Application Process

The Faculty of Dentistry is accepting applications to the Dental Specialty Assessment & Training Program (DSATP) for the 2023-24 program in the following disciplines: Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Periodontics.

Applications to be open December 15, 2022.

Application Form

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

Application Fee

Non-refundable Application Fee: $485.00 CDN subject to change without notice.

Reference Letters

Three (3) references are required with the application. Referees must be a certified specialist or full-time academic member, domestic or international who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications. A referee may be academic, professional, or personal.

Letters of reference can be uploaded to the application system using an institutional or government email address only, no free mail address are accepted.  Alternatively, letters of reference can be mailed directly from the source to the Admissions Office, Faculty of Dentistry in sealed and endorsed official source envelopes.

Required Application Documentation

Fully documented applications must be received by the Faculty of Dentistry Admissions office by the March 31st application deadline. Early submission of the application and supporting documentation is strongly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.

Along with the online application and fee, a fully documented application must include:

  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residence (PR).
  • One (1) official copy of university transcripts from all colleges and universities attended sent from source in sealed and endorsed envelopes (except UBC transcripts).
  • One (1) official copy of the degree certificate if the official transcript does not indicate the degree received and degree conferral date.
  • If university transcripts and degree certificates are issued in a language other than English, a literal English translation of one (1) set of official transcripts (and degree certificates if necessary) must be obtained from the issuing University’s translation service. Send both the original language and literal English translation transcripts in sealed envelopes endorsed by the issuing university.
  • Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE) results. There is no minimum score required.
  • Copy of the NDEB score if applicable.
  • A TOEFL or IELTS score sheet taken within twenty-four (24) months prior to the time of submission of the application if the qualifying degree was received from a country in which English is not the primary language.
  • Three (3) reference letters from a certified specialist or full-time academic member, domestic or international.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Personal statement (maximum 500 words).

Send all application documentation to our admissions office.