Graduate Degree Programs

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Note: The general regu­lations listed in the Academic Rules and Regulation section of this Calen­dar apply to all graduate students registered in the Faculty of Den­tistry. 

Staff 2017-18

Introduction

Registration and Requirements

Graduate Courses 

Description of Degree Programs (M.Sc./ Ph.D.) with Advanced Dental Specialty Training

Residencies in General Dentist­ry

Special Students
 

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Staff 2017-18

Associate Dean, Graduate Education

E. Lam
 

Graduate Faculty

Agur, A.

Aubin, J.E.

Azarpazhooh, A.

Bressman, T.

Casas, M.J.

Casper, R.F.       

Cvitkovitch, D.G.

Davies, J.E.

De Souza, G.M.

Dempster, L.

Deporter, D.A.

Dostrovsky, J

El-Mowafy, O.

Finer, Y.

Friedman, S.

Ganss, B.

Glogauer, M.

Gong, S.-G.

Grynpas, M.

Haas, D.A.

Hinz, B.

Jokstad, A.

Kenny, D.J.

Kishen, A.

Lam, E.W.N.

Lawrence, H.P.

Lévesque, C.

Manolson, M.F.

McCulloch, C.A.G.

Moriarty, T.

Peel, S.

Prakki, A. 

Quiñonez, C.

Santerre, J.P.

Seltzer, Z.

Sessle, B.J.

Seth, A.

Sherman, P.

Simmons, C.

Sone, E.

Tenenbaum, H.C.
 

Associate Members

Andrews, P.

Arat, E,

Avivi-Arber, L.

Barrett, E.

Barzilay, I.

Basrani, B.

Bradley, G.

Carmichael, R.   

Carneiro, K.

Cherkas, P.

Chvartszaid, D.

Cioffi, I

Copp, P.

Daskalogiannakis, J.        

Diwan, R

El-Badrawy, W.

Fisher, D

Freeman, B.

Ghilzon, R. 

Goldberg, M.

Iakounine, A.

Iglar, K.

Judd, P.L.

Katsikeris, N.

Kulkarni, G.

Lai, J.

Laing, L.

Lam, D.K.

Lança, A.J.

Laporte, A.

Leong, I.

MacMillan, R.

Magalhaes, M.

Malkhassian, G. 

Mendes, V. 

Metaxas, A.

Moayedi, M. 

Nainar, H.

Ouanounou, A.

Perschbacher, S.

Sectakof, P.

Senadheera, D.

Shokati, B.

Sigal, M.J.

Singhal, S. 

Stevens, K. 

Suri, S.

Sutherland, S.

Tam, L.E.

Tenn-Lyn, N

Tompson, B.D.

Voronov, I.

Wong, M. 

Wood, R.E.
 

Emeriti Members

Ellen, R.P.

Fenton, A.

Liebgott, B

Mayhall, J.T.

McComb, D.

McComb, R.J.

Mock, D

Pilliar, R.M

Pharoah, M.J. 

Ross, R.B.

Titley, K.

Watson, P.A.

Zarb, G.A.

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Introduction

Research-Based Thesis Programs

The Faculty of Dentistry offers a graduate program leading to either a Master of Science or Doctor of Philoso­phy degree. This graduate program appeals to:

  1. Applicants who have a degree in dentistry and who are pursuing research training and advanced clinical education leading to qualification in one of ten dental specialties; and
  2. Applicants, both dentists and non-dentists, who are pursuing graduate research training without advanced clinical education.

Consequently, both the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees have a common core of course work and consist of three options, with each having varying additional research and training requirements. The Faculty’s Funding Policy requires that all doctoral stream graduate students receive base funding support from scholarship, awards and supervisor support equivalent to $15,000 plus doctoral stream tuition plus fees for a maximum of 2 years for MSc students and $17,000 plus doctoral stream tuition plus fees for a maximum of 5 years support for Ph.D. students. 

Ph.D.

Students in the Ph.D. program involving research training will undertake customized advanced study and research requiring a minimum of four years full-time attendance. Minimum course requirements include the course DEN1100Y Doctoral Seminars in Oral Health Sciences, Research Ethics (DEN1010H), plus an additional 2.5 full course equivalents (FCE) that includes the course DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics; submission of a thesis, which constitutes a distinct contribution to knowledge in the field. After 12 months and within 24 months of starting a Ph.D. program, candidates will be expected to pass a qualifying oral examination to demonstrate an adequate capacity for dental research through previous work and a thesis proposal.

M.Sc.

The program will ordinarily require one year of full-time registration; however, it is the Faculty’s expectation that students will normally remain in full-time attendance on campus to enable full participation in departmental activities for two years. The first year of the program will include development of a research project and proposal, and course work, while the second year will be devoted largely to research and thesis completion and defense. Course work will normally include, as a minimum, fulfillment of the requirements for the course, DEN1001Y Master’s Seminars in Oral Health Sciences, Research Ethics (DEN1010H) and successful completion of an additional 1.5 course equivalents (FCE) that includes the course Introduction to Biostatistics (DEN1015H). Permission for part-time studies may be given if the proposed research is determined to be of a nature that can best be accommodated by part-time studies. 

Information on Ph.D. and M.Sc. doctoral-stream programs and regulations are found in the Calendar of the School of Graduate Studies.

Flexible-Time Program

The Department offers a flexible-time Ph.D. program for selected students whose career goal is a full-time academic position in a clinical specialty. Candidates concurrently establish their teaching and academic credentials. The major goal upon program completion is to enable candidates to compete for university tenure-stream professorial positions in their clinical science specialty. Students in this program will be guaranteed funding at the Faculty’s minimum doctoral stream level for years one to four of this program.

The program, which is dedicated to research experience, does not involve clinical training other than clinical research methodology, and entails completion of the research and course work requirements for the Ph.D. degree half-time, while teaching in a clinical specialty half-time.

Applicants must meet all School of Graduate Studies and Graduate Department of Dentistry admission requirements for entry to the Ph.D. program. In addition, applicants must have attained a professional degree equivalent to the University of Toronto D.D.S. and a graduate degree equivalent to the University of Toronto M.Sc. Preference is given to:

1. applicants who have completed specialty education equivalent to the standard required for licensure as a specialist by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and

2. applicants who hold a University appointment in Canada at an academic standard equivalent to the University of Toronto Lecturer.

