Dalhousie University Dentistry

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Location

Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University
Carleton Campus
5981 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2

Contacts

Website: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/dentistry.html
Phone: 902-494-2450
Admissions e-mail: denadmis@dal.ca

Program Information

  • Doctor in Dental Surgery (DDS)
    • 4 year program
  • Number of applications in 2013: approximately 500
  • Class size: accept up to 38
    • Preference is given to permanent residents of the Atlantic provinces.

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum of 60 credit hours of university study. A Bachelor’s degree is not required but recommended (especially if graduate studies are intended).
  • Required Courses
    • Biology with Lab (6 credits)
    • General chemistry with Lab (6 credits)
    • Physics with Lab (6 credits)
    • Organic Chemistry with Lab (6 credits)
    • Arts and/or Social Sciences (12 credits)
    • Writing Course (6 credits)
    • Biochemistry (3 credits)
    • Microbiology (3 credits)
    • Vertebrate Physiology (6 credits)

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GPA

  • Minimum: No minimum GPA specified, but applicants with best academic record have greater chance of admission
  • Average accepted grade of final 60 university credit hours 2013: A
  • Average accepted grade of required science courses 2013: A-

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DAT

  • Minimum scores:
    • Although there is no minimum score, most successful applicants have scores of at least 15, and an average of 21 (or better) is advised.
  • For the class entering in September 2013 (and later) Manual Dexterity (carving) scores will not be considered
  • Canadian or US DAT accepted (Canadian Citizens residing in Canada must complete Canadian DAT)
  • DAT must have been written within 2 years of application
  • DAT must be written by February of the year of admission

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Supporting Documents

  • Online Application form
  • $ 70 Registration fee
  • Official transcripts of all university studies
  • Supplemental Information form (outlining extracurricular activities)
  • Applicants who are invited for an interview are required to submit 3 confidential reference evaluation forms
  • DAT score
  • Acceptance is conditional upon fulfillment of Health requirements click here

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Interview

  • On a Saturday in March or April 2018
  • Interviews are structured and conducted at the Faculty of Dentistry by 2 dentists and last 40 minutes.
  • Applicants with the highest university grades are selected for interview.
  • Interviews are conducted by a team of 2-3 trained interviewers, using a structured interview format.

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • December 1, 2017: Application and application fee deadline
  • February 1, 2018: All supporting documents must be received
  • March – April 2018: Interviews are held.
  • May 1, 2018: All pre-requisite courses must normally be completed by this date.

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Tuition 2017-2018

All fees are written in Canadian dollars:

  • Canadian citizens/permanent residents:
    • First year tuition and incidental fees: $52,268
    • First year books and supplies: $1,350
    • First year residence (lodging and food): $10,580
  • International students:
    • First year tuition and incidental fees: $77,751
    • First year books and supplies: $1,350
    • First year residence (lodging and food): $10,580

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