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Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry offers a two-year D.D.S. Qualifying Program that prepares graduates of international dental programs to become certified to practice dentistry in Canada. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Dental Examining Board Exams in preparation for licensing in Canada. The program is designed to prepare students to practice their chosen profession with a sound knowledge of current techniques and a thorough understanding of the related biological sciences. It also provides students with an understanding of the role of the dentist as a health professional in the community. Students enrolled in the D.D.S. Qualifying Program who successfully complete all first year requirements will become students in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program; and are awarded the D.D.S. degree upon successful completion of the second year. Classes in the D.D.S. Qualifying Program begin on the first Monday in April, with graduation two years later at the end of May.
The Faculty of Dentistry was founded in 1908. The Faculty has one of the nation's largest and most well established dental clinics, with up-to -date clinical and laboratory facilities. The teaching, research and clinical facilities utilize the latest concepts in educational methodology, research and training. While most classes and clinics are offered in the Faculty of Dentistry's building on campus, considerable use is made of adjacent regional hospitals and Faculty-operated community-based dental clinics, expanding the student's access to a variety of experience.
For classes of instruction, please see the University calendar