Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Candidates MUST have possess a DDS degree or equivalent and must have had a minimum of a "B" average.  They must demonstrate the potential ability to succeed in graduate work through their undergraduate records to be considered.

Preference Will be given to those candidates who have a minimum of 2 years experience in general practice. 

Applicants who have graduated from a school outside of Canada, the United States, Australia or Ireland MUST complete an Internationally Trained Program from an accredited school in Canada and/or pass Part I and Part II of the Canadian National Dental Board exam. Applicants must possess a license to practice in Canada.

(please refer to the Internationally Trained Dentists Program at Schulich Dentistry  (Internationally Trained Dentist)

The application deadline is September 15th each year for admission into the next class.  

Following an initial review of applications the admissions selection committee will select a limited number of candidates to be interviewed.  

Graduate students are expected to maintain a "B" standing throughout their course of study

Complete on-line application 

A completed application includes: 

  • A Statement of academic intent
  • Transcripts from all post secondary academic programs electronically uploaded
  • A complete and current c.v. 
  • (3) References 

RANKINGS from the Dean of the school where the dental degree was earned must be provided by the Dean or the Dean's office of the applicable school and be forwarded directly to Graduate Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics Program


Proficiency in English Scores, if applicable

Test Scores - Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (if applicable) Western's GRE ID is 0984. Required for applicants that graduated from a school outside of Canada/United States

 Application fee: $250.00

Program Administrator, Postgraduate & Undergraduate Dental Education
Andrea Marsh
Room DSB 1000
t. 519.661.2111. ext 86114