McGill University has been training leaders in dental medicine from Canada, the United States and other countries for over 100 years. The Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences' General Practice Residency Program is the largest in the country with a current enrollment of 21 residents. Throughout this one-year training program, residents will be exposed to a broad multidisciplinary approach to clinical practice.

Our dental clinics are located at three sites in downtown Montreal. Two of the sites are within the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

They are currently located at:

Residents train at one site with rotations throughout the year. The one-year training program begins on July 1 and concludes on June 30 of the following year and comprises 52 credits.

*Note that the Certificate in Craniofacial Orthodontics is not being offered.


The goal of the program is to provide recent dental graduates with a broad multidisciplinary approach to the clinical practice of dental medicine. With this in mind, the residents are under the constant supervision and guidance of members of the attending staff.

  • Provide residents with a full exposure to all aspects of clinical dentistry and to all types of patients, from the medically-compromised to those seeking implant-supported prostheses and cosmetic dentistry
  • Proved trainees with additional hours of chair-side clinical teaching
  • Further theoretical and scientific knowledge through an extensive series of lectures and seminars

The teaching staff of the hospital departments comprises general practitioners and specialists. The specialties represented are: Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry. Other specialists (e.g. Oral Pathology, Radiology) are available for consultations. All clinical teachers hold appointments in the Faculty of Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, McGill University.

The General Practice Residency Program is accredited by both the Order of Dentists of Quebec and the Canadian Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be issued a certificate recognizing successful completion of a Multidisciplinary Residency Program in Dentistry. 


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