Admission Requirements

A Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) or the equivalent is the minimum requirement for admission into a dentistry program. Special consideration may be given to candidates with a bachelor's degree in one of the pure sciences (physics, biology or chemistry). Dental faculties have quotas on the number of students they admit, because of limited resources and equipment, so only candidates with outstanding academic records are admitted.

Dental Aptitude Test

Candidates seeking admission to a dental program at a Canadian dental faculty must first pass a Dental Aptitude Test in English or French. The results of the test are considered when applications are evaluated. A brochure on the Dental Aptitude Test and the registration form may be downloaded from www.cda-adc.ca. Look under the "Becoming a Dentist" section.

Length of program

In Quebec, four or five years of study in a dental program are required to obtain a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. Graduates may elect to pursue advanced dental studies in one of the ten specializations recognized by the Ordre des dentistes du Québec.