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Prosthodontic Programs in Canada

Toronto, Ontario

The three-year course leads to a Master of Science Degree. A formal curriculum approved by the CDA commission on dental accreditation is available to ensure that the discipline's educational objectives are met. Clinical training is done under close supervision by leaders in the field. As a clinical requirement, a minimum of 20 assigned comprehensively treated patients must be completed to the satisfaction of the Discipline Head.

Graduate students interested in academic careers will also have the opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. in their area of interest. Both degrees lead to the defense of a comprehensive thesis to satisfy the research component of the program. The research topic may be clinical, epidemiological, laboratory, or educational in nature.



Vancouver, British Columbia

The University of British Columbia, Faculty of Dentistry, through its Division of Prosthodontics and Dental Geriatrics, offers graduate training in Prosthodontics as a three-year program aimed at producing clinical specialists. The program provides education and training for clinicians, researchers and teachers and offers a combined diploma in Prosthodontics with either an MSc or a PhD.

Achievement of the Diploma in Prosthodontics requires successful completion of the clinical and didactic requirements associated with the diploma program in the Faculty of Dentistry, successful completion of the MSc in Craniofacial Science course requirements, and successful defense and submission of the thesis to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. In this program option, the degree and the diploma are awarded conjointly and both must be completed to graduate. Graduates will be eligible to take the examinations for specialty certification in prosthodontics offered by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the American Board of Prosthodontics.



Winnipeg, Manitoba

The University of Manitoba is proud to announce the historic addition of the Graduate Program in Prosthodontics at the College of Dentistry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. The program has Preliminary Accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).

The College of Dentistry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba is well known for the excellent quality of its educational programs and the clinical competence of its graduates.

The program is the newest in North America and will educate the next generation of leaders through intensive training in modern prosthodontics by global leaders in aesthetic dentistry, digital workflows, CAD/CAM technologies, dental microscopy, and placement and restoration of dental implants with a strong foundation of classic prosthodontics.  The three-year program will lead to a Master of Science in Prosthodontics degree. Successful completion of the program will satisfy the formal training requirement for eligibility for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada Fellowship. Graduates will also be eligible for the American Board of Prosthodontics certification examination.




For Dentists/Specialists from programs outside Canada

The practice of dentistry is regulated in Canada. In order to practise the profession or use the title of dentist or dental surgeon, you must be licensed as a member with one of the provincial/territorial regulatory bodies. These bodies set the standards for entry into the profession of dentistry and for issuing licences to those who meet the established standards of qualifications and practice. Many jurisdictions require successful completion of the National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE) for licensure as a Specialist. This examination is currently administered by the National Dental Examining Board (NDEB). Beginning in 2024, it will be administered by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC).

All provincial and territorial regulatory bodies recognize the certificate of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB). For more information on the NDEB exams and certificate, you may contact:

National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB)
340 Albert Street, 12th Floor
Ottawa ON  K1R 7Y6   Canada
Phone : 613-236-5912
Fax : 613-236-8386
Email : info@ndeb.ca

In order to write the NDEB exam, an individual must be a graduate of an accredited program in either Canada or the United States of America (USA). Reciprocal agreements currently do not exist with other countries. Graduates of dental programs outside of North America must take a two-year qualifying program at an accredited university.

Once you know where you will settle and work, you should contact the appropriate provincial or territorial regulatory body for information on licensing procedures in that area.

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