If you earn a dentistry degree from an Australian dental school, is it valid in Canada?

If you earn a dentistry degree from an Australian dental school, is it valid in Canada?

If you earn a dentistry degree from an Australian dental school, is it valid in Canada?
Students at JCU dental school


Absolutely! Since 2010, there has been a reciprocal agreement between Canada and Australia allowing international graduates of accredited dentistry programs from both countries to be considered the same as domestic graduates. To become a licensed dentist in Canada, graduates of accredited dental programs must successfully complete the National Dental Examining Board of Canada’s (NDEB) Certification Process. The Certification Process comprises two examinations. These examinations are based on the competencies required to be a beginning dental practitioner in Canada.

Your Pathway to Certification

  1. Application - Create an online application through the NDEB portal.
  2. Registration for the Examinations - Register for available examinations through your online profile.
  3. Proof of Graduation - Provide an original official transcript of marks indicating date of convocation.
  4. Certification - When you have passed both examinations and proof of graduation is received, you will be certified and a certificate will be issued.
  5. Provincial Licensure - Requests for licensure are made through the provincial dental regulatory authorities.

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