How To Apply

How To Apply

Applying to the Faculty of Dentistry

Thank you for considering applying to the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.

Each year, exceptional students join the largest and most comprehensive dental school in Canada for both Doctor of Dental Surgery and Graduate programs.

For more details on these programs, please visit our Programs section. 

Have more questions? Contact Admissions at: (416) 979-4901 ext. 4373 or admissions@dentistry.utoronto.ca.

DDS Program Application Process

Join the University of Toronto’s exceptional four year Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program. 

To be eligible for admission into the dentistry program applicants must:

  • Complete three years of university education (i.e. at least 15 full year courses or equivalent by the end of May 2017
  • Complete the following five prerequisite courses by end of May 2017:
  1. One full year course (or two half year courses) in general biochemistry. This course should cover protein chemistry and the chemistry of other biomolecules, cellular metabolism and molecular biology.
  2. One full year course (or two half year courses) in general mammalian (human or animal) physiology. This course should cover the following systems: musculoskeletal system; haemostasis mechanisms; haematopoietic system; nervous system; immune system; cardiovascular system; renal physiology; neurophysiology; endocrinology and gastrointestinal physiology.
  3. Two additional full year courses (or four half year courses) in Life Sciences. (For example: anatomy, biochemistry, biology, botany, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular genetics/biology, neuroscience, nutritional Sciences, pharmacology, toxicology, physiology, zoology).
  4. One full year course (or two half year courses) in a Humanities or Social Science. (For example - Humanities: art history, classics, East Asian studies, English, history, languages, music, near & middle eastern studies, philosophy. Social Sciences: anthropology, economics, geography, management, political science, religious studies, sociology).
  • Achieve a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for all university work. A grade point average of 3.0 (i.e. B) at the time of application does not, however guarantee selection. It should be noted that the 200 applicants invited for an interview in the last several years had an average GPA of 3.85.* 

*Note that courses taken in the academic year, during the proposed year of entry, will not be included in the calculation of the applicant's cumulative GPA. Any offer of admission, however, will be contingent upon the successful applicant maintaining an annual GPA of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale) for their current academic year.

*The worst academic year will be dropped from the calculation of an applicant's cumulative grade point average provided that (a) the applicant has completed four or more years of university education by May 31st of the proposed year of entry, and (b) the year with the lowest grades is not the applicant's last year of study.

  • Applicants who are currently completing a graduate program must complete all the requirements of their graduate program including thesis defense by August 15th each year.

 

  • Write either the Canadian or American Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) and arrange for the test results to be forwarded to the Admissions Office. The Academic Average (AA) and Perceptual Ability Test (PAT) scores are part of the admission process. We do not require applicants to complete the Manual Dexterity (MDT) section of the DAT exam. The DAT must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application. For applicants who have written the DAT exam more than once we will use the highest set of DAT scores. To register for the DAT contact:

The Dental Aptitude Test Program
Canadian Dental Association
1815 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y6
Telephone: (613) 523-1770
Email: dat@cda-adc.ca
Web site: www.cda-adc.ca

Dental Admission Testing Program
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Telephone: (800) 232-1694
Email: datexam@ada.org
Web site: http://www.ada.org/en/education-careers/dental-admission-test

  • As English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Toronto, applicants must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin. Applicants from universities outside Canada where English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 2 years at the time of submission of their application. Acceptable proof of English facility must be submitted by the application deadline (December 1). Official test scores must be sent by the testing agency directly to the University of Toronto. Our institution code is 0982. The following tests are recognized:

 

  1. Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL): The Minimum requirement is TOEFL PBT - total score 600 + 5.0 on TWE and for TOEFL IBT - total score 100 + 22 on Writing.
  2. Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 85, with no part below 80.
  3. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module: The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.
  4. The Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 86, with 32 in Writing and 22 in each of the Reading and Listening sections.
  5. Academic Preparation ESL, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto: The minimum requirement is a grade of 'B' at the 60/Advanced level.

To apply to the Doctor of Dental Surgery program, you must complete an online application form from the Faculty of Dentistry website. In addition to the online application form, the following documents must be received by the Admissions Office by the December 1st application deadline:

  • Non-refundable application service fee of $ 275.00 CDN payable to the University of Toronto. Payment may be made by credit card, certified cheque, or money order. Please note that we are unable to accept personal cheques or cash.
  • Proof of citizenship (if applicable), i.e. Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status (photocopy only). This document can be mailed directly, faxed to: (416) 979-4944 or sent via e-mail to: admissions@dentistry.utoronto.ca.
  • Official transcripts of all previous university and other post-secondary education.* Transcripts must be sent to the Admissions Office directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope. University of Toronto students applying to the dentistry program do not need to send their official University of Toronto transcripts. We will download them from ROSI.

*Applicants seeking admission on the basis of official documents that are in a language other than English must submit photocopies of their original documents attached to notarized English translations. In addition, applicants must submit a detailed outline of all courses successfully completed in their university program and arrange for an official transcript to be forwarded directly to the Admissions Office from the institution(s) attended by the application deadline.

