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					                                       College Program
                                       Requirements and Policies
College of Dentistry                   The College of Dentistry, in principle, does not approve the granting
                                       of exemptions in medical or dental courses in any year of its D.M.D.
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                                       degree program.
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                                       The computation of the Sessional Weighted Average for each year of
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                                       the dental program will include the grade that the student obtained
tel: (306) 966-5117                    in the course while in dentistry, even if it is a lower grade than that
Fax: (306) 966-5126                    obtained while enrolled in another program of study.
                                       The only exception to this policy may occur when a student has
Website:         completed a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in the subject area and can
                                       demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Course Coordinator and Phase
                                       A or B Chair as applicable, that s/he has a thorough knowledge of
                                       the subject area. It will be at the Course Coordinator’s discretion to
                                       determine how this thorough knowledge will be demonstrated. Such
                                       exception to the general policy will be granted only within the first
                                       two weeks of the start date of the applicable year of study.

                                       PRomotion and GRaduation
                                       The following promotion and graduation regulations apply within
                                       the College of Dentistry. The grading system followed differs from
                                       the general one detailed in the Grade Reporting section in that the
                                       literal descriptors have been expanded to include some terminology
                                       which reflects competency in cognitive and/or psychomotor and/
                                       or attitudinal skills. Details on this may be obtained from the Dean’s
                                       Office. These guidelines apply to students in all years of the program
                                       and supersede rules that may have been in place in any preceding
                                       year of a currently registered student.

                                       1. Students must achieve a minimum grade of 50% or a completed
                                           requirement (CR) to pass any course and must receive a minimum
                                           weighted average of 60% to be promoted or to graduate.
                                       2. To be promoted from Year 2 to Year 3, students must have a
                                           combined average of 60% of the delegated mark in the practical
                                           component in the three preclinical disciplines, DENT 320.5; DENT
                                           330.5; DENT 340.4. Failure to do so will mean repeating the year.
                                       3. Students who have less than 60% as a sessional weighted average,
                                           but have achieved a minimum grade of 50% in each course, may
                                           be permitted to take additional examinations in a maximum of two
                                           courses to raise their sessional weighted average to 60% or greater.
                                       4. Should a student fail a supplemental examination, the highest of the
                                           two failing grades shall be used to calculate the sessional average.
                                       5. Upon completion of a supplemental examination the student will
                                           be assigned a Pass or a Fail. For a pass, the recorded percentage
                                           grade will equal the minimum pass grade for that class.
                                       6. Failure of a “program course”, defined as a course that has a credit
                                           unit score greater than 9, will mean failure of the entire year.

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7.   A student achieving less than 40% is not allowed a supplemental               Graduates from the College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan
     examination.                                                                  are also board eligible in each state or region of the United States.
                                                                                   Dental licensing is under the authority of each state in the United
8. At the discretion of the Undergraduate Education Committee, a
                                                                                   States. For details of licensure, students should check with the state in
     student who has failed in not more than two courses, received a
                                                                                   which they plan to practice. Appropriate telephone numbers by state
     grade of at least 40% in the course(s) failed, and has a sessional
                                                                                   are listed on the website.
     weighted average of 60% or greater in all courses passed, may be
     allowed to take supplemental examinations in the course(s) failed.

