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Settling in Canada as a Dentist 

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Posted On: 8/2/2014
indian aspirant
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Hey everyone....i have joined this group today. I am from India and i am pursuing bds here. I want to work as a dentist here ...i would be glad if anyone can guide me regarding the entrance exams,degree course and cost of all this... Waiting for ur replies guys :)

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Posted On: 8/5/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and questions with us.

You may find it helpful to visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) website in the - Information for foreign-trained dentists/dental surgeons section.

Here is an excerpt:


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
Email : [email protected]
http://www.ndeb.ca/

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. .


It also has information on assessment. Here is an excerpt,

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
Email : [email protected]
http://www.acfd.ca/



In Ontario, you may also want to contact the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario for some additional help and information.

You can also find a helpful Career Map on the Ontario Immigration website.

In the meantime, you may want to look into some non-regulated professions that are related to your profession.

You can find some ideas in our Settlement.Org Alternative Jobs section.

Once you arrive, you may also want to contact the nearest Employment Service for some additional information and assistance.

They may be able to help you to find work in something related to your field or provide advice on what your options are.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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