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Contacts

Website: http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/Education/DMD/default.asp
Phone: (604) 822-7566

  • Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm Pacific Standard Time

Admissions e-mail: kiran@dentistry.ubc.ca
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Program Information

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
  • 4 years in length
  • Number of applications for class of 2016: 397
  • Applicants meeting requirements 2016: 338
  • Applicants interviewed 2016: 96
  • Applicants accepted 2016: 58
  • Only Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible
    • Preference given to residents of British Columbia
    • Maximum of 10% out-of-province applicants accepted

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum of 3 years (90 credits) at a recognized university by April of the year of admission
  • Required Courses
    • English (6 credits)
    • Chemistry (6 credits)
    • Biology (6 credits)
    • Organic Chemistry (6 credits)
    • Biochemistry (6 credits)

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GPA

  • Minimum CGPA: 2.8 (4.0 scale)
  • Average grade (%) of all applicants 2016: 82.31%
    • Average grade of all interviewed applicants 2016: 86.55% (88.29% for Non-BC residents)
    • Average grade of all accepted applicants 2016: 86.05% (89.01% for Non-BC residents)
  • All college/university work taken into account (including failed courses)
  • Worst year will be dropped for applicants who have completed 4+ years of college/university

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DAT

  • Dental Aptitude Test – only Canadian version accepted
  • Two components used in calculations:
    • Academic Test
    • Perceptual Test
    • Carving is no longer required
  • Mean DAT scores 2011 of interviewed candidates:
    • Academic Average – 20.77
    • Perceptual Ability & Carving – 22.47
  • Must be written by the November exam date prior to admission year
  • DAT must have been written within 5 years of application
  • Best score used if written multiple times

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For information on the DAT itself, visit the Canadian Dental Association website here and here

Supporting Documents

  • Online UBC DMD Application Form
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
    • International Transcripts must be sent with translated and notarized English versions and pre-requisite course outlines
    • High School Transcripts required from applicants who have not been registered at UBC
  • Reference letters are no longer required. (They will not be considered.)
  • DAT scores sent directly from the CDA
  • Registration fee of $229.00 CAD

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DMD Admissions Open House Weekend (Interview)

  • Applicants qualified based on GPA and DAT scored will be invited to the DMD Admissions Open House Weekend
    • Normally Held in February
  • Interview
    • Lasts 35 minutes in length to assess the applicant’s capabilities related to the dental profession.
    • CDA qualified team consisting of 2-3 interviewers (general practitioners, faculty members and dental students)
    • Average Interview Score 2016 (out of 7): 5 for Non-BC
      • Average Interview Score of Accepted 2016: 5.0 (5.8 for Non-BC)
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL)
    • Students rotate through a number of small groups, using in-depth critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems with peers.
    • Average PBL Score 2016 (out of 10): 7.2 for accepted Non-BC

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • October 13, 2017: DMD Application deadline
  • November 4, 2017: DAT score deadline
  • February: Interviews are held
  • Early March: Notifications of interview invitations are sent out

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • First year tuition: $ 18,110.58
  • Total first year fees: $ 59,737.94

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