Dentistry (with Specialty Training)

Program Overview

The Faculty of Dentistry offers graduate programs leading to either a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree combined with one of the 10 nationally recognized dental specialties (Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics) and Dental Anaesthesia, which is recognized in the province of Ontario.

These graduate programs appeal to applicants who have a degree in dentistry and who are pursuing research training and advanced clinical education leading to qualification in one of 10 dental specialty disciplines.

Consequently, both the MSc and the PhD degrees have a common core of coursework, with each having varying additional research and training requirements.

See the Master of Science sections below:

2. Specialist Dental Training: Thesis Option and

3. Specialist Dental Training: Coursework-Only.

See the Doctor of Philosophy sections below:

2. Full-Time Program Combined with Dental Specialty Training Option and

3. Flexible-Time Option.


For students interested in the MSc and PhD research programs: please see the Quick Facts page for those programs.

 


Quick Facts

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Application deadline MSc, PhD:

Fall 2024 entry

Endodontics: 1-Jun-2023
Periodontology: 1-Jun-2023
Prosthodontics: 1-Aug-2023

Oral & maxillofacial surgery: 1-Aug-2023

Dental anaesthesia: 1-Sep-2023
Oral pathology: 1-Sep-2023
Oral medicine: 1-Sep-2023
Oral pathology & oral medicine: 1-Sep-2023
Oral and maxillofacial radiology: 1-Sep-2023
Orthodontics: 1-Sep-2023
Paediatric dentistry: 1-Sep-2023

Dental public health: 15-Jan-2024

MSc, PhD:

Fall 2024 entry

Endodontics: 1-Jun-2023
Periodontology: 1-Jun-2023
Prosthodontics: 1-Aug-2023

Oral & maxillofacial surgery: 1-Aug-2023

Dental anaesthesia: 1-Sep-2023
Oral pathology: 1-Sep-2023
Oral medicine: 1-Sep-2023
Oral pathology & oral medicine: 1-Sep-2023
Oral and maxillofacial radiology: 1-Sep-2023
Orthodontics: 1-Sep-2023
Paediatric dentistry: 1-Sep-2023

Dental public health: 15-Jan-2024

Supporting documents deadline MSc, PhD:

Same as application payment deadline.

MSc, PhD:

Same as application payment deadline.

Minimum admission average MSc:

B+ average in final year of bachelor’s or DDS

PhD:

A-minus average in Master’s

MSc:

B+ average in final year of bachelor’s or DDS

PhD:

A-minus average in Master’s

Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD? PhD:

Yes (minimum A-minus average in courses in the relevant discipline)

PhD:

Yes (minimum A-minus average in courses in the relevant discipline)

Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc, PhD:

After

MSc, PhD:

After

Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc, PhD:

Applicant

MSc, PhD:

Applicant

Program length (full-time only) MSc:

2 years: Dental Public Health

3 years: Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Dental Anaesthesia

4 years; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine

PhD:

Varies with clinical specialty being pursued, approximately 5-8 years.

MSc:

2 years: Dental Public Health

3 years: Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Dental Anaesthesia

4 years; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine

PhD:

Varies with clinical specialty being pursued, approximately 8 years.


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