Dental specialist programs in Canada are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation in Canada (CDAC); you can view a list of accredited programs on the CDAC’s website.
Please note that your dental specialist program must have been accredited at the time of your enrolment. If you graduated from your program before it was recognized as accredited, you will not qualify to take the NDSE directly, but must go through the DSATP pathway if you graduated from a non-accredited dental specialist program.
Due to a reciprocity agreement with the United States, programs accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation are recognized in Canada. You can apply for the NDSE directly if you have graduated from an accredited American program. A list of qualifying programs can be found on the ADA’s website. Although CDAC has a reciprocal agreement with the Australian Dental Council, and the Dental Council of New Zealand it only applies to general dentistry programs.
Individuals attending dental programs in one country and planning to practice in another country should carefully investigate the requirements of the licensing jurisdiction where they wish to practice.