McGill University Faculty of Dentistry

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McGill University Faculty of Dentistry
Faculté de médecine dentaire  (French)
McGill Faculty of Dentistry Building.jpg
The faculty building
TypePublic
Established1904
Parent institution
McGill University
Academic affiliation
McGill University Health Centre, Montreal General Hospital, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Faculty of Medicine
DeanElham Emami
Students160
Address
2001 McGill College Avenue
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H3A 1G1
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CampusUrban
LanguageEnglish
Websitehttps://www.mcgill.ca/dentistry/

The Faculty of Dentistry is a constituent faculty of McGill University. Founded in 1904 as the McGill Dental School, it was established as a department in the McGill University Faculty of Medicine until becoming its own faculty in 1920. The faculty is closely affiliated with the Montreal General Hospital, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal Children's Hospital, and McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

History[edit]

The Faculty Practice

McGill University Faculty of Dentistry began as a department within the faculty of medicine at McGill including its amalgamation of Bishop's University relatively small faculty of medicine in 1904.[1] It officially became its own faculty in the year 1920.[2]

Curriculum[edit]

The faculty offers a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (D.M.D.) degree. In keeping with the joint history of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine with the Faculty of Dentistry, the D.M.D. students undertake a joint curriculum with the M.D.,C.M. students in the Fundamentals of Medicine and Dentistry curriculum in the first 18 months of their medical education, along with additional dentistry-related courses. In the second year when the medical curriculum is complete, dental students transition into a fundamentals of dentistry curriculum followed by practical pre-clinic.[3]

The faculty also confers several graduate level degrees: thesis M.Sc. in Dental Sciences; non-thesis M.Sc. in Dental Sciences; and a Ph.D. in Craniofacial Health Sciences, which are also available to international applicants.[4] In addition to the undergraduate level dental curriculum, there are 3 General Practice Residency (GPR) programs affiliated with the faculty including those at the Montreal General Hospital, Jewish General Hospital, and the Montreal Children's Hospital. The faculty also has a six-year oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS)/Doctor of Medicine, Master of Surgery (M.D.,C.M.) program offered at the Montreal General Hospital, a Level-1 Trauma Center.[5] There are approximately 150-160 students enrolled in the undergraduate level (D.M.D.), with an additional ~90 graduate students and 33 in the G.P.R. and M.D.,C.M.-OMFS residency programs.[6]

The faculty of dentistry also offers a robust curriculum of continuing education courses accredited by both the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA-CERP) and the Canadian dental licensing bodies, including as a preferred partner by the Ordre des dentistes du Québec (ODQ).[7]

Research[edit]

McGill's Faculty of Dentistry boasts an impressive, world-renowned cohort of multi- and interdisciplinary researchers. The faculty research is concentrated in 4 major areas: pain and neuroscience; mineralized tissues and extracellular matrix biology; biomaterials, nanobiotechnology and tissue engineering; and population oral health.[8] Approximately one-third of all oral health-related research in Canada is performed at McGill despite it being represented by only 5% of the Canadian dentistry professors.[9] McGill's Faculty of Dentistry also produces more per capita research funding to McGill compared to the McGill Faculty of Medicine, despite the faculty's size.[10]

The faculty also hosts its research activities within multiple research sites including at the Faculty of Dentistry building on Sherbrooke, at the Montreal General Hospital, the Jewish General Hospital, the Montreal Children's Hospital, the Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building, the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit, and at the McGill Faculty of Medicine.[11]

Reputation[edit]

The Faculty of Dentistry is notoriously competitive in terms of admissions with an acceptance rate of 4.6% for the most recent cycle of applicants in 2018.[12] The number of admissions to the D.M.D. program is approximately 37-38 students annually. For the last several cycles of admission the average undergraduate cGPA was 3.84 (post-graduate GPA is not considered in admissions) with approximately 8-9 entering students having completed a Masters or Doctorate degree.[13] As of the year 2014, applicants are interviewed via Multiple Mini-Interviews (MMI) held at the McGill University Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL), along with the prospective Faculty of Medicine students.[14] Students are also initially screened prior to interview selection via the CASPer test.[15]

The Faculty of Dentistry has a wide-ranging community service program offered with funding through the faculty, student fundraising initiatives, and external donors. These programs include the Jim Lund Dental Clinic at the Welcome Hall Mission, the Montreal Children’s Hospital Clinic for new immigrants and refugees, the McGill Mobile Dental Clinic, and the McGill Summer Dental Clinic, which provided a combined $933,735 of free dental care to the underprivileged in the year 2017-2018.[16] The faculty's Dental Outreach Program was recently awarded the Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by the American Dental Education Association in 2019.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Century Club: Marking Some McGill Milestones". Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Century Club: Marking Some McGill Milestones". Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "About the Faculty of Dentistry" (PDF). Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "FACULTY OF DENTISTRY 2013 ANNUAL REPORT" (PDF). Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "FACULTY OF DENTISTRY 2013 ANNUAL REPORT" (PDF). Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Philanthropy Changes Lives - Impact of Giving 2017-2018" (PDF). Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  7. ^ "General Information". Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  8. ^ "Research Clusters". Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "Research Revolution at McGill University's Faculty of Dentistry" (PDF). Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  10. ^ "The Century Club: Marking Some McGill Milestones". Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  11. ^ "Research". Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  12. ^ "Undergraduate entering class by admissions unit". Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  13. ^ "Class Profiles for the DMD program". Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  14. ^ "Selection Process". Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  15. ^ "Selection Process". Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  16. ^ "Philanthropy Changes Lives - Impact of Giving 2017-2018" (PDF). Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  17. ^ "Dentistry's community outreach program wins Gies Award for Outstanding Vision". Retrieved August 2, 2019.

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