PLA Prep Course Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


To participate in this course, you must have graduated from a four-year non-accredited university dental program. However, in order to be eligible to apply to the ITD Program (PLA), you must comply with the ITD Program Admission Requirements

Course dates and times for Fall 2019

Fridays: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

September 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
October 4-5, 18-19, 25-26
November 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 29-30
December 6-7
No classes weekend of October 11-12 and November 22-23

Course location

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, N5A 5C1. Full directions and parking information will be provided closer to the beginning of the course.


80% mandatory attendance is required to successfully complete this course. You must inform the CDE office if you will be absent. Please email us at or call 1.519.661.3345. Failure to successfully complete this course will void your invitation to the Schulich Dentistry Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

Tuition fee

$8,549 + HST. A deposit of $4,000 is due upon registration. The final balance is due before August 1, 2019. Soon after registration, you will receive an email confirmation with more important information. Please make sure to read it thoroughly.

Cancellation policy

Prior to August 1, 2019, there is a $350 administration fee for any cancellation. No refunds will be issued after August 1, 2019.

What to bring

  • Government issued photo ID
  • Paper or laptop to take notes, pens/pencils
  • Clinic attire (for clinical sessions) - scrubs and clean closed-toe shoes
  • Safety glasses (for clinical sessions). Loupes are optional.
  • Dentoform (front, back, top and side photos)
    PRO2001-UL-UP-DP-OB (200) 32-tooth, (GUB) Uretane Gums with Metal Plates & OCC attached, Darwin A01 Top Plate, Darwin A02 Bottom Plate, Fully assembled. 
  • Dentoform screwdriver
  • Extra Kilgore teeth for extra practice (2 sets)
  • Composite curing light
  • Handpieces (view photos here
    • High speed handpiece - Four-hole non-fibre optic or 5-hole fibre optic high speed
    • High speed handpiece connector
    • Low speed handpiece motor
    • Low speed latch-type bur, contra-angle
  • No food is provided during this course. Instructions will be given to the eateries on campus.

What is provided

  • All dental instruments, all dental materials and supplies
  • Personal protective equipment (gloves and masks)

How long is the PLA Prep Course valid?

The PLA Prep course is valid for two years from the date of completion. Therefore, if enrolled in the Fall 2019 or the Winter 2020 course, you will be able to apply to Schulich Dentistry's August 2020 PLA and the August 2021 PLA.

Failure to comply may result in immediate expulsion from the course, without refund.