Provisional Dental Assistant Certificate Registration

To legally practise in Manitoba, all registered dental assistants must complete a registration and certification process to become members of the MDA.

Provisional registration is only available to recent graduates of accredited dental assisting training programmes in Manitoba that are registered to perform the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) written examination. It allows for employment in supervised practice while the recent graduate is waiting to perform the exam. Individuals licensed in this category have a maximum of nine months from their graduation date to successfully complete the exam and receive a NDAEB certificate. An individual will be removed from the MDA registry if they do not receive an NDAEB certificate within the nine months. On receiving the NDAEB certificate, a provisionally licensed member must apply for full registration by completing and submitting the Dental Assistant Change of Status Application Form.


Registration process

Review the instructional guide and complete the forms necessary to complete the registration process:
Download the Provisional Registration as a Dental Assistant Forms package.


Submission of your Registration Package and
Registration appointment 

Once you're ready to submit your application form, required documents and cheques, please make an appointment by calling (204) 988-5300 to ensure that appropriate office personnel are available.


Review of Dental Assistant Registrant Package

Watch this 4-minute video to know the forms and required documents you need to bring to your registration appointment at the Manitoba Dental Association.