Becoming a Dentist in Canada

A DMD degree does not automatically give students the right to practice dentistry. In order to practise in the Province of Quebec, candidates must successfully complete the comprehensive examinations held conjointly with the National Dental Examining Board of Canada and l'Ordre des Dentistes du Québec and meet the French language requirement for professionals. Candidates who wish to practise elsewhere in Canada must also successfully complete the National Dental Examining Board Written and OSCE Examinations.


Ordre des Dentistes du Québec

625 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, 15th floor,

Montréal, QC, H3B 1R2.


National Dental Examining Board of Canada

80 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor

Ottawa, ON, K1P 6R2


For graduates of non-accredited dental programs to practice in Canada they must:


prior to being eligible to take the NDEB written and OSCE Examinations.

Graduates of non-accredited dental programs who wish to practice in Québec should also consult with the Ordre des dentistes du Québec.