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.
Once you have received name approval from CDSBC, apply to the
BC Corporate Registry for consent to incorporate.
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.
Mail all completed forms, a "true copy" of the Certificate of Incorporation stamped with a notary seal, and the C$834 application fee (or effective 1 March 2019, the C$900 application fee) to CDSBC.
Effective 1 March 2019, 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.
Please contact Karen England at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-736-3621.
Dental Corporations Information Sheet