Graduate of Accredited Dentist Program

To legally practise in Manitoba, all dentists must complete a registration and licensing process to become members of MDA. 

Dentists must complete the following to be eligible to become registered and licensed with MDA:
       1) An accredited Dental program
       2) The National Dental Examining Board (NDEB) exam 
       3) A Certification in Resuscitation Program (CPR)
       4) An approved Jurisprudence and Ethics program
       5) An approved MDA application


Step 1: Confirm Your Dental Accreditation

If you are educated in Canada, you are likely a graduate of an accredited dental program. To determine your status, visit the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. If your education program is not accredited, complete the registration and licensing process outlined in Graduate of Non-Accredited Dental Program.

Step 2: Complete the National Dental Examining Board (NDEB) Exams

You must complete the following once you have completed an accredited dental program:

Step 3: Complete Certification in Resuscitation Program (CPR)

You must have valid certification in resuscitation from one of the programs approved by Manitoba Health. See list here. The programs listed here are different than the Bylaw for Licensing and Registration of Dentists.  Please ensure that all these programs are approved by Manitoba Health, and that only those with a hands-on component are valid and acceptable.

Step 4: Complete a Jurisprudence and Ethics Program

You must complete a Jurisprudence and Ethics Program with one of the following MDA-approved institutions. See list here.

Step 5: Register and License with the MDA

Review the instructional guide and complete forms necessary to complete the registration and licensing process.

  1. Checklist for Registration in the General Practitioner Category
  2. Instructional Guide for Completing Dentist Registration Application Form
  3. Dentist Initial Registration Application Form
  4. Certificate of Standing for other Health Professions and Jurisdictions
  5. Consent to Release Regulatory Information Form
  6. Consent to Release Third Party Assessment Information Form (NDEB)
  7. Consent to Release Health Information Form
  8. Declaration of Commitment to Ethical Practice and the Public Interest
  9. Language and Email Form
  10. MB Health Dentist Registration Form (do not fill in highlighted areas)