Dental Licensure for General Practitioners in Canada!

We have already discussed what sort of importance dentists hold in the Canada. Going by the our previous posts, we can be assured that you can lead a prosperous life out of your dentist occupation, for Canada offers some of the best salary packages to medicos in the world. But, there is a lot goes into before one can be eligible to work or practice in the country as dentist.

An individual is required to be licensed for his dental practice in Canada. The country is consists of ten provinces and three territories. When it comes to obtaining license to practice dentistry in Canada, it is the responsibility of the respective province to issue the individual with the license where he/she is intending to pursue the career.

Every province in Canada has its own dental regulatory authority or licensing body. The authorities have their own regulations and requirements for the licensure of general practitioners. If a non-Canadian wishes to practice as a general practitioner in any Canadian province, he/she must obtain license or be registered in the country. For this, the individual must need to complete an accredited dental program, as a regular or degree completion student. He/she can also be qualified with an accredited qualifying program. Note that programs certified by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada OR the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation are only considered as accredited in Canada.

In order to qualify for certification or licensure, an individual is then required to pass the Eligibility Examination. The examination is conducted by the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry.

The fees involved in obtaining certification or licensure may vary from province to province. For further information, prospective immigrants can contact us at [email protected].

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