International Dental Degree Completion Program
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NOTE: The application deadline for starting the IDDCP in 2014/15 is June 7, 2013. Candidates must submit a copy of the score from the NDEB Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge exam.
The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada will consider applications to the DMD degree completion program from graduates of international dental programs that are not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. This two year program will lead to the awarding of the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.
The teaching, research and clinical facilities of the Faculty are housed in the John Barfoot MacDonald Building where the latest concepts in educational methodology, research and training are applied. Library facilities are provided in the Woodward Biomedical Library. The DMD degree program is designed to prepare students to practise their chosen profession with a high degree of technical skill based on a sound knowledge of the related biological sciences, and to make them aware of the role of the dentist as a health professional in the community.
Dental Practise in Canada
The possession of a DMD degree does not automatically confer the right to practise dentistry in any province in Canada or to become a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. Each province has a licensing body which grants a license to practise dentistry within its jurisdiction. Inquiries should be directed to:
College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
Suite 500, 1765 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 5C6 CANADA
Tel: (604) 736-3621
or to its counterparts in other provinces. Most provinces will accept for registration the certificate issued by the:
National Dental Examining Board of Canada
80 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON K1R 6R2 CANADA
Tel: (613) 236-5912
For information on immigration to Canada and application forms please call:
1-888-242-2100 (Canada) or (604) 666-2171 (Vancouver only)
or contact your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate.
ndeb equivalency process
The National Dental Examining Board of Canada provides graduates of non-accredited dental programs with route to certification as a dentist in Canada. Candidates wishing to pursue this alternate route should consult the NDEB at:
To Reach Us
Further information is available from:
Admissions Office - IDDCP
J.B. Macdonald Building
The University of British Columbia
2199 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Tel: (604) 822-7566
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