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Practising Dentistry in Ontario

Before considering a dental career in Ontario, international applicants should review the Ontario Career Map for Dentists for more information about:

  • Registration requirements for international educated/trained dentists
  • Pathways to certification as a dentist in Canada
  • What to before you arrive in Canada
  • What happens when you arrive in Ontario
  • Documents that need to be submitted
  • Labour market information

You must apply for and be granted a certificate of registration (license) by RCDSO before you are legally permitted to practise dentistry in Ontario.

Distribution of Dentists in Ontario

RCDSO’s annual report has statistics of the distribution of dentists throughout the province of Ontario.