Appropriate research supervision and advisory committee membership, customized plan of study, and timetable for the completion of the degree requirements, as approved by the Associate Dean of Graduate Education, will be in place at program commencement.

The Chair and Coordinator of Graduate Studies monitor progress by review of completed advisory committee reports based on annual meetings of the student with the supervisory committee. Candidates will normally be expected to pass a qualifying oral examination to demonstrate an adequate capacity for dental research through previous work and a thesis proposal. Although the minimum residency requirement for the Ph.D. is one year, the anticipated completion date for the flexible-time Ph.D. program will be within five to six years from the registration date. The maximum time for completion will normally be eight years.

Candidates are required to:

1. complete minimum course work requirements (to include DEN1100Y Doctoral Seminars in Oral Health Sciences, Research Ethics (DEN1010H) plus an additional 2.5 full course equivalents (FCE) that includes the course Introduction to Biostatistics (DEN1015H);

2. after 12 months and within 24 months of starting the flex-time program successfully complete the qualifying oral examination to demonstrate an adequate capacity for dental research through previous work and a thesis proposal.

3. participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group;

4. conduct research leading to completion of the thesis;

5. present at meetings and publish original research findings in timely fashion; and

6. participate as members of departmental and student committees as applicable.
 

Research-Based Programs Including Specialty Training

M.Sc. – Thesis option is offered for dental graduates seeking advanced training in a clinical specialty as well as training in research. The program requires two to four years of full time registration, depending upon the clinical specialty, and involves completion of an original research project culminating in an oral defense of a written thesis, and completion of clinical and didactic coursework requirements as necessary to meet requirements for the degree that includes successful completion of the courses DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care; DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics; Research Ethics (DEN1010H) and DEN1001Y Master’s Seminars in Oral Health Sciences. Upon completion of all program requirements students are eligible for the graduate degree, and for Specialty, Fellowship, or Board Certification in the chosen dental specialty.

M.Sc. – Coursework only option is offered for dental graduates seeking advanced training in a clinical specialty in which additional coursework is undertaken as an alternative to a thesis. It is offered at the discretion of the Graduate Specialty Program Director.  Admission, to the M.Sc. (Dental Public Health) coursework only option, may be granted to dental hygienists with a 4 yr B.Sc. degree with dental hygiene credentials.

This program requires two to four years of full time registration, depending upon the clinical specialty, entails completion of all clinical and didactic coursework necessary for the chosen specialty that includes successful completion of the courses Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (DEN1014H); Introduction to Biostatistics (DEN1015H); Research Ethics (DEN1010H) and Master’s Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y) along with three half-courses in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice. In addition, preparation; completion; and oral defense of a one-half course weighted research practicum. Upon completion of all program requirements students are eligible for the graduate degree.  Graduands with the exception of dental hygienists, are eligible for Specialty, Fellowship, or Board Certification in the chosen dental specialty.

Program Transfer – M.Sc. to Ph.D.

M.Sc. students pursuing either of the M.Sc. doctoral-stream, and the M.Sc. specialty-thesis option, who are demonstrating excellent progress in all facets of their program, may apply to transfer from the M.Sc. to the Ph.D. degree. Transfer examination timeframes vary according to the M.Sc. option being pursued, usually between 18 to 24 months from program commencement.  

Ph.D. Specialty thesis option is offered for exceptional dental graduates seeking advanced training in a clinical specialty as well as training in research at the Ph.D. level. The purpose of this program is to train clinician/scientists who aspire to teaching and research careers in oral health sciences. The program involves completion of an original research project culminating in an oral defense of a written thesis, completion of the course Doctoral Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1100Y), plus an additional 1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) pertaining to the research component of the program, together with completion of clinical and didactic course work requirements as necessary for the chosen clinical specialty that includes successful completion of the courses Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (DEN1014H), Research Ethics (DEN1010H) and Introduction to Biostatistics (DEN1015H).  After 12 months and within 24 months of starting a Ph.D. program, candidates will be expected to pass a qualifying oral examination to demonstrate an adequate capacity for dental research through previous work and a thesis proposal.

These programs meet CDA educational accreditation guidelines for eligibility for Specialty, Fellowship or Board Certification in the dental specialties listed below. This applies to registrants in all specialty programs with the exception of Dental Hygienists registered in the M.Sc. (Dental Public Health) Coursework only option:

        Dental Anaesthesia

        Dental Public Health

        Endodontics

        Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine

        Oral Pathology

        Oral Medicine

        Oral Radiology

        Orthodontics

        Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

        Pediatric Dentistry

        Periodontology

        Prosthodontics

All programs are a minimum of three years, except Dental Public Health, (2 years) Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (4 years). The M.Sc. Specialty program has a prescribed timetable, whereas the Ph.D. Specialty thesis option is individualized.

It should be noted that the University of Toronto degree does not in itself confer the right of certification as a specialist. In Ontario this is the prerogative of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, to which all questions regarding certification should be addressed (see Section of this Calendar entitled “Licence for Dental Practice”).

Students (with the exception of Dental Hygienists) receiving additional clinical instruction for Specialty, Fellowship or Board Certification eligibility must not only meet the minimum requirements set out above, but in addition, in an extended residency period, must meet the requirements demanded for specialty certification.

Statement of Good Academic Standing

A student is considered to be in “good academic standing” when they maintain the requirements of minimum grade performance in coursework (B-) and meet at least once per academic year (July 1 to June 30) with their Advisory Committee and have submitted an Advisory Committee Report to the Student Services Office for review by the Associate Dean for Graduate Education following such a meeting. Failure to maintain good academic standing may result in various sanctions, including ineligibility for financial assistance, lowest priority for bursaries and assistantships, and even termination.

A student who encounters difficulties arranging a meeting of this Committee should consult the Student Services Office in advance of the relevant deadline for doing so. A student who, through his or her own neglect, fails to meet with their Advisory Committee in a given academic year will be considered to have received an unsatisfactory progress report from the Committee. In each of two consecutive Advisory Committee meetings, if a student's Advisory Committee reports that the student's progress is unsatisfactory, the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in consultation with the supervisor may recommend to the School of Graduate Studies the termination of registration and eligibility of that student.
 

Admission

Candidates will be accepted under the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Eligible applicants must have either a dental degree or a 4-year Bachelor’s degree with a B+ or 3.30 GPA (MSc program) or a A- or 3.70 GPA (PhD program) standing in the final year, or possess equivalent qualifications.

