1. To work in this field, you must have a high school diploma and you usually need a college or university program in your specialty.
2. You may need licensing in your province or territory.
3. To be a dental hygienist, you need a two- to three-year college or university program or other approved program and you may need a licence in the province/territory where you'll work.
4. To be a dental technician, you need a college program in dental technology or four or more years of on-the-job training with a dental technician. Licensing is available but not mandatory in all provinces. In Quebec, you must be a member of the Ordre professionnel des techniciens et techniciennes dentaires du Québec.
5. To be a denturist, you need a college program and may need to complete an internship program. Licensing is mandatory.
6. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.