Canadian student at American school - Q about Canadian boards


10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Oct 30, 2008
Dental Student
What is the timeline of the Canadian boards? Which year do I have to take the written, and clinical (OSCE) exams? And are there any other tests I must take to get an Ontario general dentist's license? Thank you!


10+ Year Member
Jun 6, 2008
Attending Physician
Im a Canadian at Penn Dental. The earliest you can challenge the Canadian Dental Boards is 3 months before your anticipated graduation. The latest is, I believe, 2-3 years after you graduate from dental school.

The Canadian dental boards are only offered 4 times / year. early-March, late-May, mid-November. So, you would be able to take the Candian dental boards in early-March of your senior year at dental school. That is when most of us Canadians at Penn Dental take it.

This site has all the information you need:

If you take the Canadian dental boards, and graduate from a dental school that means the canadian accreditation standards (NYU, and all other USA dental schools do), then those are the only things you must do. Then they'll do some background checks, criminal history, etc. And you can get licensed in ontario!

Here is the site for licensure in Ontario:

Good luck fellow Canuck!
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