You may use the designation Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada FRCD(C) once your name has been called from the register during the Convocation Ceremony. To continue to use this designation, you must remain a Fellow in good standing, which includes the regular payment of Annual Dues.
In order to become a Fellow of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCD(C)), you must successfully complete the National Dental Specialty Examination and apply for Fellowship by the prescribed deadline for the year in question.
For more information on the requirements for Fellowship, please click here.
A Fellow Elect is a dental specialist who has successfully completed the National Dental Specialty Examination, whose completed application has been reviewed and approved by the Registrar and is waiting to officially become a Fellow at the Convocation Ceremony.
Life Fellowship is granted to Fellows in good standing who are fully retired from active practice, whose request has been reviewed and approved by Council.
No, membership is no longer attained through Examination. Members are dental specialists who did not fully complete the Examination requirements for Fellowship and were granted the use of the term “Member” under rules available at the time. Memberships were last granted in 1994.
No, successful completion of the National Dental Specialty Examination does not automatically lead to Fellowship with the RCDC. Candidates interested in becoming Fellows must go through the application process that has been established in the College By-laws.
For more information on submitting an application for Fellowship, please click here.
The deadline to apply for Fellowship is determined each year and will be made available here. All supporting documentation and material relating to the application needs to be received no later than this date.
The Fellowship diploma is conferred at the Convocation Ceremony, which is held in September each year. For more details on this year's ceremony, please click here. In the event that you are unable to attend, your Fellowship diploma will be mailed to your home.