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This post will give you the basic information on working in Canada as a dentist if you have got a dental degree outside Canada. This article is helpful for those students who are planning to settle abroad as a Dentist. 

At the end of the article, all the relevant official links have been provided in a sequential stepwise manner. So after reading the article, check the last slide carefully to check all the steps that you will need to fulfill.

In the last slide a sequesntial flow chart has been given with all the official links in a stepwise manner.

(This post was last updated on 30th March 2017)

Please note that this article just gives the basic information on the process. The information has been collected from the experiences of past candidates and also from the internet sources & official websites. Always refer the official sites for the final procedures.

This information is just to help the dentists better understand the process.Never pay any 3rd party any money claiming to make the procedure easy. Always follow the official steps for your safety.

Dentistry in Canada After

Dental Graduation From Another Country

Why Canada?

Of all the foreign destinations that a Dental Graduate/Dentist can look forward to work as a Dentist, CANADA is perhaps the most popular one right now. The reason for this can be many but the 3 main reasons are:

  • The well balanced & developed society of Canada.
  • Dentists being the richest earners in the Country.
  • High paying capacity of the patients and high dental health awareness.

Dentists in Canada are among the richest group of professionals on a world scale. The level of advancements in dentistry and the opportunities are immense. There are good chances to do well both in the urban and the countryside sector.

So, all in all, Canada can be your next destination, if you really want and have the resources to settle abroad as a Dentist.

Hence, in this article ” Dentistry in Canada ” We will seeing in detail all the steps needed to migrate to Canada and settle as a dentist after completing Dental Graduation.


The NDEB Canada Conducts Licensing Exams for Dental Graduates

The process of getting registered and working in Canada as a dentist depends on the nature of your dental degree. As mentioned in the picture above, the Canadian dental board has divided the dental degrees into two types – Accredited & Non-Accredited.

So, before you start your journey to Canada as a dentist first know about the nature of your dental degree.

Accredited Dental Programs in Canada

The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada
American Dental Association
Australian Dental Council
for graduates on or after March 31, 2010
Dental Council – New Zealand
for graduates on or after December 14, 2011
Irish Dental Council
for graduates on or after December 5, 2012

If you have a dental degree from the country/dental board mentioned above then your dental degree is considered as accredited.

To become a licensed dentist in Canada, graduates of accredited dental programs must successfully complete the National Dental Examining Board of Canada’s (NDEB) Certification Process. The Certification Process comprises two examinations. These examinations are based on the competencies required to be a beginning dental practitioner in Canada. 

So, if your degree falls under accredited category then follow the steps mentioned in this official link.

After you qualify the exams, then you will need to appear in front of the Dental Regulatory Authority (DRA) where your additional qualifications like documentation, jurisprudence tests, and evidence of language proficiency. You will be allowed to have a license as a dentist only when you qualify the assessment by the DRA.

But how should you proceed if your degree does not fall under Accredited Dental Programs?

In the next slides, we will discuss that. Please note that at every step official links have been mentioned for your reference. 

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