The Association of Prosthodontists of Canada is the Canadian Dental Association-recognized representative body of the specialty of prosthodontics in Canada. All provincial and territorial dental regulatory authorities across Canada recognize the association of Prosthodontists of Canada as the source of consultation concerning the specialty. However, APC is not a regulatory body nor does it grant credentials for or govern the practice of prosthodontics in Canada.
To advance our Specialty and serve our Members, while acting as the national and international voice of Prosthodontics for Canada.
Regulation of Dentists and Dental Specialists
The practice of dentistry is regulated in Canada. In order to practise the profession or use the title of dentist or dental surgeon, you must be licensed as a member with one of the provincial or territorial regulatory bodies. These bodies set the standards for entry into the profession of dentistry and for issuing licences to those who meet the established standards of qualifications and practice.
Many jurisdictions require successful completion of the National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE) for licensure as a Specialist. Starting in 2020, the National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE) has been administered by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB). Additional information on the NDSE can be found by clicking this link.
The Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) was established by an Act of the Federal Government of Canada in 1965 to promote high standards of specialization in the dental profession and to recognize properly trained dental specialists. This is accomplished, in part, through the administration of the Fellowship Examination for all the recognized dental specialties. The Fellowship examination is a rigorous evaluation of a candidate's clinical decision making and judgement skills and recognizes excellence in the practice of prosthodontics, granting a Fellowship (FRCDC - Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada) upon successful completion. Beginning in 2024, the RCDC will administer the NDSE exams as well.