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    Do you wish to practise dentistry in Ontario? Fill out an application to register as a member with RCDSO and receive your certificate/licence to practise. We are here to help and answers your questions. Contact the College's registration department or reach us by phone at 416-961-6555 or 1-800-565-4591.

    You must first select the type of registration (licence) you are applying for. Our interactive application form will lead you through a number of questions which you are required to answer.

    Once you have completed your application, a customized RCDSO application will be generated for you.

    In order to complete your application, you must:

    • Download and print the customized application form.
    • Sign and date the application.
    • Collect original copies of supporting educations and professional documents.
    • Mail a notarized copy of your application package to the RCDSO.

    Start the Application Process

     
    Choose the type of registration (certificate/licence) you wish to apply for. Review the information about each licence in the Process and Requirements section and ensure you meet requirements before beginning your application. A separate application form is required for each type of licence.

    Step 1 of 5 - Personal Information

    Begin your application by providing RCDSO with your personal information. All mandatory fields must be filled out to move on to the next step. Once Step 1 is complete and you click ‘Next’, a link will be sent to the email address you provide. This link takes you to your saved application and allows you to edit any section at your convenience. Review your application carefully for accuracy.

    Personal Information

     

    Ensure that your personal information is up-to-date, accurate and matches your supporting documentation. Provide an email address that you check often as you will be receiving regular email communication from the College.



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    Photo Identification

     

    Upload a photo of yourself taken within the last 12 months. The photo must be passport style, clear, sharp and in focus and must show a full front view of your face. You may use a photo taken with a mobile device, e.g. smartphone.

    If you do not upload a photo, ensure you attach a hard copy photo to your printed application form in the 

    Step 2 of 5 - Educational History

    In this section you are required to provide information about the history of your dental education. Include original information that matches your university degree and any subsequent degrees/diplomas. This should also include additional education required for internationally-trained applicants and those that apply for a speciality licence.

    Dental Education

     
    Provide the details of all of your dental education. This should include your minimum four-year university dental program and, if applicable, subsequent degrees obtained by other means, e.g. Qualifying/Degree Completion/Advanced Standing Program.
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    Internship

     
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    Post-Graduate Education

     
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    Academic Conduct

     

    RCDSO Jurisprudence & Ethics Course

     
    All applicants must successfully complete the Jurisprudence and Ethics course, which teaches new dentists about regulation of dentistry in Ontario, practice standards and rules, health professional ethics and risk management strategies.

    Step 3 of 5 - Professional History

    In this section you are required to provide information about your professional history in Canada or any other jurisdiction. This includes disclosing your health and criminal history that could potentially impact your ability to practise dentistry safely, competently and ethically.

    Dentistry Licences/Registration

     
    State whether you currently are or previously have practised or been registered/licenced to practise dentistry in another jurisdiction outside of Ontario.
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    Other Regulated Health Profession Licences/Registration

     
    State whether have practised or been registered/licensed to practise any other health profession other than dentistry in Ontario or another jurisdiction (country, province or region).
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    Regulated Non-Health Profession Licences/Registration

     
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    Refusal of Licensure/Registration

     
    If you have been refused registration/licensure to practise any profession (including dentistry) in any jurisdiction, provide the full details related to this matter.

    Health History

     
    You are required to answer the following questions about your health history to ensure your ability to practise dentistry safely and competently, and to protect the safety of patients.
    If your answer to either of these two questions is “yes”, please provide full details, including the names and addresses, of all health-care practitioners who have treated you for the related condition/disorder. You will be required to sign a Consent for the Release of Health Information so that we may obtain the information directly from your health-care practitioner.

    Criminal Charges

     
    It is best for you to disclose all offences of which you are currently subject. However, the College will not consider offences which are not specifically related to your conduct, such as parking offences. Therefor these do not need to be disclosed. 

    Findings of Guilt

     
    You are required to report all findings of guilt related to any offence. This includes charges for which you received a conditional or absolute discharge, or for which you were subsequently pardoned. 

    However, the College will not consider offences which are not specifically related to your conduct, such as parking offences. Therefore, these need not be disclosed. If you need more information, contact the Registration department.

    Step 4 of 5 - Application Payment

    Applications are not complete and will not be processed without the required payment. Instructions for providing payment information will be available once you download your completed application. All fees are in Canadian dollars. 

    Application Fees

     
    Select the applicable fee from the drop-down menu and include payment as part of your mailed application package.

    Step 5 of 5 - Review Application

    Carefully review all of the information below and ensure your application is complete and accurate. You may edit the information in each section if necessary. If you are satisfied with your responses, click Finish. Once you are finished, you can no longer edit your application. 

    Print, Sign, Mail Your Application

    Your application is not complete. Click “Download My RCDSO Application” to generate a PDF document of your application form. The PDF may take about a minute to generate. 

    Follow the instructions below. Print the document, carefully read through and complete any required actions, including providing payment information and necessary signatures. Read through the checklist of required supporting documentation to include in your application package. Mail your completed application and document to RCDSO.

    To complete your application:

    1. Download & Print Your Application Form.
    2. Sign the Forms Where Indicated.
    3. Collect and Attach Supporting Documents.
    4. Mail Your Completed Application Package.
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