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Located at 2199 Wesbrook Mall, the Faculty of Dentistry is a world-leading institution dedicated to enriching the learning experience of our students and guests through shared educational opportunities.

Programs

Undergraduate:

Dental Hygiene Degree – The Entry-to-Practice Admission Option is a full-time, four-year degree program at UBC-Vancouver that includes didactic and clinical instruction and leads to a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Science.

Graduate:

Combined MSc in Craniofacial Science and Clinical Specialty Diploma:

These combined programs option offer graduate training in conjunction with a MSc in Craniofacial Science. In this program the degree and the diploma are awarded conjointly, and graduate will be eligible to take the examinations for specialty certification in orthodontics.

MSc/Diploma in Endodontics – This combined program is a clinical specialty program that allows students to complete the MSc in Craniofacial Science combined with clinical specialty preparation through the Diploma in Endodontics.

MSc/Diploma in Orthodontics – Achievement of the Diploma in Orthodontics requires successful completion of the clinical and didactic requirements associated with the diploma program in the Faculty of Dentistry, successful completion of the MSc in Craniofacial Science course requirements, and successful defense and submission of the thesis to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

MSc/Diploma in Pediatric Dentistry – The student will divide clinical training between the University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus and BC Children’s Hospital. Achievement of the Diploma in Pediatric Dentistry requires successful completion of the clinical and didactic requirements associated with the diploma program in the Faculty of Dentistry, successful completion of the MSc in Craniofacial Science course requirements, and successful defense and submission of the thesis to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

MSc/Diploma in Periodontics – The Faculty of Dentistry, through its Division of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene, offers graduate training in Periodontics as a three-year program aimed at producing clinical specialists with an excellent foundation in clinical, behavioural, and biomedical sciences. Successful graduates receive a Diploma in Periodontics and Master of Science Degree in Craniofacial Science, and are eligible to take the examination for the Fellowship Examination of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Board Examination.

MSc/Diploma in Prosthodontics – The Faculty of Dentistry, through its Division of Prosthodontics and Dental Geriatrics, offers graduate training in Prosthodontics as a three-year program aimed at producing clinical specialists. The program provides education and training for clinicians, researchers and teachers. Achievement of the Diploma in Prosthodontics requires successful completion of the clinical and didactic requirements associated with the diploma program in the Faculty of Dentistry, successful completion of the MSc in Craniofacial Science course requirements, and successful defense and submission of the thesis to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Combined PhD in Craniofacial Science and Clinical Specialty Diploma:

These combined programs option are clinical specialty programs that are offered in conjunction with a PhD in Craniofacial Science. In this program the degree and the diploma are awarded conjointly and both must be completed to graduate.

PhD/Diploma in Endodontics – This program option offers a degree and diploma awarded conjointly.  Achievement of the Diploma in Endodontics 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.

PhD/Diploma in Orthodontics – 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.

PhD/Diploma in Pediatric Dentistry – 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.

PhD/Diploma in Periodontics –  Completion of the Diploma in Periodontics requires completion of the clinical and didactic requirements associated with the diploma program in the Faculty of Dentistry, and successful completion of the PhD in Craniofacial Science course requirements, and successful defense and submission of their thesis to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

PhD/Diploma in Prosthodontics – Achievement of the diploma in  Prosthodontic 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.

Post-Graduate:

Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology (OMOP) Hospital Residency – The program consists of a four-year hospital-based residency in both oral medicine and oral pathology specialties.  This four-year program leads to dual certification and eligibility to take examinations of the Royal College of Dentists (Canada) Fellowship and the American Board of the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Detailed curriculum can be found in its respective page.

General Practice Residency (GPR) Training Program –  A one-year hospital based dental residency program (GPR) beginning in June of each year.