About APC

Mission Statement

To advance our Specialty and serve our Members, while acting as the national and international voice of Prosthodontics for Canada.
The Association of Prosthodontists of Canada is the Canadian Dental Association-recognised representative body of the specialty of prosthodontics in Canada. All dental regulatory authorities across Canada recognise 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 the practice of prosthodontics in 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. This examination is currently administered by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) which grants a Fellowship (FRCD(C) - Fellow in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada) upon successful completion.


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