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
- 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:
- Pertussis (Td/Tdap)
- Measles (Rubeola)
- Hepatitis B (including post-immunization Antibody Titres)
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]