Apply for a general dentist or specialist dentist licence

  1. Determine if you're eligible
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Provide all required supporting documents
  4. Pay your fees
  5. Submit your complete application package

  1. Determine if you're eligible

    All dentists practising in Yukon must register and hold a Yukon licence.

    We accept new applications on an ongoing basis. You only need to apply for registration once. But you must renew your licence every year. All dentist licences expire annually on March 31.

    If you’ve had any complaints, disciplinary or criminal action against you:

    • we will assess your eligibility for registration or licensure on a case-by-case basis; and
    • you may not be approved for registration or licensing.

    Eligibility

    General dentist licence

    You're eligible to register and apply for this licence if you meet 1 of the following 3 sets of requirements.

    You:

    • graduated from an accredited dental program in Canada or the United States; and
    • have a certificate of qualification from the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEBC). This certificate must be dated no more than 2 years before this application.

    Or you:

    • graduated from a non-accredited or international dentistry program;
    • successfully completed a qualifying or degree completion program at an accredited Canadian university, and have:
      • received a certificate of qualification from the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEBC) no more than 2 years before applying for your Yukon licence; or
      • completed the equivalency process with the NDEBC no more than 2 years before applying for your Yukon licence.

    Or you:

    • hold a valid general dentist or dental specialist licence in another Canadian jurisdiction; and
    • are in good standing in that jurisdiction.

    Specialist dentist licence

    You're eligible to register and apply for this licence if:

    • you told a valid specialist licence in another Canadian jurisdiction;
    • the licence is for a specialty recognized by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons; and
    • you're in good standing in that jurisdiction.

  2. Complete the application form

    Download the application form.

    Complete all sections of the form. Do not leave a section blank. You may enter "not applicable" when it's relevant. We may return incomplete applications.

    Tips

    • Make sure to mark on the top of the form whether you're applying for:
      • a general licence;
      • a specialist licence; or
      • both a general and specialist licence.
    • You must also select resident or non-resident licence.
      • Choose non-resident if you will practice in Yukon for less than a 3-month period in a licensing year.

  3. Provide all required supporting documents

    Applicants registered in another Canadian jurisdiction

    Current photo ID

    • Provide 1 copy of a piece of photo ID.
    • The ID must be issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body.
    • The ID must show your current legal name.
    • We do not accept a healthcare card as a form of ID.

    Certificate(s) of standing

    We require this from all licence applicants.

    A certificate of standing is an official document that includes:

    • your registration and licensing history;
    • any limits and restrictions on your licence; and
    • any complaints or disciplinary action against you.

    Ask the regulatory body of each jurisdiction you’re licensed in to provide a certificate.

    • You must provide a certificate for each jurisdiction.
    • Each certificate must be dated no more than 90 days before your application.
    • If you're applying for a specialist licence, the certificate must list your specialty. The Royal College of Dental Surgeons must recognize this specialty.
    • Have the regulatory body send the certificate(s) directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
    • We do not accept certificates of standing submitted by applicants.

    Applicants not registered in another Canadian jurisdiction

    Current photo ID

    • Provide 1 copy of a piece of photo ID.
    • The ID must be issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body.
    • The ID must show your current legal name.
    • We do not accept a healthcare card as a form of ID.

    Certificate of qualification

    • Provide 1 notarized copy of your certificate of qualification from the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEBC).
    • The NDEBC must have issued this to you within 2 years of applying for your Yukon licence.
    • You must have a notary public validate the copy of your certificate.

    Official transcript

    • Canadian and US graduates from an accredited school must provide an official transcript.
    • International graduates from outside Canada and the US must provide an official transcript confirming either:
      • completion of an accredited Canadian university qualifying program; or
      • completion of the NDEBC equivalency program.
    • Have the school send transcripts directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
    • We do not accept transcripts submitted by applicants.

  4. Pay your fees

    Fees

    Non-resident

    General or specialist licence

    Pay these fees if you will practice in Yukon for 3 months or less in a licensing year.

    • Registration (1-time fee): $50.
    • Annual licence fee: $50.

    Resident

    General or specialist licence

    Pay these fees if you will practice in Yukon for more than 3 months in a licensing year.

    • Registration (1-time fee): $400.
    • Annual licence fee: $200.

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

    • cheque;
    • credit card;
    • cash; or
    • debit.

    Cheque

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to the Government of Yukon.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll cash your cheque.

    Credit card

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • If you submit your application in person, by courier or mail, you may include your credit card info on your payment information form.
    • If you submit your application by email or fax, do not include your credit card information on your form. We'll contact you for your credit card info.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll take payment.

    Cash or debit

    • You can only pay by cash or debit if you can pay in person at our office in Whitehorse.
    • Complete the payment information form.
    • We'll hold your licence at our office after we issue it.
    • We'll take payment by cash or debit when you pick it up.

  5. Submit your complete application package

    Prepare your application package

    Your complete application package must include:

    • your completed application form;
    • all required supporting documents; and
    • your payment form.

    We typically process applications within 10 business days. We'll confirm you've met all legal requirements before issuing a licence. We may return your application if you’ve not provided all the required documentation.

    How to submit

    • In person or by courier, at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse, Y1A 2N1. We're open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Email: dental.plra@gov.yk.ca
    • Fax: 867-667-3609
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6

Contact 

For questions about applying for a dentist licence, email: dental.plra@gov.yk.ca, or phone 867-667-5111, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext 5111.