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Future studies

Dalhousie's Doctor in Dental Surgery (DDS) program will prepare you for further education in the field of dentistry. You could pursue graduate studies, choosing to do a master’s degree in a dental specialty, such as Dalhousie's MD/MSc in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Master of Periodontics program, or various other graduate programs in science or applied science.

You’ll also have the option to pursue a residency program in dentistry. One option is the Paediatric General Dentistry Residency, available through Dalhousie. This one-year residency situates you at the Health Centre Dental Department at the IWK Health Centre. The program is in conjunction with the Division of Paediatric Dentistry, Department of Dental Clinical Sciences (DCS). The Paediatric Residency is accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).

Options for future studies

After completing the Doctor in Dental Surgery (DDS) program, you will be qualified to pursue the following degrees:

  • MD/MSc in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Master of Periodontics
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Master of Applied Science (MASc)

Other dentistry specialty programs, such as Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Endodontics, and Dental Public Health are also options.