Graduates of International Non-Accredited Dental Programs

In order to obtain certification as a general dentist in Canada, graduates of non-accredited dental programs will be required to:

1.    Successfully complete a Qualifying or Degree Completion Program at an accredited Canadian university, 
       Successfully complete the Equivalency Process offered by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB).   

2.  AND Successfully complete the NDEB Written and Virtual Objective Structured Clinical Examination (VOSCE) examinations.

For further information regarding the Equivalency Process please visit the NDEB website at, or email [email protected]

Please note that the Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge component of the NDEB Equivalency Process will be an admission requirement for Qualifying and Degree Completion Programs.

You must contact the universities directly to obtain specific information regarding the Qualifying and Degree Completion programs and admissions procedures. Contact information can be found below.

These programs are especially designed to orient international graduates to dentistry and dental practice in Canada.

Qualifying or Degree Completion Program Contacts

The following is a list of accredited dental universities that may offer a Qualifying or Degree Completion Program. Please be aware that the number of individuals accepted into these programs will be limited by the resources available to the Faculty of Dentistry.

The result of your Eligibility Examination is one of the requirements for application to a Qualifying Program or a Degree Completion Program. Each university will inform you of its admission policy, including any language proficiency requirements, and the type of certificate or degree it offers to students. For more information on these programs, please contact the following:


Dentistry Admission
School of Dentistry
University of Alberta
5th Floor Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9
Telephone: 780-492-1319
[email protected]

Jean Lyon, IDDP Coordinator
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Manitoba
D113 – 780 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W2
Telephone: 204-977-5611 / fax: 204-789-3912 / e-mail: [email protected]

Internationally Trained Dentists (ITD) Program Coordinator
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Western Ontario
Dental Sciences Building, Room 1003
London, ON N6A 5C1
Telephone: 519-661-2111 / fax: 519-661-3875 / e-mail: [email protected]

Mrs. Margaret Edghill, Faculty Registrar
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Toronto
124 Edward Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1G6
Telephone: 416-979-4901-1-4374 / fax: 419-979-4944 / e-mail: [email protected]

Ms. Marie-Claude Loignon, Admissions and Recruitment Officer
Admissions Office
McGill University
Faculty of Dentistry
3640 University Street, Rm 2/38B
Montreal, PQ H3A 0C7
Telephone: 514-398-7203 / Fax: 514-398-8900 / e-mail: [email protected]

F. Corbeil Labonte, Agente d’evaluation
Service de l’admission et du recrutement
Université de Montréal
Faculté de médecine dentaire
C.P. 6205, Succ. Centre-ville
Montréal, PQ H3C 3T5
Telephone: 514-343-7076 / Fax: 514-343-5788 / e-mail: [email protected]


Dentistry Admissions
Faculty of Dentistry
Dalhousie University
5981 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 3J5
Telephone: 902-494-2824 / fax: 902-494-2527 / e-mail:  [email protected]

Please check with each institution regarding its citizenship, residency and language proficiency requirements.

You can review the NDEB application requirements at