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Dentistry

Pre- Dentistry

Whether you study here for one year, two years, or for an entire degree, King's is a great place to prepare for future professional studies. Begin your studies in a faith-based environment before continuing your education elsewhere.

What is Dentistry?

Dentistry is the branch of medicine involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, the maxillofacial area, and the adjacent and associated structures, and their impact on the human body. 

Careers
Most students who pursue Dentistry become dentists; however, many choose to specialize in a variety of areas, including General Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry. Alternatively applicants can specialize to become an Orthodontist, a Periodontist, or an Oral Surgeon.

 

Dentistry at: University of Alberta
Dentistry Program (DDS)

  • Requires 60 credits of university of which 30 are completed within one full academic year (Fall/Winter) including:
    • 3 credits in each Statistics and Biochemistry
    • 6 credits in each General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and English
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Requires successful scores in the Canadian Dental Aptitude Test (DAT)
  • Interview

King’s can offer 60 credits for transfer into the DDS program at U of A. It is recommended that the credits received be researched in advance to ensure transferability.

Dental Hygiene Program at: University of Alberta

  • Requires one year or 30 credits of undergraduate study including:

    • 6 credits each in each English and Options

    • 3 credits in each Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, Biology, Sociology, Psychology, and Statistics

  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Interview

King’s can offer 30 credits for transfer into the Dental Hygiene Program offered by the University of Alberta (U of A).

Dentistry at: University of British Columbia
Doctor of Dental Medicine Program (DDS)

  • Requires 90 credits of Undergraduate study including
    • 6 credits in each English, Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8 or 70% (including failed courses)
  • Successful scores on the DAT exam (Dental Aptitude Test)
  • Reference letters and interview

King’s can offer the 90 credits necessary for transfer into the Doctor of Dental Medicine Program at UBC. It is recommended that courses are researched in advance to ensure transferability.

The Dental Hygiene Program is similar to the program offered by the U of A.

Dentistry at: University of Toronto
Doctor of Dental Medicine Program (DDS)

  • Requires 90 credits of Undergraduate study including
    • 6 credits in each Biochemistry and Mammalian Physiology
    • 12 credits in life sciences
    • 6 credits in humanities or social sciences
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7 (applicants interviewed generally achieved a 3.3 or higher)
  • Successful scores on the DAT exam (Dental Aptitude Test)
  • Interview

The undergraduate study at King’s will prepare you for these programs, but each university has different competitive entrance requirements.

Dentistry

Recommended first degree at King's:

Bachelor of Science



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    Potential Careers

  • Dentist
  • Orthodontist
  • Oral Surgeon
  • Endodontist
  • Prosthodontist