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Graduate of Non-Accredited Dental Specialty Program

Start HereTask 2: Language Requirements

Some parts of the registration and licensing process are conducted in English. Others are conducted in English only:

1. Dental Specialty Assessment and Training Programs (DSATP)

Language: Varies depending on DSATP
STEP 1: DSATP of the registration and licensing process requires you to complete a DSATP. Contact the dental specialty program of interest to you to verify its language proficiency requirements. See STEP 1: DSATP for details.

2. National Dental Specialty Exam (NDSE)

Language: English
You must be proficient in English to complete the NDSE.

3.  Manitoba Dental Association (MDA)

Language: English only

  • All application forms must be completed in English
  • All required documents must be written in English or must be translated into English and notarized. This means that your required documents must be translated and then signed and stamped by a qualified person such as a notary public who verifies that the translation has been completed by a qualified individual

There are no language proficiency requirements for STEP 4: Important MDA Registration Information and Applications. However, we recommend that you have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or higher in all four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in English. This will increase your chance of success with the registration and licensing process as well as success with career in dentistry in Manitoba.

Notarized Translations

The Immigrant Centre provides referrals to cost-effective translation services. The Immigrant Centre also provides free notary public services for permanent Manitoba residents.

Immigrant Centre
100 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, MB     R3A 0W2

Phone:             (204) 943-9158
Fax:                  (204) 949-0734

Free Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Test

The Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre (WELARC) can provide you with a free Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT). The test will determine your Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level. If you need to improve your level of English, WELARC may refer you to a free English class.

Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre (WELARC)
400-275 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB    R3B 2B3
Phone:             (204) 943-5387
Fax:                  (204) 943-9614

Use Manitoba’s online resources to improve your level of English from your home computer:

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