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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
www.cdsbc.org

Or to their counterparts in other provinces.

The possession of a Bachelor of Dental Science (Dental Hygiene) degree does not automatically confer the right to practise dental hygiene in any province in Canada. Each province has a licensing body which grants a licence to practice dental hygiene within its own borders. Inquiries concerning registration and licensing should be directed to the:

Registrar
College of Dental Hygienists of BC
388 Harbour Rd Suite 300
Victoria, BC V9A 3S1
www.cdhbc.com

Or to their counterparts in other provinces.

For clarification of their ability to obtain a license to practice dentistry or dental hygiene 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 respective College before beginning their studies. Most provinces will accept for registration the certificate issued by the National Dental or Dental Hygiene Examining Board of Canada, for which there is a fee.

Visit the National Dental Examining Board for information on NDEB certificates or www.ndhcb.ca for the NDHCB.

Page last updated: June 13, 2022

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