School of Dentistry

As one of the top 3 dental schools in Canada, the School of Dentistry serves the well-being of society through the translation of knowledge (education), the pursuit of truth and the discovery of new knowledge (research), and public service (community outreach and patient care).

Read more about us in our complete Strategic Plan.

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.

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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Our undergraduate programs include the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and the Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a Dental Hygiene Specialization.

Our graduate programs include Masters of Science (MSc) with specializations in: And Doctorates (PhD) specializing in:

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.

Patients come to us for anything from general teeth cleaning to severe gum disease. We service patients of all ages (including children).

See more information on our clinic page here.

Vital to the health of our communities.

Our mission is to improve the health of the people of Alberta and beyond through leadership in oral/maxillofacial health care, education, research/scholarship and providing service that is responsive to social need.

Read more about our vision and mission in our complete Strategic Plan.

We are closing 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.

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News from the School

  • Our hygiene grads go the distance

    March 04, 2020

    Travelling to serve those in need, integrating hygiene into teams, ensuring excellence in educations, and leading associations, our dental hygiene alumni are a force to be reckoned with! Read about a few who have taken the road less travelled (one quite literally) to serve their communities.

  • Dentistry for Life Update

    March 04, 2020

    Our first-ever official fundraising campaign, launched in our Centennial year, closes March 31st. Here are a few highlights.

  • Women in Dentistry in Alberta

    February 28, 2020

    In honour of International Women’s Day 2020, we reached out to Dr. Reena Talwar, founder of Women in Dentistry, a group to connect females in the industry in Alberta, and the only female oral surgeon in Alberta to chat about diversity in the profession.

  • Dento-osseous anomalies in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis: A follow-up study

    February 28, 2020

    Dr. Fabiana Almeida and her team's study "Dento-osseous anomalies in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis" shows spanned almost 10 years and shows how the disease can be diagnosed early with the participation of dental professionals.

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UAlberta Smiles 2019/20

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Ualberta Smiles Community Report 2019

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