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Registration Practices

The RCDSO is accountable to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner to provide transparent, objective, impartial and fair registration practices for those applying to practise dentistry in the province.

Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC)

The Office of the Fairness Commissioner is an arm's-length agency of the Ontario government, established under the Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act.

The OFC ensures that regulated professions use transparent and impartial registration practices. OFC requires each regulatory body to examine and report on its own registration process and undergo compliance audits.

The Fairness Commissioner has publicly noted the leadership role of the College as an early supporter of the government's role in building confidence in the fairness and transparency of licensing practices.

Read the 2020 RCDSO Fair Registration Practices Report

Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation (CDRAF)

You will also find a link to a report from the Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation (CDRAF) that describes the impact of trade agreements and international mobility on registration in Canada. The CDRAF is an organization with representation from all of the dental regulatory authorities from across the country. You can learn more about the CDRAF by visiting their website.