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Health requirements

General regulations

The nature of the programs in the Faculty of Dentistry involves students interacting with patients in a health-care environment and places students in a position of special trust with patients. Therefore, all students must adhere to certain regulations, including but not limited to the following:

  • Requirements for TB testing
  • Immunization
  • CPR
  • Criminal records and child abuse registry checks
  • Clinic attire and clinical asepsis protocols

See the full list [PDF - 162 KB] of health requirements and procedures.

Immunization and CPR requirements

Acceptance into the Faculty of Dentistry clinical programs is normally conditional upon receipt of evidence of complete immunization of the following:

  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis (Td/Tdap)
  • Polio
  • Measles (Rubeola)
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Hepatitis B (including post-immunization Antibody Titres)
  • Varicella

Annual influenza immunization is required for all students during each year of study.  Students accepted to the program must have a current Level C CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) course.

Applicants are required to complete the Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry Immunization/CPR Record [PDF - 110 kB] as a condition of acceptance to the program. Please see the Faculty of Dentistry Immunization Procedure for Applicants. [PDF - 162 kB]