The personal data provided to The Royal College of Dentists of Canada is privileged and confidential, and will be used only for official business. This includes verifying identity, providing a means of communication in a timely manner, compliance with provincial and federal statutes and activities approved by Council.
The National Dental Specialties Examination (NDSE) is offered in all specialties either in English or French. A candidate’s choice of language will apply to both components of the Examination and all College communication. Language choice may not be changed after the application deadline.
Applicants wishing to sit the NDSE must complete the online application form and submit the following original documentation and payment by the application deadline:
- If enrolled in the final year of studies at an accredited program, applicants must submit a letter from the Dean or Program Director confirming their enrollment in the program and expected completion date. If the applicant is currently enrolled in a DSATP, the Dean or Program Director letter must also clearly state that the candidate is academically prepared to sit the Examination.
- Payment of all required fees. Further information can be found in the Fees section.
Digital Photo Requirements
Before proceeding with the online application, please ensure that you are ready to upload a current digital photo that meets the requirements below:
Either JPG or JPEG format.
The dimensions must not exceed 380x580 pixels, or 50kb.
The file name must only include alphanumeric characters - no spaces or special characters.
For example, please avoid file names such as "First Name Last Name" or "First.Name.Last.Name." We recommend simple file names such as "LastName12345".
Special accommodation may be granted on an individual basis on the grounds of a disability, medical condition or religious reason.
Any degree of physical disability, infirmity, malformation or disfigurement that is caused by bodily injury, birth defect or illness and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, a brain injury, any degree of paralysis, amputation, lack of physical co-ordination, blindness or visual impediment, deafness or hearing impediment, muteness or speech impediment, or physical reliance on a guide dog or other animal or on a wheelchair or other remedial appliance or device;
A condition of mental impairment or a developmental disability;
A learning disability, or a dysfunction in one or more of the processes involved in understanding or using symbols or spoken language;
Requests for special accommodation must be submitted in writing to the Admissions Department (email@example.com) by the application deadline, when possible, and include the appropriate supporting documentation. Last-minute requests may be difficult to arrange. Depending on the nature and extent of the request, supporting documentation may be submitted as a medical report, a detailed physician’s note or an official letter from the leader of a religious congregation that supports the candidate’s request.
The Registration Manager will review the requests, ensure their confidentiality, and discuss available options with the Director of Examinations, Executive Director, or Registrar, when required. Special accommodations will be granted only for the same cycle for which the Credentials Committee has reviewed and approved a candidate’s application.