The Department of Dentistry offers an advanced placement DDS degree to a selected number of students who already possess a dental degree from a dental program recognized by the World Health Organization. After admission into the program, these students will enter the second year of the DDS program. The purpose of the program is to enable these students to write the National Dental Examining Board examinations for certification to practice dentistry in Canada.
Curriculum for Advanced Placement Students (starting in 2020 or earlier)
Prior to entry into the program, students will be required to participate in and complete DDS 829 - Introduction to DDS Advanced Placement . Upon completion of DDS 829 , students will follow the third year DDS curriculum, including assignments to treat patients in the University’s Department of Dentistry clinics under the supervision of the clinical faculty.
The curriculum for second-year Advanced Placement students will follow the fourth year DDS curriculum which will include assignments to the Satellite Dental Clinic in northern Alberta and external hospitals. Thus students are able to relate their field of health service to the science and art of preventing, treating, and alleviating disease.
Curriculum for Advanced Placement Students (starting in 2021 or later)
The curriculum for the three-year Advanced Placement (AP) Program students is as follows:
Year 1 - AP students will be participating with DDS year two students in the second year DDS curriculum, along with additional necessary foundational courses encompassing content not available in DDS program year two courses.
Years 2 and 3 - The Advanced Placement Program, students will be enrolled in the same courses as the DDS students, and will follow the third and fourth year DDS curriculum, which will include all the same rotation assignments available to the DDS students, including the Satellite Dental Clinic in northern Alberta and external hospitals. Thus students are able to relate their field of health service to the science and art of preventing, treating, and alleviating disease.
The School of Dentistry Technical Standards Policy defines the necessary knowledge, skills, professional behaviors, and attitudes expected of students. Please see the School of Dentistry website for further information.