How to Become a Dentist

Most dental schools require some prior university study, including a strong background in the sciences. Carleton’s undergraduate science programs are designed to provide students with a comprehensive science education. Carleton science students benefit from small classes, personalized interaction with their professors, lab experience (including hands-on labs in your 1st year), and excellent co-op opportunities. Science students may also enrol in a First Year Seminar wherein they are taught by an experienced faculty member in a class of no more than approximately twenty-five students. There is a specialized seminar for science students entitled Seminar in Science that introduces students to advancements in the field and current research questions. These Seminars not only help to bridge the gap between high school and university-level study but they also provide a great opportunity for students to get to know one of their professors on a more personal level.

To learn more about the dentistry school application process and admission requirements check out the information below.

Applying to Dental Schools in Canada

There are a variety of dental schools in Canada: University of Alberta (School of Dentistry), University of British Columbia (Faculty of Dentistry), University of Manitoba (Faculty of Dentistry), Dalhousie University (Faculty of Dentistry) University of Toronto (Faculty of Dentistry), The University of Western Ontario (School of Dentistry), McGill University (Faculty of Dentistry), Université de Montréal (Faculté de médecine dentaire), Université Laval (Faculté de médecine dentaire), University of Saskatchewan (College of Dentistry).

Application Process

Admission and application requirements for dental school vary from one institution to another. As such, it is important to contact the respective dental school admission office to determine specific admission requirements. As part of the admission process, most Canadian dental schools require Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) scores which are administered by the Canadian Dental Association (DAT). Canadian DAT scores are also accepted by most American dental schools.

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