FAQ:
I Want To Be
An Orthodontist

I want to be an orthodontic specialist.

Question:

I am 14 years old and I am interested in becoming an orthodontic specialist when I am older. If you could E-Mail me any information about what subjects I should start to focus on and which schools to consider.

Answer:

Before you can be accepted by a school for orthodontic training, you need to have received a dental degree. In Canada, this is either a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD). The question then becomes, what are the requirements for acceptance into Dental School? The contact information for some Canadian dental schools follows. They can be contacted to obtain the most recent requirements for entry.

Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia
604-822-8279
www.dentistry.ubc.ca

Admissions Office, University of Alberta
780-492-6350
www.dent.ualberta.ca

College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan
306-966-5117
www.usask.ca/dentistry

Faculty of Dentistry, University of Manitoba
204-789-3631
www.umanitoba.ca/dentistry

Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
416-979-4901 ext. 4373
www.utoronto.ca/dentistry

University of Western Ontario, School of Dentistry
519-661-4074
http://dentistry.uwo.ca

McGill University, Dentistry Building
514-398-7227
www.mcgill.ca/dentistry

University of Montreal, Admissions
514-343-7076
www.medent.umontreal.ca

Université Laval, Faculte de Medecine Dentaire
418-656-2247
www.ulaval.ca/fmd

Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University
902-494-2824
www.dentistry.dal.ca