Can A Foreign Trained Dentist Work As A Dental Hygienist In Canada
A foreign trained dentist who has completed their dental schooling outside of Canada can apply to be registered as a dental hygienist in Canada. This means that once they are registered, they can work as a dental hygienist. The process for obtaining registration is different depending on whether or not you have already been practicing dentistry in another country. For those who have already practiced dentistry in another country, they will need to submit an application to the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and provide proof of their credentials before they can apply for registration as a dental hygienist in Canada. For those who have not practiced dentistry before, they will need to complete an accredited program of study at an approved post-secondary institution followed by successful completion of the National Dental Hygiene Examination administered by the RCDC.
Can A Foreign Trained Dentist Work As A Dental Hygienist In Canada
If you’ve learned dentistry in a foreign country, you might be wondering if you are able to work as a dental hygienist in Canada. In this post, we will do our best to answer all your questions regarding international trained dentists working as dental hygienists in Canada.
In Canada, dental hygienists are regulated health professionals.
In Canada, dental hygienists are regulated health professionals. They are regulated by the provincial/territorial dental regulatory authorities and by the national dental regulatory authority.
In Ontario, for example, the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario regulates dental hygienists in the province. The college’s website outlines what you need in order to work as a dental hygienist:
You must be registered with a college of dentistry or medicine (e.g., Canadian Dental Association) in Canada or another country that has an agreement with Quebec;
Dental hygienists provide oral care and education to patients.
Dental hygienists are trained to provide oral care, education and preventative care. They are able to detect, diagnose and treat common oral diseases.
In addition to treating patients, dental hygienists also educate them on how to prevent future issues by practicing good oral hygiene at home.
Dental hygienists must complete an accredited dental hygiene program.
Dental hygienists must complete an accredited dental hygiene program. The academic requirements for the entry-level position of dental hygienist are high and are comparable to those required for other health occupations. The majority of dental hygiene programs available in Canada are offered at universities, but community colleges also offer programs in both English and French. A number of post-graduate training positions have become available as well.
Dental hygiene programs are currently offered in Canada and around the world (including France, Japan, India, Australia and England). They typically take 3 years to complete full time or 6 years part time.
The academic requirements for the entry level position of dental hygienist include: completion of Grade 12; completion of a 2 year university program (or equivalent) consisting of 6 semesters/3 semesters per year; successful completion with credit standing on tests such as PCAT or PECAT; successful completion with passing grades on all courses taken during your first two academic terms; successful completion with passing grades on all courses taken during your third academic term (if applicable); successfully passing written exams administered by faculty members at end of each semester (or session); having no failed coursework during any one semester (or session).
Canadian immigration allows for two types of immigration as a dental hygienist.
The first type of immigration as a dental hygienist is permanent residence, which allows you to live in Canada permanently.
The second type of immigration as a dental hygienist is temporary residence, which allows you to live in Canada temporarily.
The process involved with both types of immigration as a dental hygienist is the same and involves the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB).
Permanent residence can be obtained directly from a dental hygiene program.
If your goal is to become a dental hygienist in Canada, then you need to know that it is possible. It will take some time and effort on your part, but the good news is that there are several ways in which you can obtain permanent residence. The first method (and what I recommend) is applying directly through an accredited dental hygiene program in Canada.
Foreign trained dentists can work in Canada as a dentist or dental hygienist.
As a dental hygienist, you will be able to provide oral care for your patients and educate them about good oral health. As a dentist, you will be able to diagnose and treat dental problems in your patient’s mouth. Both dentists and dental hygienists must complete an accredited undergraduate program before being eligible to apply for licensure by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC).
Foreign trained dentists can work in Canada by completing the certification process through the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) and provincial licensing.
Foreign trained dentists can work in Canada by completing the certification process through the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) and provincial licensing. NDEB is a national organization that sets the standards for dental hygiene programs throughout Canada. It also certifies foreign trained dentists who have completed a dental hygiene program, allowing them to practice as a dental hygienist in Canada.
Foreign-trained dentists can obtain permanent residence or obtain temporary residence or a visa through the Express Entry process, providing you meet all eligibility criteria.
Foreign-trained dentists can obtain permanent residence or obtain temporary residence or a visa through the Express Entry process, providing you meet all eligibility criteria. A foreign trained dentist may be eligible for permanent residence if:
- You have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada;
- Your employer has offered you a wage at or above the provincial/territorial median hourly wage for NOC 03112 (Dentists) or NOC 03113 (Dental Hygienist); and
- The employer intends to continue employing you after your work permit expires (you must also meet other requirements).
If you receive an ITA and are invited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to apply for permanent residency in Canada, we will provide more information about how to submit your application package during our next call with you. However, it’s important that you know that we need two weeks’ notice of your intended arrival date so we can book flights and accommodation on your behalf.
With the right qualifications and training, you can turn your Canadian dream into a reality. If this is something that interests you and you’re looking for more information, let us know how we can help.