How to Apply
To apply to the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program, applications must be submitted as follows:
The Online Application is due December 1, 11:59 p.m. ET along with the following documentation:
Non-refundable processing fee of $275 Canadian funds.
Official transcripts from each university, college or other post-secondary institution that the applicant is currently enrolled in, or has previously attended.
The 2018/2019 application cycle for the Class of 2023 is now closed.
The 2019/2020 application cycle will open in the fall of 2019.
- Ontario university transcripts must be requested through the OUAC Transcript Request section in the online application. Western University transcripts do not need to be requested through OUAC.
- Canadian univerisity transcripts (except Ontario), United States and international transcripts must be requested from each institution to be sent directly to:
Western University, Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions
Attn: Professional Admissions – Dentistry
Western Student Services Building, Room 3140
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7
Please Note: Internationally trained dentists are NOT eligible to apply to the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program, but may be eligible to apply to the Internationally Trained Dentists (ITD) Program. Please visit the ITD Program webpage for admission information.
Dental Aptitude Test (DAT)
Official DAT scores must be sent by the Canadian/American Dental Association (CDA/ADA) directly to:
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Attn: Dentistry Admissions Coordinator, Admissions Office
Health Sciences Addition, Room H103
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C1
Please Note: The Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) administered by the American Dental Association (ADA) will be acceptable for non-resident Canadian applicants and international applicants only if they have not been in Canada to write the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) DAT in the two years prior to the application deadline.
Additional Documentation, if applicable
Applicants submitting academic documentation from outside of Canada and United States must provide:
- Official transcripts and official detailed course outlines for any prerequisites from each university, college or other post-secondary institution that the applicant has previously attended, is currently enrolled in, or intends to enroll in:
- Transcripts must be assessed by World Education Services.
- Translation is required for course synopses, if not originally in English.
- Proof of Permanent Resident status, in the form of a photocopy of the front and back of a Permanent Resident card, is required. Canadian citizens do not need to submit proof of citizenship.
- Proof of proficiency in English for applicants whose first language is not English or who have not completed any postsecondary education in English.
Prerequisite Declaration Form
The Prerequisite Declaration Form is due December 8, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. ET. Access to this form will be available after an applicant has submitted an online application.
The Prerequisite Declaration Form is a summary of courses currently enrolled in, or previously taken, that the applicant wishes to be considered for meeting prerequisite requirements. Please visit the Admission Requirements webpage for more information.
Autobiographical Sketch & Personal Statement
The Autobiographical Sketch & Personal Statement is due January 3, 2020 by 4:30 p.m. ET. Access to this form will be available after an applicant has submitted an online application.
The Autobiographical Sketch & Personal Statement provide the applicant with an opportunity to share their story and highlight what makes them unique. Please visit the Admission Requirements webpage for more information.
Application documents are NOT retained from year to year and so must be resubmitted. The only exception is DAT transcripts which are kept on file for the duration of their eligibility, which is 2 years.
Please Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure all documentation is submitted to the appropriate office by deadlines indicated. Falsification or misrepresentation of information from any portion of the application process, including interviews, will result in removal of the application from consideration and may be considered in any future applications to the University.