Apply for a general dentist or dental specialist licence

  • Determine if you're eligible
  • Complete the application form
  • Provide all other required supporting documents
  • Pay your fees
  • Submit your application, supporting documents and fees
  1. Determine if you're eligible

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

    We may not approve you for registration or licensing if you've had any of the following actions taken against you:

    • complaints;
    • disciplinary; or
    • criminal.

    Eligibility for a general dentist licence

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

    Eligibility for a specialist dentist licence

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

    • You told a valid dental 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

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

    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.
    • We may return incomplete applications.
  3. Provide all other required supporting documents

    Applicants registered in another Canadian jurisdiction

    Gather together the following documents and provide them with your complete application.

    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

    • Request a certificate of standing from the regulatory body of each of the other Canadian jurisdictions you're registered in.
    • You must provide a certificate for each jurisdiction.
    • Each certificate must be dated no more than 90 days before the date you submit 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 each regulatory body send the certificate directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
    • We do not accept certificates of standing submitted by applicants.

    Applicants not registered in another Canadian jurisdiction

    Gather together the following documents and provide them with your complete application.

    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 no more than 2 years before this licence application.
    • You must have a notary public validate the copy of your certificate.

    Proof of education

    • 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.
  4. Pay your fees

    Fees

    Non-resident

    General or specialist dentist 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 dentist 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.

    Payment method

    You can pay your fees by cheque or credit card. Complete the payment information form and include this and your fee with your application.

  5. Submit your application, supporting documents and fees

    Submit your entire application package. This must include:

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

    We typically process applications within 10 business days. We will confirm you have met all legal requirements before issuing a licence.

    We may return applications if you have not provided all the required documentation.

    Submit your application package

    • In person or by courier, at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse, Y1A 2N1. We are 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 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext 5111.