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During this time under the declared State of the Public Health Emergency, the ADA&C requests that applicants scan and email application forms and supporting documents, including notarized or certified documents to

Please send originals by regular mail. Note that the ADA&C will only be able to accept them if the scanned images are clear. Documents will be reviewed as received and the registration team will reach out for clarification as needed. Thank you for your patience.

To practice dentistry in Alberta a dentist must be registered with the ADA&C. To register, an applicant as a regulated member will:

  1. have a degree of doctor of dental surgery or doctor of dental medicine from a dentistry program approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada or the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association;

    Graduates of non-accredited dental programs would require successful completion of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada equivalency process;

  2. have successfully completed the National Dental Examining Board of Canada written and OSCE examinations and/or the National Dental Examining Board of Canada National Dental Specialty Examination; and