  • Official DAT score report. Applicants must request original DAT scores to be sent to the Admissions Office directly from the CDA or ADA.
  • Proof of English facility (if applicable) sent directly by the testing agency to the University of Toronto. 
  • Letter of extenuating circumstances (if applicable) to assist in the assessment of your qualifications. This letter should not exceed 750 words.

Preference is given to Ontario residents. A maximum of 10% of the first year spaces may be offered to out of province students. International students are eligible to apply to the dentistry program.

Please mail admission documents to the following address:

Admissions Office
Faculty of Dentistry
124 Edward Street, Room 104
Toronto, ON M5G1G6
Canada

By the end of February each year, shortlisted applicants to the DDS program will be invited for an interview and a tour of the Faculty of Dentistry, based on their potential as shown by their academic achievement and DAT scores. Those not invited for interviews will be informed at this time as well. Each interview will be conducted by a panel comprised of two members of the Faculty of Dentistry or alumni, and will take less than 30 minutes. These interviews are held on one weekend during the month of March each year.

 Applicants to the DDS program are selected by the Undergraduate Admission Committee, which reports directly to the Council of the Faculty of Dentistry. Criteria for candidate selection are established by the Undergraduate Admission Committee and approved by Faculty Council. Final offers for admission to the DDS program will be made to selected members of this group of interviewed applicants, and will be based upon academic achievement, DAT scores and the results of the interview process. In making its decisions ,the Committee takes all of this information into consideration. In mid-April, interviewed applicants will be notified by e-mail of the decision made by the Committee with respect to their application.

Factors not considered in the Selection Process are: race, creed, colour, sex or marital status; part-time vs. full-time studies or the program of study; previous applications to the Faculty of Dentistry or concurrent applications to other Faculties; University attended (no preference is given to University of Toronto applicants); family connections with members of the dental profession; or age.

A $2000.00 (CDN) non-refundable deposit will be required from each applicant granted admission. It will be applied to the fees providing he/she registers.

Prior to your first registration in the Faculty, accepted DDS applicants are required to provide documentary proof of a current Tuberculin Test and/or negative chest x-ray, as well as current immunization against Rubella, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis B. As detailed in the instructions included in the offer of admission, accepted applicants are expected to comply with these requirements as a condition of enrollment in the program . As well, each year all returning students must submit a current Tuberculin Test Report and/or negative chest x-ray report prior to registration. Under certain circumstances, the Faculty may have a duty to report disease and, in the case of a communicable disease, a Medical Officer of Health may be empowered to make an order requiring a student to isolate him/herself in such a manner as not to expose another person to infection. An order of this kind would seriously disrupt a student's program of study.

Applicants who on two occasions have failed to secure the right to advance to a higher year in their University education will normally be refused admission. Applicants who have failed any dental program will normally be refused admission.

As a guideline, the approximate expenses for students registered in the first year of the DDS program for the 2016-2017 academic year are listed below. Note that these fees are estimates only. Final fees are subject to approval by the University of Toronto.

Tuition: Domestic Students: $37, 380.00, International Students: $74, 380.00

Non-academic incidental fees: Domestic Students: $1,274.86, International Students: $1,274.86

Dental Instruments:  Domestic Students: $8, 976.00, International Students: $8, 976.00

Total:  Domestic Students: $47, 630.86, International Students: $85, 242.86

Admission via transfer into the second year of the Doctor of Dental Surgery program will only be considered if a space becomes available. Applicants must meet all academic and English facility requirements for admission into first year. In addition, dental program equivalency with the DDS. program at the University of Toronto must be established. Applicants enrolled in Dental Schools where the curriculum is not sufficiently equivalent to allow for direct entry into second year at the University of Toronto are not eligible for transfer consideration.

Requests for transfer must be received by the application deadline of June 29th each year. Documentation must include course descriptions for all dental courses completed by the end of the current academic year.) Applicants should be aware that the number of second-year places, if any, may vary annually and in most years no spaces are available.

To access the DDS transfer application please click the following link:

  • DDS Transfer Application

You can also contact the Admissions office directly at: (416) 979-4901 ext. 4373 or admissions@dentistry.utoronto.ca.

Special Student Status

The Faculty of Dentistry welcomes applications from Aboriginal Peoples (Metis, Status Aboriginal, Non-Status Aboriginal, and Inuit) in recognition of their under-representation in the profession, and of the unique contributions that trained members of these communities can make. The Faculty also welcomes applications from international applicants and prospective grad students. Applicants who on two occasions have failed to secure the right to advance to a higher year in their University education, or who have failed any dental program will normally be refused admission, will be refused admission.

Citizenship & Residency

Domestic applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. A maximum of 10% of the first year places may be offered to out-of-province applicants. A person is eligible to apply to the DDS program as an international applicant if he or she can enter, or is already in Canada, with a Student Authorization (Visa). 

