Frequently Asked Questions

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 
2-45 Medical Sciences Building 
Edmonton, AB 
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

 


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