All dentists must be licensed to practice dentistry in Canada.
Each province or territory has a licensing body that establishes regulations and requirements for the licensure of general practitioners and specialists within the jurisdiction.
Graduates of dental schools accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of Canada, may require NDEB certification to be eligible for licensure in a Canadian province.
Regardless of education, licensure or experience, foreign trained and/or licensed dentists must obtain a Canadian license to practice dentistry in Canada.
To obtain license from state or local jurisdiction, you must get a certificate by passing an examination known as NDEB examination, if you are from an accredited dental college. Only colleges from Canada and USA are accredited.
But, most overseas dentists will be from non-accredited dental colleges. They have to take up a short term qualifying program to become eligible for Board certification.
These qualifying programs require you to pass eligibility examination. After passing the eligibility examination, you need to complete qualifying program.
Then you become par with accredited dental college graduates. Now, you can apply for license by passing board examination and fulfilling other requirements.