The selection of applicants will be subject to availability of supervision, funding and facilities, and to the applicant’s suitability for the program sought.

Application Deadlines for M.Sc./Ph.D. Specialist Dental Training programs:

June 1 (year preceding admission)

                       Endodontics

                       Periodontology

                       Prosthodontics

September 1 (year preceding admission)

                       Dental Anaesthesia

                       Oral Pathology

                       Oral Medicine

                       Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine

                       Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

                       Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

                       Orthodontics

                       Pediatric Dentistry

March 1 (year of admission)

               Dental Public Health (first application deadline)

Only under exceptional circumstances will applications received after the closing dates be considered.

Enrolment in these programs is restricted and is as follows:

        Dental Anaesthesia -- 2

        Dental Public Health -- 5

        Endodontics -- 3

 Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine/Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine -- 1

        Oral Radiology -- 2

        Orthodontics -- 4     

 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery -- 3*

        Pediatric Dentistry -- 4

        Periodontology -- 3

        Prosthodontics -- 2

*Annual enrolment is 2 Ministry of Health (MOH) funded students and 1 International Non MOH funded student with full Government/ Home University financial support.

Applicants who have been accepted to these programs are required, immediately on acceptance, to pay a $2,000 non-refundable deposit, which will be credited against their fees upon registration.

Facility in English

As English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Toronto, applicants must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin. Applicants from universities outside Canada where English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 2 years at the time of submission of their application. Acceptable proof of English facility must be submitted by the application deadline. Official test scores must be sent by the testing agency directly to the University of Toronto. Our institution code is 0982. The following tests are recognized:

(a) Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL): The minimum requirement is TOEFL PBT - total score 580 + 5.0 on TWE and for TOEFL IBT - total score 93 + 22 on Writing/Speaking. 

(b) Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 85. 

(c) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module: The minimum requirement is an overall band of 7.0, with no band below 6.5.

(d) The Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 76, with 32 in Writing and 22 in each of the Reading and Listening sections. 

(e) Academic Preparation ESL, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto: The minimum requirement is a grade of 'B' at the 60 / Advanced level. 
 

Note: We will not exempt from English facility testing any applicant who studied in English in a country where the primary language is not English. 
 

The Faculty will exempt from English Facility testing for any student who has completed a degree at a recognized university in one of the following countries: Australia, Barbados, Botswana, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Nambia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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How to Apply

To apply to the graduate program with Dental Specialty training applicants must complete the online application form from the School of Graduate Studies website at: https://apply.sgs.utoronto.ca/.

In addition to the online application form the following documents must be received by the Admissions Office by the application deadline:

  • Non-refundable application service fee of $ 285.00 CDN payable to the University of Toronto. Payment may be made by credit card, certified check, or money order. We do not accept personal checks or cash.
     
  • A statement outlining your interest in the program. Include information on your background, interest, aptitude and ability for the Specialty Program. If available include information on the research project you wish to pursue.
     
  • A Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
     
  • Official transcripts of your academic record from each university attended are required for admission. Applicants who attended universities outside North America must provide notarized English translations to accompany all foreign documentation not written in English. It is the applicant's responsibility to arrange for transcript(s) to be sent directly from their institution to the Admissions Office. Academic records must be enclosed in an envelope provided by the institution(s) concerned and sealed or signed across the back of the envelope. Do not open. University of Toronto students applying to the dentistry program do not need to send in their official University of Toronto transcripts. We will download them from ROSI.

If academic records are interim pending completion of studies in progress, official final academic records indicating that the degree has been conferred must be submitted to the Admissions Office as soon as possible and before admission can be finalized. The School of Graduate Studies includes instructions about clearing these conditions on the Offer of Admission.

  • At least TWO supporting letters of reference are required. If referees are submitting hard copies of their reference letters, ask your referees to enclose the letter (there is no departmental form to be completed) of reference in a sealed envelope with a signature across the seal.
     
  • Proof of English facility (if applicable) sent directly by the testing agency to the University of Toronto.
  • For international students proof of sufficient funding for the duration of the intended program of study is required. Documentation is to be prepared and submitted by your financial institution or financial sponsor.
     

Applicants to the M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree programs with specialty training in Dental Anaesthesia are required to register with the Postgraduate Dental Matching Program.

The online application allows applicants to manage and submit all the required admissions documents listed above. All documents may be submitted together with your online application electronically, or hard copies can be submitted directly to the Admissions Office at: 

Admissions Office
Faculty of Dentistry 
124 Edward Street, Room 104
Toronto, ON  M5G 1G6
Canada 
 

Note: Hard Copies of all transcripts together with all transcript keys from all post-secondary institutions attended must be submitted in sealed envelopes from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Admissions Office at the Faculty of Dentistry before the application deadline even if you upload an electronic copy of your transcript to your online application. 
 

Selection and Notification of Applicants

The selection of applicants is made by the Graduate Admission Committee from each corresponding dental department. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview based on their potential as shown by all their application documents. Those not invited for an interview will be informed as well. Interview notifications are sent out as folllows: 

  • Late August for programs in Endodontics, Periodontology and Prosthodontics.
  • Late November for all other programs.
  • Late April for the program in Dental Public Health.

A $2000.00 (CDN) non-refundable deposit will be required from each applicant granted admission. It will be applied to the fees providing he/she registers. 

Registration and Requirements

Students must register at the School of Graduate Studies at the times prescribed by the School and must also register at the Faculty of Dentistry. Students attending during the May-August period will be required to complete their registration at the time the program starts. Students whose programs are incomplete at September 28 of the final program year are required to re-register and pay per term fees in September, at the beginning of a new academic year.

Graduate Student Certificate (License)

Candidates enrolled in clinical courses must hold a General Certificate (License) or obtain a Graduate Students Certificate (License) from the RCDSO. Candidates must maintain current RCDSO certification for the duration of the program of study and bear all associated costs.

Clinics Associated with the Faculty

Due to liability issues, students working in a Faculty clinic must be supervised by a Faculty member at all times whenever they are treating patients and all work must be done within normal clinic hours. Students who disregard this regulation will be subject to suspension from the clinics.

