Options after your Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Successfully completing the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) will open many doors for you and there are multiple options you can take advantage of.

Become a dentist

Completing the DDS will allow you to take the national licensing (National Dental Examining Board) exam to become a practicing dentist. 

You can explore practice opportunities where we list known practice vacancies, mainly in Ontario, but also across Canada.

Become a dental specialist

You can continue your studies to become a specialist dentist through our graduate studies with clinical training

Become an expert in one of the 10 recognised specialities such as oral surgery, orthodontics or endodontics.

Develop your research skills in dental sciences

We offer a broad range of Masters and PhD options to develop your research interests. 

Our world-leading research scientists cover subjects as varied as dental disease diagnosis and treatment, to biomaterials and anti-ageing.

Explore more in our graduate studies without clinical training.

Keep learning and developing: Continuing Dental Education (CDE)

Once you are qualified as a dentist, you must obtain at least 90 continuing education (CE) points in a three-year cycle, according to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO).

The CDE division of the Faculty of Dentistry has been providing training for domestic and international dentists for over 140 years, accredited by the Association for Continuing Dental Education and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Browse our face-to-face and online courses.

Stay connected: the alumni community

Daniel Haas, Professor and Dean

“Our students and alumni tell us that one of the defining aspects of our program is the lifelong friendships they have made here, not just among their fellow students, but also among our faculty.”

Remaining part of the Faculty community after you graduate brings many benefits. 

You can contribute to the next generation of dentists and dental researchers by donating your time as a teacher or mentor, or sponsoring programs or developments financially.

There are a range of benefits to access, plus events to keep you connected.

Find out more about the Faculty of Dentistry Alumni.

Find out more about our graduates.