Master of Dentistry in Canada

Master of Dentistry in Canada

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Tn AryalFri Oct 22 2021

Dental Care and health are extremely important if one wants to better their overall health. Dentistry is the branch of science that deals with inspection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases involving the mouth, gum, teeth etc. 

It is one of the most famous degrees in the globe and has huge career pathways for students. Master of Dentistry in Canada is a 2-4 year course that prepares students for a career in dentistry via persistent education and rigorous training. 

Canada offers course-based and thesis-based master degree options for international students looking forward to pursuing a Master of Dentistry. This degree costs from CAD 15,000 to CAD 50,000 per year. 

Nevertheless, there are many scholarships and other financial aid schemes to help international students with the fees. 

For instance, for the master of science in dentistry (thesis option) at Toronto University, students will get 2 years of base graduate funding which covers yearly stipend and tuition payment. 

Why study Master of Dentistry in Canada? 

  • Some of the best universities in Canada such as the University of Toronto offers this program. 
  • The faculty of Dentistry in Canadian Universities offer paediatric general practice and accredited clinical training in the partnered medical residents. 
  • The university offers general financial aid which covers tuition fees and also provides monthly stipend-as living expenses- for students with outstanding research skills on the thesis-based dentistry programs. 
  • Master of Dentistry is comparatively more affordable in Canada and you need not give aptitude tests like GRE and GMAT. 
  •  Dentists earn a minimum average of CAD 40 per hour in Canada,

Top Universities for Master of Dentistry in Canada

A dentistry degree is offered by the following top universities in Canada at the Master level. 

  • University of Toronto
  • McGill University
  • Western University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Manitoba
  • Dalhousie University

Tuition fees for international students

The Master of Dentistry fees for international students in Canada ranges between CAD 15,000 to CAD 50,000 per year. For the thesis-based dentistry program, students need to find a supervisor and they will get financial aid throughout the course. 

University for dentistry

Annual Tuition Fees in CAD

University of Toronto

24,000- 47,000

University of Manitoba

50,000- 80,000

McGill University

14,000- 35,000

University of British Columbia

10,500- 30,000

Dalhousie University

30,000- 45,000

University of Alberta

15,000- 25,000

Master of Dentistry Courses in Canada

Not many universities in Australia offer Master of Dentistry courses. However, they do offer a wide variety of dentistry programs. 

University

Course

Location

University of Toronto

Master of Science in Dentistry (with speciality Training)

Toronto, Canada

Master of Science in Dentistry (Research)

McGill University

MSc in Dental Sciences

Montreal, Canada

University of Manitoba

Master in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Manitoba

Master in Orthodontics

Master in Pediatric Dentistry

Master in Periodontics

Masters in Prosthodontics

University of British Columbia

Master of Science in Craniofacial Science

Vancouver, Canada

MS in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Orthodontics

MS in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Endodontics

MS in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Periodontics

MS in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Prosthodontics

MS in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Pediatric Dentistry

Western University

Master of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics

London, Canada

University of Alberta

Masters in Orthodontics

Edmonton, Canada

University of Dalhousie

MD/MSc in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Halifax, Canada

Masters in Periodontics

MSc in Prosthodontics

MASc/ Diploma in Prosthodontics

How can I apply for a Master of Dentistry in Canada? 

You can follow the following steps if you wish to apply for a Master of Dentistry in Canada. 

  • Research on universities offering the dentistry specialization you want to study. 
  • Look for the course based and thesis-based options and finalize what you want for yourself. 
  • If you want to go for a thesis-based option, prepare a letter of motivation and reach out to supervisors of the dentistry department who can guide you throughout the master program. 
  • Prepare all the documents needed for applying such as academic transcripts of all secondary institutions (you need to have the minimum cut-off score set by university), English test score, letter of recommendations, CV, Statement of Purpose, Experience letter, Passport etc. 
  • You can apply online via the university portal by filling in the personal—academic, and professional details. 