Applicants with a Communicable Disease

All Faculty of Dentistry students are expected to be in a state of health such that they may participate in the academic program, including patient care, without posing a risk to themselves or to others. Students with a communicable disease may pursue their studies only as long as their continued involvement does not pose a health or safety hazard to themselves or others. Such a health or safety hazard, if protracted, may preclude them from participation in clinical work essential to the satisfactory completion of their program of study. The health status of all students shall remain confidential. Registration status for HBV Carriers remains CONDITIONAL until the Expert Panel on Infectious Diseases reviews their case.

CPR

All graduate students examining patients and/or rendering clinical treatment to them are required to show certification in CPR before they may register in the first year of their program. Annual certification in the CPR course is required before students will be permitted to register in subsequent years of their program. Overseas students who have difficulty satisfying the regulations in their first year of registration should consult with the Associate Dean of Graduate Education.

Attendance

Students may not engage in outside employment without the written consent of their supervisor and/or Graduate Specialty Program Director. All graduate programs are full-time unless specified otherwise and full-time attendance is required. Students may be employed outside the University only with the written permission of the supervisor and/or Graduate Specialty Program Director. Employment must be limited to an average of 10 hours per week in any term.

Vacation Policy

Graduate students are permitted to take up to 2 weeks’ vacation time per academic year, in addition to the Winter Break, Reading Week and statutory holidays. In exceptional circumstances, additional time may be granted. Students must request the permission of their supervisor and/or Graduate Specialty Program Director in advance.

Health Protection Requirements

The general regulations regarding health protection apply to graduate and postgraduate students. See General Regulations in Section 8.

University of Toronto Policy on Official Correspondence with Students

The University and its divisions may use the postal mail system and/or electronic message services (e.g., electronic mail and other computer-based on-line correspondence systems) as mechanisms for delivering official correspondence to students. Students are responsible for maintaining and advising the University, on the University’s student information system (currently ROSI), of a current and valid postal address as well as the address for a University-issued electronic mail account that meets a standard of service set by the Vice-President and Provost. Students are expected to monitor and retrieve their mail, including electronic messaging account(s) issued to them by the University, on a frequent and consistent basis. Students have the responsibility to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical. Students have the right to forward their University-issued electronic mail account to another electronic mail service provider but remain responsible for ensuring that all University electronic message communication sent to the official University-issued account is received and read.

Grading

SGS and Faculty of Dentistry Postgraduate Dental Education approved courses are graded as follows:

Letter              Numerical Grade

Grade           Scale Marks            Definition

A+                  90 - 100%               Excellent

A                    85 - 89%                 Excellent

A-                   80 - 84%                 Excellent

B+                  77 - 79%                 Good

B                    73 - 76%                 Good

B-                   70 - 72%                 Good

FZ                   0 - 69%                  Inadequate

 

Effective 2003-04, the SGS grading scale applies to all SGS and non-SGS courses undertaken. Failure to obtain a B- in any course in any M.Sc./Ph.D. program, may lead to termination of registration. Should a student be permitted to continue, he or she must repeat the relevant course, or an alternate course recommended by the Graduate Department of Dentistry and the School of Graduate Studies, and obtain a satisfactory grade. The FZ, as well as the report for the completed or alternate course will appear on the student’s academic record. 

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Graduate Courses 

GRADUATE COURSES OFFERED BY THE FACULTY TO MEET DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
 

DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y Seminars in Oral Health Sciences

(CR/NCR)

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences is required as part of the program for all M.Sc. and Ph.D. students at the Faculty of Dentistry.  The course is designed to develop and enhance presentation skills to a large audience, field questions and chair a seminar session. As part of this program, students must also meet individually with an instructor from the University of Toronto Health Sciences Writing Centre, one to two weeks before their seminar to receive expert advice on presentation skills and the design of their presentation. 

Requirements: M.Sc. students are required to present one 20-minute seminar and one poster at the Faculty of Dentistry Research Day, during the course of their program and Ph.D. students are required to present two 20-minute seminars and two posters at the Faculty of Dentistry Research during the course of their program; the first seminar and poster are to be presented in the year of their transfer or qualifying examination, and the second seminar and poster are to be presented during the year of their thesis defence. Attendance by all members of the presenting student’s supervisory committee is strongly encouraged. All M.Sc. graduate students must chair one session during their program. All Ph.D. graduate students must chair two sessions in their program. 

Attendance: For the M.Sc. and Ph.D. students who are not undertaking concurrent clinical specialty training, a minimum of 50% attendance of the sessions is required in each year of the program until the successful defense of their thesis. For M.Sc. and Ph.D students who are undertaking concurrent clinical specialty training, a minimum of 50% attendance is required in the year(s) required by the Specialty Program Director.  All students must complete and submit the evaluation form for each session they attend.  

Evaluation: Proof of attendance of each student is based on the evaluation forms, confirmation of the attendance in individual session with the instructors from the University of Toronto Health Sciences Writing Centre before the oral presentation(s), and the confirmation of the poster presentation(s) at the Faculty of Dentistry Research Day. A grade of credit is assigned on satisfactory completion. 

M.Sc. students register in DEN1001Y and Ph.D. student register in DEN1100Y

E. LAM

 

DEN1010H Research Ethics

This course aims to highlight ethical values and regulations in different topics that are research-related: scientific writing, confidentiality agreements, students mentoring, research with humans, animals and biological samples, etc. The course involves participation in a seminar and the fulfillment of an online course offered by the Tri-council Funding Agencies of Canada. The same seminar will be offered in two different dates and attendance in one of the sessions is mandatory. Additionally, proof of completion of an online tutorial course “Tri-Council Policy Statement 2 – Tutorial Course on Research Ethics” is required. This is a credit, non-credit course.

G.M. DE SOUZA

 

DEN1014S Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care

Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care is a core course in the Faculty of Dentistry. Successful completion of this course is one of the program requirements for the dental graduates seeking advanced training in a clinical specialty. This course will demonstrate the scientific basis for clinical decision-making in prognosis, causation, diagnosis and therapy following the principles of evidence-based health care. Examples from the dental literature are used to illustrate the concepts and their practical application. The specific objectives of the course are: 1) to introduce principles of epidemiology as applied to clinical research; 2) to provide Clinical Specialty Graduate students with the fundamental scientific skills in clinical epidemiology to enable them to practice evidence-based dental care; 3) to provide the students with skills in answering questions using biomedical literature; 4) to provide students with the skills needed to critically appraise a biomedical research article.

