Our Undergraduate Dental Program (D.M.D.) curriculum is innovative and constantly evolving, reflecting the minds of our outstanding professors and their vision for training tomorrow's leaders in oral health care. Our curriculum employs cutting-edge approaches to the management of oral health problems, as well as innovative teaching and learning techniques. It focuses on the relationship between oral health and general health.
We want our graduates to be professionals who possess sound judgment. We believe this is the best way to ensure that their patients, and the population at large, receive the most effective care possible – that means health care that is supported by scientific evidence and a sense of social justice.
We ensure that our graduates have the highest level of technical ability. Our students spend a large part of their studies learning and honing their technical skills, beginning in the Simulation Lab and progressing to work in a clinical setting. Throughout their training, our students are surrounded by the best teachers from all dental specialities.
We aim to graduate socially aware, culturally sensitive and community-oriented practitioners who are committed to improving access to oral health care. We do this by offering a variety of settings and exposure to various populations.
Our curriculum is always evolving to further improve the capacity of our graduates to better serve under-privileged groups in our society and to become leaders in oral health-related research and academics, organized dentistry, dental practice and government, all with a view to addressing the enormous disparities in oral and general health that exist in society today.
The Structure of the Program
During the first 16 months of the program, the Fundamentals of medicine and dentistry are taught in conjunction with the Faculty of Medicine. Students then complete 7 months of intense pre-clinical training followed by 2 years of clinical training in our brand new state-of-the-art undergraduate teaching clinic. Students rotate through various hospital departments including Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (at the Montreal General Hospital), Pediatric Dentistry (at the Montreal Children's Hospital), the Jim Lund Dental Clinic (at the Welcome Hall Mission in St. Henri) and the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit (at the Montreal General Hospital).