The Indigenous Dental Association of Canada (IDAC) is proud to announce the launch of an exciting new video project, coinciding with National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. This initiative aims to highlight the importance of oral health within Indigenous communities, showcase traditional knowledge, and celebrate the contributions of Indigenous dental professionals.

The video project: Joyce’s Tooth Tales – A Journey of Courage and Wisdom, features a series of insightful stories introducing a young girl who shares her oral health journey; from her first loose tooth and first cavity to becoming a dental specialist.

The content also delves into the unique challenges faced by Indigenous communities in accessing dental care and the innovative solutions to overcome these barriers.

We invite everyone to watch these compelling short video stories and join us in recognizing the vital role of oral health in the overall well-being of Indigenous communities.

The videos are available on the IDAC YouTube Channel.

The Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for The Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Dr. Jean-Pierre Picard, has been featured in an extensive profile in the latest issue of the Canadian Dental Association Magazine, CDA Essentials. Learn more about Dr. Picard’s remarkable contributions to the field of organized dentistry and his leadership within the Canadian Armed Forces by reading the full article.

The College would like to congratulate Dr. Picard on this significant and well-deserved achievement!

Please note that our offices will be closed from Friday, December 22, 2023, to Tuesday, January 2, 2024, inclusively. Our regular office hours will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

The application window for the 2024 Fellowship Examinations of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada is now open. Completed applications must be submitted before the closing of the application window on December 18, 2023.

Completed applications consist of the following:

The 2024 Fellowship Examinations will take place in May and June, 2024. The specific evaluation dates for each specialty are available on the Dates and Deadlines page.

Additional information about the Examination can be found on the following pages:

To complete an application, please visit the Application page.

The June 2023 administration of the NDSE was the last one to be administered by the NDEB. Over the last year the NDEB has been working closely with RCDC to transition the NDSE back under the College’s responsibility.

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The Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC, the College) is pleased to announce that Sean Gehring has been hired as Director of Examinations in charge of the National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE). Mr. Gehring, who most recently held the role of Associate Director, Examinations at The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to this critical role and will join RCDC on June 21, 2023.

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The application window for the 2023 Fellowship Examination is now closed, however, late applications may be considered. Please contact for additional information.

Dr. Leland McFadden is the first recipient of the D.S. Precious Memorial Award. Dr. Benjamin Davis spoke about the legacy of Dr. Precious, and presented the award to Dr. McFadden during the September 2021 Convocation Ceremony.

RCDC invites you to join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 2 pm EDT in Toronto, ON.

More information will be posted online once it becomes available.

RCDC invites you to join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2 pm EDT.

The AGM will be held virtually via Zoom. For more information and to register, click here.