University of Manitoba Dentistry

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66 Chancellors Cir
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2


Phone: 204.789.3631
Admissions e-mail:

Program Information

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
    • 4 years in length
    • For information click here
    • For the Application Information bulletin, click here
  • International Dentist Degree Program (IDDP program)
    • For more information, click here
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (PhD)
    • For more information, click here
  • All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • International students are not eligible to apply

Admission statistics

  • 29 spots are available for first year admission
    • A maximum of 23 spots for regular applicants
    • A maximum of 2 spots for indigenous students
    • A maximum of 6 spots for Special Applicants
      • Those who have recently completed related work experience
      • Those who hold or will receive a Masters or PhD diploma by time of enrollment.
  • 25 of the 29 spots are allocated to Manitobians
    • Graduated from a Manitoba high school
    • Recognized degree from a Manitoba university
    • Completed a minimum of two years of study in Manitoba
    • Have been a resident of Manitoba for two consecutive years post high school.
  • A maximum of 4 spaces are offered for out-of-province applicants
  • In 2016:
    • 180 applicants
    • 72 selected for an interview
    • 29 enrolled

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: minimum 60 credits of university level courses
  • Required Courses:
    • Intro. Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry: 2 semesters with labs
    • Biochemistry: 2 semesters
    • Physics: 2 semesters with labs
    • Biology: 2 semesters with labs
    • English: 2 semesters
    • Humanities/Social Sciences: 2 semesters

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  • Minimum Core Course GPA 2016:
    • 3.60 for Manitoba applicants
    • 3.80 for out-of-province applicants
  • Calculation method:
    • Adjusted GPA calculation for applicants with two years of pre-dental studies:
      • (2x average of CORE courses) + (1x average of lower year) + (3x average of better year) all divided by 6.
    • Adjusted GPA calculation for applicants with 3 or more years of pre-dental studies:
      • (2 x the average on the CORE courses) + (0 x the average on lowest year) +(3 x the average on best year) + (1 x the average on each remaining full academic year of studies) all divided by number of courses as appropriate

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  • Only the average of the Reading Comprehension, Biology, Chemistry and PAT scores (DAT average) from the single best Canadian English DAT of the last three years will be used in the calculation of the overall score.
  • Minimum PAT score: 14
  • Minimum Carving Dexterity score: 12
  • Average DAT score 2016:
    • 18.66 Manitoba applicants
    • 22.33 out-of-province applicants

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Supporting Documents

  • Application Form
  • Supplemental Application Form
  • $90 non-refundable application fee
  • Two sets of final official transcripts from all post secondary schools
  • Official DAT scores sent directly by the CDA
  • Autobiographical Sketch (if applicable)
  • Self-Declaration form and Essential Skills form
  • Immunization Requirements
  • No Reference letters or Autobiographical sketches are required or reviewed
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship (if born outside of Canada)
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (if applicable)

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Evaluation criteria

  • Selection for interview
    • minimum core course average, which may change year to year depending on applicant pool
  • Final Selection
    • rank-ordered by an overall score based on the equal weighting of the Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA) (as of June 3rd of the year of application), the Canadian Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) scores, and the interview scores.

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  • Interview invitations will be sent via email in March (end)
  • Interview Dates 2017-2018: April (end) - May (beginning)
  • CDA structured interview style
  • 45 minutes interview with panel of two individuals

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Timeline for 2017-2018

  • September 15, 2017: Last date for registration of the November DAT
  • November 6, 2017: All applicants must have written a valid DAT
  • January 15, 2018: Last date of registration for February DAT
  • January 15, 2018: Application deadline
  • February 15, 2018: Last date for receipt of transcript by the Enrollment Services/Admissions Office; final date for receipt of DAT score reports
  • End of March 2018: Interview selection decision released
  • End of April or beginning of May 2018: Interview
  • June 3, 2018: Last date for receipt of Final Transcripts and the receipt of Feb. 2018 DAT score reports
  • June 30, 2018: Applicants will be notified by this date of final selection decision

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • Out-of-province students pay same tuition fees as Manitoba students
    • First year Tuition: 18,928
    • Total first year fees: 37,613

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