A recent change by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) to the annual renewal process for health & dentistry professional corporations (DPC) may result in increased fees for dentists caught unaware this September.

All Certificates of Authorizations issued by the RCDSO expire on August 31 st of each year, regardless of the issuance date. The cost of renewing a Certificate of Authorization is dependent of the date that the fee is paid: $175.00 if paid on or before August 3 rd each year, and an increased fee of $200.00 if paid afterwards up to August 31.

Previously, the RCDSO would allow dentists operating through a DPC a grace period to renew their Certificate of Authorization to practice dentistry, with extended deadline stretching to November.

However, beginning this year, the RCDSO will no longer accept late renewals; any dentistry professional corporation that has not renewed their certificate by the deadline of August 31 st will have their certificate revoked, effective as of the next day (September 1 st ), requiring them to apply for a new Certificate of Authorization at the cost of $750.00.

Dentists should note that the renewal period begins in June of each year, with notice sent by the RCDSO via email to notify dentists that the renewal portal has opened. For more information, please refer to the official infographic released by the RCDSO with a summary of the important dates and annual fees, and the RCDSO Annual Renewal Guide .

Kutner Law LLP strongly advises clients to diarize these dates in order to avoid unnecessary fees and issues with last-minute renewals.

Kutner Law LLP is dedicated to ensuring our clients are informed of changes in the law that would impact them or their businesses, especially in these difficult and trying times. This blog post if for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as legal advice.