Canadian Dentistry for Foreign Trained Dentist (FTD)
Of all the foreign destinations that a Dental Graduate can look forward to settling as a Dentist, CANADA is perhaps the most popular one right now.
The reason for this is this being a well balanced & developed society of Canada, dentists being the richest earners in the Country, the paying capacity of the patients and high dental health awareness.
The level of advancements in dentistry and the opportunities are both immense.
There is a good deal of chances to do well both in the urban and the rural sector. So, Canada can be your next destination, if you really want and have the resources to settle in a country abroad as a dentist
You need to bear in mind that the whole process usually takes upto 2 years minimum and can cost anywhere from $50,000 plus - including the courses and materials needed to practice.(according to some sources.)
In Canada, dentistry is a regulated profession that requires its professionals to obtain certification and licensure before they can become eligible for employment. The National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) oversees the general dentist certification process of both Canadian graduates and those trained outside of Canada.
If your degrees are from the USA, Ireland, NZ, Australia or Hong Kong, you can proceed directly to writing the National Dental Examining Board of Canada’s exam.
DISCLAIMER: I HAVE NOT UNDERTAKEN THIS PROCESS. THIS IS INFORMATION COLLATED FROM FROM FRIENDS/FAMILY/RESEARCH/ONLINE INFORMATION FROM MARCH 2020 AND COULD BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE SINCE.
THIS IS ONLY TO GIVE AN IDEA IN STARTING A JOURNEY AND SHOWCASE THAT DREAMS ARE ACHIEVABLE AND THE BASIS OF IT. THIS IS THE SEED I HAVE SOWN, YOU HAVE TO NURTURE THIS SEED WITH HARD WORK, GOOD RESEARCH, DETERMINATION AND DEDICATION TO MAKE IT A 'DENTIS-TREE ' YOU ARE PROUD OF AND HAPPY WITH. HOW YOU PROCEED AND SUCCEED IS UPTO YOU!
PLEASE CONTACT RESPECTIVE SCHOOLS, STATE LICENSING BODIES, EXAM BODIES AND CONFIRM THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BEFORE MAKING ANY PLANS.
MAY ALL YOUR HARD WORK PAY OFF. ALL THE VERY BEST!
CANADIAN DENTISTRY FOR FTD IN A NUTSHELL - By Ebin Thaliath
This is a first-hand report from a friend who has done this process and it would benefit you to read this first to help you in your journey.
"First step was applying for Permanent Residency(PR) , PR or citizenship is needed to apply to dental schools except for specialty programs.I think most dentists with few years of experience will not have a problem with this.You need to get a good score in the English language exam.
Then I started with the journey of exams AFK, ACJ, applications to university, university bench exams and interviews at university. Getting a good score in AFK is important if you want to apply to dental schools but if you are planning to pursue direct licensing just a pass is good enough in each of the exams. Dental schools invite students for their practical exams and interviews from the highest scores of AFK exam. Each dental schools have a different way of practical exam. It is important to know the requirements of each school so that you can practice for that particular task. All these procedures till Acceptance to a dental school can be done by living in a different country. I was working in Kuwait while giving all these exams. Had to travel each time for exams. Logistically difficult but still doable. Less risk than leaving a job that you have before getting into a new system in my opinion.
A big concern for everyone is the huge fees dental schools charge in North America. But all the major banks will give you a student loan for the entire fees and living expense once you give them the acceptance letter to University. Once in university you join into 3rd year of dental school and you complete year 3 and year 4 of dental school along with native students who started from year 1.
After 2 years you receive the same DMD degree as other students after you complete the national board exams which is 2 parts theory and osce for certification.
Once you qualify it is not hard to find a job but it is hard to find a job in a desirable and good city. So lot of people move to suburbs because of less living expense and ease of establishment. It is totally something that is achievable even though the steps might sound daunting. Take baby steps and just keep the next goal in focus all the time. Dentistry is a very rewarding profession in North America. I do enjoy it very much albeit the stress involved in dentistry."
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