Admissions overview

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

The Faculty of Dentistry accepts up to 40 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

The current two-year Qualifying Program is changing to become a three-year program (pending MPHEC approval) in 2019. This change will take effect for the new intake class of August 26, 2019.

The Faculty of Dentistry accepts up to 10 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.

Results of the AFK do not expire for admission to the Qualifying Program at Dalhousie. Applicants who repeat the AFK will have their highest scores considered by the Admissions Committee.

Deadlines

  • June 1: for receipt of application form and fee (applications open April 1)
  • July 1: for receipt of supporting documents

Supporting documents include:

  • Resume
  • Photocopy of university transcripts and degree
  • English-language proficiency test results

Please send supporting documents to:

Admissions
Faculty of Dentistry
5981 University Ave.
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2

Please review the admission requirements and health requirements before applying to the DDS Qualifying Program (Results of AFK are sent automatically by NDEB).