About the program:

The observational externship allows students to experience our ongoing graduate classes, visit our clinics and build on their current knowledge while expanding their network in dentistry. The externship program is a non-credit program that allows students to be exposed to topics of their interest. The extern may attend lectures and/or seminars with Faculty of Dentistry graduate specialty students, observe in clinic and/or a hospital setting, and have an opportunity to connect with multiple experts in the dental discipline of their choice. Seminars may include but are not limited to current literature reviews, treatment planning and surgical techniques.

Graduate Programs include:

  • Endodontics:               Dates Available: TBD*
  • Orthodontics:              Dates Available: TBD
  • Periodontics:               Dates Available: TBD
  • Prosthodontics:          Dates Available: TBD
  • Pediatric Dentistry:     Dates Available: TBD

*2022 Dates are currently to be determined, please email us to check whether we are able to accommodate your preferred dates of visit.
** For Externs interested in a particular field of study, such as Geriatric Dentistry, Oral Surgery or General Practice Residency we may be able to arrange a visit or custom program. 


You must be a graduated Dentist or a student in a good standing who has completed at least two years of a Dental program.

You must provide:

With your application:

  • Immunization history
  • A brief personal statement, describing what you hope to accomplish
  • A letter of good standing form your school

Before you arrive:

  • Proof of health insurance coverage
  • Emergency contact information
  • Completed

Additional Information



The UBC Faculty of Dentistry Externship Program has a $60.00 CAD per-day fee.

Externs are responsible for travel, food, and accommodation expenses.


Our programs generally run from 8am through 5pm M-F.

A sample schedule can be found here Visitor Schedule 2020.







*Externships vary from 2-10 working days. We request at least 6 weeks notice of your proposed visit.
We will only accept two externs per program at one time.

A certificate of participation will be provided to externs.