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Exploring and developing new mutual recognition agreements

Classification: Health

Regulatory Body

Royal College of DENTAL SURGEONS of Ontario

Royal College of DENTAL SURGEONS of Ontario


This practice will interest regulators who want to develop agreements with regulatory bodies and/or accrediting institutions in other countries to recognize one another's systems of education and training. Such agreements facilitate registration for internationally educated applicants.

The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and other designated authorities regulating dentistry in Canada have asked the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada to develop agreements with the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. It is currently investigating agreements in other countries.

The development of mutual recognition agreements streamlines registration for applicants educated in those jurisdictions.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.
  • Makes registration process more efficient and less complicated; timelines are improved, unnecessary steps are eliminated, use of resources is optimized.
  • Helps to prevent potential for unintended or differential impact on non-traditional applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Resources and alternative ways to meet registration requirements are available to applicants.
  • Helps applicants to understand what to expect to be licensed before coming to Canada.
  • Enables applicants to meet registration requirements in more efficient way; process is streamlined and registration requirements are relevant and fair.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Fairness
  • Fairness

Profession's Membership Size

Medium (2,000 to 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

Jun 05, 2013