University of Alberta - Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

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Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Advanced Placement Program

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Program Information

School:University of Alberta - Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Description:The Department of Dentistry in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta established a special program in 2000 for graduates of dental programs recognized by the World Health Organization; but not accredited in Canada or the United States. Its purpose is to prepare dentists to take the examinations of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada.

This program is for graduates of non-accredited dental programs, i.e. educational programs that have not been recognized by the Commission of Dental Accreditation for Canada (CDAC) or the Commission of Dental Accreditation for the United States (CODA). Successful applicants will be integrated into the third year of the regular DDS undergraduate program. In addition to clinical practice at the University of Alberta Dental Clinic, students participate in clinics at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, the University of Alberta Hospital, and in a satellite dental clinic rotation in Northern Alberta.
URL:Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Advanced Placement Program at University of Alberta - Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $51,615
Careers:Dentists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Graduates of non-accredited dental programs are required to follow an equivalency process to obtain certification as a general dentist in Canada. Please review the The National Dental Examining Board (NDEB) of Canada website for information regarding the NDEB Equivalency Process. In order to be eligible to apply to the DDS Advanced Placement Program, applicants must: be graduates of a minimum four-year university dental program, not recognized by the CDAC. have successfully completed the the AFK Examination sponsored by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) prior to the application deadline (April 1). In order to be eligible to apply to the DDS Advanced Placement Program, applicants must: - Be graduates of a minimum four-year university dental program, not recognized by the CDAC. - Have successfully completed the the AFK Examination sponsored by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) within two years prior to the application deadline (April 1).

    * 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 October 11, 2019