Links to resources for dental students are integrated throughout this page.


Wellness Hub: The purpose of this document is to serve as a consolidated, easy access list of all the resources that can be of benefit to all dentistry students. However if this isn’t you, feel free to still take a look and hopefully find something useful for you as well.

Anonymous Feedback & Suggestions: share with the VP Health & Wellness any information, concern, questions, suggestions, etc. that they could then share with the appropriate Faculty member and/or DSS member. You can always contact the VP Health & Wellness directly by email or on Facebook.


Dental Career Options was created for new dentists to fully understand the career options available to them throughout their professional lives. The website is a collaboration between the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), the Corporate Members of CDA, and CDSPI (the insurance and investment organization governed by CDA and the provincial dental associations).

Obtaining a licence to practice in: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon.

McGill University Classifieds

New Brunswick Classifieds

University of Toronto Classifieds


Becoming a licensed dentist in Canada: In Canada, dentistry is a regulated profession. To become a licensed dentist in Canada you must have a BDS/DDS/DMD degree and be certified by the NDEB.

Examination resources (Protocols, Policies for Examinations, Electronic Examination Orientation, Test Equating, ACS Resources, General FAQs)

Preparation resources (Released Question Bank, OSCE Question and Answer Framework, ACJ Question and Answer Framework, DSCKE Sample Questions, Reference Texts, Additional Resources)


  1. US Boards: The Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) administers several standardized tests/exams to evaluate the preparedness of individuals for the study and practice of dentistry and dental hygiene. They include the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I and Part II, the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE), and two examinations which are currently in development: the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) and the Dental Licensure Objective Structured Clinical Examination (DLOSCE).

    The Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE), will begin administration on August 1, 2020. The INBDE is a written cognitive examination for dental licensure. It is scheduled to replace the current National Board Dental Examinations (NBDE) Part I and Part II.

  2. Before you can apply to take any of the examinations, you must obtain a DENTPIN.

  3. Visit Prometric, the global testing service provider, for information about registering for an exam.


Dentistry CVs and Cover Letters (associateships, general & specialty residencies)

Personal Statements and Letters of Recommendation


University of British Columbia
University of Alberta
University of Saskatchewan
University of Manitoba
University of Western Ontario
University of Toronto
McGill University
University of Montreal
Laval University
Dalhousie University

American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS)

  1. ADEA PASS application instructions and information about the Match

  2. ADEA PASS Search Engine for residencies

    • Program profiles for over 700 participating programs

    • Deadline dates

    • Contact information

    • Program requirements and supplemental materials

  3. The Student Doctor Network dental forums for discussions regarding residency programs

  4. ADEA PASS application