Related Organizations

The following organizations work in conjunction with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) to ensure the integrity of the accreditation and licensure process in Canada.

Certification and Examination Agencies

For specific questions related to certification and examination requirements for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants in Canada, contact the applicable organization provided below:

Regulatory Authorities

Regulatory authorities are responsible for the registration and/or licensure of dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. For specific questions related to registration and/or licensure in Canada, contact the applicable organizations provided below:

  1. Regulatory Authorities for Dentistry
  2. Regulatory Authorities for Dental Hygiene*
  3. Self-regulating Regulatory Authorities for Dental Assisting*

    * Two provinces self-regulate dental assisting. Among the 8 provinces, Ontario and Quebec do not regulator dental assisting. In Manitoba, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador the respective dental regulatory authorities regulate dental assisting. In BC the College of Oral Health Professionals regulates dental assisting (along with all other dental health professions including dentists, dental hygienists, and dental therapists).

Professional and Educational Associations

CDAC works in concert with educational and professional associations. For more information on these organizations, contact the applicable organization provided below: