University of Alberta Dentistry

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Contacts

Website: http://www.dentistry.ualberta.ca
Phone: (780) 492-1319
Fax: (780) 492-7536
Admissions e-mail: admissions@dentistry.ualberta.ca
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Program Information

Curriculum

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • 4 years in length
  • 2 pre-dental years required
  • Joint programs are available. Descriptions can be found here

Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants in 2016: 250
  • Applicants interviewed 2016: NA
  • Class size in 2013: 32 (31: in-province, 1: out-of-province)
  • A maximum of 15% of spaces are offered for out-of-province applicants
  • International students are eligible to apply

For more information on the program, click here

Admissions Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 60 credits completed of post-secondary studies (10 full year course equivalents or 20 half year course equivalents)
    • Of the 60 credits, 30 credits must be taken during the academic year (Fall/Winter semester).
  • Required courses
    • General Chemistry (6 credits)
    • Organic Chemistry (6 credits)
    • Biology (6 credits)
    • Physics (6 credits)
    • English (6 credits)
    • Statistics (3 credits)
    • Introductory Biochemistry (3 credits)
  • Note
    • The prerequisite requirements must be passed with a minimum grade of C-.
    • General Chemistry: IB Chemistry HL with a grade of 6 or 7 is equivalent to Chemistry 101 (3 credits).
    • Biology: IB Biology HL with a grade of 6 or 7 is equivalent to Biology 107 (3 credits).
    • English: IB English HL with a grade of 6 or 7 will meet the English requirement.

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GPA

  • Overall GPA 2016: 3.61-4.00
  • Average grade/GPA of admitted applicants 2016: 3.85
  • Minimum accepted grade/GPA 2016 (domestic applicants invited for an interview): NA
  • Minimum accepted grade/GPA 2016 (international applicants invited for an interview): NA
  • Calculation method:
  • For applicants who have completed at least four or more years of full-time postsecondary work, the semester with the lowest GPA will not be included in the calculation of the cumulative GPA (provided that the worst semester is not the most recent Fall/Winter or the only semester with a full course load).

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DAT

  • Reading Comprehension mean – 22.75 (with a range from 19- 29)
  • Perceptual Ability mean – 21.50 (with a range from 17 - 26)
  • Manual Dexterity mean – 24.15 (with a range from 16 - 29)
  • DAT must have been written within 5 years of the application deadline
  • Only the highest set of DAT scores are taken into account
  • Only the Canadian DAT version accepted

For more information, click here

Supporting Documents

  • Completed University of Alberta online undergraduate application
  • Registration fee ($ 75 for University of Alberta students, $ 115 for all other students)
  • Results from the Canadian Dental Aptitude Test
  • Official transcripts of your academic record. All previous post-secondary academic records must be provided.
  • English Language Proficiency/Spoken English Requirement (if required).
  • Applicants with extenuating circumstances may submit a request for special considerations in writing.

For more information, click here

Evaluation criteria

  • GPA: 50% of overall rank score
  • (DAT) scores: 25% of overall rank score
  • Interview score: 25% of overall rank score

Interview

  • Interview Dates: March 4, 2017
  • Interviews evaluate an applicant's maturity, motivation, initiative, ability to communicate, personal qualities and interests
  • Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
    • interviewee will be exposed without interruption to a series of stations, each of which will take 10 minutes to complete

For more information, click here and here for sample MMI questions

Timeline

  • November 1, 2015: Deadline to submit the online application and send the registration fee.
  • November 15, 2015: Deadline for receiving official transcripts showing registered courses for the Fall semester.
  • January 15, 2015: Deadline to receive DAT results.
  • January 31, 2015: Deadline to receive the Special Consideration request.
  • February 1, 2015: Deadline to receive official transcripts showing Fall semester grades and registered courses for the Winter semester.
  • March 5, 2016: Interviews held
  • June 15, 2016: Deadline to receive official transcripts of showing Fall and Winter course grades. (And, receipt of English Language Proficiency and Spoken English Requirement if applicable)

For more information, click here

Tuition 2017

  • Domestic students:
    • First Year Tuition and Non-Instructional Fees: $21,884.98
    • Fees for Equipment & Instrumentation Rental: $15,000.00
  • Non-domestic students:
    • First Year Tuition and Non-Instructional Fees: $42,500
    • Fees for Equipment & Instrumentation Rental: $15,000.00

For more information on tuition, click here
For Scholarship and Financial Award information, click here
For Dentistry Scholarship and Award information, click here