IDAPP Application Process

The International Dentist Advanced Placement Program is a special six month program for internationally-trained dentists. See PROGRAMS for more information on IDAPP.

To be eligible for admission into the International Dentist Advanced Placement Program applicants must:

  • Have completed a minimum four-year University dental program, not recognized by the CDAC.
  • Achieve a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for all dental coursework.
  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent residency status in Canada by the July 2nd application deadline. International Students are not eligible to apply to this program. 
  • As English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Toronto, applicants must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin. Applicants from universities outside Canada where English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of their application. Acceptable proof of English facility must be submitted by the application deadline (July 2). Official test scores must be sent by the testing agency directly to the University of Toronto. Our institution code is 0982. The following tests are recognized:

 

  1. Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL): The Minimum requirement is TOEFL PBT - total score 600 + 5.0 on TWE and for TOEFL IBT - total score 100 + 22 on Writing.
  2. Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 85, with no part below 80.
  3. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module: The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.
  4. The Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 86, with 32 in Writing and 22 in each of the Reading and Listening sections.
  5. Academic Preparation ESL, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto: The minimum requirement is a grade of 'B' at the 60/Advanced level.
  • Write the Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK) Examination administered by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) prior to the July 2nd application deadline, and to arrange for their results to be forwarded directly to the Admissions Office. The AFK exam must have been taken within the last three years at the time submission of your application. To register for the AFK exam contact:

               The National Dental Examining Board of Canada

            80 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor
            Ottawa, ON
            K1P 6R2

            Telephone: (613) 236-5912
            Email: info@ndeb-bned.ca
            Web site: https://ndeb-bned.ca/en/non-accredited

To apply to the International Dentist Advanced Placement Program please complete the online application form available on the Faculty of Dentistry website. In addition to the online application form, please ensure that the following documents are received by the July 2nd application deadline:

  • Non-refundable application service fee of $ 275.00 CDN payable to the University of Toronto. Payment may be made by credit card, certified cheque, or money order. We do not accept personal cheque or cash.
  • Proof of citizenship (if applicable), i.e. Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status (photocopy only). This document can be mailed directly, faxed to: (416) 979-4944 or sent via e-mail to: admissions@dentistry.utoronto.ca.
  • Proof of English facility (if applicable) sent directly by the testing agency to the University of Toronto. 
  • A notarized copy of your dental school diploma accompanied by a notarized English translation, if applicable.
  • A notarized copy of your dental school marks accompanied by a notarized English translation, if applicable.
  • A photocopy of your NDEB Fundamental Knowledge Exam results.
  • Applicants who are submitting documents in a name other than that shown on the application must submit proof of name change with the application. A notarized copy of one of the following is acceptable: marriage certificate or Change-of-Name Order issued by an Ontario Court Judge, or by another court of competent jurisdiction.
  • Letter of extenuating circumstances (if applicable) to assist in the assessment of your qualifications. This letter should not exceed 750 words.

Late September - Applicants will be notified if they will be invited for an interview.

Month of October - Interviews 

Late November - Decision notification date. Applicants will be sent emails indicating whether or not they have been accepted into the International Dentist Advanced Placement Program.

First week of January - International Dentist Advanced Placement Program begins.

Please mail your admission documents to the following address:

Admissions Office
Faculty of Dentistry
124 Edward Street, Room 104
Toronto, ON M5G1G6
Canada

By the end of September each year, shortlisted IDAPP applicants will be invited for an interview based on their potential as shown by their academic achievement and AFK scores. Those not invited for an interview will be informed at this time, as well. Each interview will be conducted by a panel comprised of two members of the Faculty of Dentistry or alumni, and will take less than 30 minutes. These interviews are held on one weekend in the month of October each year.

The selection of applicants is made by the Undergraduate Admission Committee that reports directly to the Council of the Faculty of Dentistry. The criteria for selection are established by the Undergraduate Admission Committee and approved by Faculty Council. Final offers for admission to the IDAPP program will be made to selected members of this group of interviewed applicants and will be based upon academic achievement, AFK scores and the results of the interview process. In making its decisions the Committee takes all of this information into consideration. In mid-November, interviewed applicants will be notified by e-mail of the decision made by the Committee with respect to their application. Please note that decision of the Faculty of Dentistry concerning admission into the International Dentist Advanced Placement Program is final. No appeal mechanism exists.

A $2000 (CAD) non-refundable deposit will be required from each applicant granted admission. It will be applied to the fees providing s/he registers in January.

Fees for the International Dentist Advanced Placement Program will be approximately $54,000. The fees for the Doctor of Dental Surgery Program, year 3 and 4 are currently as follows:

• Year 3: approximately $41,000
• Year 4: approximately $39,000

Please note that IDAPP is a self-funded program. Most lending institutions offer a professional line of credit. You may go to any lending institution offering professional lines of credit to secure your funding. Scotiabank is the preferred provider for the University of Toronto, specifically the branch at Queen and McCaul, 222 Queen Street West, Toronto. However, we encourage you to shop around and find the best deal for you. Contact the Student Services Office for further information about these loans. Ontario residents who successfully complete the IDAPP program and register for the DDS program in September are eligible for funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Details to be provided during the IDAPP program.

