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Entry-to-Practice: Graduates of Accredited Dental Programs

Entry-to-Practice:  Graduates of Accredited Dental Programs

Certification Process:

NDEB Written Examination and Objective Structured Clinic Examination (OSCE)

NDEB Certification

Provincial Licensure

Graduates of accredited dental programs are individuals who have completed an undergraduate dental program offered by a university dental institution that has been recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.

Find accredited dental programs:

Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada

CODA Accredited Dental Programs (US and international)

Australian Dental Programs (As of March 31, 2010)

New Zealand Dental Program (As of December 14, 2011)

Irish Dental Programs (As of December 5, 2012)

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.

NDEB certification or components of the certification process are also being accepted for licensure in some US states. Contact your state licensing board for information.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you must apply for a license with the Dental Regulatory Authorities (DRAs) in the province where you want to practice. The DRA may require additional documentation, jurisprudence tests, and evidence of language proficiency prior to licensure.