USask proposes degree program for internationally-trained dentists

December 7, 2018

The University of Saskatchewan is planning to launch an International Dental Degree program, reports the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. The program will make it easier for dentists from other countries who do not have accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada to sit the National Dental Examining Board examination. According to the StarPhoenix, USask’s College of Dentistry would accept up to three students a year into the third year of the College’s four-year Dental Medicine program. Seven of Canada’s 10 dentistry programs offer similar pathways for internationally-trained dentists, the StarPhoenix adds. Saskatoon StarPhoenix (SK)