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Dentistry isn’t just fixing teeth – it’s about improving and maintaining our essential and overall health. At the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, we aspire to be global leaders in solving the complex and profound health challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

The campaign for the Faculty of Dentistry is about exploring the boundless capacity of the University of Toronto community and our capacity to improve the health and prosperity of Canadians and citizens around the world.

Through our collective commitment, we will support the boundary-crossing reach of our faculty and community partners, and extend our impact locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. We will ensure our students graduate with the knowledge, experience and skills needed to become leaders in an increasingly complex and global health-care environment.

We are at a pivotal moment. We are in the process of profound change that will improve the experiences of our faculty, staff and students, changes that will translate to better outcomes for our students, patients and the community at large. 

Find out how you can make a difference through our campaign initiatives.

 

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Programs and initiatives may include innovation and catalyst funds, visiting lectureships, or co-curricular support for students.

 To learn more, please contact:

Office of Advancement, Faculty of Dentistry

416-864-8200

Your support of our clinics is vital to the Faculty: by updating aging equipment and infrastructure we improve patient flow and streamline our practices, allowing us to maximize learning and treatment opportunities. Our patients benefit from more comfortable surroundings, and our students practice with technology and operatories comparable to what they will expect upon graduation. Join us in moving the clinical art and science of oral health into the future. You can name an operatory, a clinic, or you can support the fund with a gift of any size.

To make a gift, please contact:

 

Selina Esteves

Director of Advancement

416-864-8201

selina.esteves@dentistry.utoronto.ca

 

This fund is focused on the achievement of the Faculty’s strategic priorities.

Dean Daniel Haas has a vision for the Faculty of Dentistry — to improve health by advancing dentistry through education, research and practice. The Dean's Excellence Fund is dedicated to the Dean's top priorities as they relate to advancing research and preparing future health leaders. Donors to this fund are supporting faculty, students, and the core programs that face funding challenges, but are critical in improving oral health care now and into the future.

To learn more, please contact:

Miriam Stephan


416-864-8202
miriam.stephan@dentistry.utoronto.ca

U of T Dentistry clinics provide care for thousands of patients, many of whom would not otherwise receive treatment.

The full-service U of T Dentistry clinics help many marginalized or low-income patients, including seniors and families with children, obtain much-needed care that protects their overall health, boosts employment prospects and enhances their appearance and self-confidence. Our clinics’ fees are as low as possible. We charge approximately half the standard fees of a typical clinic, to defray the costs of appropriate infrastructure. Nonetheless, many patients are still not able to afford even these reduced costs. For these patients, the Ac cess to Care Fund provides financial assistance, allowing them to receive treatment.

Support for the Access to Care Fund also enriches the educational experience of our students. With more patients able to afford comprehensive treatment plans, students gain increased clinical opportunities and exposure to more sophisticated procedures. At the same time, students learn to recognize financial need, and how to present treatment options in a sensitive manner.

 

Named Chairs and Professorships

Named Chairs and Professorships are among the highest honours that can be bestowed upon a faculty member. These honours are vital to attracting and retaining superior leaders, and financial stability allows for the best in research, education and patient-care initiatives.

Early Career Professorships

As new graduates complete their training and become faculty members, they are in critical need of support to keep them engaged at the Faculty. Early Career Professorships allow us to attract the most promising clinicians and researchers who will be part of the next generation of outstanding UofT Faculty.

Chairs begin as endowed gifts, with a naming opportunity for the Chair at $3M for a limited term of 5 years. 

For more information, please contact: 

Selina Esteves

Director of Advancement

416-864-8201

selina.esteves@dentistry.utoronto.ca

Research plays an integral role in moving dentistry forward. At the University of Toronto, we are committed to being world leaders and innovators in the science of dentistry, and solving important clinical problems. 

In partnership with the governments of Canada and Ontario, and the University of Toronto, the Faculty of Dentistry has embarked on a revitalization of its research spaces. With laboratory spaces dating back to the 50s and 80s, the project will solve some of the Faculty’s most urgent research infrastructure problems – and is envisioned to help UofT Dentistry’s researchers remain competitive in the future. The design will see the fourth and fifth floors of the Dentistry building re-imagined, with new classrooms, open communal lab space to promote cross-disciplinary research, and new office spaces for faculty and staff. 

Join us in moving the clinical art and science of oral health into the future -- name a space within the Research expansion, or create a research fund to support an area of interest.

To learn more, please contact:

 

Selina Esteves

Director of Advancement

416-864-8201

selina.esteves@dentistry.utoronto.ca

The Faculty of Dentistry has created student service learning outreach opportunities to help students stretch and grow their clinical skills in the field. Your support will allow our students the opportunity to practice the art and craft of compassionate community care around the globe. Funds directly offset the cost of sending students to the Faculty's various outreach sites, from Moose Factory to Uganda to Honduras. 

There are naming opportunities for donors who wish to fully support a student. Expendable funds are available to name at $15,000 which may be pledged over 5 years. The naming will remain for 5 years. 

Endowed funds are available for a minimum of $25,000 and the naming will last in perpetuity.  To fund a student in the program fully, an endowed fund of $75,000 is required.

To name a fund, please contact:

Selina Esteves

Director of Advancement

416-864-8201

selina.esteves@dentistry.utoronto.ca

Our students, from undergraduate to Master and PhD level, are developing the knowledge, experience and skills needed to become leaders and innovators in an increasingly complex global healthcare landscape.

Awards and bursaries help us support the finest young people to become the world’s next generation of oral health professionals and academic leaders. Opportunities to support students range from a few thousand dollars to more than $50,000.

To learn more, please contact:

Selina Esteves

Director of Advancement

416-864-8201

selina.esteves@dentistry.utoronto.ca