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About Dental Surgery at University of Alberta

Why take the DDS program?

A Doctor of Dental Surgery degree will give you the education and expertise required to practice Dentistry in Canada. Dentistry is a challenging and rewarding profession within the health care field, offering a balanced lifestyle and the opportunity to have a true impact on patients' quality of life.

Why study Dentistry at the University of Alberta?

The School of Dentistry at the University of Alberta offers a fully accredited program, with state-of-the-art facilities including a full-service dental clinic. We also value giving back and community involvement: our dentistry students become community partners early in their learning by volunteering with non-profit organizations, going on Global Missions, working with children and seniors, and providing services to the public./p>

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Notes about fees for this course

If you are admitted into a new program for Fall 2020 you will receive a tuition guarantee for the total cost of that program. We'd encourage you to check out the cost calculator to review rates for program tuition and an estimate of fees related to living arrangements, health and dental plan, books, supplies and more.

Find out more about the new tuition model and program-based guarantee.

Entry requirements

There is no direct entry from high school into the Dentistry Program. Applicants are required to complete at least two years of university study prior to entering the Dentistry program. The prerequisite courses to be included in the two years at university are full year equivalents in biology, English, general or inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and half year equivalents in statistics and biochemistry. Applicants must also write the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) to be considered for admission. Applicants with a competitive cumulative academic average; prerequisite course average, and DAT average will be invited for an interview for admission to the University of Alberta Dentistry Program.

Admission Selection: Competitive. Applicant profiles are made up of the following:

  • Overall GPA achieved on all transferable postsecondary work completed as a full-time student taken during Fall/Winter or Spring Summer Terms. For overall GPA calculation, full-time study is equivalent to a minimum of 18 units of course weight taken during Fall/Winter Terms or 12 units of course weight taken during Spring/Summer Terms.
  • the DAT scores
  • the interview score

In order to be competitive, applicants should strive for a minimum academic average of 3.5 in their transferable postsecondary studies. Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 will not be considered for admission.

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