Admission Requirements

Candidates to be considered must possess either a DDS or DMD and be eligible for student Licensure in the Province of Nova Scotia (as granted by the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia).

Candidates must register for the entire six years of the program and pay full tuition for the first five years and continuing fees for the sixth year.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide acceptable scores from a recognized English language proficiency test; as defined by Dalhousie University Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Deadline for applications is August 31st of the year preceding commencement of the program. The program start date is June 1st. All supporting documents must be received in the Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences Department by August 31st.

Application Procedure

To apply for admission to the MD/MSC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program you need to submit the following documents:

Completed Application for Admission Form of Graduate Studies

The following supporting documents are to be sent directly to the department:

  1. Original transcripts of all previous academic work. (two copies) (Official transcripts from Dalhousie are not required from current or previous Dalhousie students.)
  2. At least two academic letters of reference. The letters should be in sealed envelopes with the referee's signature over the seal.
  3. A letter from the Dean of the graduating Dental School indicating the applicant's standing in the class during the four years of the program.
  4. Curriculum Vitae, including information regarding academic background and work/volunteer experience.
  5. Personal statement outlining the reason for interest in oral and maxillofacial surgery
  6. Documentation of English Language Competency. Non-Canadian applicants, whose first language is not English must arrange the submission of original documentation of successful TOEFL or other recognized language test by the Testing Service to the Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences Department.

Documents should be mailed to:
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences
Dalhousie University
5981 University Avenue, Room 5132
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

All documents must be received in the Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences Department by August 31st.

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