The mission of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada is to maintain the high standards of practice of the recognized dental specialties by examining qualified candidates for admission to Fellowship in the College and by working with stakeholders to establish standards for dental specialty education, practice and certification. The Royal College of Dentists of Canada was established by an Act of the Federal Government of Canada in 1965 to promote high standards of specialization in the dental profession and to recognize properly trained dental specialists. This is accomplished through examinations created specifically for each dental specialty. The National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE) is used by all provincial dental regulatory authorities as part of the requirement for licensure as a specialist in Canada. Successful completion of the (NDSE) may lead to Fellowship in the College and the use of the designation FRCD(C).