Permits

The dental profession in Quebec is classified as an "exclusive" profession. Dentists must hold a permit from the Ordre des dentistes du Québec (ODQ) and be entered on the Roll of the Order if they wish to practise in the province. Note that it is not necessary to be a permanent resident or Canadian citizen to obtain a permit. The permit is an official document signed by the President and the Secretary of the ODQ, certifying that the holder has met the relevant conditions.

Deadline

The Order’s Admission Committee examines and decides on applications to practice the profession. Candidates must submit the duly completed application form for a permit to practise or a specialist's certificate, along with the required supporting documents, to the Roll and Office of the Clerk Department at least 15 working days before the Admission Committee meets.

Click here to download the form A1 : Application for a permit, a specialist's certificate or reinstatement.
Click here to download the form C2 : Certificate of Standing.

Candidates admitted to a postgraduate program

Click here to download A3.1 form : Confirmation of registration - postgraduate program

Admission Committee meetings
  • January 18, 2022
  • February 15, 2022
  • March 15, 2022
  • April 12, 2022
  • May 17, 2022
  • June 21, 2022
  • July 12, 2022
  • August 16, 2022
  • September 20, 2022
  • October 18, 2022
  • November 22, 2022
  • December 20, 2022

Oath taking

The Ordre des dentistes du Québec oversees the organization of the oath-taking ceremonies for new dentists.


Please email your date of preference to admission@odq.qc.ca 


 
Oath taking
   Montreal   January 20, 2022    Ordre des dentistes du Québec
   Montreal   February 17, 2022    Ordre des dentistes du Québec
   Montreal   March 17, 2022
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   Montreal   April 14, 2022    Ordre des dentistes du Québec
   Montreal   May 19, 2022
   Ordre des dentistes du Québec
   Quebec   June 3, 2022
   Séminaire de Québec
   Montreal   June 8, 2022    Théâtre Symposia
   Montreal   July 14, 2022
   Ordre des dentistes du Québec
   Montreal   August 18, 2022
   Ordre des dentistes du Québec
   Montreal   September 22, 2022    Ordre des dentistes du Québec
   Montreal   October 20, 2022
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   Montreal   November 24, 2022
   Ordre des dentistes du Québec
   Montreal   December 22, 2022
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Entry on the roll

The Roll is the list of all the current members of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec. Once a dentist holds a permit, he or she must be entered on the Roll of the Order and pay the required fees by March 31st of each year at the latest. In addition, all practising dentists are required to contribute to the professional liability insurance fund of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec.

Entry on the Roll is governed, among others, by the following legislation: