Province of Quebec

Candidates who have successfully completed the regular program of the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, may be eligible for licensure. 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 comprehensive examinations.

For more information visit the Ordre des dentistes's website

Provincial Dental Boards

Students are advised to write to the addresses listed below for information whenever they are in doubt as to the regulations of any province in Canada.

Alberta Executive Registrar, Alberta Dental Association, 101- 8230 105th Street, Edmonton, AB, T6E 5H9
British Columbia Registrar, College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, 500-1765 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6J 5C6
Manitoba Registrar, Manitoba Dental Association, 103-698 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3M 0X9
New Brunswick Registrar, New Brunswick Dental Society, 520 King Street, Suite 820, P.O. Box 488, Station A, Fredericton, NB, E3B 4Z9
Newfoundland Registrar, Newfoundland Dental Board, 139 Water Street, 6th Floor, St. John's, NF, A1C 1B2
Nova Scotia Registrar, Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia, 5991 Spring Garden Road, #602, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6
Ontario Registrar, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, 5075 Yonge Street, Suite 405, Toronto, ON, M2N 6C6
Prince Edward Island Registrar, Dental Association of Prince Edward Island, 184 Belvedere Avenue, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 2Z1
Quebec Executive Director and Secretary, Ordre des Dentistes du Québec, 625 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, 15th floor, Montréal, QC, H3B 1R2. Web site:
Saskatchewan Registrar, College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, 202-728 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 4H7

National Dental Examining Board of Canada

The National Dental Examining Board of Canada issues, after an examination, a certificate to successful candidates which may be registered with the Canadian provincial licensing boards for the purpose of securing a licence to practise. Candidates must hold a degree in dentistry from a school of dentistry approved by the Council on Education of the Canadian Dental Association at the time of graduation; or be certified by the Dean or Registrar of a University as a bona fide senior year student of an approved dental school.

Further information may be obtained from the Registrar, National Dental Examining Board of Canada, 340 Albert Street, 12th Floor, Ottawa, ON, K1R 7Y6.
Telephone: 613-236-5912

National Dental Examining Board of the U.S.

Students intending to practise in the United States are advised to contact the Secretary, Council of the National Board of Dental Examiners, American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Website:

Information should also be obtained from the Secretary of the licensing board of the specific state in which the student intends to practice.

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