Graduates from Non-Accredited Dental Assisting Programs

The following requirements must be met in order to be registered and licensed to practice dental assisting in the province of Nova Scotia:

  1. Photocopy of certificate of graduation from a level II dental assisting program.
  2. An applicant must provide a certified copy of their Canadian birth certificate, or Canadian citizenship card or proof of permanent Canadian residency status.
    If an applicant is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada then the applicant must provide details about their current citizenship status and a certified copy of the authorization issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada which permits them to engage in the practice of dentistry in Canada.  
  3. Letter of Good Standing from the Registrar of your previous jurisdiction (if currently or previously licensed);
  4. If not a new graduate, one must have proof of continual practice defined as a minimum of having worked as a Level II assistant within the preceding five-year period.
  5. Verification of active membership in the Nova Scotia Dental Assistants' Association (Contact: Ms. Lynda Foran, 902-826-1922); or www.nsdaa.ca
  6. Completed application form;
  7. A copy of the National Dental Assistants Examining Board Certificate and the Clinical Practice Evaluation Certificate.  For more information please visit www.ndaeb.ca for further information on how to obtain these certificates.
  8. For the purposes of labour mobility under the Agreement on Internal Trade ( https://www.ait-aci.ca/agreement-on-internal-trade/ ) a person with a non-restricted license obtained in any Canadian licensing jurisdiction prior to July 1, 2001, who is able to demonastrate 900 hours of clinical practice in the field of dental assisting during the last 3 years, will be recognized as holding the necessary qualifications for licensure as a dental assistant and will be eligible to be registered in the Dental Assistants' Register.
  9. Translation of documents are the responsibility of the applicant.
  10. Payment of appropriate fees to the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia:
    $ 65.00 initial registration fee
    $ 228.00 annual license fee
    $ 114.00 licensing fee if licensing after November 1st

ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET WITH THE REGISTRAR IN PERSON TO FINALIZE THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING PROCESS. PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT @ 902-420-0083.

Payment of fees is accepted by visa, mastercard, debit, cheque or money order.
Please Note: License fees are non-refundable.

Correct documentation and fees must accompany application forms and must be presented to the Registrar on your scheduled appointment.