About the College

Established in 1965, the University of Saskatchewan, College of Dentistry was the first institution in the Province of Saskatchewan to offer a fully accredited dental program.  The college is the only school at the university that offers direct patient care through the Student Dental Clinic, accommodating over 10,000 visits each year. The college is located in the vibrant river city of Saskatoon on Treaty Six territory and the traditional homeland of hte Métis.  Enveloped by the Health Sciences E-Wing, the modest College of Dentistry building retains its original design sensibilities.  Although it is one of the smaller colleges on campus, the college possesses a strong tradition of excellence with bonds and allegiance to the university, city and province.  The college embraces diversity in all forms and is dedicated to providing an environment where students, faculty and staff are fully supported so that they are able to realize their full potential during their time at the college.  The college strives to serve as a leader in innovative scholarly pursuits, research, interdisciplinary collaboration, community outreach and engagement. 

The college has small class sizes compared to its contemporaries across Canada.  This allows students to receive more targeted interactions with professors and patients; gaining greater exposure to all dental disciplines.  Graduates naturally transition into professional practice as a result of this enriched clinical experience. The unique class setting nutures close knit relationships between classmates and establishes the sense of community that exists within the dental profession.  A a strong tie to the college is created that benefits both students and the college. 

Woven into the fabric of the college is its commitment to community outreach and engagement to provide dental care to neighbourhoods and marginalized groups of Saskatoon.  The college has various initiatives to meet these needs, including: the Saskatoon West Dental Clinic and the Pediatric Outreach program. 

The college is committed to supporting Aboriginal students and their communities.  The university is a leader in Aboriginal health programs, education, and services, with a multitude of opportunities to educate on Aboriginal health, culture and community.  By virtue of its clinical training program, the college provides more direct clinical care to Aboriginal patients than any other Health Science college.  The college is committed to recruiting applicants that reflect the cultural diversity of Saskatchewan's population and is dedicated to increasing the success of Aboriginal applicants who wish to obtain a dental education.  To support this, the college has allocated 11-14% of available seats in the admission of students of Aboriginal descent. 

Mission, Vision & Shared Values

To graduate future-ready, highly-experienced oral health professionals committed to care for all people.

To make a difference in the world by including those that others ignore, discovering better ways to improve health, and training skilled, compassionate leaders and professionals

  1. Transformative, evidence-based healthcare standards
  2. Compassion for those we serve
  3. Respect for all in principle and practice
  4. Enhance diversity and foster inclusion
  5. Prioritize wellness
  6. Accountable for student success
  7. Uncompromised honesty and professionalism
  8. Ally for reconciliation
  9. Empowerment through collaboration
  10. Impactful innovation

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