9. Failure of a single course may result in failure of an entire year
                                                                                   REGistRation and attEndanCE
     if a supplemental examination or remediation is not practical,                ■■   Classes for all years begin Monday, August 22, 2011.
     possible, or warranted.                                                       ■■   Year One students are required to attend an Orientation on Friday,
                                                                                        August 19, 2011.
10. At the discretion of the Undergraduate Education Committee, a                  ■■   For all important dates please see the Academic Schedule.
     student who has failed a laboratory or clinical course(s) may be              ■■   Late registration will be permitted only under exceptional
     permitted to complete a specified remediation program between                      circumstances, and by special ruling of the Faculty.
     the regular academic session (remedial months are May, June,                  ■■   Students cannot register for the full program of study in any
     July, August). If remediation is unsuccessful, the student will be                 session until they have completed the requirements of the previous
     required to repeat the year.                                                       session.
                                                                                   ■■   Students may be Required to Discontinue the study of dentistry for
11. Students who fail a year, if allowed to repeat, must repeat all
                                                                                        non-academic reasons such as health.
     courses for that year.
                                                                                   Preclinical/laboratory and Clinic session
12. Students who have failed and wish to repeat the year must
     submit a formal written request to the Dean for approval by the
                                                                                   attendance Policy
                                                                                   Regular attendance in preclinical/laboratory and clinic sessions is
     Executive Committee.
                                                                                   mandatory. The number of available preclinical/laboratory sessions
13. In extenuating circumstances, at the discretion of the Executive               and clinic days, and the number of available days for patient
     Committee, a student may be asked or permitted to withdraw for                treatment, is limited. Students are therefore expected to be present in
     one year. A student must apply to the college for reinstatement.              the clinic unless the appropriate clinical discipline has granted written
14. On occasion, unusual circumstances may arise that require faculty              permission for the absence, written notification has been provided to
     judgement to determine if the “normal progress” of a student                  the Assistant Dean, Clinical Affairs, and/or satisfactory documentary
     should be altered. Examples include the following:                            evidence is provided within a reasonable period following the
                                                                                   absence. Such procedures are to be followed regardless of whether
     ■■   A student missing an extraordinary length of time due to illness
          or personal problems.                                                    or not a student has fulfilled minimal expectations for the clinical
     ■■    A student displaying (documented and reviewed)                          component of any given course. For absences from preclinical/
          unprofessional behavior.                                                 laboratory sessions, written permission from the appropriate clinical
     ■■   A student showing across-the-board weakness in the clinical              discipline is required, and/or satisfactory documentary evidence must
          disciplines that clearly indicate he/she will not meet the               be provided within a reasonable period following the absence.
          standard for the class.
                                                                                   In the event a student experiences an unavoidable inability to
     ■■   A student failing enough components of a “program course” or
          failing enough “half-classes”, that failure of the year is inevitable.   attend clinic, the clinic office should be informed as soon as possible
                                                                                   so that appropriate arrangements may be made to ensure that
In these types of cases, faculty feels it has the right to intervene and
                                                                                   patient appointments are cancelled, or that patients are looked after
decide on student withdrawal or repetition before the conclusion of
the academic year.
                                                                                   If a student misses more than 10% of preclinical/laboratory or clinic
                                                                                   sessions without submitting satisfactory documentary evidence
BoaRd EliGiBility and liCEnsuRE                                                    within a reasonable period following the absence, the student may
A reciprocity agreement exists between the Canadian Dental                         not be allowed to sit the final examination for that course at the
Association and the American Dental Association making graduates                   regularly scheduled time.
from accredited Canadian or American dental programs eligible for
licensure in either country. The written National Dental Examining                 lecture/didactic session attendance Policy
Board (NDEB) and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE)                 For lecture/didactic sessions, the attendance policy is left up to the
are taken in the final year of the D.M.D. program at the College of                discretion of the Course Coordinator, but such policies require prior
Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan. Once these are successfully                 approval from the Undergraduate Education Committee, and upon
completed, students are eligible for licensure in any province in                  approval, must be included in the course syllabi.

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In the first year and a half of the four-year dental program, the basic
science courses are closely integrated, physically and academically,
with those of the College of Medicine.

Students must successfully complete all courses in a given year in the
program to progress to the next year and to graduate.

doCtoR oF dEntal mEdiCinE (d.m.d)
year 1 (47 credit units)
■■ DENT 208.3           ■■    DENT 221.2           ■■   MED 102.1
■■ DENT 210.2           ■■    DENT 225.2           ■■   MED 108.4
■■ DENT 214.2           ■■    DENT 226.3           ■■   MED 109.19
■■ DENT 220.6           ■■    DENT 288.3

year 2 (48 credit units)
■■   DENT 301.2          ■■   DENT 319.4           ■■   DENT 340.4
■■   DENT 306.6          ■■   DENT 320.5           ■■   DENT 348.3
■■   DENT 310.2          ■■   DENT 321.2           ■■   DENT 353.2
■■   DENT 314.3          ■■   DENT 324.3           ■■   MED 201.4
■■   DENT 317.3          ■■   DENT 330.5

year 3 (56 credit units)
■■   DENT 401.3          ■■   DENT 430.6           ■■   DENT 463.3
■■   DENT 417.4          ■■   DENT 440.5           ■■   DENT 466.2
■■   DENT 419.5          ■■   DENT 448.3           ■■   DENT 475.4
■■   DENT 420.5          ■■   DENT 450.5           ■■   DENT 480.2
■■   DENT 424.4          ■■   DENT 455.2           ■■   DENT 486.3

year 4 (49 credit units)
■■   DENT 501.2          ■■   DENT 530.5           ■■   DENT 563.3
■■   DENT 517.4          ■■   DENT 540.5           ■■   DENT 575.3
■■   DENT 519.5          ■■   DENT 542.2           ■■   DENT 580.2
■■   DENT 520.3          ■■   DENT 548.3           ■■   DENT 585.5
■■   DENT 524.4          ■■   DENT 550.3

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