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    The Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC)

    The Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) was established by an Act of the Federal Government of Canada in 1965 to promote the high standards of specialization in the dental profession and to recognize properly trained dental specialists. This is accomplished through examinations created specifically for each dental specialty. 

    The mission of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada is to be the leader in defining, recognizing and promoting excellence in the dental specialties. The Royal College of Dentists of Canada’s main objectives are:

    • To promote high standards of specialization in the dental profession.
    • To set up qualifications for and provide for the recognition and designation of properly trained dental specialists.
    • To encourage the establishment of training programs in the dental specialties in Canadian schools; and
    • To provide for the recognition and designation of dentists who possess special qualifications in areas not recognized as specialties.
     

    Dental Training

    The Royal College of Dentists of Canada is not an educational institution, nor a licensing body, and does not provide any form of dental training or courses. 

    For those people seeking licensure in Canada, please contact the Dental Regulatory Authorities (DRAs) in the province you are interested in working as a dental specialist. A complete list of all DRAs is listed on the Dental Regulatory Authorities page. These organizations are able to advise potential candidates of the particular requirements for licensure within each province.

    For those people seeking access to dental training or education, please contact the Faculties of Dentistry in Canada. These Faculties are all listed on the External Links page.  

    Members of the Public

    For members of the public seeking advice about finding a dentist or with any questions about general dentistry, please contact the Dental Association and Dental Regulatory Authority in your province.

    If you have any questions and inquiries regarding dental legislation, or complaints about dentists or dental practices, please contact the Dental Regulatory Authority in your province.

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