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​​​Reinstatement

If your registration has been lapsed for more than 60 days, you must:

  1. Ensure that you meet the Quality Assurance program requirements for continuing education and continuous practice.
  2. Complete and submit the appropriate application below:
    Application Package for Reinstatement of Lapsed Registration - Full, Specialist,
    Academic, Non-Practising

    Application Package for Reinstatement of Lapsed Registration - Limited

  3. Pay the applicable reinstatement and registration fees.

IMPORTANT: If you have ever practised in another province or country, please contact that provincial or national regulatory body to request a Certificate of Standing for your CDSBC application. The Certificate must be delivered directly to CDBSC from the licensing/regulating body in a sealed envelope. If the Certificate cannot be sent directly to CDSBC, it must be received by CDSBC in the original 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 may be required.

Application for Transfer

If you are a dentist who holds current registration with CDSBC and wishes to transfer to another class of registration, all registration requirements of the requested registration class must be met and confirmed by supporting documentation. Quality Assurance requirements (continuing education and continuous practice) must be met, if applicable.

If you are unsure whether you meet these requirements, you may contact our Registration Department staff at registration@cdsbc.org.

Application Package for Transfer

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 for your CDSBC application. The Certificate must be delivered directly to CDBSC from the licensing/regulating body in a sealed envelope. If the Certificate cannot be sent directly to CDSBC, it must be received by CDSBC in the original 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 may be required.​

Retirement/Resignation

If you are retiring as a dentist, you need to follow steps to properly inform your patients and CDSBC of your retirement. Read the next steps for retiring/resigning dentists >>

Dentists who plan to retire must complete the retirement/resignation form and email it to registration@cdsbc.org

Retirement/Resignation from the College of Dental Surgeons of BC form