Dentistry

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

The Doctor of Dental Medicine degree program is designed to prepare you to practise your chosen profession with a high degree of technical skill. The program is based on a sound knowledge of the related biological sciences.

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Program information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Dentistry
  • Degree: Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op No
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours No
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

The DMD curriculum at UBC is an innovative hybrid of problem-based learning (PBL) and more traditional lectures and clinical experiences, with an emphasis on self-directed student learning and problem solving in small group settings. Lectures occupy a smaller amount of curriculum time than in traditional curricula. The knowledge, attitudes, and skills required of a UBC graduate entering general dental practice are outlined in the UBC Faculty of Dentistry Competency Document.

Entry to the Dentistry program requires a minimum of three years (90 credits) of post-secondary study. Entry is restricted to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and preference given to residents of British Columbia.

Campus features

The Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre clinical facility possesses state-of-the-art technology and an innovative architectural design for effective learning, community service and research.

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.