About the DMD Program

NOTE: Applications to the DMD program commencing in 2019 are NOW OPEN. The application deadline for the 2019 DMD program is October 12, 2018. We will accept Canadian and American DAT scores from no later than the November 3, 2018 sitting of the Canadian DAT.

The Faculty offers an undergraduate dental program consisting of 4 years of professional study leading to the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D).


The Doctor of Dental Medicine degree program is designed to prepare students to practise their chosen profession with a high degree of technical skill. The program is based on a sound knowledge of the related biological sciences, and to make them aware of the interaction of the dentist as a health professional in the community.

Professional Association

The possession of a dental degree does not automatically confer the right to practise dentistry in any province of Canada. Each province has a licencing authority which grants the licence to practise. In British Columbia, inquiries should be directed to:

Registrar, College of Dental Surgeons of BC
1765 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver BC, V6J 5C6
Tel: (604) 736-3621
Fax: (604) 734-9448

Website: http://www.cdsbc.org

or their counterparts in other provinces. Persons convicted of a criminal offence including a conviction for an offence which resulted in a conditional or absolute discharge, and who are considering a career in dentistry, should write to the Registrar of the College for clarification of their ability to obtain a licence to practise dentistry in British Columbia before beginning studies.

Applications to Advanced Standing

There are no arrangements for considering advanced standing applicants from other Canadian, U.S. and international dental schools at this time.


It is the responsibility of the applicant to advise this office of a change in address and contact phone number. All correspondence will be sent to the current mailing address until April 30 each year, and thereafter to your permanent address. If you will not be at your permanent address during the summer, please authorize someone at that address to open mail from this office.