Job requirements Dentist in Canada
Find out what you typically need to work as a dentist in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Dentists (NOC 31110).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- Two to four years of pre-dentistry university studies or, in Quebec, completion of a college program in sciences and a university degree from a recognized dental program are required.
- Licensing by a provincial or territorial regulatory body is required.
- Dentists in general practice can move into a specialized practice through advanced training.
- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons
- Four to seven years of specialty residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery are required.
- Three years advanced orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics program accredited by the Canadian Dental Association is required.
- Three years advanced prosthodontics program accredited by the Canadian Dental Association is required.
Professional certification and licensing
You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.
Do you want to work in another province or territory?
If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.
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