Academic Pathways

How Do I Become a Dentist

Tip Sheet

Read our tip sheet for more detailed information about the educational steps and registration requirements to become a dentist.

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Quick Facts

  • As of 2017, the total number of membership certificates for the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario was 10,131.
  • There are only two Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) programs in Ontario: the University of Toronto and Western University.
  • Applying to Ontario DDS programs is extremely competitive. In total between the two schools, there are approximately 1,000 applicants, but only 150 are accepted.

Do you have more questions about the educational steps required to be a dentist and how to get there?

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