Time Limitation for Completion of Program
The two-year program of studies leading to the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) must be completed in no more than three consecutive years (thirty-six months) from date of the initial registration. A student who fails to complete the program in three years must withdraw from the School.
In the event that the student fails to complete their course of study satisfactorily within the stipulated period of three years, it would be only under extenuating circumstances that readmission would be granted and this only after an application for readmission had been approved by the Director of Dentistry.
In addition to the credit courses, students are required to attend the non-credit courses.
Progression Without Condition
To complete a yearís work and be permitted to register in the succeeding year of the DDS ITD dental program, a student must:
- satisfactorily complete the prescribed assignments for both credit and non-credit courses, and
- obtain at least a Pass level of performance (60%) in each credit course
Notes:A student who obtains an average at the Honors level (80%) in a yearís work is considered to have passed that year with Honors.
i. A course shall be defined as a discrete division of a general subject and is characterized by specific instruction and by examination specific to the said course. Where a general subject is not divided into discrete divisions it shall, for the purpose of these regulations, be considered a course.
ii. In each course, the ratio of term grades to final examination grades is determined by the teaching staff of the department concerned.
Eligibility for Awards
Students in Dentistry are required to achieve a passing grade without benefit of supplemental examinations(s) in all courses of the academic year, to be eligible for Professional Awards (excluding Scholarships and Bursaries) in that year.
A student may be given permission by the Dentistry Council to progress or continue in the DDS ITD Program with conditions as noted below:
First (ITD1) and Second (ITD2) Years
A first year (ITD1) or second year (ITD2) student who fails the written component of a course may be granted a supplemental examination in that component provided that the studentís overall average in the written components of all courses taken that year is at least 65%.
If, by the end of the academic year, a student in the first or second year of the program has not completed all clinical cases, requirements, and other assignments prescribed in a clinical component of a course, but has an overall passing grade in those activities that have been done, the Clinical Division may recommend that a grade of ďIncompleteĒ be given. The recommendation will include:
No supplemental examinations will be permitted in the clinical components of second or third year courses, 5320 and 5420. If, by the end of the academic year, a student in first or second year has a failing grade in a clinical discipline within 5320/5420, that student shall be given a grade of ďFailĒ in 5320/5420.
- the type and extent of the work to be completed;
- the date on which it must be completed;
- the name of the Division that will evaluate the studentís work;
- the date by which the final grade will be forwarded to the Registrarís Office.
A student shall be considered to have failed the year if the student attains:
- less than a Pass level of performance (60%) in one or more courses or components of courses where supplemental examination(s) are not granted,
- less than a Pass level of performance (60%) in a supplemental examination.
A student who fails to complete the program in three years will be required to withdraw from the DDS ITD Program and will not normally be readmitted. Readmission to the DDS ITD Program following withdrawal for unsatisfactory academic standing is subject to the following conditions:
- A student may be permitted to repeat that year, subject to a vacancy being available in the year to be repeated.
- Applications for readmission must be submitted in writing to the Director of Dentistry on or before August 15 of the year in which readmission is being sought.
- A student who is granted permission to repeat a year is required to repeat all courses of that year, regardless of the achievement level. All prescribed work must be completed satisfactorily or the student will be required to withdraw from Dentistry. Supplemental examination privileges are not normally extended to students repeating a year.
A student who voluntarily withdraws from the first year (ITD1) of instruction before the end of the Fall-Term may apply for admission to the Director of Dentistry by April 1 next following. A student who voluntarily withdraws from the second year (ITD2) of instruction before the end of the Fall-Term may apply for admission to the Director of Dentistry by July 1 next following. In any such an event, the year from which the student withdrew would not be counted within the thirty-six month period allowed to complete the program.Reports
At the end of each academic year, a report will available from the Registrarís Office to each student indicating the numerical (percentage) grade achieved in each course. The key to grades is:
|59 and below||F||Fail|
|SRP||--||Supplemental Remedial Passed|
Reports will show quartile standing (an indication of class ranking).
Exemption from Courses: No exemptions from courses will be permitted to students registered in the ITD Program.
Deanís Honor List
To be named to the Deanís Honor List, students in Dentistry must complete a full yearís work as defined by the program and achieve an average of 80% or have a special recommendation of the Director.
Note: Students who have sat supplemental examinations are not eligible to be ranked to the Deanís Honors List.
1. A student who successfully completes the work of the second year of the ITD program shall be recommended for graduation.
2. A student who passes each year of the ITD program with honors shall be graduated With Distinction.