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Degree Requirements

First Year

In first year, students take the following course:

  • DENT 410 (Dentistry I: Foundations of Clinical Dentistry)

Second Year1

In second year, students take the following course:

  • DENT 420 (Dentistry II: Basic Clinical Dentistry)

Third Year1

In third year, students take DENT 430 (Dentistry III: Intermediate Clinical Dentistry).

Fourth Year1

In fourth year, students take DENT 440 (Dentistry IV: Complex Clinical Dentistry)


The D.M.D. curriculum at UBC is an innovative inquiry-based curriculum incorporating hybrid problem-based learning (PBL), case-based and blended learning activities, and more traditional lectures and clinical experiences, with an emphasis on self-directed student learning and problem solving in small group settings. Lectures occupy a smaller amount of curriculum time than traditional curricula. The knowledge, attitudes, and skills required of a UBC graduate entering general dental practice are outlined in the UBC Faculty of Dentistry Competency Document.

1Students who began the program in the 2014-2015 Academic Year (Class of 2018), please see the archived 2014-2015 Academic Calendar for Degree Requirements.

Instruments and Supplies

Check with the Dentistry Student Services Office for information regarding costs for instruments and supplies.

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