Qualifying Programs

The qualifying programs are known by several names, including:

  • degree completion or advanced standing programs;
  • Internationally Trained Dentists Program;
  • International Dentist Advanced Placement program.

Many universities in Canada and the United States offer these programs. The NDEB conducts the assessments that helps determine (in Canada) who requires the Qualifying Programs and who is eligible to proceed through the Equivalency Process.

If it is determined that you require a Qualifying Program, then your next step is to apply to the university of your choice and pass that university’s admission tests. Admission’s tests vary from university to university. Some use different parts of the NDEB assessments. They may also do their own assessment of your academic and dental knowledge, as well as testing your language proficiency in English or French.

In Ontario, Qualifying Programs are offered at:

University of Toronto

Faculty of Dentistry
124 Edward St.
Toronto ON M5G 1G6 Canada
Phone: 416-979-4900
Fax: 416-979-4566

Western University

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dental Sciences Building
London ON N6A 5C1 Canada
Phone: 519-661-3330
Fax: 519-661-3875

For a list of other Canadian schools with qualifying programs, visit the NDEB website at www.ndeb.ca.

For a list of American schools with qualifying or advanced standing programs, visit the American Dental Association website at www.ada.org.

You can obtain details about the NDEB Equivalency Process through their website, www.ndeb.ca, or by calling 613-236-5912, emailing info@ndeb-bned.ca, or sending mail to the NDEB at 80 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6R2 CANADA.