Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University

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Dentistry (five-year)

Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University

Field of Study:Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $8,585
National: $20,649

Equipment and Materials Fee
In addition to the fees shown on the list of fees for Dentistry, students are required to purchase certain items of equipment and supplies through the Faculty of Dentistry. The fee also includes an amount for general supplies in the laboratories and clinics. The estimated cost of these purchases is as follows:

Second Year $23,433
Third Year $4,964
Fourth year $4,042



The five-year program consists of a Dental Preparatory (Dent-P) year followed by the regular four-year dental program. During the Dent-P year, students are registered in the Faculty of Science and must take courses totaling 30 credits. There are several required courses as well as a number of elective courses selected for the purpose of broadening and enriching their education.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • 2 of   Biology 
  • 3 of   Chemistry 
  • 2 of   Mathematics 
  • 3 of   Physics 
Overall average, science course average, and individual course marks as well as the Cote de rendement au collégial (Cote R) are used in making the final decisions. A Cote R of 32.000 or higher would be considered competitive.

Required courses

Biology – 301 and 401 or 2 Human Bio. courses
Chemistry – 101, 201 and 202
Mathematics – 103 and 203
Physics – 101, 201 and 301

Dental Aptitude Test (DAT)
The Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) is NOT required for entry into the Dent-P program. However, accepted students who have not taken the DAT's will have to do so during their Dent-P year.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 22, 2022