A. AZARPAZHOOH, STAFF

 

DEN1015F Introduction to Biostatistics 

The Introduction to Biostatistics course is designed to provide graduate dental students with an understanding of the statistical methods necessary for data analysis and literature interpretation. The course covers: the summary of quantitative and qualitative data; normal curve principles; the t-test, one-way, factorial and repeated-measures analysis of variance; chi-square tests and other non-parametric methods; simple regression and correlation; multiple regression and ANCOVA. Special topics, such as examiner agreement and sample size estimation, are also included.  In addition, the course offers an introduction to logistic regression and survival analysis. The course includes both lecture and computer lab sessions. Students are taught to create and manipulate dental datasets and conduct statistical analysis of data using commonly available computer applications (e.g., SPSS). References from the dental literature are used extensively during the course and material covered in lectures and labs is tailored whenever possible to the particular needs of the students’ research projects. 

H.P. LAWRENCE

 

DEN1022F Investigating Pathogenic Biofilms

This graduate course focuses on fundamental biology of microbial biofilms and how biofilm ecology impacts on the pathogenesis of infections. The course draws knowledge of microbiology, molecular biology, and functional genomics/proteomics and applies that knowledge to three main themes: 1) The power of microbial communities; 2) Medical biofilm microbiology; 3) Biofilm biotechnology. The course consists of seminar sessions that are intended to teach graduate students how to appreciate and evaluate biofilm research at the leading edge of this field. It is intended as a core course for graduate students whose specialty areas deal with biofilm-related diseases and for doctoral stream students from diverse SGS departments, whose research centers on bacterial adhesion, bacterial physiology, and molecular genetics. 

C.M. LEVESQUE, STAFF

 

DEN1060F Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Functions

This is a lecture and seminar based course held for graduate and postgraduate stu­dents in the first term of the academic year (2 hours per week). Attendants will gain in depth understanding of current knowledge in the field of orofacial sensory and motor func­tions. The fol­lowing topics are covered: a review of neuro-anatomy and neuro-physiology relevant to the orofacial region, psychophysics, neurogenetics, and be­havioural studies in rodent and human models, relat­ing to the sensations of touch, tem­perature, taste and pain in the orofacial region; reviewing unique peripheral and central neurophysiological mechanisms of somatosensory functions involving orofacial skin, mucosa, perio­dontium, tooth pulp, periosteum, tendons, temporomandibular joint, salivary glands, and taste buds. Also covered are motor aspects of the neurophysiology of the orofacial region, including muscle physiology and its relation­ship to reflex and voluntary orofacial motor activi­ty manifesting as mastication, swallowing, expression, speech and sleep; as well as basic and clinical pathophysiological correlates of the above functions.

Z. SELTZER, L. AVIVI-ARBER, P. CHERKAS, STAFF


DEN1070F/S Advances in Dental Materials Science

A lecture and seminar course with assigned read­ing which will review the developments occurring in the field of biomaterials, as they relate to clinical dentistry. The course material is presented in three modules; 1. Materials: Processing and Technologies, reviewing polymeric, metallic and tissue-derived biomaterials; 2. Advances in the study of Material/Biological Interfaces as they relate to protein, enzyme and cell interactions with biomaterials, as well as investigations examining the physical and chemical interactions of biomaterials with whole tissues; and 3. Clinical Applications and Associated Biomaterial issues (including material testing, failures and drug delivery) in all the dental specialties. Students will be assessed throughout the term based on three criteria; (a) ability to identify clinical and/or scientific problems related to issues discussed in class; (b) to propose viable approaches to study the problems; and (c) to be able to convey these ideas using an analytical approach.  (Offered in alternate years –not available 2017-18)

Y. FINER, STAFF

 

DEN1080Y Biology of Connective Tissues

A multidisciplinary approach is used to review and dis­cuss the structure and function of connec­tive tissue matrix in health and disease. The regulation of cells in connective tissues is considered in general, with significant emphasis devoted to peri­odontal tissues and bone. Most of the materi­al is presented in seminars and in discussions of relevant publications. An important part of the course includes stu­dent presen­ta­tions and the preparation of a grant application. The course is designed to accommo­date primarily the interests of graduate students. (Offered in alternate years – not available 2017-18)

C.A.G. MCCULLOCH

 

DEN1081S Bone Interfacing Implants

Osseointegration is a central tenant of current dental therapy—yet, not only is the concept poorly understood, but the terminology and dogma surrounding this vitally important concept confuses even the most engaged practitioners. This course discusses the concept of osseointegration from the perspective of bone biology. Bone is one of the many connective tissues; and to understand bone biology one has to have an understanding of connective tissue structure and function.

Of course, to truly understand the interface a multidisciplinary approach is necessary to take into account both the material and biological variables. To address this subject matter, the course is centered around every student being able to identify and critically evaluate each of the connective tissues. We do this by spending considerable time studying the microscopic structure of connective tissues; recording observations; and sharing information between the group. While this is happening a series of spontaneous tutorials, generated predominantly as a function of student inquiry, guides the group towards a unique understanding of the biology of, and logic that drives, osseointegration.

It transpires that osseointegration is a wound healing phenomenon that reflects many natural phenomena where a new equilibrium is established following a disruption of homeostasis. Recently, as a result of work undertaken at the U of T, it has become possible, for the first time, to objectively compare the osseointegration rate and ultimate strength of bone anchorage of differing implant designs. 

Neither prior knowledge of connective tissue biology, nor material surface design, is required; but an inquiring mind is essential. (Offered in alternate years – available Jan 2018).

J.E. DAVIES, STAFF

 

DEN1082H Biomaterials for Implant Treatment in Dentistry

This seminar course focuses on the composition, structure, properties and biological effects of intraosseous dental implants and other tissue interfacting implants. Such tissue interfacting implants will include biodegradable and non-degradable materials for guided tissue regeneration as well as materials used for hard and soft tissue augmentation. Methods used to process materials with reference to diffusion zones, sintering, films and coatings will be examined in combination with implant design considerations. Materials and design related advantages and disadvantages of abutment coupling systems are included.  (Offered in alternate years – not available in 2017-18).

Y. FINER, STAFF

 

DEN1098F/S Reading Course in Oral Health Sciences

The purpose of this course is to offer in­struction in specialized topics that are not part of regular gra­duate courses. It con­sists of assigned read­ings that are discussed in weekly meetings with the course director.

