Licensing Requirements and Application Process

CDSS Licensing Process

  1. You will be required to review and understand the following documents in order to qualify for a Saskatchewan dental license.

II.  All applicants must read and sign the CDSS Good Character Standard in order to license in Saskatchewan. Please include the signed document when you submit your application.


III.  All applicants must submit a completed application form.

      - For general and specialist dentists:

        CDSS Application for Licensure

      - For students entering supervised summer practice after their 3rd academic year at the U of S College of Dentistry:
        Letter of Supervision (completed by supervising dentist(s) and included with student application)

        CDSPI insurance application for Summer Student Practitioner Program

      - For all students enrolled at the U of S College of Dentistry:

        Student CDSS Application for Registration (registration only - not licensure)


IV.  New Graduates WITH NDEB or RCDC/NDSE Certification

- Complete the CDSS Application for Licensure form and send it to us with the appropriate fee and proof of the required General and Professional Liability Insurance.                 

V.  New Graduates of Non-Accredited Schools or dentists previously licensed in other countries WITHOUT NDEB or RCDC/NSDE Certification

- Refer to the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD) website acfd.ca/licensure

- Following certification by the NDEB or the RCDC, application is made as in IV. above (if newly graduated), or VI. below (if previously licensed).

VI.  Dentists previously licensed in another jurisdiction in Canada

- Complete the CDSS Application for Licensure.

- Complete the Consent to Release of Information form for all jurisdictions in which you have been (or currently are) registered and send it to each jurisdiction asking them to complete a CDSS Certificate of Standing which is to be sent directly from the regulatory body to the CDSS.

VII.  Professional Liability Insurance

 - Proof of insurance is requirement for licensure. Contact CDSPI to apply for your professional liablility insurance.

VIII.  All applicants must arrange an appointment to meet with the CDSS Executive Director in Saskatoon (once all documentation is received) in order to complete their application. Please note, that a Saskatchewan license will not be issued if the applicant has any open professional conduct cases in other jurisdictions.


IX.  Fees

       - $500 Registration (one time fee)

       - $3400 Annual License Fee (paid by cheque or money order)

       - $3500 Annual License Fee (paid by credit card)

       - $1000 3 Month License Fee

 X.  Incorporation Information

In December 2001, the College’s Bylaw amendments respecting incorporation were approved. The Minister of Justice at that time designated dentistry as a profession under "The Professional Corporations Act".

In order to assist our members who wish to pursue the avenue of incorporation, we are providing the required forms which will need to be accurately completed and submitted to the College office with the required fees.

Accordingly the following fees will be applicable:

  • Initial application fee for registration as a professional corporation - $500.00
  • Annual fee for professional corporation - $200.00
  • Penalty for non-payment of annual fees by a professional corporation - $200.00


The College office will formally notify CDSPI, so that members may obtain malpractice insurance for their professional corporation. It is advised that you seek the assistance of your lawyer or accountant when completing the forms and establishing your corporation.

All members are advised to review the Bylaws which outline the legislation effecting dentists who wish to incorporate.


For more information on incorporation in Saskatchewan:

The Professional Corporations Act - Saskatchewan


Please click the link below to download the required form:

Incorporation Schedule II Application
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