Program Description

As a result of Schulich Dentistry’s new strategic plan, significant changes to both the DDS and ITD Programs have been made. One important change involved increasing the length of the ITD Program from two years to three years in order to carry out a new education model. With dentistry constantly evolving and becoming a more complex discipline, we are dedicated to providing more instruction, exposure, and experience to our students in these new methodologies and advancing technologies. This new education model will also aim to maximize the preclinical and clinical experiences of all dental students. 

Students in year one of the program starting in September will be integrated with the second year Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program class.

Students accepted into the DDS ITD Program must attend all lectures and seminars for courses in: Restorative (Operative, Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable and Endodontics), Oral Diseases II, Diagnosis & Treatment Planning, Growth & Development, Anaesthesia, Practice Administration, Periodontics, Clinical Experience II, Paediatric Dentistry, Patient Assessment II, Occlusion, Patient Management I, Orthodontics, General Medicine, Pharmacology, and Introduction to Clinical Oral Surgery.

Upon successful completion of all three years of the program and passing the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) Written and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) that are required for NDEB certification, candidates will be eligible for licensure/registration as a dentist in all Canadian provinces (a French proficiency exam is required for licensure in Quebec).