Prior to your first registration in the Faculty, accepted applicants are required to provide documentary proof of a current Tuberculin Test and/or negative chest x-ray, as well as current immunization against Rubella, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis B. As detailed in the instructions included in your offer of admission, all accepted applicants are expected to comply with these safety requirements as a condition of enrollment.. As well, each year, all returning students must submit a current Tuberculin Test Report and/or a negative chest x-ray report prior to registration.

Under certain circumstances, the Faculty may have a duty to report disease, and in the case of a communicable disease, a Medical Officer of Health may be empowered to make an order requiring a student to isolate him/herself in such a manner as not to expose another person to infection. An order of this kind would seriously disrupt a student's program of study.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept requests for transfer from other advanced standing programs.

For more information on the International Dentist Advanced Placement Program, contact the Admissions office directly at: (416) 979-4901 ext. 4373 or admissions@dentistry.utoronto.ca. Or, peruse our Faculty Calendar

We are very proud to offer programs leading to a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree with dental specialty training in one of the 10 dental specialties recognized by the Canadian Dental Association, as well as Dental Anaesthesia. The M.Sc. program with specialty training may be course-based or thesis-based, while the Ph.D. program is thesis-based. 

To be eligible for admission into the graduate program with Dental Specialty training applicants must:

  • Hold a D.D.S. / D.M.D. degree or its equivalent.* 

*The M.Sc. (course-based) Dental Public Health program allows applications from dental hygienists with a four year undergraduate dental hygiene degree from a recognized university, or a four year undergraduate degree from a recognized university and dental hygiene training.

  • Have obtained a final year average of at least a B+ (3.30 GPA) for the M.Sc. program and at least an A- (3.70 GPA) for the Ph.D. program from the University of Toronto or its equivalent from another recognized university.*

*If you are an international applicant, please review the International Degree Equivalencies tool located on the School of Graduate Studies website to help you determine if your international degree is considered equivalent. Qualifications from International educational systems are listed by country and the academic standings indicated are normally accepted as equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B grade average if the degree obtained has been awarded from an institution, which is recognized by the School of Graduate Studies.

  • Applicants to the M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree programs with specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics must have completed one year of clinical experience or residency prior to program commencement.
  • As English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Toronto, applicants must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin. Applicants from universities outside Canada where English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 2 years at the time of submission of their application. Acceptable proof of English facility must be submitted by the application deadline. Official test scores must be sent by the testing agency directly to the University of Toronto. Our institution code is 0982. The following tests are recognized:

 

  1. Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL): The Minimum requirement is TOEFL PBT - total score 580 + 5.0 on TWE and for TOEFL IBT - total score 93 + 22 on Writing/Speaking.
  2. Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 85.
  3. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module: The minimum requirement is an overall band of 7.0, with no band below 6.5.
  4. The Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 76, with 32 in Writing and 22 in each of the Reading and Listening sections.
  5. Academic Preparation ESL, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto: The minimum requirement is a grade of 'B' at the 60/Advanced level.

Note: We regret that we are unable to exempt from English facility testing those applicants who studied in English in a country where the primary language is not English.

To apply to the graduate program with Dental Specialty training applicants must complete the online application form from the School of Graduate Studies website at: https://apply.sgs.utoronto.ca/. 

Please note that you must apply one full year in advance of your intended start date and that application deadlines vary by specialty as follows:

June 1: Endodontics, Periodontology, Prosthodontics

September 1: Dental Anaesthesia, Oral Medicine, Oral Medicine and Pathology, Oral Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and Pediatric Dentistry

March 1: Dental Public Health

In addition to the online application form the following documents must be received by the Admissions Office by the application deadline:

  • Non-refundable application service fee of $ 265.00 CDN payable to the University of Toronto. Payment may be made by credit card, certified cheque, or money order. Please note that we are unable to accept personal cheques or cash.
  • A statement outlining your interest in the program. Include information on your background, interest, aptitude and ability for the Specialty Program. If available include information on the research project you wish to pursue.
  • A  Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Official transcripts of your academic record from each university attended are required for admission. Applicants who attended universities outside North America must provide notarized English translations to accompany all foreign documentation not written in English. It is the applicant's responsibility to arrange for transcript(s) to be sent directly from their institution to the Admissions Office. Academic records must be enclosed in an envelope provided by the institution(s) concerned and sealed or signed across the back of the envelope. Do not open. University of Toronto students applying to the dentistry program do not need to send in their official University of Toronto transcripts. We will download them from ROSI.

If academic records are interim pending completion of studies in progress, official final academic records indicating that the degree has been conferred must be submitted to the Admissions Office as soon as possible and before admission can be finalized. The School of Graduate Studies includes instructions about clearing these conditions on the Offer of Admission.

