To become a Denturist in Nova Scotia, you must complete our application process and write an Examination.

1.   Establish academic eligibility

Completion of an accredited Canadian Denturist program satisfies this requirement.

Evidence required:

  • An official transcript from the Canadian accredited program you attended must be sent directly to the Board after graduation. 
  • If you have not graduated, an original letter from your Denturist program, which confirms that you have met all the requirements for graduating with a diploma in Denturism, is accepted as interim verification. Check with your division/programme head about how to provide this to the Board.  Note: you will still be required to have an official transcript on file with the Board.  An official transcript must be forwarded from the school to the Board within 30 days of graduation.

2.   Application for registration

Complete an application form and submit with supporting documentation (see below).  The application form is a legal document. You must answer all sections completely and accurately.  Please read this page before starting an application form. 

Evidence Required:

  • A completed application form.  Incomplete application forms will not be processed.

3.   Compile required documentation

Applicants for registration must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following registration requirements:

a.   Proof of Identity

The name you provide on your application from will be the name that is entered on the Board’s register, and must be the same name by which your clients and colleagues will know you. Your license and all correspondence from the Board will all be issued in this name.

Evidence Required:

  • Photo identification.  You must mail to the Board a notarized passport size photograph.  (This is a photograph certified by a notary public or commissioner of oaths).

b.   Eligibility to work in Canada

In order to be employed as a Denturist in Nova Scotia, you must have legal authorization to work in Canada.  Only Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and individuals with Canadian work permits have the right to work in Canada.

Evidence Required:

  • Official documentation acceptable includes copy of a Canadian birth certificate, a Canadian passport, proof of landed immigrant resident status, or copy of a valid work permit.

c.   Demonstration of professional liability insurance

Every Denturist practising in Nova Scotia must have professional liability insurance coverage to a minimum of $2,000,000.00 with a legal expenses endorsement for investigation of complaints by a regulatory body prior to engaging in the practice of Denturism.

Professional liability insurance for Denturists can be purchased through the Denturists Society of Nova Scotia.

Evidence Required:

  • An original insurance certificate that you have purchased professional liability insurance.  

d.   Demonstration of good conduct

The Board has an obligation to protect the public and needs to be satisfied that you do not pose a danger to clients.  You are required to declare any of the following:

  • Conviction of a criminal offence.
  • If you are currently under criminal investigation or have a pending criminal court date.

Evidence Required:

  • A self-declaration made on your application form.  If you answer yes to any of the declarations, the Board will ask you to send more information, such as a transcript of the criminal record. The Board will use this information to decide if you are eligible for registration and, if applicable, to determine if conditions should be imposed on your registration.
  • A Letter of Good Standing from each Denturist regulatory organization you have been registered or licensed with in the past 10 years.

Read the full Determination of Good Conduct Policy (PDF)

e.   Payment of  fees

The Denturist Licensing Examination Fee in Nova Scotia is $5000.00.

The annual licensing fee is  $1000.00.  The fee may be paid quarterly.  Payment may be made by cheque or money order, payable to the DLBNS, in Canadian funds. 

4.   Successfully complete the Denturists Board of Nova Scotia Exams

The Denturists Licensing Board of Nova Scotia Examination is mandatory for new registrants. The examination ensures that all individuals entering the profession of Denturism have met a minimum standard in the written application of academic knowledge and professional behavior. This exam is administered by the Denturists Licensing Board. You must apply to Denturists Licensing Board to write the Exam. 


You cannot begin working as a Denturist in Nova Scotia until you have received notice from the Board that your application has been approved.

Completed Applications may require 10 business days to be processed.