About the Program

This combined program option is a clinical specialty program that is offered in conjunction with a PhD in Craniofacial Science. The program provides education and training for clinicians, researchers and teachers. The students will divide clinical training between the University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus and BC Children’s Hospital. PhD/Diploma students will begin their training alongside the MSc/Diploma students and will moving into full time research from years two through four. In years five and six, the PhD/Diploma students will complete their clinical training. Therefore, the combined program will require a minimum of six years to prepare the student for clinical practice and a research career. Achievement of the diploma in pediatric dentistry requires completion of the clinical and didactic requirements associated with the diploma program in the Faculty of Dentistry, successful completion of the PhD in Craniofacial Science course requirements, and successful defense and submission of the thesis to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. In this program option, the degree and the diploma are awarded conjointly and both must be completed to graduate. Graduates will be eligible to take the examinations for specialty certification in pediatric dentistry offered by The Royal College of Dentists of Canada and The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

The deadline for fully documented applications is September 30th for entry the following August.