  • At least TWO supporting letters of reference are required. If referees are submitting hard copies of their reference letters, ask your referees to enclose the letter (there is no departmental form to be completed) of reference in a sealed envelope with a signature across the seal.
  • Proof of English facility (if applicable) sent directly by the testing agency to the University of Toronto.
  • For international students proof of sufficient funding for the duration of the intended program of study is required. Documentation is to be prepared and submitted by your financial institution or financial sponsor.

Applicants to the M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree programs with specialty training in Dental Anaesthesia are required to register with the Postgraduate Dental Matching Program.

The online application allows applicants to manage and submit all the required admissions documents listed above. All documents may be submitted together with your online application electronically, or hard copies can be submitted directly to the Admissions Office at:

Admissions Office
Faculty of Dentistry
124 Edward Street, Room 104
Toronto, ON M5G1G6
Canada

NOTE: Hard Copies of all transcripts together with all transcript keys from all post-secondary institutions attended must to be submitted in sealed envelopes from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Admissions Office at the Faculty of Dentistry before the application deadline even if you upload an electronic copy of your transcript to your online application.

The selection of applicants is made by the Graduate Admission Committee from each corresponding dental department. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview based on their potential as shown by all their application documents. Those not invited for an interview will be informed as well. Interview notifications are sent out as follows:

  • Late August for programs in Endodontics, Periodontology and Prosthodontics. 
  • Late November for all other programs.
  • Late April for the program in Dental Public Health. 

A $2000.00 (CDN) non-refundable deposit will be required from each applicant granted admission. It will be applied to the fees providing he/she registers.

Tuition fees vary by Specialty program, and can be found at the following websites:

Fees for M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programs with Dental Specialty Training for Domestic Students

Fees for M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programs with Dental Specialty Training for International Students

Note: For any Specialty program not listed, the tuition fees for the program are included under the section labelled as “Other Non-MOH Funded Entering.”  

For more information on the M.Sc./Ph.D. Degree Programs with Dental Specialty Training please see the Faculty of Dentistry calendar available on our website or contact the Admissions office directly at: (416) 979-4901 ext. 4373 or admissions@dentistry.utoronto.ca.

For those with an interest in cutting-edge oral health innovation and research, the Faculty of Dentistry offers traditional thesis-based M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees. 

 

To be eligible for admission into the graduate program in dental research applicants must:

  • Hold an appropriate four-year baccalaureate degree with a final year average of at least a B+ (3.30 GPA) from the University of Toronto or its equivalent from another recognized university. Applicants to the Ph.D. program must hold an appropriate University of Toronto Master's degree or its equivalent, with an average of at least A- (3.70 GPA), or demonstrated comparable research competence.  

*If you are an international applicant, please review the International Degree Equivalencies tool located on the School of Graduate Studies website to help you determine if your international degree is considered equivalent. Qualifications from International educational systems are listed by country and the academic standings indicated are normally accepted as equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B grade average if the degree obtained has been awarded from an institution, which is recognized by the School of Graduate Studies.

  • Kindly note that English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Toronto, and applicants must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin. Applicants from universities outside Canada where English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 2 years at the time of submission of their application. Acceptable proof of English facility must be submitted by the application deadline. Official test scores must be sent by the testing agency directly to the University of Toronto. Our institution code is 0982. The following tests are recognized:
  1. Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL): The Minimum requirement is TOEFL PBT - total score 580 + 5.0 on TWE and for TOEFL IBT - total score 93 + 22 on Writing/Speaking.
  2. Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 85.
  3. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module: The minimum requirement is an overall band of 7.0, with no band below 6.5.
  4. The Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 76, with 32 in Writing and 22 in each of the Reading and Listening sections.
  5. Academic Preparation ESL, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto: The minimum requirement is a grade of 'B' at the 60/Advanced level.

Note: We will not exempt from English facility testing any applicant who studied in English in a country where the primary language is not English.

To apply to an MSc or PhD program, applicants must complete the online application form from the School of Graduate Studies website at: https://apply.sgs.utoronto.ca/. 

Please note that application deadlines vary by your intended start date as follows:

October 1: for January admission

February 1: for May admission

March 1: for September admission

In addition to the online application form the following documents must be received by the Admissions Office by the application deadline:

  • Non-refundable application service fee of $ 120.00 CDN payable to the University of Toronto. Payment may be made by credit card, certified cheque, or money order. Please note that we are unable to accept personal cheques or cash.
  • A statement outlining your research background, research interest, and intended research project.
  • A  Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Official transcripts of your academic record from each university attended are required for admission. Applicants who attended universities outside North America must provide notarized English translations to accompany all foreign documentation not written in English. It is the applicant's responsibility to arrange for transcript(s) to be sent directly from their institution to the Admissions Office. Academic records must be enclosed in an envelope provided by the institution(s) concerned and sealed or signed across the back of the envelope. Do not open. University of Toronto students applying to the dentistry program do not need to send in their official University of Toronto transcripts. We will download them from ROSI.

