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

  • Statement Regarding Winter 2020 Term Grades

    April 03, 2020

    Statement from Dean Brenda Hemmelgarn, MD/PhD on March 26, 2020

  • Tips for Working from Home

    April 01, 2020

    While some of us have worked remotely in the past, the rest of us are experiencing "working from home" for the first time. Our biggest advice is to reach out to co-workers and classmates. Don't turn "remote" into "hermit" and set up your experience right from the start.

  • Tips for videoconferencing like a pro

    April 01, 2020

    Are you feeling unprofessional with your video-conferences? Read on for a few tips to improve them.

  • Tips for working at home with children

    April 01, 2020

    Are you struggling to get work done with your children also at home? Consider some of these tips to help you out. Most importantly, be honest about your struggles, especially with your supervisor. We're all adjusting and now is the time to reach out for help.

  • 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.

  • More News
UAlberta Smiles 2019/20

Our 2019 Community Report is now available online. Read it now.

Ualberta Smiles Community Report 2019

Read the UAlberta Smiles Community Report 2019-2020

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