Interested students should approach the gradu­ate staff member whom they would like to direct their reading course. Staff mem­bers who agree to direct a course should submit a course outline that includes a list of papers to be discussed and the grading method to be used, to the Associate Dean, Graduate Education. The reading course must conform to regula­tions established by the Department and the School of Graduate Studies (Avail­able in the Student Services Office). The Faculty will normally only consider one reading course to complete your degree requirements. In exceptional circumstances this requirement may be waived.

 

GRADUATE COURSES OFFERED BY THE FACULTY TO MEET SPECIALITY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
 

DEN1002S Oral Pathology

This is a weekly seminar course that reviews the pathology of oral soft and hard tissues, to prepare graduate students in various Dental Specialty Programs for specialty practice. Students are expected to participate in discussions of the pathology underlying broad categories of disease, for example, infections, developmental defects, reactive hyperplasia, benign and malignant tumors, and to use this understanding to develop rational schemes for differential diagnosis and treatment.

I. LEONG, STAFF

 

DEN1003F Preventive Dentistry

This course will use the lecture-seminar format to provide discussions and to develop critical thinking among graduate students about the factors involved in the prevention and risk assessment of oral diseases. The course is available for all graduate students at the faculty. Preventive Dentistry aims to maintain and improve the oral health status of patients by keeping an optimal balance between health and risk of disease throughout life. The typical image of preventive dentistry has been linked to preventing dental caries. However, from the overall perspective of systemic health, caries only represents part of ‘preventive oral health’. Preventive dentistry needs to integrate with all health and social service providers in terms of primary prevention (to keep healthy and to prevent initiation of disease), the secondary prevention (to prevent disease from worsening) and the tertiary prevention (to restore the original oral functions lost by disease damage).

C. QUIÑONEZ, STAFF

 

DEN1006Y Dental Public Health Seminars

This survey course examines basic issues in dental public health including the determinants of health, primary health care, oral health care systems, including insurance, dental health economics, health planning and evaluation, and ethical considerations. The course is available for all graduate students at the faculty.

C. QUIÑONEZ, STAFF

 

DEN1007F Oral Radiology

This lecture and seminar course will review the application of the various imaging modalities, including advanced modalities, in oral and maxillofacial radiology, radiobiology and radiation protection, and normal radiographic appearances. Emphasis will be placed on the interpretation of abnormalities of the oral and maxillofacial region that may be encountered in the practice of the dental specialties. 

E. LAM, STAFF

 

DEN1008S Cone Beam CT Imaging

This lecture and seminar course builds on the image interpretation concepts developed in DEN 1007F (Oral Radiology); a graduate level course for students enrolled in one of the M.Sc./dental specialty programs. This new course specifically emphasizes the applications of three-dimensional imaging in the form of limited/small (≤ 8 cmfield-of-view cone beam computed tomography in the dental specialties. 

Successful completion of this course will enable the student to make application to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario for a permit to own and/or operate a limited/small field-of-view cone beam CT system on graduation. Prerequisite: DEN 1007F. 

E. LAM, STAFF

 

DEN1011Y Advanced Seminars in Oral Pathology

This course is designed for the graduate students in Oral Pathology. In addition to the review of all cases received in the Oral Pathology Diagnostic Service, it consists of formal and informal seminars on current topics in general pathology, oral histopathology and clinical oral pathology. The Oral Pathology course (DEN1002S) must be taken either before or simultaneously with this course.

G.BRADLEY, STAFF

 

DEN1012Y Oral Medicine

This course is conducted in various relevant departments of the University affiliated teaching hospitals. Experience is obtained in the investigation, diagnosis and management of a wide range of diseases and disorders of the oral and craniofacial structures including oral mucosal and salivary gland diseases/disorders and orofacial pain/dysfunctions. As well, students gain experience in the management of patients with complicating medical conditions.

I. LEONG, STAFF

 

DEN1013Y Oral Surgical Pathology

The course is organized as a series of clinical-pathological conferences and covers all forms of disease of the mouth. A case-based approach is used for teaching and learning. Emphasis is placed on synthesizing clinical, radiographic and histological data for a comprehensive evaluation of the case being discussed. The material for study is derived from surgical patho­logy cases from the Oral Pa­thology Diagnostic Service and the major teaching hospitals. Current cases of interest are studied and in addition the surgical pathology of all oral dis­ease is covered in a systematic manner.

The course is divided into two sections. The first part is the clinical-pathological component held weekly. Students have the opportunity to review the case histories and microscopic sections of the cases to be presented in the upcoming session, so they can be prepared to discuss the differential diagnosis and treatment, as well as controversies in treatment and topics that require further clinical research. The second part consists of a rotation for individual students to Oral Pathology, to be organized with the head of the respective graduate programs. The rotation provides an immersion in Oral Pathology that is appropriate for the student’s future specialty practice.

G. BRADLEY, STAFF

 

DEN1016S Occlusion: Function and Dysfunction

This course integrates current knowledge of dental occlusion by presenting a multidisciplinary array of lectures delivered by experts in prosthodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, pedodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, dental materials, oral neurophysiology, speech pathology and sleep bruxism. It also utilizes topical reading and evidence-based discussion seminars led by course participants and critical appraisal assignments of recent peer-reviewed publications. The aims of this course are to demonstrate that multidisciplinary clinical approaches that take into consideration developmental, biological, neurophysiological, psychological and biomechanical factors are indispensable in the diagnosis, management and prevention of a dysfunctional dental occlusion. This course is targeted principally at postgraduate candidates in clinical dental specialties. Participants are required to have a dental degree. Successful completion of the course is based on mandatory attendance and on participation and demonstration of critical appraisal skills in the seminars and the written assignments.  (Offered in alternate years –not available 2017-18).

L. AVIVI-ARBER, STAFF

 

DEN1017S Temporomandibular Disorders

The objective of this course is to integrate the latest evidence in basic and clinical sciences related to orofacial pains including the temporomandibular disorders, in order to improve knowledge on pain differential diagnosis, etiologies, mechanisms and evidence-based management. The course will also address the socioeconomic burden of acute and chronic pain, in addition to their effects on the patient’s quality of life. The topics will be presented by various scholars, dental and medical specialists. (Offered in alternate years – not available 2017-18).

