Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada on or before the deadline date for applications.
In order to be eligible to apply to the DSATP, applicants must be graduates of a specialty Orthodontic dental program not recognized by CDAC. A notarized copy of all university transcripts, and all degree certificates must be submitted with the application. Non-English documents must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.
Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE)
Applicants are required to take the Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination administered by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) before the application deadline, and to arrange for their results to be forwarded to the University of Alberta, School of Dentistry. Tests taken more than two years prior to the application deadline will not be considered. Learn more on the NDEB website
Proof of proficiency in the English language is required if English is not your native language. English proficiency examinations taken more than two years prior to the application deadline will not be considered. For proof of English language proficiency, the applicant must take one of the following tests and receive a satisfactory score of:
- TOEFL paper-based score of 570
- TOEFL computer-based score equivalent of 230
- TOEFL internet-based score equivalent of 95 (with at least 20 per section)
- CAEL minimum score of 70 with at least 70 on each subtest
- IELTS (Academic test) score of 7.5 with at least 6 on each band
Certain English Language Proficiency exemptions
are made for applicants with international qualifications.