The CDSA requests that applicants scan and email application forms and supporting documents, including notarized or certified documents to Registration@cdsab.ca
For those documents that need to be provided directly from the source (i.e. Transcripts, Certificates of Standing and Letters of Good Standing) they can be received electronically, from the source, to Registration@cdsab.ca
Note that the CDSA will only be able to accept documents if the scanned images are clear. Documents will be reviewed as received and the registration team will reach out for clarification as needed. Thank you for your patience.
To practice dentistry in Alberta a dentist must be registered with the CDSA. To register, an applicant as a regulated member will:
have a degree of doctor of dental surgery or doctor of dental medicine from a dentistry program approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada or the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association;
Graduates of non-accredited dental programs would require successful completion of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada equivalency process;
have successfully completed the National Dental Examining Board of Canada written and OSCE examinations and/or the National Dental Examining Board of Canada National Dental Specialty Examination; and
have successfully completed the CDSA Ethics and Jurisprudence examination.
The Ethics and Jurisprudence exam is based on the following material:
The Alberta Dental Association and College Communication Guide
Dentists Profession Regulation
Alberta Dental Association and College – Guide for Advertising and Promotional Activities
Health Professions Act – An Overview
Health Professions Act – Schedule 7, Sections 1-3 and 11-18
Alberta Dental Association and College – Code of Ethics
From the date a completed application is received, we can take up to 45 business days to provide you a registration decision.