Master of Dentistry: Pediatric Dentistry

General Program Information:

Admission Requirements:


General Program Information:

The application deadline to be considered for the program is August 15 for program start of July of the following year.

Master of Dentistry - Pediatric Dentistry

The University of Manitoba, College of Dentistry is inviting candidates to apply to the pediatric dentistry graduate program. The graduate program in pediatric dentistry is a 36-month program leading to a Masters degree. The deadline for submission of a completed application is August 15 of each year. Interviews for short-listed applicants are normally held in October/November.  The program has full accreditation from the Comission on Dental Accreditation of Canada and successful candidates will be eligible to take the examinations of the Royal College of Dentists Canada (RCDC) and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Please note:

There is normally an intake of two residents each year.

The program involves university coursework in aboriginal and rural cultures and communities as well as an intensive research program in prevention and community dentistry.

The third year of the program involves placement and research in rural and remote areas.

Program Description

This unique program will provide an opportunity for dentists to pursue higher education and research in the field of Pediatric Dentistry with an emphasis on prevention and public health in underserved and disadvantaged communities (Aboriginal, rural, and urban poor).

This masters program will provide eligibility to take the examinations of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD).

During the first two years, patient care will be provided in a modern 5-chair pediatric dentistry graduate clinic with state-of-the-art computerized diagnostic equipment. Graduate residents will also have the opportunity to treat pediatric dental patients in the hospital setting and in local community outreach clinics.

The third year of the program involves placement and research in rural and remote areas.

The current foci of research within the Preventive Dental Sciences Department are:

  • Patient management
  • Caries risk
  • Oral health promotion
  • Early childhood caries
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Use of sealants
  • Public health pediatric dentistry
  • Preventive and interceptive orthodontics
  • Preventive programs for underserved communities
  • The biology of tooth movement


Current tuition fee information for Canadian residents/citizens and international students is available on the student records website.

Note: The University reserves the right to make changes and revisions to tuition and other fees

For questions regarding financial assistance, please refer to If you wish to obtain comprehensive program and course information, the University of Manitoba General Calendar is available at


Residents will be members of the Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba (PARIM).  Approximate stipend will be $60,000. a year.  Information can be found at:

Required Courses:

Didactic courses

ANAT 7060 Advanced Human Macroscopic Gross Anatomy (6 credit hours)
DDSS 7230 Advanced Oral Pathology (6 credit hours) 
CHSC 6810 Biostatistics for Clinicians (3 credit hour)
PDSD 7110 Pharmacology and Toxicology in Pediatric Dentistry (3 credit hours)
PDSD 7101 Preventive Programs in Pediatric Dentistry (3 credit hours)
NATV 1200 The Native Peoples of Canada (6 credit hours)

Clinical courses

PDSD 7108 Growth and Development - Management of the Developing Occlusion (3 credit hours)
PDSD 7102 Hospital Pediatric Dentistry I (6 credit hours)
PDSD 7103 Hospital Pediatric Dentistry II (6 credit hours)
PDSD 7104 Management and Restorative Treatment of Pediatric Patients I  (6 credit hours)
PDSD 7105 Management and Restorative Treatment of Pediatric Patients II  (6 credit hours)
PDSD 7106 Preventive and Community Pediatric Dentistry (3 credit hours) 
PDSD 7107 Special Needs and Emergency Care in Pediatric Patients (3 credit hours) 

Other courses

GRAD 6000 - Summer Research
GRAD 7000 - Master's Thesis
GRAD 7500 - Academic Integrity Tutorial

The strength of the clinical program is the wide range of diversity in instructor philosophies of treatment and the opportunity to learn several techniques such as:

  • Management of the pediatric dental patient
  • Pharmacological management techniques
  • Treatment of medically compromised patients and patients with special health care needs
  • Emergency pediatric dental care
  • Craniofacial growth and development
  • Preventive and community pediatric dentistry
  • Providing care in disadvantaged and underserved communities
  • Graduate residents' responsibilities include:
  • Preparation of a Master's Thesis and oral defense of the research project
  • Presentation of the research at an international forum
  • Submission of an article for publication based on the research
  • Limited teaching in the undergraduate pediatric dentistry clinic
  • Participation in outreach to under-served communities

Admission Requirements:

  • DMD/DDS degree or its equivalent
  • At least one year of general practice or hospital residency
  • English Language Test Score (if applicable).  Scores cannot be older than 2 years. Please see link below for English Test.
    Exemption List can be found here.

    Note:  Applicants selected for interview must demonstrate a sincere and genuine interest in practice careers emphasizing prevention and wellness in rural and underserved areas

Application Process:

If you are interested in applying for the Graduate Pediatric Dentistry (M.Dent.), please submit your application online using Radius

All supporting documentation listed below must be submitted in ENGLISH and can be submitted online using your Radius account:

  1. A biographical sketch of one or two pages discussing educational and career objectives, personal experiences, and other factors that have had or will have an impact on these objectives
  2. A minimum of three current letters of reference (note: reference letter requests are sent to referees through the online system)
  3. Official transcripts are required from ALL recognized post-secondary institutions, regardless of whether a degree has been awarded. You can scan and upload your transcripts directly through the online application; transcripts sent directly from the institution are not required until you have been admitted.
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Faculty of Graduate Studies requires $100 processing fee (non-refundable) and can be paid online.

Note: Please ensure that you have read the Academic Integrity Notice.

Other Links of Interest:


Graduate Pediatric Dentistry Program:

Master of Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry
Preventive Dental Science
Ph:  204-789-3571

College of Dentistry
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences