About the IDDCP Program

The Faculty of Dentistry is not accepting applications to the International Dental Degree Completion Program (IDDCP) until further notice.

For applications to the 4-year DMD program, or to a graduate/postgraduate program please see our website: www.dentistry.ubc.ca/education for eligibility and information.

The following is for archival information only.

The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada will consider applications to the DMD degree completion program from graduates of international dental programs that are not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. This two year program will lead to the awarding of the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.

The teaching, research and clinical facilities of the Faculty are housed in the John Barfoot MacDonald Building where the latest concepts in educational methodology, research and training are applied. Library facilities are provided in the Woodward Biomedical Library. The DMD degree program is designed to prepare students to practise their chosen profession with a high degree of technical skill based on a sound knowledge of the related biological sciences, and to make them aware of the role of the dentist as a health professional in the community.

Dental Practise in Canada

The possession of a DMD degree does not automatically confer the right to practise dentistry in any province in Canada or to become a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. Each province has a licensing body which grants a license to practise dentistry within its jurisdiction. Inquiries should be directed to:

The Registrar
College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
Suite 500, 1765 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 5C6 CANADA
Tel: (604) 736-3621
Website: www.cdsbc.org

or to its counterparts in other provinces. Most provinces will accept for registration the certificate issued by the:

National Dental Examining Board of Canada
80 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON K1R 6R2 CANADA
Tel: (613) 236-5912
Website: www.ndeb.ca

NDEB Equivalency Process

The National Dental Examining Board of Canada provides graduates of non-accredited dental programs with route to certification as a dentist in Canada. Candidates wishing to pursue this alternate route should consult the NDEB at: