Admissions overview

Doctor in Dental Surgery (DDS) program (4 years)

The Faculty of Dentistry accepts up to 38 candidates into the Doctor in Dental Surgery (DDS) program each year. Preference is given to permanent residents of the Atlantic provinces. The applicants are selected on a competitive basis—those with the highest university grades, highest DAT scores, strongest resume and references, as well as results from the Faculty of Dentistry interview and testing, have the best chance of admission.

Deadlines

  • December 1: application form and fee
  • February 1: supporting documents

Please review the academic requirements, non-academic requirements, and health requirements before applying to the DDS program.

DDS Qualifying Program (2 years)

The Faculty of Dentistry accepts up to 9 candidates into the DDS Qualifying Program each year. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. The applicants are selected on a competitive basis—those with the highest scores on the AFK test, as well as results from the Faculty of Dentistry interview and testing, have the best chance of admission.

Deadlines

  • September 1: application form and fee
  • October 1: supporting documents

Please review the admission requirements and health requirements before applying to the DDS Qualifying Program.