If academic records are interim pending completion of studies in progress, official final academic records indicating that the degree has been conferred must be submitted to the Admissions Office as soon as possible and before admission can be finalized. The School of Graduate Studies includes instructions about clearing these conditions on the Offer of Admission.

  • At least TWO supporting letters of reference are required. If referees are submitting hard copies of their reference letters, ask your referees to enclose the letter (there is no departmental form to be completed) of reference in a sealed envelope with a signature across the seal.
  • Proof of English facility (if applicable) sent directly by the testing agency to the University of Toronto.

The online application allows applicants to manage and submit all the required admissions documents listed above. All documents may be submitted together with your online application electronically, or hard copies can be submitted directly to the Admissions Office at:

Admissions Office
Faculty of Dentistry
124 Edward Street, Room 104
Toronto, ON M5G1G6
Canada

NOTE: Hard Copies of all transcripts together with all transcript keys from all post-secondary institutions attended must to be submitted in sealed envelopes from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Admissions Office at the Faculty of Dentistry before the application deadline even if you upload an electronic copy of your transcript to your online application.

All applicant files undergo extensive evaluation prior to admission decisions being made. Admissions decisions are made based on the application deadlines.

Tuition fees can be found at the following website:

Fees for M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programs for Domestic Students

Fees for M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programs for International Students

For more information on the M.Sc./Ph.D. Degree Programs please see the Faculty of Dentistry calendar available on our website or contact the Admissions office directly at: (416) 979-4901 ext. 4373 or admissions@dentistry.utoronto.ca.

Interested in applying to a Collaborative program on biomedical engineering, or women's health? Visit the UofT School of Graduate Studies Collaborative Programs page for more information on how to apply to one of the 7 collaborative programs that Dentistry participates in.

Program description, application information, and courses and degree requirements are available for each of the collaborative programs in the School of Graduate Studies Calendar. 

Dental Specialty Assessment and Training Program

The Dental Specialty Assessment and Training Program (DSATP) is a special university program intended for graduates of non-accredited dental specialty programs (i.e. educational programs that have not been accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada [CDAC] or the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation [CODA]).

The program is designed to assess an applicant's clinical knowledge and judgement, and to prepare him or her for specialty clinical dental practice in Canada. The program consists of 2 components: an initial "assessment phase" lasting up to 3 months in duration, and a "gap training phase," lasting up to 9 months. The total length of each phase of the program will be determined by each specialty Program Director.

Upon successful completion of the DSATP, the student is eligible to apply for and challenge the National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE) administered by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Successful completion of the NDSE entitles the candidate to apply for specialist licensure by one of the Dental Regulatory Authorities.

We are pleased to offer DSATP programs in the following specialties, subject to  space limitations:

  • Dental Public Health*
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery* 
  • Oral Medicine* 
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology*
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Paediatric Dentistry* 
  • Periodontology
  • Prosthodontics 

* Unable to accept applications for 2017

To be eligible for admission into the Dental Specialty Assessment & Training program applicants must:

  • Be graduates of a dental specialty program not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) or the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA).
  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent residency status in Canada by the March 31st application deadline. International Students are not eligible to apply to this program.
  • As English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Toronto, applicants must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin. Applicants from universities outside Canada where English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 2 years at the time of submission of their application. Acceptable proof of English facility must be submitted by the application deadline (July 2). Official test scores must be sent by the testing agency directly to the University of Toronto. Our institution code is 0982. The following tests are recognized:
  1. Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL): The Minimum requirement is TOEFL PBT - total score 600 + 5.0 on TWE and for TOEFL IBT - total score 100 + 22 on Writing.
  2. Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 85, with no part below 80.
  3. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module: The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.
  4. The Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 86, with 32 in Writing and 22 in each of the Reading and Listening sections.
  5. Academic Preparation ESL, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto: The minimum requirement is a grade of 'B' at the 60/Advanced level.  
  • Write the Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE) administered by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) prior to the application deadline, and to arrange for their results to be forwarded to the Admissions Office. The DSCKE exam must have been taken within the last two years at the time of the submission of your application. To registrar for the DSCKE exam contact:

            The National Dental Examining Board of Canada

            80 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor
            Ottawa, ON
            K1P 6R2

            Telephone: (613) 236-5912
            Email: info@ndeb-bned.ca
            Web site: https://ndeb-bned.ca/en/non-accredited-specialty

To apply to the Dental Specialty Assessment & Training program you must complete the paper application form obtained from the Faculty of Dentistry website. In addition to the application form the following documents must be received by the Admissions office by the March 31st deadline:

