Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). This program requires four years of full-time study following admission to the College of Dentistry. Pre-dentistry studies (which may be completed at the University of Regina) require at least two additional years (often more) of full-time study.
- English Language Arts A30 and B30
- Chemistry 30
- Mathematics B30 and C30 or Pre-Calculus 30
- Biology 30 and Physics 30 are strongly recommended
Applicants should request admission to the Faculty of Science (pre-dentistry).
Admission to the College of Dentistry requires a minimum of two pre-dentistry years of no less than 30 credit hours between September and April of each year for a total of no less than 60 credit hours. The required courses listed below may be scheduled as the applicant chooses.
|Credit hours||Qualifying courses for Dentistry (U of S)||Student's record of courses completed|
|3.0||PHYS 109 and 119, or
PHYS 111 and 112
|3.0||Two courses from the Faculty of Arts (humanities or social sciences)|
|3.0||10 open electives **|
|** English 100,110. KIN 267 and 268 are not requirements for application to the College of Dentistry; however, students are strongly encouraged to include these courses within the first two years of their university studies.|
It is the duty of the Admissions Committee to select candidates that have the ability to succeed in the program, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to review the candidate’s entire application submission and to deny entry to candidates whose academic background or history indicates a diminished probability of success.
Applicants must have a minimum overall average of at least 70% in the required pre-dentistry courses that have been completed by the end of the first term (Fall) of the current year but may complete any outstanding pre-dentistry courses in the second term (Winter). The overall pre-dentistry average and Academic Average will determine the applicant's eligibility for further admission consideration. All required pre-dentistry courses must be completed by the end of April the year in which admission is sought with an overall average of at least 70% to be eligible. Applicants who have not completed this requirement will not be considered.
Applicants who take a correspondence class must complete the class and write the final exam by the end of April.
In addition to completing the specified required pre-dentistry courses, students should choose a program and courses that will lead to an alternate career if dentistry is no longer a viable option.
It is recommended that applicants’ program of studies be in the area of the natural sciences.
Applicants to the dentistry program must take the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) administered by the Canadian Dental Association. The DAT is conducted on two occasions, November and February each year. The deadline dates for applications are September 15th for the November DAT and January 15th for the February DAT. DAT results older than 3 years are not accepted for admission purposes. If an applicant has taken more than one DAT within this time period, the best overall DAT score will be used for admission purposes. Further information may be obtained from the Canadian Dental Association’s website at www.cda-adc.ca/dat . To apply as a Saskatchewan resident, applicants normally must have resided in Saskatchewan for at least FOUR years immediately prior to September 1 of the year in which admission is being sought. Visit the College of Dentistry’s website for more information.
Interviews are granted based on the academic record as of the deadline date for receipt of applications.
Selection is based on the applicant’s academic record (that is, the two best full academic years), weighted 65%; the DAT, weighted 15%; and the interview, weighted 20%.
There is a separate category in which three first-year spaces are reserved for persons of Canadian Aboriginal ancestry. Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, achieve an acceptable rating on the interview and complete the Dental Aptitude Test. Those who wish to apply in this category must declare their Aboriginal ancestry on the application for admission.
The College of Dentistry may consider Saskatchewan residents with special circumstances with respect to one or both of the 30-credit-hour years, such that one or both years may have been completed over twelve consecutive months as part of a program requirement. All “special case” applicants will be considered by the Admissions Committee and will compete with all other applicants in the general pool of candidates. Applicants must have met all other requirements. Applicants are to submit a letter that explains their special circumstances.
There is a separate category in which ONE first year space is reserved for a foreign trained dentist. Applicants in this stream will compete in a separate pool for this position.
Applicants in this stream must have earned a dental degree from a recognized dental college other than in Canada or the United States of America; proof of degree and official transcripts as outlined for “transcripts”; applicants must meet the Saskatchewan residency rules (see the College of Dentistry website, www.usask.ca/dentistry); If applicable, applicants must present satisfactory evidence of proficiency in English (see the College of Dentistry website); applicants must be interviewed at the University of Saskatchewan for the year in which admission is being sought; applicants must provide a one-page biography (curriculum vita) on relevant dental experiences and other information that would be helpful to the Admissions Committee.
The College of Dentistry accepts on-line applications only from August 1st to January 15th. You may access the on-line application at www.usask.ca/dentistry/admissions/apply_online.php.
Send transcripts to:
Admissions, Student and Enrolment Services
University of Saskatchewan
105 Administration Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A2
Send DAT scores, completed reference forms , required proof and your biography (if applicable) to:
Admissions, College of Dentistry
University of Saskatchewan
B526 Health Sciences Building
107 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5
Telephone: toll Free (North America Only): 1-877-DMD-SASK (363-7275), or 306-966-5117
Fax: 306-966-5126; email: email@example.com
Web site: www.usask.ca/dentistry
January 15 for applications and February 1 for supporting documents.