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General Practice Residency Program

General Practice Residency Program in Dentistry

Location

Location

  • Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences
  • Place Mercantile
  • 2001 McGill College Avenue, Suite 500
  • Montreal QC H3A 1G1
  • Email: gpr.dentistry [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: mcgill.ca/dentistry

About General Practice Residency Program

About General Practice Residency Program

The GPR program offers advanced postgraduate training in all aspects of general practice dentistry. Residents are exposed to a wide variety of dental and related medical specialties. The program also includes practical training in oral conscious sedation and certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Certificate (Cert.) General Practice Residency Program (Dentistry) (52 credits)

McGill University has been training leaders in dentistry in 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 enrolment of 23. 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, two of which are within the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Sites are currently located at:

  • Montreal General Hospital – Adult Site (MUHC, MGH Adult Site)
  • Montreal Children’s Hospital (MUHC, MCH)
  • Jewish General Hospital (JGH)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2024-2025 (last updated Apr. 18, 2024) (disclaimer)

General Practice Residency Program Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

General Practice Residency Program in Dentistry Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Graduates from CDA (Canadian Dental Association) and ADA (American Dental Association) approved dental schools are eligible to apply. Successful candidates:

  • must have received or be in the final year of a course of study leading to a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.M.D./D.D.S.) or an equivalent program;
  • must be in receipt of this degree by the time of registration in the first year of the program;
  • who are not graduates of Quebec dental schools will apply to the Order of Dentists of Quebec for a temporary permit restricting practice to the teaching hospital involved.

Narrative transcripts are not acceptable.

Selection of residents is based on academic standing and personal interviews. Applicants must be graduates of an accredited Canadian or U.S. dental school and be eligible for licensure in Quebec.

French Language Requirement

Graduates from Quebec are required to pass the examination of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec (ODQ) in order to obtain a permit to practice dentistry in Quebec or in the rest of Canada.

  • Candidates who have earned their dentistry degrees in Quebec: Even if they were born outside Quebec, candidates who have earned their dentistry degrees in Quebec must demonstrate their knowledge of French before they can apply for a permit from the Ordre des dentistes du Québec (ODQ) and are not eligible for temporary permits. Generally speaking, candidates who have not done their secondary school studies in French must take an examination administered by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) to evaluate their knowledge of French.
  • Candidates who have earned their dentistry degrees outside Quebec: Candidates who do not meet the requirements of the Charter of the French Language concerning appropriate knowledge of French but who meet all other criteria for practising dentistry may obtain a temporary permit valid for at most one year. This temporary permit will be granted by the Order, along with a registration form for the French examination administered by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF).

    Temporary permits may be renewed up to three times, subject to the OQLF's authorization. Candidates must take the OQLF examination after each renewal. A passing mark must be obtained by the deadline in order to be granted an ODQ permit.

Further details may be obtained by contacting the General Practice Residency Program Coordinator at gpr.dentistry [at] mcgill.ca.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

Note: All applications for the GPR program must be completed online. Do not use uApply to apply, as this is a post-graduate program.

The application period starts on August 1 and ends September 15; for more information, see mcgill.ca/dentistry/general-residency-program/apply-now.

See mcgill.ca/applying for detailed application procedures.

Supporting Documents

Official copies of transcripts can be sent to the McGill Documentation Centre:

  • McGill University – Enrolment Services
  • Student Records
  • 3415 McTavish Street
  • Room MS 13
  • Montreal QC H3A 0C8
  • Canada

Please be sure to include your McGill I.D. number on ALL supporting documents.

  1. Official Transcripts of all previous university education

    If offered admission, at that time, students must make arrangements with their college and/or university to send official transcripts to McGill.

    Official copies of transcripts can be sent to the McGill Documentation Centre:

    • McGill University – Enrolment Services
    • Student Records
    • 3415 McTavish Street
    • Room MS 13
    • Montreal QC H3A 0C8
    • CANADA
    Important: Official transcripts sent to McGill University become the property of the University and will not be returned or forwarded to other institutions.

    Current McGill University students are not required to send transcripts by mail. McGill's admitting office obtains these directly. All other applicants must make arrangements with their college and/or university to send official transcripts to McGill.

  2. Three Reference Letters
    • One from the Dean of your school
    • Two letters of reference from the dental professors (referees) who are familiar with your academic ability and who have agreed to provide references
  3. Personal Statement

If applying to multiple sites, an additional personal statement is required for the MUHC Montreal Children's Hospital and should be addressed to: Program Director (Department of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences), 1040 Atwater Street, Montreal, QC, H3Z 1X3. Upload this additional personal statement on the submission platform.

Note: All documents submitted to McGill University in support of an application to be admitted—including, but not limited to transcripts, diplomas, letters of reference, and test scores—become the property of McGill University and will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another institution.

Make sure to include your name and McGill ID number with each submission.

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application Dates and Deadlines

All applications to the GPR program must be completed online. The application period starts on August 1 and ends September 15; for more information, see mcgill.ca/dentistry/general-residency-program/apply-now.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2024-2025 (last updated Apr. 18, 2024) (disclaimer)

Certificate (Cert.) General Practice Residency Program (Dentistry) (52 credits)

The General Practice Residency (GPR) program offers advanced postgraduate training in all aspects of general practice dentistry. Residents are exposed to a wide variety of dental and related medical specialties. The program also includes practical training in oral conscious sedation and certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and in Advanced Cardiac Life Support ...

For more information, see Certificate (Cert.) General Practice Residency Program (Dentistry) (52 credits).

Faculty of Dental Medicine & Oral Health Sciences—2024-2025 (last updated Apr. 18, 2024) (disclaimer)
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