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The Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry is one of the most highly respected dental schools in North America.
Hone your skills through hands on clinical experiences led by world-renowned instructors and researchers. Small class sizes and opportunities to work with real patients ensure you’ll be exposed to all aspects of dentistry.
In the final year, you will participate in a clinical program, treating patients in a simulated practice setting. Students focus on providing optimal care in a timely manner and practice in an environment that emphasizes dental and dental hygiene clinical education and the team practice approach.
Community service learning
Not all Canadians are able to access dental care through private dental offices. Our college offers programs that care for special-needs individuals. Students can participate in community outreach programs through externships, gaining experience with community-based activities such as:
- Planning and providing care for those in isolated northern communities
- Providing care for the institutionalized or mobility-restricted elderly
- Observing and participating in care for the mentally disabled
- Promoting oral health within special-needs communities
Alumni who have successfully completed the National Board Examinations have gone on to work in private practice and hospital settings, teaching and research.
- Pediatric Dentist
The Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry offers a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree to students in the
International Dentists Degree Program.
Expected Duration: 2 years
The International Dentist Degree Program offers a pathway to practice in Canada for graduates of international dental programs that are not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.
After a summer orientation, students enter the 3rd year of the DMD program.
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.
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.
Sample course offerings
- DDSS 3102: Periodontology 3 (3 credit hours)
- DDSS 3112: Oral Diagnosis and Radiology 1 (2 credit hours)
- DDSS 3120: Pain and Anxiety Control 2 (1 credit hour)
- DDSS 3162: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (3 credit hours)
- DENT 3210: Dental Practice Management 3 (1 credit hour)
- PDSD 3404: Dental Public Health 2 (3 credit hours)
- DDSS 4150: Hospital Dentistry (1 credit hour)
- DENT 4202: Interdisciplinary Patient Centred Care Case Studies (2 credit hours)
- PDSD 4412: Pediatric Dentistry 3 (2 credit hours)
- PDSD 4422: Community Dentistry Externship (4 credit hours)
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
The following are minimum requirements for entry into the program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
The International Dentist Degree Program is an advanced entry program. Applicants must submit their application under Track A or Track B.
To qualify for admission to the IDDP, you must:
- Hold a four-year university dental degree program not recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.
- Not participate in the Assessment of Clinical Skills and/or Assessment of Clinical Judgement examinations through NDEB in the year of application.
Please note the admission requirement changes outlined below for the 2025 admission cycle. These will come into effect when the 2025 cycle opens in November 2023.
Changes to the required admissions test:
All Track A candidates will now need to complete the Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) for admission to the International Dentistry Degree Program. The ADAT must be written no later than March 1 in the year of application.
The National Dental Examining Board of Canada’s (NDEB) Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK) exam will no longer be accepted.
To qualify for admission to the IDDP, you must:
- Hold a four-year university dental degree program not recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada
- Have written and passed the Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge; have written and passed the Assessment of Clinical Judgment (ACJ) examinations sponsored by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) within three years prior to the Track B application deadline, AND in the year of application have taken the National Dental Examination of Clinical Competence (NDECC) examination sponsored by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) prior to the Track B application deadline (the ACS/NDECC must be taken by December of the calendar year prior to application)
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.
Admission and application inquiries
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University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Room D113 Dentistry Building
780 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W2