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. See below for instructions on how to incorporate a dental practice.
Form 31 – Application for Approval of Dental Corporation Name (PDF) and mail or email it to
email@example.com. Note that the name must comply with the naming requirements of CDSBC bylaw 11.03. Please allow 5-10 business days for your name approval to be processed.
Once you receive name approval from CDSBC, apply to the
BC Corporate Registry for consent to incorporate.
Submit your application electronically through
BC Registry Services. Once your application is approved, you will receive a Certificate of Incorporation for your records.
Mail all completed forms, a “true copy" of the Certificate of Incorporation stamped with a notary seal, and, if paying by cheque or money order, the $900 application fee payable to the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. If paying by credit card, refer to “Payment" instructions below.
Payment can be made by cheque, money order, or online by credit card. If paying by credit card, once your application has been reviewed, you will receive an email notification to pay the application fee online.
Please allow 10-15 days for your application to be processed.
Yes. All dental corporations must be considered “in good standing" under the Business Corporations Act to hold a valid permit, as per CDSBC Bylaws.
Once your corporation is amalgamated, its predecessor corporations will no longer exist. Therefore, the predecessor corporations are not considered in good standing, and the amalgamated corporation will require a new permit.
Note: Once a permit for the amalgamated corporation has been issued, the permits for the predecessor corporations will be cancelled immediately.
Complete and submit a name change application (outlined in Step 1, above) and pay the $50 application fee.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-736-3621.