University of Saskatchewan Dentistry
Phone: 306-966-5117 or toll-free 1-877-DMD-SASK (1-877-363-7275)
Admissions e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
- 4 years in length
- Number of applications in 2012: 403
- 22 in-province students accepted/year
- 6 out-of-province students accepted/year
Course and Degree Requirements
- Degree: Minimum 60 credits of university courses completed within 2 semesters of 8 consecutive months, preferably in the natural sciences.
- Candidates applying as Foreign Trained Dentists must have a degree in Dentistry at an accredited institution other than Canada of the U.S.
- Required Courses
- Biology (6 credits)
- General Chemistry (3 credits)
- Organic Chemistry (3 credits)
- Physics with lab (6 credits) (Topics covered must be either mechanics, waves and sound, heat, electricity and magnetism, light and modern physics. Astronomy and high fidelity topics are not acceptable)
- Social Science/Humanities (6 credits)
- Biochemistry (Molecular Biology) (3 credits)
- Biochemistry (Metabolism) (3 credits)
- Recommended Courses
- Human Physiology (6 credits)
- Minimum average of 70% in all required pre-dental courses.
- If the applicant’s pre-dental course average is less than 70%, then he/she may take upper-level courses that have the applicable pre-dental course as a prerequisite.
- Minimum average of 75% for the two best 30-credit university years
- Average accepted grade: 89.77%
- Minimum scores:
- Manual Dexterity: 3
- The University considers all sections of the DAT. However, the only cut-off score that the University has set is obtaining a 3 in the Manual Dexterity component.
- Overall Mean accepted scores (2012-2013): 19.07
- Academic Average: 18.80
- Reading Comprehension: 19.88
- Perceptual Ability: 19.60
- Carving: 17.56
- Application deadline to write the DAT: September 15, 2012 & January 15, 2013
- The DAT must have been written within 3 years of application deadline.
- Only the best overall DAT score is selected during the admission process.
- The American DAT may be used to determine if a candidate is accepted into the program. However, once accepted, the candidate must then do the Canadian DAT during the first term of attendance.
- The French DAT is not accepted since it has no Reading Comprehension component.
- Application form (online)
- Two official transcripts.
- One page biography for those applying as foreign trained dentists only.
- Official DAT report of the candidate’s best overall DAT score
- Proof of English Proficiency, if applicable. There are various ways to complete this requirement.
- Those who are invited for an interview must provide 2 official transcripts after the candidate’s second semester grades are available.
- All applicants who enter the program must prove that he/she received the required immunizations and no criminal record before starting the dental program.
- Must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
- Must have lived in Saskatchewan for a minimum of 4 years immediately before September 1 of the year of admission. Candidates will be considered residents if they have left the province but lived in Saskatchewan beforehand for 15 years.
Canadian and International Applicants
- Must have completed all the prerequisite courses mentioned above in the section Course and Degree Requirements.
- Must have proof of English proficiency wherever the university courses were not offered in English.
- International applicants must have a Study Permit to study in the country.
- Must provide a proof of Aboriginal Ancestry and identify themselves as being aboriginal on their application form.
- Requires a degree in Dentistry from an accredited university outside of Canada and the U.S.
- Proof of degree and official transcripts
- Must be considered a Saskatchewan Resident as mentioned above in this section.
- Proof of English proficiency if applicable
- Canadian DAT is required
- 3 reference letters
- One-page C.V.
Special Case Applicants
- Applies to students who completed one or both of the required 30-credit course-load over 12 months rather than 8. In this case, a letter explaining their situation must be sent to the University.
- Date: April 6, 2013
- The interview is weighed at 20% of the application process.
- January 15, 2013: Deadline to submit application
- February 1, 2013: Deadline to submit documents (and proof of Saskatchewan residency and proof of Aboriginal Ancestry if applicable)
- April 6, 2013: Interview date
- Total Tuition: $156,557.00
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