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Reinstatement of Licence

To apply for a general certificate of registration (licence), use our online applicant portal to fill out your application, upload documents, pay the required fees and submit it to the College

Your application form is only valid for three months once it is submitted.

Complete instructions, including lists of required supporting documentation, are provided as part of the online application process. Review the information on our website to understand the application process, our requirements and your responsibilities as an applicant.

Reinstatement, no matter the time of year, is only valid until December 31 of the reinstatement year.

Required Fees

Applicant fees include a non-refundable application fee, a registration fee and the current annual licence fee.  Payment must be received before the College can issue your licence.

Application Fee

Reinstatement Fee

Annual Licence Fee

Total Fee





*All fees must be made in Canadian dollars.

You can make your payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex) or certified cheque made payable to The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. All certified cheques must be issued by a Canadian bank or be a Canadian Money Order.

Reinstatement requirements

You may apply for reinstatement if you have resigned as registered dentist with RCDSO by not renewing your licence or retiring from the profession.

Your licence may be reinstated:

  1. By the Registrar, if you apply less than two years after your resignation.
  2. By the Registration Committee, if you apply more than two years after your resignation.

If you apply for reinstatement three or more years after resigning or ceasing to practice dentistry, you must complete the Jurisprudence and Ethics online course. Read more about the course here. 

You may be required to successfully complete assessments to ensure you meet the standards to practice dentistry in Ontario.

The assessments may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Assessment of Clinical Judgement (part of NDEB Equivalency process)
  • Assessment of Clinical Skills (part of NDEB Equivalency process)

Applicants are responsible for fees associated with required assessments.

Other reinstatement requirements include:

  1. If you owed outstanding fees to the College when you resigned, your licence may be reinstated if you apply for reinstatement and pay the required fees.
  3. If your licence was suspended for unpaid fees, you may be reinstated by paying the required fees within two years of the suspension. These fees may include:
    • Penalties for continuing to practice dentistry without paying annual licence renewal fees
    • The annual licence fee payable for the year your suspension is lifted

      If you licence is suspended for two years, your licence is automatically revoked. 

  4. If your licence was revoked due to a suspended licence that continued for two years, you may apply for reinstatement if you pay the required fees, which include:
    • The annual fee for each year which you practised in Ontario, if not previously paid.
    • All applicable penalty fees.
  6. If you are or were licensed as a dentist and practised dentistry in another jurisdiction in Canada or in another country, you are not or have not been disciplined, suspended, had your licence revoked or the subject of a finding of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity.
  8. You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have authorization under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to work in a health profession Canada.
  10. Your full name on your application must match the name on your dental program degree. If not, provide certified copy of name change with application.

  11. You have not been charged and/or convicted of a criminal offense in any Canadian or international jurisdiction.


Read the Applicant FAQs.

All information is subject to change. Applications will be governed by the regulations, and College by-laws and policies in place at the time of submission. If there is any discrepancy information, the requirements stated in regulations shall prevail.

Source: The Regulated Health Professions Acts, 1991; Dentistry Act, 1991, Regulation 205/94: General