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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Important Application Information for Dentists

This online application process will allow you to open a web account and submit the required information for your registration with CDSBC.

  • Your application must be completed in one attempt
  • If you logout or close your web browser your partially completed application will not be saved
  • You will be able to upload documents after your application has been completed
  • The online application process may take up to 20 minutes
  • The general application processing time is 5-6 weeks. Please note that incomplete applications or insufficient information may delay your application process.
  • A Criminal Record Check (CRC) required for applicants may take 4 weeks to process. To ensure timely submission, please submit your initial payment and notarized copy of government issued photo ID required for CRC submission as soon as you can.

​Step 1: Create an online account

If you have not been a registrant with CDSBC, you will need to create a new account. Click on Create Account to start the application process. You will be required to enter your name and contact information.

Step 2: Login to start application

You will require the following information to complete the online application form:

  • Contact information – home and practice addresses, phone numbers, and email address (if applicable)
  • BC Driver’s Licence number or other form of identification
  • Dental education – institution, graduation date, degree received
  • National Dental Examination Board (NDEB) completion information (if completed more than three years before the date of application, and you are not currently registered in a Canadian Jurisdiction, CDSBC's Quality Assurance requirements must be met)​
  • Names of other jurisdiction(s) you have been registered with, along with dates
  • Insurance information

Step 3: Submit payment of application and Criminal Record Check (CRC) fees

Once the application information forms have been completed you will be prompted to pay the application and Criminal Record Check fees (non-refundable).

Note: A separate payment of the registration fee will be required once CDSBC staff have confirmed application completion.

Payment options are as follows:

  • Credit Card (VISA, Mastercard)
  • Interac (RBC Royal Bank, TD Canada Trust, BMO Bank of Montreal, and Scotiabank only)
  • Cheque/Money Order (mail)

Step 4: Submit/upload required documents

Once you have completed the application, you will be able to upload required documents.

For all documents that require notarization, the original must be received by the CDSBC office. At this time, we ask that you send via mail rather than delivering in person.​ For our mailing address, please visit our contact page​.​

  • Notarized Statutory declaration (available for download during the application process)
  • Notarized copy of government issued photo ID
  • Notarized or certified copy of education degree/diploma*
  • Notarized or certified copy of NDEB certificate​*
  • Certificates or Letters of Standing from jurisdictions currently and/or previously registered/certified with
  • Name change documents (if required)

*If the applicant is currently registered/certified to practise dentistry in another Canadian jurisdiction, submission of these documents is not required.

If confirmation of successful completion is provided to CDSBC by your educational institution or the NDEB, notarization of these documents is not required during submission.

IMPORTANT: If you have ever been or are currently registered/licensed in another province or country, please contact that provincial or national regulatory body to request a Certificate of Standing or Letter of Standing for your CDSBC application. The Certificate must be delivered directly to CDBSC from the licensing/regulating body in a sealed envelope.​

The Certificate is valid for up to 30 days from the date that it was signed. If applicant does not have their registration/certification process completed within the 30 days, a new Certificate will be required. Before requesting your Certificate or Letter of Standing, please contact our office at​ to determine the appropriate timing of this request. This is to ensure your Certificate or Letter of Standing is dated within our 30-day policy.​​​

Step 5: Submit payment of registration fee

Once all the required documents are received and your application is ready to be finalized, you will receive an email notification to make your final payment. You will need to log into your account and pay the registration fee. View the list of fees ​on Schedule E.

Step 6: Registration confirmation

Once your registration fee has been processed, you will be sent an email from CDSBC within two business days confirming that your status has been changed to active.

You cannot practise until you receive a registration confirmation email.

Click here to download step by step instructions.

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