I. CIOFFI, STAFF

 

DEN1033Y Yr I; DEN1034Y Yr II; and DEN1035Y Yr III - Periodontology - Seminars and Clinics

This ongoing course represents a three-year major program consisting of educational experiences targeted directly at developing the knowledge and clinical skill required of a specialist in periodontics, including many aspects not covered in other required courses. Seminars will include Conscious Sedation, Periodontics-Prosthodontics Treatment Planning, Therapeutics, Clinical Photography, Practice Management, and Surgical Periodontics. Clinical rotations include Implant Prosthodontic Unit, Periodontal Consultation Service for severe and refractory diseases, and hospital rotations for Periodontal Care of Medically Compromised patients, oral medicine, and diagnosis and treatment of facial pain and temporomandibular disorders. Residents will also be exposed to training in single drug I.V. sedation techniques, and other conscious sedation methods. There will be seminars in oral medicine and in the interrelationships of Orthodontics, Endodontics and Prosthodontics with Periodontology. (See Clinical Conferences).

J. LAI, STAFF

 

DEN1036Y Periodontology - Literature Review in Periodontology Yr I & II

The literature review program combines required reading and review of discussion points in order to gain an understanding of the classic and current literature in the field of periodontology. Each week, the student is presented with a list of articles that cover a given subject in its entirety. The student is expected over the course of the year to have read and be familiar with each article. Articles are chosen due to their “classic” standing, or because they highlight a given learning objective. This allows to student to focus on these articles for the weekly discussions in our seminar series. Along with a “classic” literature review, seminars are designated for current literature review in the most recent journals.

M. GOLDBERG, STAFF

 

DEN1037Y Clinical Case Presentations - Yrs II & III

Residents present their clinical cases and are expected to defend the treatment provided. All aspects of the presentation will be covered which includes the medical history, clinical and radiographic interpretation, diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, treatment planning, therapy and periodontal maintenance.

V. MENDES, STAFF

 

DEN1038Y - Biomaterials & Implant/Reconstructive Dentistry - Yrs II & III

The didactic portion involves seminars that focus on the surgical and restorative aspects of implant therapy, biomaterials, tissue biology and tissue engineering. The clinical aspect is primarily related to treatment planning and techniques in advanced implant reconstructive and plastics such as the surgical principles and techniques on various implant systems, ridge augmentation and site development procedures.

J. LAI, STAFF

 

* DEN1039Y Periodontology - Principles and Practice of – Yrs I, II, and III

These weekly seminars review the clinical cases that are being performed by the residents. The treatment plan, appropriate therapy and relevant periodontal literature are discussed. Residents will also present selected topics on various aspects related to periodontal therapy.

V. MENDES, STAFF

 

DEN1041Y Prosthodontics I – Prosthodontic Treatment Planning

Patients demonstrate a wide range of phenotypes and treatment needs following congenital conditions or diseases that have affected the oro-facial complex. Consequently, comprehensive treatment plans are required for all patients in need of complex rehabilitative care. The focus of these weekly sessions are patient presentations given by the residents, with an expectation that treatment plans will be articulated in the context of evidence-based, as well as patient-mediated concerns.

D. CHVARTSZAID, STAFF

 

DEN1042Y Prosthodontics II – Restorative Dentistry

This seminar course will cover recent advances in methods and materials in restorative dentistry and fixed prosthodontics. Management of dentate segments (vs. edentulous segments) and management of treatment complications will also be addressed. The specific topics in this course will vary from year to year. 

D. CHVARTSZAID, STAFF

 

DEN1043Y Prosthodontics III - Patients with the Partially Edentulous Mouth and Advanced Prosthodontic Care

This course will consist of seminars, including critical appraisal of the relevant literature, and extensive clinical assignments. The course will enable the student to become familiar with the various materials and methods for appraising the partially edentulous patient. Diagnosis, treatment planning, and the different fixed and removable or implant supported methods for patient treatment are analyzed and discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on the treatment of partially edentulous patients with advanced periodontal disease. Close cooperation with specialists in other clinical fields and dental technicians in relation to treatment planning is encouraged. The importance of prosthodontic interventions in the adolescent patient will be given particular attention. Students will be expected to develop the judgment and skills required to manage complex partial edentulism such as patients with congenital orofacial anomalies, who have sustained orofacial trauma, or have undergone oncologic surgery. The specific topics in this course vary from year to year. 

D. CHVARTSZAID, STAFF

 

DEN1044Y Prosthodontics IV - Patients with the Fully Edentulous Mouth and Advanced Prosthodontic Care

This combined seminar and clinical course will include critical appraisal of the relevant literature. Recognition and management of the sequelae of the aging edentulous masticatory system will be presented in a seminar format. The treatment of particularly difficult edentulous patients will be emphasized, along with methods for coping with advanced residual ridge resorption and the terminal dentition. The importance of the geriatric aspects of prosthodontics will be given particular attention. The principle of osseointegration and its clinical application will be studied, with the intention that the student will be skilled in different prosthodontic interventions and an understanding of the biomaterials employed. The dual skills and responsibilities necessitated in preprosthetic surgical treatment and postsurgical prosthodontic rehabilitation in context with implant prosthetics is underscored by the close working relationship the residents will have with surgical colleagues. The specific topics in this course vary from year to year. 

D. CHVARTSZAID, STAFF

 

DEN1045Y Prosthodontics V – Critical Appraisal of the Literature

This course aims to provide the student with the necessary critical appraisal skills for searching and reading the scientific literature. The importance and relevance of study design architecture is emphasized by introductory critical appraisal and critical review of selected dental literature. These skills will be applied and honed in weekly seminars where the students select, present and defend what they have identified as the best research papers in the contemporary literature relevant to prosthodontic care.

D. CHVARTSZAID, STAFF

 

DEN1046Y Clinical Prosthodontics

Extensive clinical training is provided over three years in the Graduate Prosthodontics clinic. Treatments are done in close cooperation with specialists in other clinical specialties and dental technicians in relation to treatment planning and patient management. On-site and off-site clinical rotations supplement core clinical training. On-site rotation to the Implant Prosthodontic Unit (IPU) focuses on implant-related surgical training. Off-site rotations focus on management of patients with specific needs. Rotation to the the Princess Margaret Hospital focuses on Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and oncologic management. Rotation to the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital focuses on management of Prosthodontic needs in a paediatric population. 

