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Dentists are required to get a permit (i.e. consent) from CDSBC before practising dentistry under a corporation name. We recommend obtaining professional accounting and legal advice before applying to incorporate your dental practice.

We also recommend reviewing Part 4 of the Health Professions Act and Part 11 of the CDSBC Bylaws for important information on health profession corporations.

If you are looking for information on dental trade names for the purpose of identifying your practice facility, please read our information on Trade Names in the "Practice Resources" section of this site.

How to incorporate your dental practice

Step 1: Apply for Name Approval

Complete Form 31 – Application for Approval of Dental Corporation Name (PDF) and mail or email it to Please allow 5-10 business days for your name approval to be processed.

Step 2: Apply for Consent to Incorporate

Once you have received name approval from CDSBC, apply to the BC Corporate Registry for consent to incorporate.

Step 3: Apply for a Certificate of Incorporation

Your application must be submitted electronically at BC Registry Services. Once your application is approved, you will receive a Certificate of Incorporation for your records.

Step 4: Apply for a Dental Corporation Permit

Mail all completed forms, a "true copy" of the Certificate of Incorporation stamped with a notary seal, and the C$900 application fee

Dental Corporation Name Change Applications

Name change applications must be accompanied by an application fee of C$50 (payable to the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia).


Payment can be made by cheque or credit card (PDF). Please allow 10-15 business days for your application to be processed.

More questions?

Please contact Karen England at or 604-736-3621.

Dental Corporations Information Sheet

After you have incorporated, all office procedures should be set up or modified to reflect the fact that the business is now being carried on by the company.