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Annual Licence Renewal

Dentists must renew their certificate of registration (licence) with the College each year to continue practising dentistry in Ontario. If you do not renew, your licence will be suspended for non-payment of fees.

How do I renew?

  • Log into the member resource centre.
  • Complete the renewal questionnaire.
  • Pay your annual fee.
  • If you require a password or have forgotten it, click "Forgot Password" on the login page. You will be emailed a new temporary password.

What is the deadline for completing my renewal form?

December 15. Late fees apply if payment is received after that date.

What is the annual fee?

  • $2,160 – on or before December 15
  • $2,260 – Fee + $100 late penalty for renewals processed after December 15

What if I am not renewing?

If you are not renewing your licence to practice, submit a completed resignation form before December 15 to avoid suspension for non-payment of fees. The resignation form is available in the member resource centre. 

What happens if I do not renew?

If you do not complete the online renewal questionnaire and pay the annual fee by December 15:

  • You receive a Notice of Intent to Suspend Your Certificate of Registration (licence).
  • You have 30 days to complete the renewal questionnaire and pay the applicable fees.

If you do not pay the fees and complete the renewal process within those 30 days:

If you are ineligible for reinstatement:

  • You must to apply for a new licence to practise from the College.
  • Applications for reinstatement will be subject to the legislative requirements and the College’s standard processing time.

Practising without a licence

  • Practising while your licence is suspended or revoked is illegal and a serious offence.
  • If your licence is suspended or revoked you are prohibited from practising dentistry in Ontario.

Completing the Renewal Questionnaire

As part of the annual licence renewal questionnaire, you are required to provide specific information to the College.

Dentists’ conduct

If any of the following situations have occurred or arose after you received your licence to practise, you must provide the details to the College:

  • A finding of guilt arising in any jurisdiction relating to any offence.*
  • *The legislation does not differentiate among "offences". The College is not interested in parking offences or other similar offences that require simple payment of a fine to avoid attendance in Court.
  • If the member is registered or licensed to practise any other profession in Ontario, or any profession in any other jurisdiction, an investigation or proceeding for professional misconduct, incompetence, incapacity or a similar investigation or proceeding.
  • If the member is registered or licensed to practise any other profession in Ontario, or any profession in any other jurisdiction, a finding of professional misconduct, incompetence, incapacity or a similar finding.

Amalgam waste disposal

The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Environment requires that we report compliance with the Amalgam Waste Regulation every year. You must confirm that your amalgam waste separator meets or exceeds ISO standards.

Compliance with the QA program

You must self-declare whether you are in compliance with the Quality Assurance Program requirements.