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Dentist: Graduate of Non-Accredited Dentist Program

FAQ

1. I am a dentist with experience in my home country. Can I practice dentistry in Manitoba?
You must complete the Registration and Licensing process outlined on this website to be eligible to practise dentistry in Manitoba.

2. How do I determine if I am a graduate of an accredited or non-accredited dental program?
Most internationally educated dentists are graduates of non-accredited programs. To confirm your status, visit the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada for a list of accredited programs.

3. How much does the registration and licensing process cost?
There are two different ways to become registered and licensed:

  • National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) Equivalency Process
  • Qualifying or Degree Completion Program

If you decide to complete the NDEB Equivalency Process, costs are estimated at a minimum of $6,300 for 2013.

If you decide to complete a Qualifying/Degree Completion program, costs will vary depending on which institution you choose.

4. How long does the registration and licensing process take?
The process can take over two years to complete. It may take longer if you decide to complete a Qualifying/Degree Completion program.

5. Visit the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) for answers to your questions regarding:

  • NDEB Equivalency Process
  • Qualifying or Degree Completion Program

6. How can I become registered and licensed to work as a dental assistant in Manitoba?
Dentists who are graduates of non-accredited dental programs may apply to write the National Dental Assistant Examining Board (NDAEB) examination. Applicants must provide proof of education. For more information, visit NDAEB

7. What other related career options do I have in Manitoba?
Visit Working in Canada to explore the registration and licensing requirements for these related careers: Denturist, Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapies, Dental Technologist