What is the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia?
The Provincial Dental Board (PDB) is the licensing authority in Nova Scotia responsible for all regulations respecting Dental Assistants, Hygienists and Dentists.
A certificate of License may be obtained by meeting the criterias set by the Board and paying an initial Registration and yearly Licensing fee. You will then be a “Licensed Dental Assistant”, eligible to perform intra-oral duties prescribed in the Regulations of the Dental Act. Continuing Education points are required to maintain licensure. Thirty-six points must be obtained in a 3 year cycle. It is important that you understand the continuing education criteria and how the points fit into different categories as well as the start and end date of your 3 year cycle.
The licensing year for DA’s is May 1st to April 30th. Failure to renew by April 30th will result in your name being struck from the Register. You will no longer be a “Licensed Dental Assistant” and no longer licensed to perform intra-oral duties. To be reinstated you will be required to pay an additional fee above and beyond the license fee.
Information on licensure and yearly fees may be obtained from:
The Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia
210 Waterfront Drive