About the Program

For PhD/Specialty Diploma programs: A very limited number of places are available in these programs, based on availability of PhD Supervisors. Potential applicants to the PhD/Certificate programs should make contact with a potential PhD Supervisor before applying. Researchers are listed on the FOD website

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. Achievement of the Diploma in Orthodontics 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. Please note that your supervisor, supervisory committee members and area of research may not necessarily be in the same specialty area of this clinical program.

In this program option, the degree and the diploma are awarded conjointly and both must be completed to graduate. The combined program will require a minimum of six years to prepare the student for clinical practice and a research career. Graduates will be eligible to take the examinations for specialty certification in orthodontics offered by The Royal College of Dentists of Canada and The American Board of Orthodontics.

Preference may be given to applicants who have already graduated from dental school and have some clinical, research, and teaching experience.

For PhD/Specialty Diploma programs: A very limited number of places are available in these programs, based on availability of PhD Supervisors. Potential applicants to the PhD/Certificate programs should make contact with a potential PhD Supervisor before applying. Researchers are listed on the FOD website

Applicants must meet minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  Admission to the PhD program is based on supervisor and funding availability. Based on the UBC policy, the minimum funding for PhD students is $22,000.00/year for a maximum of four years while registered in the program. This minimum funding needs to be confirmed either by the PhD supervisor or the third party financial sponsorship by a government agency, health care or academic institution (e.g. university, hospital).  Self-funding or private sponsorship is not considered.

NOTE:

Applications will be managed through the Match Program and applicants register for the Match via the online registration portal shared by the Match and the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). The registration portal can be accessed from the Match web site, or directly at portal.passweb.org. Applicants must adhere to the schedule of dates provided through the Match website: www.natmatch.com/dentres.

The deadline for fully documented applications is July 31st for entry the following July.