Entry Requirements for Master degree in Dentistry for international students in Canada

University of Manitoba

  • Course name: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Course duration: 4 years
  • Minimum English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: 6.5
    • TOEFL: 86, with 20 in each section
    • PTE: 61
  • Academic Requirements: A 4-year bachelor degree with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in dental courses from a recognized institute. 
  • Other Requirements: 
    • Application fees: CAD 100
    • 2 LOR
    • Current CV
    • Unofficial transcripts 
    • Statement of Intent

McGill University

  • Course name: MSc Dental Sciences- Non-Thesis
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Minimum English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: 6.5,at least 6.5 in each module
    • TOEFL: 86, with a minimum of 20 in each section
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a DMD/DDS or BSC degree in health sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Physiology) or related disciplines (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology) with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Other Requirements: 
    • Application fees: CAD 125.71
    • 3 LOR
    • Academic CV
    • Writing samples
    • Unofficial transcripts 
    • Statement of Intent

University of British Columbia

  • Course Name: Master of Science in Craniofacial Science 
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Minimum English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: 7.0,at least 6.5 in each module
    • TOEFL IBT: 93
    • TOEFL PBT: 580
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a relevant 4-year bachelor degree with a minimum of 76%.
  • Other Requirements: 
    • Application fees: CAD 168.25
    • 3 LOR (electronic reference format)
    • Academic CV
    • Two official copies of transcripts from colleges attended before. 
    • SOP

University of Toronto

  • Course Name: Master of Science in Dentistry (Thesis based)
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Minimum English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: 7.0,at least 6.5 in each module
    • TOEFL IBT: 99
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to have B+ in the final year of their bachelor degree or DDS.
  • Other Requirements: 
    • Application fees: CAD 180
    • 3 LOR 
    • Up to date Resume
    • Official academic transcripts
    • SOP

Dalhousie University

  • Course Name: Master of Science in Dentistry (Thesis based)
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Minimum English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: 7.0,at least 6.5 in each module
    • TOEFL IBT: 92
    • PTE: 65, With no section below 54.
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to have B+ in the final year of their bachelor degree or DDS.
  • Other Requirements: 
    • Application fees: CAD 115
    • GRE scores
    • 2 LOR 
    • Academic CV
    • 2 official copies of transcripts from colleges attended before. 
    • Statement of Intent

University of Alberta

  • Course name: MSc in Medical Sciences- Orthodontics
  • Course duration: 3 years
  • Minimum English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: 7.5, with 7.0 in each band
    • TOEFL: 95 overall. Listening 22, reading 22, speaking 26 and writing 24
    • PTE: 61
  • Academic Requirements: A 4-year bachelor degree with a minimum of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Other Requirements: 
    • Application fees: CAD 125
    • 3 LOR
    • CV
    • Official letter from dental school noting their ranking. 
    • Statement of Intent
    • 1 year of experience as a licensed dentist
    • Personal Interview

Western University

  • Course name: MSc in Orthodontics
  • Course duration: 3 years
  • Minimum English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: 7
    • TOEFL IBT: 100
    • TOEFL PBT: 600
  • Academic Requirements: A 4 year DDS degree with a minimum of B grade 
  • Other Requirements: 
    • Application fees: CAD 250
    • 3 LOR
    • CV
    • Transcripts from all post-secondary academic programs
    • Statement of Intent
    • 1 year of experience as a licensed dentist
    • Personal Interview
    • Preference is given to students with a minimum of two years of experience in general practice. 

Scope of Master of Dentistry

Master of Dentistry has career opportunities in wide fields of health care settings such as public health, education, private practice, dental clinics, hospitals, research and administration. 

After a few years of experience, dentistry graduates can also be self-employed and open their own clinics and tend to dental emergencies. 

Thanks to the several specializations such as pedodontics, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, endodontics, prosthodontics etc, dentists can find jobs in various fields. 

Look at the table below to get an idea of how much dentists earn in Australia. 

Dentistry jobs after graduation

Average Annual Salary in CAD

Dental Surgeon

160,302

Consultant

86,390

Oral Pathologist

120,396

Dental Hygienist

143,605

Dental Assistant

80,000

Public Health Specialist

96,300

Dentist

157,500

 

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