Dentistry

Dentistry
Faculty of Dentistry

Entry-to-Practice Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc) [Dental Hygiene]

Information accurate as of: April 20th 2017. Retrieved from the Faculty of Dentistry website. For further details, please visit: http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/education.

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The undergraduate BDSc program in dental hygiene program is a health professional program involving theory and evidence-based practice. Dental hygiene theory and practice draw on biomedical, social and behavioural sciences as well as the body of dental hygiene knowledge. Key responsibilities of dental hygienists include health promotion, education, clinical therapy, research, change agent and administration, depending on the nature of the individual dental hygienist’s practice.

The Entry-to-Practice Admission Option is an entry point to the UBC Dental Hygiene Degree Program open to both secondary school graduates and applicants with post-secondary experience. Successful applicants will complete a full-time, four-year degree program at UBC-Vancouver that includes didactic and clinical instruction and leads to a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Science. Graduates of the program are eligible for registration to practice with The College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia as a registered dental hygienist.

Minimum academic requirements to the program include:

  • Academic average of 70%: Secondary school graduates must have a minimum overall academic average of 70% based on the system of grading used at UBC and calculated using required course equivalents. Those who have completed post-secondary coursework will have their GPAs used as a basis for admission as well. See website for more details.
  • Prerequisite Courses: There are no post-secondary level prerequisite courses for the Entry-to-Practice option. However, applicants from Secondary School must have completed a list of high school required courses.

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Completed Online Application: Completed undergraduate admissions application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Dental Hygiene Supplemental Application: Complete the Dental Hygiene Supplemental Application (Personal Profile) by the deadline. The Dental Hygiene supplemental application has an associated fee of $112.00 (payable by credit card, money order, bank draft, or certified cheque payable to the University of British Columbia).
  • Open House/Interviews: Short-listed applicants are invited to the mandatory-attendance Dental Hygiene Admissions Open House/Interview process.

The undergraduate online application for UBC’s Vancouver campus opens in mid August and closes in mid January. The deadline for the Dental Hygiene Supplemental Application is February 17.

Admissions decisions for most programs are made in April or early May.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Dental Hygiene Program’s Admissions page for more information.

The Faculty of Dentistry welcomes applications from qualified Aboriginal applicants. For more information, please contact Vicky Koulouris, Manager of Admissions at  vkoulouris@dentistry.ubc.ca.

Prospective students are encouraged to read the Entry to Practice Frequently Asked Questions and Admissions information before contacting the department at:

Dental Hygiene Degree Program – Admissions
UBC Faculty of Dentistry
278 – 2199 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Tel: (604) 822-9726
Fax: (604) 822-8279
Send an e-mail to the program by visiting:
http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/contact-form/?dept=DHYG

Dentistry
Faculty of Dentistry

Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

Information accurate as of: May 3rd 2016. Retrieved from the Faculty of Dentistry website. For further details, please visit: http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/education.

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The Doctor of Dental Medicine degree program is designed to prepare students to practise their chosen profession with a high degree of technical skill. The program is based on a sound knowledge of the related biological sciences, and to make them aware of the interaction of the dentist as a health professional in the community. The possession of a dental degree does not automatically confer the right to practise dentistry in any province of Canada. Each province has a licencing authority which grants the licence to practise.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Undergraduate coursework with 90 UBC Credits: Applicants who have successfully complete a minimum of 90 UBC credits or the equivalent of three years of full-time courses in any degree program at a recognized university and who have completed the required prerequisite courses are eligible to apply.
  • Minimum 70% GPA: Achieve a minimum overall Grade Point Average of 70% or 2.8 on a 4.0 grading scale for ALL college/university work (including failed courses).
  • DAT Scores: Applicants write the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) and request original DAT scores from the Canadian Dental Association or the American Dental Association.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Submit Online Application: The DMD Application Form can be found on-line at dentistry.ubc.ca.
  • Official Transcripts: Applicants must request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions where they have studied. High school transcripts are only required if you are using AP courses to fulfill your prerequisites or if you are using high school transcripts to prove B.C. residency.
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency – Proof must be submitted in the form of a copy of one of the following: Canadian passport, Canadian Citizenship Certificate, Canadian Permanent Resident (PR) card or Canadian birth certificate.
  • BC Residency (if applicable) – If declaring BC residency, applicants must submit documents supporting the applicable declaration.
  • Open House/Interview: Applicants shortlisted to attend the Open House will be considered for admission based only their interview and PBL scores
  • Note: Reference letters are no longer required. Please do not submit as they will not be considered.

The undergraduate online application for UBC’s Vancouver  campus opens in mid August and closes in mid October. Admissions decisions for most programs are made in April or early May.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the DMD Program’s Admission Procedures page for more information.

The Faculty of Dentistry welcomes applications from qualified Aboriginal applicants.

Based on completed applications which meet all of the DMD requirements and if selected to participate in the Open House, Multiple  Mini Interviews (MMI) and Problem Based Learning (PBL) sessions, Aboriginal applicants who self identify can undergo a second interview using a non-structured format which will last approximately one hour and be conducted by an interview panel with Aboriginal participation. Aboriginal applicants should submit an additional essay, not to exceed 800 words, to be reviewed by the interview panel at the second interview.

For more questions about the program, please contact:

Admissions – DMD
J.B. Macdonald Building
The University of British Columbia
2199 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Tel: (604) 822-7566

Send an e-mail to the program by visiting:
http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/contact-form/?dept=DMD

Dentistry
Faculty of Dentistry

Graduate Degree in Craniofacial Science (MSc and PhD)

Information accurate as of: May 3rd 2016. Retrieved from the Faculty of Dentistry website. For further details, please visit: http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/education.

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The Graduate programs in Craniofacial Science offers advanced study related to research in Population Health and the interactions that affect the oral health of individuals, communities and populations, oral health related research in disease prevention, diagnosis, risk, treatment, prognosis and health care and research in the areas of biomaterials, cell biology, developmental biology, microbiology and molecular biology. The program is research-oriented, consisting of didactic courses and original research carried out under supervision. It is not a clinical program leading to clinical specialization, and is unrelated to licensure.

The program also offers a combined Master of Science in Craniofacial Science and Clinical Specialty Diploma (MSc/Dip or PhD/Dip) in the following areas:

  • MSc or PhD with a Diploma in Endodontics
  • MSc or PhD with a Diploma in Orthodontics
  • MSc or PhD with a Diploma in Pediatric Dentistry
  • MSc or PhD with a Diploma in Periodontics
  • MSc or PhD with a Diploma in Prosthodontics

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Minimum B+ Average: Applicants with Canadian or US credentials must have a minimum average equivalent to a UBC B+ (76%) in third- and fourth-year courses

Minimum admission requirements to the program include:

  • Prior Degree: Applicants must have completed a DDS, DMD, MD, DVM, or their equivalents, or an MSc. Students entering directly without a Master’s degree must, during the first year of study, complete 12 credits with a first class average of which at least 9 credits must be at the 500-level or above and at least 9 credits must be no less than ‘A-’ (at UBC, 80%).

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Craniofacial Science Program’s Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Admissions Deadline pages for more information.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Viki Koulouris
Manager of Admissions
Faculty of Dentistry
The University of British Columbia
2199 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3

Tel: (604) 822-4486
Email: vkoulouris@dentistry.ubc.ca