Admission Requirements

The Faculty of Dentistry is accepting applications to the Dental Specialty Assessment & Training Program (DSATP) for the 2024-25 program in the following disciplines: Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Periodontics.

The deadline is March 31st for applications for the program commencing in May (Pediatric Dentistry), July (program specific) of the same year.

Please note that until we receive an online application we are not in a position to evaluate credentials.

Applicants are required to be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Academic Requirements

Applicants to a Dental Specialty Assessment and Training Program (DSATP) in the Faculty of Dentistry must have completed a minimum 2 year recognized specialty training program and hold a DMD or its equivalent from a recognized university. Applicants must have completed a training program in the specialty program she/he is applying to. For example, an applicant who wishes to apply to the DSATP for Orthodontics must have previously completed a minimum 2 year recognized specialty training program in Orthodontics in order to be eligible for admission to the Orthodontics DSATP.

Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE) results. There is no minimum score required.

English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who received their qualifying degree from a country in which English is not the primary language must present evidence of proficiency in English. One of the following tests of English proficiency is acceptable:


The minimum TOEFL score required is 580 paper-based or 93 internet-based, taken within twenty-four (24) months prior to the application deadline. TOEFL score sheets must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Centre in sealed and official envelopes or submitted through the TOEFL website. The institution code for UBC Dentistry is B135. Photocopies of test scores are not acceptable.


A minimum overall band score of 7.0 is required with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component of the academic (not general) IELTS test. IELTS score sheets must be taken within twenty-four (24) months prior to the application deadline and be sent directly from source in sealed and official envelopes, or you may e-mail us your “Test Report Form Number” if you have notified IELTS for UBC access. Photocopies of test report form   are not acceptable.

PLEASE NOTE: Given that the number of applicants exceeds the number of positions available, an application that satisfies the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.