The possession of a Doctor of Dental Medicine does not automatically confer the right to practise dentistry in any province in Canada. Each province has a licensing body which grants a licence to practice dentistry within its own borders. Inquiries concerning registration and licensing should be directed to the Registrar, College of Dental Surgeons of BC, 1765 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6J 5C6 or to their counterparts in other provinces.
For clarification of their ability to obtain a license to practice dentistry in British Columbia, persons convicted of a criminal offense, including a conviction for an offense which resulted in a conditional or absolute discharge, who are considering a career in dentistry, should write to the Registrar of the College before beginning their studies. Most provinces will accept for registration the certificate issued by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada, for which there is a fee.
Visit the National Dental Examining Board (www.ndeb.ca) for information on NDEB certificates.