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The Royal College of Dentists of Canada provides the National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE) for all nine nationally recognized dental specialties in Canada. The NDSE is used by all provincial Dental Regulatory Authorities (DRA) as part of the requirement for licensure as a dental specialist. The NDSE is created and delivered in large part by the dedication and hard work of over 250 dental specialists who volunteer their time and effort to the examination process.

Position Descriptions

Each dental specialties has an examination team which creates and delivers an examination once a year. These examination teams are led by a Chief Examiner and are composed of Examiners who can have a variety of roles. A list of some roles, along with their position descriptions, have been provided below. Depending on the specialty, a new Examiner may be asked to undertake a single or multiple roles.

Application Process

If after reviewing the Examiner positions descriptions, you are interested in volunteering at The Royal College of Dentists of Canada, please complete and submit the application form. You will be asked to provide personal as well as professional information, an emergency contact, and two professional references. A current CV, which is to be uploaded electronically, is also required.

Please note that your application will only be submitted once you’ve clicked on the “Done” button.

You will receive confirmation of receipt from the College within two business days of submitting your application form. Each application will be reviewed by your specialties Chief Examiner and the Examiner-in-Chief of the NDSE. Your professional references may be contacted at any time during your application review. You can expect to receive a status update on your application within a few weeks of applying.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Amandine Perdebat, Director of Examinations, who can be reached by phone at 416-512-6571 x 504 or by email at