How long will it take to have my application completed with the ADA&C?
Times will vary, depending upon how quickly the applicant sends in materials and how quickly transcripts, Letters of Good Standing and Certificates of Standing are received directly from the institution or regulatory body.
What are the fees?
Fees are non refundable.
Application fee: $500
Registration fee: $1,000
I already own a copy of my transcripts that are in a sealed envelope – could I send them in myself?
Transcripts must be received by the ADA&C directly from the university they have been obtained from.
Who can certify a copy of my degree?
A lawyer can notarize or certify as a true copy.
Does the National Dental Examining Board of Canada certificate need to be certified?
No, just a photocopy is required.
How long will my Letter of Good Standing or Certificate of Standing be valid for?
Letters of Good Standing or Certificates of Standing are valid for eight weeks from the date they are signed.
Who can write my character reference letters?
Character reference letters may come from colleagues or friends but not family members or classmates. The letters must be signed, dated and contain their contact information.
Can I become professionally incorporated before I am registered?
Applicants cannot submit documentation to become professionally incorporated until after a Practice Permit has been issued by the ADA&C.
What is the annual calendar year in Alberta?
January 1 to December 31.
When will I be able to take the Ethics and Jurisprudence examination?
Once your application file is complete, you will be contacted by email and an appointment will be scheduled for you to write the Ethics and Jurisprudence examination and register in the province of Alberta as a dentist.
Can I schedule to write the Ethics and Jurisprudence examination before my application is complete?
The examination may only be written once an applicant’s file is complete.
Do I have to travel to Edmonton to take the Ethics and Jurisprudence examination and register?
Yes, you will be contacted by email once a date has been scheduled, and notified of the time and location in Edmonton.
What format is the examination? Is it multiple choice or open book?
The examination is a written examination. It is not open book or multiple choice.
I have written the Ethics and Jurisprudence examination in another province. Is the examination transferable?
The examination given by other provinces is not the same exam, and is not transferable.
Is there a minimum time period that an applicant must have the study material for, in order to prepare for the Ethics and Jurisprudence examination?
Yes. An applicant must have the study material for a minimum period of two (2) weeks before he/she is eligible to write the examination.