As one of the top 3 dental schools in Canada, the School of Dentistry serves the well-being of society through education, research, and public service. Read more about us.

Dental education was first instituted at the University of Alberta in 1917 under the Faculty of Medicine. Take a look at how the School has evolved over the decades.

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Study here

We have been Western Canada's premier dental school for over 100 years. We offer student-focused learning that promotes patient-centred care and community outreach through research, scholarship and partnership in an environment of trust, respect and integrity.

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Research with us

We are dedicated to advancing the field of dentistry. We have researchers making advances in all areas of oral health. Are you a graduate student looking for an area to get involved in? Are you a professional looking for information?

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Become a patient

The School of Dentistry Oral Health Clinic offers a full range of dental services to the general public. These services are delivered by students under the supervision of a licensed instructor at affordable and competitive rates.


A variety of outstanding continuing education programs are available for postgraduate dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental laboratory technicians. We offer year-round hands-on competency- and lecture-based specialized education and certification programs. For registration and course information, visit our CDE registration website.

(CDE) Program at the School of Dentistry is looking for patients for its Intravenous (IV) Conscious Sedation Program. If you are eligible for this program, your dental work could be free!

Congratulations! You've graduated! Now what? Keep updated about the U of A School of Dentistry here. Visit our Alumni and Friends page.

Read our latest edition of Alumni Connections here!

We closed out our first-ever official fundraising campaign, launched in our Centennial year (2017) at the end of March. We ask you to consider donating online to keep the success going. Learn More...


News from the School

  • U of A journey takes student across the border

    September 09, 2021

    Pranidhi Baddam (PhD MS ’21) will be working as a post-doc at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute in Boston.

  • Are you afraid of the dentist?

    August 18, 2021

    It might be the oldest form of anesthetic out there. Hypnosis, not just meant for entertainment, can help alleviate a lot of pain and anxiety when it comes to visiting a dental office.

  • When toothaches go untreated

    August 18, 2021

    Has a tooth been bothering you? A few aches and pains? Too busy to have it checked out? You may want to head to the dentist’s office before letting it fester any longer – the longer you wait, the more detrimental it could be to your health. 

  • Children's oral health can affect learning

    August 18, 2021

    Children with poor oral health have trouble concentrating in class, have lower self-esteem, and it can adversely affect their social interactions.

  • Meghan Rannells earns her master’s in education

    June 28, 2021

    Meghan Rannells is the administrative assistant in the dental hygiene program at the School of Dentistry

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