The application window for the 2022 Fellowship Examination closed on December 20, 2021.

Personal Information

The personal data provided to The Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC, the College) is privileged and confidential, and will be used only for official business. This includes verifying identity, providing a means of communication in a timely manner, compliance with provincial and federal statutes and activities approved by the Board of Directors.

The College’s privacy policy and procedures comply with federal legislation called the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The information collected will not be sold or rented to telemarketers, mailing list brokers, or pharmaceutical or dental equipment companies.


The Fellowship Examination is offered in all specialties either in English or French. A candidate’s choice of language will apply to all aspects of the examination process. Language choice may not be changed after the application deadline.

Special Accommodation

A special accommodation may be granted on an individual basis on the grounds of a disability or medical condition, or religious reasons. In order for appropriate arrangements to be made, candidates requiring special accommodation must identify their requirement for accommodation when completing the online application form and submit the official request form within 60 days of the Examination. For more information on submitting a request for special accommodation, please visit the Special Accommodation guidelines.

The College’s special accommodation policy is compliant with accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Completing an Application

Individuals wishing to challenge the Fellowship Examination must ensure that College receives the application requirements below by the prescribed deadline. An application will only be considered to be complete when all three requirements are received.

  • The online application;
  • Payment for all applicable fees; and,
  • Proof of eligibility. *

* Proof of completion is required for applicants who have already completed an accredited dental specialty training program or the Dental Specialty Assessment and Training Program (DSATP) for internationally-trained dental specialists.

Proof of enrollment is required for applicants who are in the final year of an accredited dental specialty training program or who are enrolled in a DSATP. For applicants enrolled in a DSATP, proof of enrollment must be supplemented with confirmation of academic preparedness to challenge the Examination.

Digital Photo Requirements

The online application requires that applicants upload a current digital photo. Please ensure that your digital file meets the following requirements before proceeding with the online application:

  • File must be either JPG or JPEG format.
  • File size must be 50kb or smaller.
  • Image dimensions must not exceed 380×580 pixels.
  • The file name must only include alphanumeric characters – i.e. please avoid spaces or characters that are not letters or numbers. 

Tips: Avoid file names such as “First_Name Last_Name” or “First.Name.Last.Name”. We recommend simple file names such as “LastName123”.