Students will find private practice, teaching or research opportunities when they graduate from the Dentistry Program.
Two years of appropriate University Transfer Science at GPRC will allow students to apply to the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, but space is limited. The minimum requirement for admission to the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) is the satisfactory completion of 60 credits of transferable postsecondary work of which 30 credits must be taken during one Fall / Winter academic year. Students must also maintain a competitive GPA.
In addition, as admission to the Dentistry program is highly competitive, students are advised to design their program to lead to a Bachelor of Science degree. For further information, consult an Academic Advisor in Student Services.
The pre-professional requirements to be included in the 60 credits are:
- Organic Chemistry (3 credits)
- General Chemistry (3 credits)
- Biology (3 credits) BI1070 required
- Junior English (6 credits)
- Statistics (3 credits)
- Introductory Biochemistry (3 credits)
- Microbiology (3 credits)
- Human Physiology (6 credits)*
Human Physiology courses that meet these requirements must be taken online with the U of A (Physiology 210) if students want to complete all preprofessional requirements in the first two years of study. GPRC physiology courses do not meet this requirement.
Applicants must write the Canadian Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) and a Situational Judgement Test (SJT). For further information on the application process, deadlines, academic requirements, DAT and selection process, explore the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry website: ttps://www.ualberta.ca/school-of-dentistry/programs-and-admissions/dentistry/doctor-of-dental-surgery-dds