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    • Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
    • Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

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    • Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada

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    Expected duration

    • 1 year

Residency details

Enhance your skills in all aspects of dental care through the management of patients in a hospital setting, treating patients whose particular medical or handicapping condition warrants specialized medical and dental care.


Training includes rotations within the departments of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine; internal medicine; and emergency medicine. Dental interns are encouraged and permitted time for elective study, research, or participation in a suitable clinical activity not already included in the program.

Residents also gain experience with all forms of parenteral sedation including intramuscular (IM), intravenous (IV), intranasal (IN) as well as dental treatment in the operating room setting is standard.

Duration and selection process

The program starts July 1 (June 30 end date), with two positions available yearly; typically one is offered to applicants with a particular interest in adult hospital-based special needs general dentistry.

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Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: October 31

To apply for the General Practice Residency, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • hold dental qualifications eligible to register in the Province of Manitoba (National Dental Examining Board)

Closing date for receipt of applications is October 31 of each year, however applications may be received at any time before that date. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified in the first week of November.

How to apply

Applicants must apply to the National Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program as well as directly to the General Practice Residency program.

The following must be submitted directly to the program by October 31:

  • Completed application form 
  • $25 application fee (payable to: Associated Hospital Dentists)
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts (not required by current UM students)
  • Two signed and sealed letters of reference

Please direct your completed residency program applications (by mail) and inquiries to:

Brenda Gerwing
Graduate programs    
Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
D342A – 780 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0W2

Contact us

Brenda Gerwing
Graduate programs    
Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
D342A – 780 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0W2