  • Non-refundable application service fee of $ 275.00 CDN payable to the University of Toronto. Payment may be made by certified cheque or money order. We do not accept personal cheques or cash.
  • Proof of citizenship (if applicable), i.e. Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status (photocopy only). This document can be mailed directly, faxed to: (416) 979-4944 or sent via e-mail to: admissions@dentistry.utoronto.ca.
  • Proof of English facility (if applicable) sent directly by the testing agency to the University of Toronto. 
  • Notarized copy of your dental school grades accompanied by a notarized English translation, if applicable.
  • Notarized copy of your dental school diploma accompanied by a notarized English translation, if applicable.
  • Notarized copy of your dental specialty grades accompanied by a notarized English translation, if applicable.
  • Notarized copy of your dental specialty diploma or degree accompanied by a notarized English translation, if applicable.
  • A photocopy of your NDEB Dental Specialty Core Knowledge results.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • One page statement of interest, including current activities and when you last practiced your specialty.
  • Letters of recommendation. A minimum of two are required.
  • Applicants who are submitting documents in a name other than that shown on the application must submit proof of name change with the application. A notarized copy of one of the following is acceptable: Marriage Certificate or Change-of-Name Order issued by an Ontario Court Judge or by another court of competent jurisdiction

Admission documents need to be mailed to the following address:

Admissions Office
Faculty of Dentistry
124 Edward Street, Room 104
Toronto, ON M5G1G6
Canada

Applications will be reviewed after the application deadline. Applicants who are considered may be contacted for an interview. Please note that the decision of the Faculty of Dentistry concerning admission into the Dental Specialty Training and Assessment Program is final. No appeal mechanism exists.

A CAD$2,000 non-refundable deposit will be required at the time of acceptance. This amount will be applied to the fees providing he/she registers.

 

Elective Program

The Elective Program allows both undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to fully participate, on an elective basis, in the educational programs offered at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto or its affiliated teaching hospitals.

If you are a DDS student at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, or a student registered in a clinical specialty program, you are welcome to apply to the hands-on clinical elective program. If you are an undergraduate student with another Faculty, you may participate as an observer only.

Electives are designed to broaden the scope of a student’s education or clinical expertise.

Please ensure your application is submitted at least 4 months in advance of the requested elective period.

Available Electives

Electives are available, on a rolling basis, in the following fields:

  • Dental Anaesthesia
  • Endodontics*
  • General Dentistry*
  • General Dentistry for medically complex patients
  • Geriatric Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery**
  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics*
  • Prosthodontics*

* Unable to accept applications for June, July or August placements.

** Unable to accept applicants at this time. Please check back for further updates. 

The below elective programs are offered through the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto and its partners: 

 The Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto can offer the following electives:

  • Dental Anaesthesia
  • Endodontics*
  • General Dentistry*
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery**
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics*
  • Prosthodontics*

* Unable to accept applications for June, July or August placements.

**Unable to accept applications at this time, please check back for further updates.

 

 Our affiliated Teaching Hospital Dental Departments can offer the following electives:

  • Hospital for Sick Children
    • Pediatric Dentistry
       
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    • General dentistry for medically complex patients
    • Geriatric dentistry
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
       
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
      • Applicants must be at a minimum, registered in the third year of their undergraduate program.
    • General Dentistry

 

If you are a student registered in one of our clinical specialty programs and are interested in another elective program either in Canada or internationally, ask your program supervisor about applying. As part of a successful application, please ensure you obtain malpractice liability insurance protection for the duration of your rotation at the host program. Please note that your RCDS(O) license coverage only applies to programs in Ontario.

If you are accepted into the Electives program, administrative fees will be outlined in your letter of offer (charges are listed below). Payments are accepted in the form of a certified cheque or money order, payable (in Canadian funds) to the University of Toronto. 

FEES

1-2 weeks: $220

3-4 weeks: $290

5-6 weeks: $360

7-8 weeks: $440

9-16 weeks: $1,000

17-24 weeks: $5,000

25-26 weeks: $10,000

36-52 weeks: $15,000

Regretfully, the Faculty of Dentistry cannot arrange housing for our Elective Programs participants. Once officially accepted into one of these programs, students are urged to make arrangements for accommodation before arrival in Toronto. The University of Toronto's Housing website is an excellent resource.

Hospital Dental Residency Program

As a Faculty of Dentistry graduate student, or as a graduate of the DDS program, you may apply for a dental residency at a participating partner hospital. Residencies are available annually for a period of one calendar year, starting each June.

To apply for a June residency, please submit your application by September 30th. 

Normally, there are 13 positions available each year, offered in the following hospitals: 

  • The Hospital for Sick Children (4 positions)
  • Mount Sinai Hospital (6 positions)
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (3 positions)

 

Need more information? Visit the Graduate programs section of our Faculty Calendar. 

The criteria for selection include academic achievement, motivation, maturity, professionalism, and the ability to work as a team member. Applicants who have never held a dental residency will have preferred status over those who have had this experience. Positions will be offered only to applicants participating in the Match Process.

