IDDP - About the Program


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The College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba offers the International Dentist Degree Program (IDDP) to graduates of international dental programs that are not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.

After a 8 week summer orientation program, students enter the 3rd year of the regular dental program of the College. Upon satisfactory completion of the 3rd and 4th years of the dental program, IDDP participants will be awarded the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.

All graduates of DMD programs in Canada, once having passed the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) examinations, are eligible for licensure/ registration as a dentist in all provinces in Canada.


The College:

The College of Dentistry is located at the Bannatyne Campus of the University of Manitoba as part of the major health sciences complex near downtown Winnipeg. The Doctor of Dental Medicine program is fully accredited and benefits from the presence of clinical graduate programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics and Periodontics and Pediatrics.


The Curriculum:

The curriculum at College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba, is designed to ensure that students graduate as competent dentists prepared to meet the oral health needs of their patients. It provides knowledge of biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; biomaterials; cognitive and behavioral skills; and professional and ethical values necessary for practice as a dental professional.

Over the course of the curriculum, emphasis shifts from teaching to learning, from guided performance to independent performance, from gaining knowledge in the foundation sciences and skills in the preclinical labs to treating patients in a practice setting working with dental hygiene student partners.

The faculty's evolving curriculum emphasizes:

  • Community service learning: students participate in treatment of unique populations at locales outside the dental school.
  • An evidence-based approach: students are trained to make clinical decisions based on the best scientific evidence available.
  • General practice clinic: students participate in a clinical program in which they provide all aspects of their patients' treatment needs in a manner resembling a group general practice. Students focus on providing optimal care in a timely manner and practice in an environment that emphasizes the integration of dental and dental hygiene clinical education and the team practice approach.

The curriculum provides opportunities to undertake basic or clinical research, to treat patients with a variety of oral problems, including implant dentistry, and to attend a hospital clinic where patients with complex medical problems are having their oral health care needs met.  As part of the educational requirements, students who are enrolled in the program will be acting as patients and undergoing certain (reversible) dental procedures performed by other students in the program.

For more inquiries, please contact:
International Dentist Degree Program
College of Dentistry
University of Manitoba
D113 - 780 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
Canada, R3E 0W2

Tel: 204.977.5611
Fax: 204.318.5285

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