Dental Council
57 Merrion Square
Dublin 2, Ireland
 
   

 

11th April:

  • Patient Information
  • 30th November:

  • Dental Council Guidance Documents and Recent Decisions
  • 2nd November:

  • Elections to the Dental Council and Auxiliary Dental Workers Committee
  • 7th May:

  • Dental Council Newsletter, March 2010
  • 25th January:

  • Health Regulators Forum
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    Mutual Recognition

    The Reciprocity Agreement between the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) and the Dental Council of Ireland was signed on 5 December 2012.  Under this the CDAC and the Dental Council agree that each party recognises the accreditation standards and policies of the other party as being substantially equivalent to its own.  There are twelve dental programmes covered under this agreement, ten in Canada and two in Ireland and students who graduate from these programmes after 5 December 2012 can benefit from its provisions.  The agreement is for an initial period of five years and is subject to ongoing review over this period. 

    Under the agreement the CDAC agrees to encourage the Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation (CDRAF) to accept graduates of the two Irish dental programmes as graduates of an accredited educational program without the need to meet other educational requirements for licensure and registration.  To practice in Canada dentists have to pass the National Dental Examining Board (NDEB) examinations. In Canada the registration process can vary from Province to Province and graduates who wish to avail of this agreement should carefully investigate the requirements of the regulatory/licensing jurisdiction, including the requirements of the NDEB, where they wish to practice before making any firm plans to travel.  

    Graduates from an accredited Canadian programmes should apply to the Dental Council for registration.  The Dental Council has recognised the ten programmes accredited by the CDAC under the provisions of Section 27(2)(d) of the Dentists Act, 1985.  The registration process is relatively straight forward and applicants will be asked to complete and application form, provide a certified copy of their qualification (and certified translation if the qualification is not already in English), a certified copy of their passport and pay the appropriate fee.  If are already registered, applicants will be obliged to provide a Letter of Good Standing from the Registration Board where they last practiced.  New graduates who have not registered with a Registration Board will be obliged to have the Dean of their programme sign the Character Reference on the application form. 

    Apply for registration with the Irish Dental Council here 

    Useful contact information - Canada

    National Dental Examination Board:
    80 Elgin Street, 2ndFloor
    Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6R2
    www.ndeb.ca
    Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation
    6 Crescent Road
    Toronto, Ontario M4W 1T1
    www.cdraf.org
    Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada:
    1815 Alta Vista Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3Y6
    www.cda-adc.ca/cdacweb/en

     

    Irish Dental Schools

    University of Dublin (Trinity College) - Dublin Dental University Hospital, Lincoln Place Dublin 2
    National University of Ireland (University College Cork) – Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork

     

    Programs subject to the reciprocal recognition arrangement

    Country Institute
    Program Award/Credential
    Ireland
    National University of Ireland 
    Bachelor of Dental Surgery BDS
     
    University of Dublin
    Bachelor in Dental Science B.Dent.Sc
           
    Canada Dalhousie University Doctor of Dental Surgery DDS
      McGill University Doctor of Dental Medicine DMD
      Université de Laval Doctorat en médecine dentaire DMD
      Université de Montréal  Doctorat en médecine dentaire DMD
      University of Alberta Doctor of Dental Surgery DDS
      University of British Columbia Doctor of Dental Medicine DMD
      University of Manitoba Doctor of Dental Medicine DMD
      University of Saskatchewan Doctor of Dental Medicine DMD
      University of Toronto Doctor of Dental Surgery DDS
      University of Western Ontario Doctor of Dental Surgery DDS