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 application for a licence to practise dentistry in Quebec.
Click here to download the Consent for the release of personal information (French only).
Click here to download the Certificate of Standing.

Admission Committee meetings

    • September 17, 2019
    • October 22, 2019
    • November 19, 2019
    • December 17, 2019

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
 
September 19, 2019
 
Ordre des dentistes du Québec
 
 Montreal
 
October 24, 2019
 
Ordre des dentistes du Québec
 
 Montreal
 
November 21, 2019
 
Ordre des dentistes du Québec
 
 Montreal
 
December 19, 2019
 
Ordre des dentistes du Québec


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.

In 2019-2020, the fees are as follows:

  • Students submitting a standard request for a permit: $1,739.00
  • Students applying for a permit while in their first year of residency: $229.00

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