The slow decay of dentistry in Dental Student General Discussions Posted July 9, 2018 · Report reply 25 minutes ago, member_225 said: Thousands of immigrant doctors want to come and practise their chosen profession, why doesn’t Canada let them in? More doctors = more access to care. It’s because the numbers of doctors is regulated and continuously changed according to population needs. They should do the same with dentists. After all they’re all healthcare professions. At the end of the day, we don’t want dentists over treating their patients like doctors would do if they were over saturated. Correct me if I’m wrong I think it has to do with public perception and how dentists are viewed. As a profession, dentists are viewed as greedy (like ostracized mentioned), money-oriented professionals. We're not viewed in the same light as physicians and haven't got much political influence on equivalency and control of foreign grads. But I do agree with what you're saying, its a tough situation.