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 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.

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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 registration website.

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 Dental Hygiene students pay tribute to instructor

    September 16, 2020

    University of Alberta students from the School of Dentistry's Dental Hygiene program walked in the Ovarian Cancer Canada’s Walk of Hope to raise funds for ovarian cancer and show their support for their professor.

  • Grant awarded to study interaction of immune system with cancer

    September 03, 2020

    Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and sadly, the incident rates are increasing. Therefore, there is a lot of interest in understanding how to treat and prevent this type of cancer from an immunotherapy perspective.

  • Talking with your children about COVID-19

    September 02, 2020

    The start of the new school year can be both exciting and stressful for many kids and teens. The COVID-19 pandemic may make the transition back to school seem more challenging than ever before.

  • Fresh Faces in dentistry and dental hygiene

    September 01, 2020

    We're excited to welcome our new students to the School of Dentistry! Meet some of them from the Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene (class of 2023) and Doctor of Dental Surgery (class of 2024).

  • Amidst a pandemic, dental hygiene graduates achieve excellence

    August 28, 2020

    Results from the July 2020 National Dental Hygiene Certification Board (NDHCE) are in, and the Dental Hygiene (DH) graduates from the University of Alberta (U of A), School of Dentistry have once again scored well above the national average.

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