Jump to content
Premed 101 Forums

Moving to the US after completing a DDS in Canada

Recommended Posts

Hey guys, I was wondering - if I completed my DDS degree in Canada but wanted to move to the States after, do know how easy/difficult it is to get a job there? Do they prefer students who graduated from States? Also I was wondering the same things about specializations and residency program?


I am also guessing that they will ask you to take the national board exams correct?


Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would say it depends on where you want to work - if you want to be in an urban center, your chances of finding a decent job are likely not that great.


You also have to write the NBDE Part I and II, as well as the regional board exam for the region that you want to work in - NERBs, WREBs, etc - these exams have a written and clinical component (for the clinical you would have to find patients to complete various procedures on or pay to have a company find patients for you).


For specialty and residency programs, it all depends on the program and whether they have a preference for US graduates. Some programs will have a preference for applicants from the state that the program is located, as these applicants are likely to practice in that state after completing the program. If you're considering a GPR, there are lots of programs in NY with lots of spots.


To apply to specialty and residency programs you need to have written NBDE Part I and if you are accepted or match into a program, then you will likely have to write NBDE Part II before starting the program.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...