Can a Uk qualified dentist practice in Canada, if so what steps are necessary for this to be allowed?
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- 12-08-2016 01:21
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- 12-08-2016 11:10
You'll have to do some research around this. You may have to take some exams but otherwise your qualifications should be recognised.
- 22-08-2016 22:01
You have to basically do half of your degree again (I have researched this intensively myself). You will also have to pay the course fees upfront or at least prove that you have them upfront (you're looking at somewhere in the region of $150,000 - $200,000 if you take into account living expenses, course fees etc). The United States system works exactly the same way as well because their system doesn't recognise the validity/comparability of foreign qualifications. As I remember it's the clinical years (years 3 & 4 in the U.S. but probably Canada too) that you have to do again, no matter how long you have been practising in your home country to "convert" your BDS to a DDS. There is a reciprocal agreement with Australia that now means you can move with an Australian BDS and practice in Canada (as long as you graduated after 2012) without converting your degree, but a British BDS will not suffice (despite Aus/UK BDS being almost identical in terms of training etc).
It's sad and annoying and the ridiculous fees that you need to have upfront (U.S. student finance to foreigners is nonexistent unless you can find a U.S. citizen to co-sign the loan for you) sadly mean that this route is essentially closed off unless you are extremely rich.