Money Management

Advice & Tools for Dental Students

Chances are, you've taken on quite a debt load in your journey towards a career in dentistry. How you navigate and handle this debt can profoundly influence the opportunities you may be able to pursue in the future, whether personal or professional. Wouldn't it be nice if you had access to unbiased expert advice? Wouldn't it be even nicer if you didn't have to pay for it?

Good news! CDSPI provides dental students with complimentary access to non-commissioned, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professionals dedicated exclusively to serving the dental community.

Advisors at CDSPI Advisory Services Inc. are here to help set you up for financial success and to answer common questions such as:

  • How can I live my life and keep my spending (and debt) in check?

  • Which is better for me, a TFSA or an RRSP?

  • What's the best way to save to buy a practice while also saving to buy a house?

  • How much debt should I take on when buying a practice?

  • Should I pay down my loan or invest?


No-Cost Tax Returns for Dental Students

Dental students across Canada who are enrolled in the no-cost student insurance program can have their basic personal tax return completed with an MNP advisor at no-cost. The offer also extends to spouses of dental students. Complete this form and a representative from MNP will be in touch with you directly.

Not currently enrolled in the no-cost insurance program? Learn more about this exclusive insurance offer available to Canadian dental students, and apply online.

MNP is one of Canada’s leading professional services firms providing client-focused accounting, consulting, tax, and digital services.


Apply Now: No-Cost Student Insurance Package

Includes life, disability, dental hand-tools, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance at no cost to you while you are a dentistry student.

Scotiabank Healthcare+ Dentist Banking Program

You're focused on your dental training, let us focus on your financial well-being. The Scotiabank Healthcare+ Dentist Banking Program1 offers banking solutions designed to meet your unique needs as a dental student. In addition to the Scotia Professional® Student Plan Line of Credit, as a dental student you can receive savings and rewards on personal banking solutions to help you manage your finances.



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