The practice of dentistry in Canada is defined as regulated profession. Dreaming of using the title of dentist or dental surgeon, or practice the profession, 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 licenses to those who meet the established standards of qualifications and practice. The first requirement is getting NDEB certificate. Foreign-trained dentists, regardless of experience, licensure, or education, have to obtain a Canadian license to practice dentistry in Canada.
All dentists graduated from non-accredited dental programs, who wish to practice their major in Canada, may choose one of these two pathways:
- Successful completion of an accredited Qualifying/Degree Completion Program.
- Successful completion of the NDEB Equivalency Process.
For both pathways, the first step of your goal to becoming a dentist in Canada is -AFK-Exam, the NDEB Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge.
By choosing the NDEB Equivalency Process, other next steps are:
-ACJ, the Assessment of Clinical Judgment
-ACS, the Assessment of Clinical Skills
-Board Exam consist of -Written Examination- and -OSCE- Examination.