Our Master’s in Dental Science Program is innovative and constantly evolving, reflecting the minds of our outstanding professors and their vision for training tomorrow's leaders in oral health care. The goal of this program is to train students in research in the dental sciences which comprise a number of disciplines relating to the functioning of the oro-facial complex.


  1. Throughout the course of study, we aim to train all students to:

  2. Perform a literature review

  3. Identify important issues in a specific field and understand the scientific approach to research questions

  4. Carry out a scientific study and appropriately managing its data

  5. Appreciate the ethics involved in animal and/or human research

  6. Express oneself clearly in science (when speaking and writing)

What make McGill's Graduate Programs in Dentistry so special?

  • Our graduate students do cross-disciplinary work, and they are motivated by challenges in research.

  • Small class sizes and a well-structured, stimulating curriculum help students achieve academic excellence.

  • Students receive a high level of technical support and interact extensively with post-doctoral fellows, research associates and assistants.

  • Students interact regularly with faculty who are leading researchers in their fields, and they are exposed to many invited external speakers in various seminar series.

  • Major areas of excellence in the Faculty include research on pain, mineralized and periodontal tissues, extracellular matrix biology, biomaterials and clinical oral health.

  • There are many interdisciplinary collaborations work with other centres of excellence on campus.

  • Our tenure-track faculty have more external research funding than any other Canadian dental school.

M.Sc. in Dental Sciences, Option in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

If you are applying to the OMFS Program, you should be submitting your application through the Dental Residency Program and not Graduate Studies. The Program you will be applying to is Dental Resident - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Students registered in the first two years of the OMFS Program are registered as a Dental Residents within the Dental Residency Program and during the final two years are registered as students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies as MSc. - Dental Sciences - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery students. A residency training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides a candidate with a comprehensive background for the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as a specialty.

During the four years of the program the candidate serves as a resident principally at the Montreal General Hospital. Throughout this time, the resident is given increasing responsibility for the care of in-patients and out-patients, as well as being required to fulfill certain basic science courses and other assignments. A research project must be undertaken, followed by a Master's thesis.

The program is open to one candidate per year.