University of Western Ontario Dentistry

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Contacts

Website: http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/dentistry/index.php?page=DDSAdmissions
Phone: 519-661-3774
Admissions e-mail: admissions.dentistry@schulich.uwo.ca

Program Information

Curriculum

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

Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants in 2013: 591
  • Applicants interviewed 2013: NA
  • Class size in 2013: 56 (52 domestic, 4 international)
  • International students are eligible to apply

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Admissions Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: 4
  • Required Courses
  • Applicants must have one of the following degree requirement, and have fulfilled the prerequisite and course load requirement
    • Only prerequisites taken within ten years of the application deadline are deemed acceptable.
  • (1) Degree: in the final year of, or have successfully completed, an undergraduate degree program leading to a four-year undergraduate degree at a recognized university.
  • Required Courses
  1. 0.5 organic chemistry (with lab)
  2. 0.5 biochemistry
  3. 1.0 human or mammalian physiology
  4. 1.0 laboratory course in biology, chemistry and physics are also recommended
  • (2) Degree: be in the final year of, or have successfully completed, a graduate degree program at a recognized university. Graduate degree candidates must complete all requirements for their graduate degree (including a successful thesis defense, if applicable) by June 20 of the year of entry. It will be the students' responsibility to assure confirmation by their Faculty of Graduate Studies no later than June 20 that all requirements for the degree have been met. No deferred admission will be granted. Applicants in this category are advised that the following courses are mandatory: at least 0.5 laboratory course in organic chemistry, at least 0.5 course in biochemistry, and 1.0 course in human or mammalian physiology. It is to their advantage to have successfully completed 1.0 laboratory course in biology, chemistry, and physics.
  • Required Courses
  1. 0.5 organic chemistry (with lab)
  2. 0.5 biochemistry
  3. 1.0 human or mammalian physiology
  4. 1.0 laboratory course in biology, chemistry and physics are also recommended
  • Full course load (equivalent to five full courses taught between September and April) is strongly advised
    • Courses taken during the Spring/Summer sessions will not normally be counted as part of the five courses.

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  • Recommended Courses: NA


GPA

  • Minimum grade/GPA: NA
  • Average grade/GPA of admitted applicants 2012: 88.35%
  • Minimum accepted grade/GPA 2013 (domestic applicants invited for an interview): 84.4%
  • Minimum accepted grade/GPA 2013 (international applicants invited for an interview): NA
  • Calculation method:
    • Only the averages on record at the up to the end of the academic year before application deadline will be considered in the current application cycle

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DAT

  • Cut-off DAT score: 18
  • Average DAT score of interviewed applicants 2013:
    • Average of Academic Average score of class of 2016: 21
    • Average of Reading score of class of 2016: 21
  • DAT must have been written within 2 years of the application deadline
  • Only the most recent/etc set of scores DAT scores are taken into account,

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Supporting Documents

  • Application form (online) to OUAC
  • Non-refundable processing fee of $ 250
  • Official transcripts from EACH university, college or other post-secondary institution attended (must be received by December 1, 2013)
    • Applicants that have not been registered at the University of Western Ontario at any time must:
      • Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
      • Request that the applicant’s current University registrar’s office send to the University of Western Ontario an additional transcript of their current year’s grades by the end of the year (if applicable).
    • Applicants that need to provide transcripts from institutions outside of Canada must also provide the following:
      • Proof of status as a permanent resident (except for Canadian citizens)
      • A formal request if name change documents are necessary
      • Proof of English proficiency if the applicant’s mother tongue is not English by doing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Written English (TWE) or equivalent
      • Detailed syllabus for prerequisite courses
  • Reference letters and personal statements will not be read by members of the Admissions Committee.
    • Only those regarding a situation beyond the control of the individual which affected his/her academic potential, in academic years that have the potential to be used in the admissions process,might have any influence in our admissions process (and even then, there is no guarantee that the information provided will have an effect on the entrance decision.)

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Evaluation criteria

  • 60% academics, 15% DAT and 25% interview.

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Interview

  • Interview invitations will be sent out about one month prior to the interview dates.
  • Interview Dates: during the weekend of April 12 and 13, 2014.
  • One must meet competitive levels in the DAT Reading Comprehension sectional score in combination with achieving competitive university grades in order to be invited to an interview.
  • Interviews are conducted by a dentist, a senior dental student and a layperson.
  • The questions are in the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) format.

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Timeline 2013-2014

  • November 2013: DAT examination
  • December 1, 2013: Application deadline and deadline for transcripts to be reached by the University
  • Early March, 2014: Interview invitations, and declines sent
  • During a weekend in April 2014: Entrance interviews
  • mid-May 2014: Admission results released
  • June 15, 2014: Deadline for the last academic year’s transcript to be received by the University
  • June 20, 2014: Deadline (for graduate students) to complete all requirements for their graduate program

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Tuition 2013-2014

  • Based on tuition 2012-2013
    • First year tuition and fees: $30,604
    • Total First year Fee: $45,843
    • Living Expense: $10,845 - $11,650

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