessments in the admission process for Qualifying and Degree Completion Programs.
The diagram below illustrates the integrated pathways to certification as a dentist in Canada
STEP 1 : Go to this link http://www.ndeb.ca/nonaccredited/self-assessment-quiz
Application for the 2013 Equivalency Process is now OPEN. The application deadline date for the 2013 NDEB Equivalency Process is September 28, 2012.
Graduates of non-accredited dental programs can also successfully complete an accredited Qualifying/Degree Completion Program in order to become eligible to participate in the NDEB Written and OSCE Examinations. These programs are especially designed to orient international graduates to dentistry and dental practice in Canada.
You must contact the universities directly to obtain specific information regarding these programs and admissions procedures. Contact information can be found below.
The result of one or more of the Assessments in the NDEB Equivalency Process are requirements for application to a Qualifying Program or a Degree Completion Program. Each university will inform you of its admission policy including which Assessments are admission requirements.
The application fee for the NDEB Equivalency Process is $600.00, non-refundable.
- Application to the Equivalency Process and Registration for Assessments must be submitted online. Only credit card payments will be accepted.
- Upon verification, individuals who have previously participated in the l’Ordre des dentistes du Québec (ODQ) equivalency process, the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD) Eligibility Examination or the NDEB certification process for non-accredited graduates will receive a credit for the application fee.
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THE ARTICLE WILL CONTINUE IN THE NEXT PART
READ THE 2ND PART OF THE SERIES HERE