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Licensing

Application for Registration: Dentists

The following is required for licensure in the Province of New Brunswick:

  1. The completed notarized application form.
  2. A photocopy of: Graduation diploma from a school of dentistry (new graduates may complete section 14 of the application and supply a copy of the diploma at a later date when received from the school). National Dental Examining Board of Canada Certificate (new graduates may submit an official letter from the NDEB if their certificate has not yet been received).
  3. Proof of malpractice insurance to the minimum amount of three million dollars is required. Malpractice insurance is available by calling Canadian Dental Service Plans Inc. (CDSPI) at 1-800-561-9401. CDSPI will put a binder on for the coverage which will become effective the date of licensure.
  4. If currently or previously registered in another province, the applicant must provide a letter of good standing from the province in which the applicant is currently or previously licensed.
  5. Applicants who wish to obtain a license as a Specialist must provide proof of having successfully completed the National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE)
  6. The fee to be remitted for 2017 is $2853.00. This amount represents a one time registration fee of $150.00 plus the annual license fee of $2703.00. No credit cards accepted. Annual fees are not pro-rated or refunded.
  7. Forward the completed application form with required documents and a cheque for the license fee to the New Brunswick Dental Society. Please include a phone number where you can be contacted in order to make an appointment to meet with the Registrar at the Society office in Fredericton at which time you will receive your license to practice.

 

Application for Registration : Dental Assistants

The following is required for licensure:

  1. Completed notarized application form (Acrobat PDF format). Please make sure your application is notarized by a commissioner for oaths or notary public (lawyer).
  2. A copy of a diploma from the accredited school, and if applicable, a copy of the diploma from another dental assisting program which the applicant completed.
  3. A National Dental Assisting Examining Board Certificate (Level II).
  4. A dental assistant who possesses a National Dental Examining Board certificate (Level II) who is a graduate from a school which is not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada shall successfully complete, as of January 1, 2009, the NDAEB clinical practice evaluation (CPE).
  5. A cheque made payable to the New Brunswick Dental Society for registration fee of $155.00 This amount represents a one time $30.00 registration fee and your annual license fee of $125.00. Credit cards not accepted. Annual fees are not pro-rated or refunded. Licences are valid for the calendar year January 1st to December 31st.
  6. Proof of current membership with the New Brunswick Dental Assistants' Association, NBDAA, P. O. Box/C. P. 8997, Shediac N.B., E4P 8W5 Tel: 1-866-530-9189
  7. Please provide a letter of good standing from the Provincial Licensing Board, if you are presently licensed to practise in another province.

 

Internationally Educated/Trained Dentists

Dentists who received their education/training outside of Canada and are not currently registered to practise dentistry in Canada may apply to have a license in New Brunswick provided they have successfully completed a full-time, two-year qualifying program or the NDEB Equivalency Process.

These two paths are the only means by which you can become eligible to take the Canadian national examinations administered by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB). (http://www.ndeb.ca/nonaccredited)

Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland operate according to a mutually-recognized system of accreditation of dental training. Accordingly, graduates of Canadian, American, Australian (Australian candidates must have graduated on or after March 31, 2010), New Zealander (New Zealand candidates must have graduated on or after December 14, 2011) or Irish (Irish candidates must have graduated on or after December 5, 2012) are eligible to apply directly to sit the national examinations administered by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB).

If your dental training was outside of these jurisdictions then you are considered to be “internationally trained.” To practise as a dentist in New Brunswick, you must therefore successfully complete a full-time, two-year qualifying program or the NDEB Equivalency Process and pass the NDEB exams.

Once you have successfully completed that process, you may apply to be licensed as a dentist in New Brunswick following the outline of required items noted above.

Link to the NDEB: www.ndeb.ca
CDA: Adapting to Professional Life as an Internationally Trained Dentist in Canada