D-3, r. 10 - Regulation respecting the standards for equivalence of diplomas and training for the issue of a permit or a specialist’s certificate by the Ordre des dentistes du Québec

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chapter D-3, r. 10
Regulation respecting the standards for equivalence of diplomas and training for the issue of a permit or a specialist’s certificate by the Ordre des dentistes du Québec
DENTISTS — PERMIT — STANDARDS FOR EQUIVALENCE
Dental Act
(chapter D-3, s. 3).
D-3
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 93, par. c).
C-26
September 1 2012
DIVISION I
GENERAL
1. The secretary of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec shall forward a copy of this Regulation to a candidate wishing to have a diploma in dentistry issued by an educational institution outside Québec recognized as equivalent or to have his training recognized as equivalent.
O.C. 915-93, s. 1.
2. In this Regulation, “diploma equivalence” means the recognition by the board of directors that a diploma issued by an educational institution outside Québec certifies that the candidate’s level of knowledge, manual dexterity and clinical experience are equivalent to that attained by the holder of a diploma recognized as meeting the requirements for a permit or a specialist’s certificate.
“Training equivalence” means the recognition by the board of directors that a candidate’s training indicates that he has attained a level of knowledge, manual dexterity and clinical experience equivalent to that attained by the holder of a diploma recognized as meeting the requirements for a permit or a specialist’s certificate.
O.C. 915-93, s. 2.
DIVISION II
STANDARDS FOR DIPLOMA AND TRAINING EQUIVALENCE
3. The holder of a diploma in dentistry issued by a university outside Québec shall be granted a diploma equivalence if the board of directors, by resolution, accepts the certificate of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada and if the diploma was obtained upon completion of studies comprising sufficient knowledge in the following areas:
(1)  general, dental and microscopic anatomy;
(2)  general and local anaesthesiology;
(3)  biochemistry;
(4)  oral biology;
(5)  general, oral and maxillo-facial surgery;
(6)  anxiety and pain control;
(7)  operative dentistry;
(8)  dentistry in a hospital or community centre;
(9)  diagnosis;
(10)  embryology and genetics;
(11)  endodontics;
(12)  epidemiology;
(13)  gerodontics;
(14)  dental materials;
(15)  general and oral medicine;
(16)  microbiology;
(17)  neuro-anatomy;
(18)  nutrition;
(19)  occlusion;
(20)  orthodontics;
(21)  periodontics;
(22)  general and oral pathology;
(23)  pediatric dentistry;
(24)  pharmacology;
(25)  physiology;
(26)  preventive dentistry;
(27)  CPR procedures;
(28)  maxillo-facial protheses and implants;
(29)  fixed or removable prosthodontics;
(30)  quality treatment and patient care;
(31)  radiology;
(32)  public dental care;
(33)  treatment of the handicapped and chronically ill; and
(34)  medical emergencies.
O.C. 915-93, s. 3.
4. A candidate shall be granted a training equivalence if he demonstrates, in accordance with section 5, that he has a level of knowledge, manual dexterity and clinical experience equivalent to that attained upon completion of studies in dentistry in an institution recognized under the first paragraph of section 184 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
O.C. 915-93, s. 4.
5. In order to determine whether a candidate demonstrates that he has the level of knowledge, manual dexterity and clinical experience required under section 4, the board of directors shall take all of the following factors into account:
(1)  the total years of schooling;
(2)  the courses taken in the areas listed in section 3;
(3)  the diploma obtained by the candidate;
(4)  the nature and duration of the candidate’s experience in dentistry; and
(5)  the training periods served in dentistry.
Where the evaluation made under the first paragraph does not allow a decision to be made, the board of directors may require that the candidate take an examination or serve a training period so that the said evaluation may be completed.
A candidate who fails an examination is entitled to write a supplemental examination. The supplemental examination shall be written within 5 years following the date of the failure.
O.C. 915-93, s. 5; O.C. 1069-95, s. 1; O.C. 649-97, s. 1.
DIVISION III
PROCEDURE FOR RECOGNIZING EQUIVALENCES
6. A candidate applying for a diploma equivalence or a training equivalence shall provide the secretary with the following supporting documents and with the costs required for the examination of the application in accordance with paragraph 8 of section 86.0.1 of the Code;
(1)  the candidate’s academic record and a description of the courses taken;
(2)  a certified official copy of the candidate’s diploma or proof that it was issued; and
(3)  a document attesting to the candidate’s relevant work experience during the 5 years preceding his application for recognition of his training equivalence.
A French translation of documents written in a language other than French or English is required.
O.C. 915-93, s. 6.
7. The secretary shall forward the documents provided by the candidate, as prescribed in section 6, to the committee set up by the board of directors, in accordance with paragraph 2 of section 86.0.1 of the Code, to examine his diploma equivalence or training equivalence application and shall make the appropriate recommendation to the board of directors.
At the first meeting following the date of receipt of the recommendation, the board of directors shall decide, in accordance with this Regulation, whether it recognizes the diploma equivalence or the training equivalence.
O.C. 915-93, s. 7.
8. Within 30 days following the date of its decision, the board of directors shall notify the candidate in writing of the reasons for its decision and, as the case may be, shall indicate which requirements, from among those listed in section 3 or section 5, the candidate must meet in order to be granted the diploma equivalence or the training equivalence.
O.C. 915-93, s. 8.
9. A candidate who receives the information provided for in section 8 may apply to the board of directors of the Order for a hearing, provided that the candidate applies to the secretary in writing within 30 days following the mailing of the decision not to recognize the diploma or the training as equivalent.
A candidate shall be granted a hearing at the board of director’s first regular meeting following receipt of his application, provided the secretary of the Order receives it 21 days before the date set for the meeting, and the board of directors, where expedient, shall revise its decision. To that end, the secretary shall convene the candidate by means of a notice in writing sent by registered mail not less than 10 days before the date of the hearing.
The board of director’s decision is final and shall be sent to the candidate in writing within 30 days following the date of the hearing.
O.C. 915-93, s. 9; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP).
10. (Omitted).
O.C. 915-93, s. 10.
REFERENCES
O.C. 915-93, 1993 G.O. 2, 3548
O.C. 1069-95, 1995 G.O. 2, 2676
O.C. 649-97, 1997 G.O. 2, 2247
S.Q. 2008, c. 11, s. 212