• School of Dentistry UWI St. Augustine

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Academic Requirements – DDS programme

CARICOM Students

CSEC: The minimum CSEC admission requirement for Dentistry is the possession of passes in the Physics, English, Maths, Chemistry and Biology at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate level.

CAPE: Applicants must also have three passes in Biology and Chemistry and one other subject at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) OR the PreScience Agriculture Programme offered at the UWI School of Continuing Studies OR other equivalent certification in these subjects which is recognized by the University for admission purposes.


International Students

Applicants who have first degrees will be assessed based on Grade Point Average and the components of the degree programme. Students who have not written CSEC or CAPE need to have components of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics as components of their Degree. Note that North American High School Courses are not considered. Candidates are invited to apply after completing one year of the degree programme. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. 


Curriculum and Regulations


Please click here for the 2021-2022 Faculty of Medical Sciences Faculty Booklet that contains the regulations and syllabuses for the DDS programme for 2021-2022


Research Facilities

The School of Dentistry has three research laboratories. Ethics approval must be sought from the Faculty of Medical Sciences Ethics committee. Funding for research is supported by individual researcher efforts and also by the Research & Publications Fund of the St. Augustine Campus.


Research Themes

Research at the dental school is focused on but not limited to the following themes:
  • Public & Child Dental Health
  • Oral Disease & Systemic Health
  • Restorative & Dental Materials Science



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