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Steps that can be completed before you arrive in British Columbia (B.C.

), Canada
You want to work as a dentist
in B.C.
To work as a dentist in B.C. you
You have completed must have completed a
an undergraduate university level dentistry
dentistry program in You have completed program. Contact the National
the United States of No an undergraduate No Dental Examining Board (NDEB)
America, New dentistry program? to discuss your education,
Zealand, Australia or experience, and what upgrades
Ireland? are required: http://
Yes www.cdsbc.org/contactus/

Yes
Review the list of Dental programs to see if your dentistry
program is accredited by the National Dental Examining Board
(NDEB): http://www.ndeb.ca/accredited
Register for the National Dental Examining Board (NDEB)’s Equivalency
Process. The Equivalency Process is made up of 3 assessments: An
Your dentistry assessment of Fundamental Knowledge, an Assessment of Clinical Skills,
program is and an Assessment of Clinical Judgment. To register for the Equivalency
No
accredited by the Process, you will need to complete an online application, and pay the
NDEB? application fee of $800. For more information on the application
process: http://www.ndeb.ca/sites/default/files/
Yes Creating%20your%20Online%20Profile.pdf.

Apply to the NDEB on their online application form, https://ndeb.brighttrac.com/register, to


complete the NDEB’s Written exam, and the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). You will Steps that must be completed in
need to include the following with your application: British Columbia (B.C.), Canada

A wallet sized photo of yourself taken in the last year

Information on your dental school and graduation date Register for the Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge on your NDEB
online profile. You will need to pay an assessment fee of $700. The
The application fee of $500 Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge is held once a year, at several
locations across Canada – specify your preferred location when you
Contact World Education Services (http://www.wes.org/) or International Credentials register. The establishment of location depends on the number of
Evaluation Services (http://www.bcit.ca/ices) to request a basic course transcript report. A requests. For more information on this assessment: http://
course transcript costs approximately $245 and can take from 1 – 10 weeks. WES or ICES www.ndeb.ca/nonaccredited/fundamental-knowledge/format-content
will send the basic course transcript report directly to the NDEB.

If you graduated from a Dental program more than 5 years ago, you will also need to send
the following documents to the NDEB. For more information: http://www.ndeb.ca/sites/ You have passed the You are able to rewrite
default/files/Special%20Consideration%20Application%20Form%202013.pdf NDEB’s Assessment the Assessment of
No
A notarized copy of your dental diploma, which means that a lawyer or notary public of Fundamental Fundamental Knowledge
has certified a true copy of the document. Knowledge? up to 3 times

Reference Letters from all jurisdictions where you have practiced as a licensed dentist
Yes

Documentation of your employment as a dentist over the past 3 years


Register for the Assessment of Clinical Skills and the Assessment of Clinical
Judgment on your NDEB online profile. You are able to take the Assessment
Documentation of attendance at any dentistry related continuing education courses of Clinical Skills, and the Assessment of Clinical Judgment at the same time
you have completed over the past 3 years You will need to pay an assessment fee of $5,500 for the Assessment of
Yes Clinical Skills, and $1,800 for the Assessment of Clinical Judgment. Each
If the documents are not in English, they must be translated. To find a certified exam is held once a year, at several locations across Canada – specify your
translator http://stibc.org/page/directory.aspx preferred location when you register. The establishment of location depends
on the number of requests. For more information on this assessment: http://
www.ndeb.ca/nonaccredited/clinical-skills/format-content
Steps that must be completed in
British Columbia (B.C.) Canada

You have passed the


Register for the Written and OSCE Exam on your NDEB online profile. You will NDEB’s Assessment
need to pay assessment fees of $800 plus tax for the Written Exam, and $900 of Clinical Skills and
plus tax for the OSCE. Each exam is held once a year, at several locations across Assessment of
Canada – specify your preferred location when you register. For more Clinical Judgment?
information on the Written or OSCE Exams: http://www.ndeb.ca/accredited/
application No

You are able to rewrite the Assessment of Clinical Skills and


Assessment of Clinical Judgment. Depending on your results, the
NDEB may recommend you complete the Qualifying / Degree
You are able to
You have passed the Completion Program. This program is the third and fourth year of
rewrite the Written
No NDEB’s Written and University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Dental Program. For more
and OCSE exams up
OCSE exams? information on the program, see the UBC website: http://
to 3 times
www.dentistry.ubc.ca/Education/iddcp/

Yes

You will receive your NDEB certificate


Note: This map describes the different paths to take to
become a dentist in British Columbia (B.C.). It is intended to
Apply for registration with the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C., once you have be read along with the Job Profile and Quiz Results. The path
your NDEB certificate. The College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. will review your you will have to take depends on the type of training/
application form once all documents are received. The review takes education and work-related experience you currently have in
approximately 3 to 4 weeks. Complete the application form: http:// this occupation. Please ensure that all the documents you
www.cdsbc.org/~ASSETS/DOCUMENT/Dentist_Full_Reg_2013_14.pdf. The submit are in English. The approximate time it will take to go
application form, and the statutory declaration will need to be notarized. You through this path ranges from 1 to 4 years. This timeframe
will need to include the following with your application: will vary depending on how fast you complete the application
form(s), write the exams, and take any required courses. The
A wallet sized photo of yourself taken in the last year cost of qualification ranges from $6,350 to $15,150. The fees
listed may include tax. None of the fees include the cost of
A copy of your Dental degree, and your NDEB certificate post-secondary education. Visit the College of Dental
Surgeons of B.C. (CDSBC)’s website for the most up to date
Application and Registration fees. The application fee is $2,500 plus tax. The information [http://www.cdsbc.org/].
Registration fee is prorated throughout the year and can vary between $2,772
and $1,387 plus tax.

Reference Letters from every licensing or regulatory authority where you held
registration

Completed Quality Assurance form (attached on the application form)

A consent to a Criminal Record Check form (included with the application


form), and a photocopy of government issued identification (e.g. passport or
driver’s license)

Proof of malpractice insurance. Contact the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C.


for more information on the required amount of insurance.

Contact the College of


Dental Surgeons of Your registration You can now practice as a dentist
No Yes
B.C. on your eligibility was approved? in B.C.
to reapply