Applicants should review the Match Process, including the Overview of the Match, Rules for Participation, and the Matching Algorithm in the NMS website at: https://www.natmatch.com/dentres/

Matched applicants will be e-mailed by the Program Directors on November 30, 2016; immediate confirmation by the applicant by e-mail is expected. The Hospital Dental Departments and Faculty GPR Program will maintain all correspondence with incoming residents pertaining to contracts, schedules, responsibilities, payroll procedures, etc. The Admissions and Graduate Offices in the Faculty of Dentistry will maintain all correspondence pertaining to admission/registration as students in the Faculty of Dentistry.

Successful applicants will be required to obtain either an Educational Certificate or a General Certificate of Registration (licence) before they may practice in Ontario. Candidates who have not completed the NDEB examinations obtain an Educational Certificate. Incoming residents should contact the Registrar at the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) well in advance of their official starting date to obtain annual licencing costs and to make the necessary arrangements. The RCDSO can be reached at:

 

Royal College of Dental Surgeons

6 Crescent Road, Fifth Floor

Toronto, ON, M4W 1T1

Telephone: (416) 961-6555

Prior to the start of their appointment, dental residents will be required to remit current registration fee charges, $600.00 for 2016-2017, thereby registering as a student in the program. The cost of the registration fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is not available at present.

Need more information? Contact the Admissions office at: (416) 979-4901 ext. 4373 or admissions@dentistry.utoronto.ca or visit the Graduate programs section of the Faculty Calendar.

 

To be eligible for admission into the Hospital Dental Residency program, applicants must:

  • Be a graduate of a four year dentistry program or possess equivalent qualifications, by the commencement of the appointment in June.
  • Foreign-trained dental graduates, i.e. graduates of non-accredited dental programs, should have completed the International Dentist Advanced Placement Program and the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) examinations.
  • As English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Toronto, applicants must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin. Applicants from universities outside Canada where English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 2 years at the time of submission of their application. Acceptable proof of English facility must be submitted by the application deadline (September 30). Official test scores must be sent by the testing agency directly to the University of Toronto. Our institution code is 0982. The following tests are recognized:
  1. Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL): The Minimum requirement is TOEFL PBT - total score 600 + 5.0 on TWE and for TOEFL IBT - total score 100 + 22 on Writing.
  2. Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 85, with no part below 80.
  3. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module: The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.
  4. The Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 86, with 32 in Writing and 22 in each of the Reading and Listening sections.
  5. Academic Preparation ESL, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto: The minimum requirement is a grade of 'B' at the 60/Advanced level.

The Hospital Dental Residency Program has a five-step application process. Documentation must be provided for each step according to the following schedule:

 

STEP 1 - Submitting an Application

To apply to the Dental Residency program you must complete a paper application form which can be downloaded from the Faculty of Dentistry website. In addition to the application form the following documents must be receive by the Admissions office by the September 30th application deadline:

  • Non-refundable application service fee of $ 275.00 CDN payable to the University of Toronto. Payment may be made by certified cheque or money order. We do not accept personal cheque or cash.
  • One to two page biographical statement.
  • Official transcripts of all previous university education including both undergraduate and dental school studies.* Transcripts must be sent to the Admissions office directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope. University of Toronto students applying to the dental residency program do not need to send in their official University of Toronto transcripts. We will download them from ROSI.

*Applicants seeking admission on the basis of official documents that are in a language other than English must submit photocopies of their original documents attached to notarized English translations. In addition, applicants must arrange for an official transcript to be forwarded directly to the Admissions Office from the institution(s) attended by the application deadline.

  • Two letters of reference in sealed envelopes.
  • Proof of English facility (if applicable) sent directly by the testing agency to the University of Toronto.

Admission documents need to be mailed to the following address:

Admissions Office
Faculty of Dentistry
124 Edward Street, Room 104
Toronto, ON M5G1G6
Canada

STEP 2 – Register for the MATCH

October 1, 2016: Applicants should register with the National Match Service (NMS) for Canadian General Practice Residency (GPR-CAN) https://www.natmatch.com/ beginning on this date. REGISTRATION DEADLINE is November 17, 2016. Instructions from NMS on Rank Order Lists and obtaining Match results is sent to registered applicants, therefore it is recommended that you register prior to the deadline.   

STEP 3 – Interviews

Interviews are an integral part of the application process. The U of T Teaching Hospitals will conduct their interviews after the application deadline. The interviews will take place in late October or early November.  Please follow the instructions below:

Each Hospital Dental Department sets its own interview schedule independently of the other Hospitals. If you are selected for an interview, the hospital dental department will contact you directly to set up a date and time for your interview.

STEP 4 – Submit Rank Order List to National Match Service

November 18, 2016: DEADLINE FOR RANK ORDER FORMS to be submitted to the National Match Service by applicants and programs.

STEP 5 – Review MATCH and Respond To Matched Program

On November 30, 2016, the results of the match are released by the NMS to applicants and program directors via the website. The program director of the program to which you have been matched will contact you by e-mail. An immediate response is expected.

A list of unmatched programs and unmatched candidates will be available on the NMS website following the release of the match results.