To legally practice as a dental specialist in Manitoba, you must be registered and licensed by the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA). To do this, you must complete a registration and licensing process that involves these authorities:
To legally practice in Manitoba as a dental specialist you must:
If you are educated in Canada or USA, you are likely a graduate of an accredited dental specialty program.
Visit Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) to Search for Accredited Programs.
Visit the American Dental Association for a list of dental specialty programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of America (CODA). Canada recognizes these programs as accredited.
If your dental specialty program is not accredited, visit Dental Specialist: Graduate of Non-Accredited Dental Specialty Program.
You must receive a certificate of completion from a DSATP to become eligible for STEP 3: NDSE (National Dental Specialty Examination).
The DSAP is a university gap training program that is offered at two Canadian institutions - The University of Alberta and The University of Toronto. Visit the above websites for program details, including:
Offers a DSATP in Orthodontics
Offers DSATPs in:
Once you have a certificate of completion from a Dental Specialty Assessment and Training Program (DSATP), you are eligible to write the NDSE.
You must have a passing score on the NDSE before you can complete STEP 3: Important MDA Registration Information and Applications.