Dentist School in Québec - QC
The Ordre des dentistes du Québec (ODQ) requires that all dentists practicing in the province be graduates from approved dental schools in Québec, in other parts of Canada, or in the United States. Currently, Québec has three dental schools that train students to become either general or specialized dentists. In order to be admitted to dental school, one must first graduate with a Diploma of College Studies (DCS) or a bachelor degree in physics, biology or chemistry. Dental schools in Québec also require that applicants for admission first pass the country’s Dental Aptitude Test (DAT).
Your dentistry courses in Québec will last four or five years and will culminate in a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. This program will include all of the general dentistry courses in the sciences, mathematics, and general dental concepts and will allow you to practice general dentistry in Québec. If, however, you wish to specialize in one of the specializations recognized by the ODQ, you need to take advanced continuing education degree programs. The ten recognized specializations that are offered by three dental schools within Québec include: Oral and maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, pedodontics, orthodontics, oral medicine, prosthodontics, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, dental public health, and oral and maxillofacial radiology. These specialized programs usually take an additional two years to complete.