D. CHVARTSZAID, STAFF

 

DEN1051Y Oral Epidemiology

The purpose of this course is to present the principles and methods of epidemiology and their application in the study of oral and craniofacial diseases. Special emphasis is given to observational and experimental research designs and to the tech­niques of dental sur­vey research. The course in­cludes a detailed examination of clinical measures of oral health status and socio-dental indicators. Students have the opportunity to apply the skills taught to the preparation of a comprehensive research proposal. 

H.P. LAWRENCE

 

DEN1052Y General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures – Pediatric

This program involves a rotation at the Hospital for Sick Children under the direction of the Department of Anaesthesia. The objective of this course is to learn the principles and application of general anaesthesia to children in the hospital setting. This is accomplished by gaining direct experience in all aspects of the administration of general anaesthesia for pediatric medical procedures.

D.A. HAAS, M. CRAWFORD, M. LAM, STAFF, DEPARTMENT OF ANAESTHESIA, HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN

 

DEN1055H Basic Principles of Dental Anaesthesia

This course is provided to students in the fall of their first year as a self-directed reading course. Readings will be assigned at the beginning of the course and then their knowledge of the content evaluated weekly. The readings will be based on specific chapters in the texts, covering the subjects of anatomy, respiratory physiology, cardiovascular physiology, anaesthetic machines and monitors. Evaluation will consist of weekly oral assessments and one written assignment at the end of the course. 

This course will take place weekly for one term in the fall of first year.

C. YARASCAVITCH, D.A. HAAS

 

DEN1056Y Basic Concepts in Clinical Medicine

The objective of this course is to provide dental anaesthesia and Oral Medicine residents with the clinical knowledge and skills of physical evaluation and medical risk assessment. This will build on the academic basis of the course “Foundations of Medicine as applied to Dental Anaesthesia. It will consist of a 3-hour per week clinical session for the first year in the program.

N. TENN-LYN

 

DEN1061H Research Practicum

The research practicum aims to give students hands-on experience of one or more components of the research process. This can include analyzing an existing data set, undertaking a systematic review and/or meta-analysis or a review article. This type of experience will give students the opportunity to use skills in, and an appreciation of, such matters as literature searching, hypothesis setting, experimental design, methodological limitations, laboratory practice, and writing a paper for publication. Consequently, it provides a more limited exposure to the research process than research leading to a M.Sc. level thesis. The requirements for this course can be met by undertaking a research project or an essay in the form of a review article. In either case, the required outcome is a paper in a format suitable for publication. The research practicum will be undertaken with the assistance of an appropriate supervisor and examined by a committee comprised of three faculty members, at least one of whom is from the student’s specialty.

STAFF

 

DEN1062S Pharmacology of Dental Therapeutics

The pharmacological principles of therapeutic agents used in the management of clinical problems, as related to the practice of dentistry, are discussed in a series of seminars. Special emphasis is placed on the clinically relevant drug-drug and drug-disease interactions of the various groups of medications discussed. Case study evaluations and student presentations of clinical cases are aimed at applying up-to-date knowledge, and use of computer drug databases in patient management.

J. LANҪA, STAFF

 

DEN1063Y Practicum in Dental Public Health

For the practicum, a student will normally be assigned to study for 14 weeks in a Teaching Health Unit or another agency, which pro­vides dental public health services. The pur­pose is to learn, by observation and participa­tion, methods of manage­ment used by the agency and to con­duct a plann­ing or evalua­tion project. The dental public health specialist from the agency will supervise the student with periodic contact from the University-based staff.

C. QUIÑONEZ, STAFF

 

DEN1064S Management Principles in Canadian Dental Organizations

This course attempts to de­velop skills in analysis and decision-making among students to enable them to manage organizations, which pro­vide or fund dental education or care services. Students will be expected to partic­ipate in all sessions from the basis of selected read­ings. In addition, students will have to write and present an analy­sis in dental servic­es manage­ment. Topics to be covered include: legislation, case studies in den­tal organizations, managing human resources, planning, promoting quality, information systems, and program evaluation. The course is available for all graduate students at the faculty.

F. RASHID, P. SHARMA, STAFF

 

DEN1071Y Medical Anaesthesia Seminars I

These seminars are conducted by members of the Department of Anaesthesia, Faculty of Medicine. Topics include equipment and monitors, patient safety, acute pain, regional anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and chronic pain. This course is taken in year one. This is a credit/ non-credit based course.

D.A. HAAS, L. BAHREY , DEPT. OF ANAESTHESIA, FACULTY OF MEDICINE

 

DEN1072Y Medical Anaesthesia Seminars II

These seminars are conducted by members of the Department of Anaesthesia, Faculty of Medicine. Topics include include pediatric anaesthesia, cardiovascular and respiratory system physiology and anaesthesia, trauma and resuscitation. This course is taken in year two. This is a credit/ non-credit based course.

D.A. HAAS, L. BAHREY , DEPT. OF ANAESTHESIA, FACULTY OF MEDICINE

 

DEN1073Y Dental Anaesthesia Graduate Seminars

This weekly course consists of both Faculty-led and student-led presentations and covers a wide range of topics of relevance to dental anaesthesia. Residents receive introductory lessons in pharmacology, patient assessment and consultation, and ECG interpretation from Faculty. The remainder of presentations are given by residents, consisting of topics related to the management of anesthetic emergencies and anaesthesia for common systemic diseases, with facilitation and feedback from Faculty.

C. YARASCAVITCH, D.A. HAAS, M. WONG, A. OUANOUNOU, STAFF

 

DEN1074Y Foundations of Medicine as Applied to Dental Anaesthesia

The objective of this course is to provide the academic basis of clinical medicine for residents in dental anaesthesia. The content will include: interpretation of complete medical histories; techniques of physical examination; interpretation of physical evaluation results; understanding the implications of systemic disease, in particular those of the cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine systems; understanding the indications for and interpretations of laboratory studies and other techniques used in physical diagnosis and preoperative evaluation.

The course will consist of 3 hours of seminars per week, divided into 2 weekly sessions, for the fall term of the first year in the program.

N. TENN-LYN

 

DEN1075Y General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures – Pediatric

This course involves clinical application of general anaesthesia for pediatric dental patients. Senior residents gain experience in administering general anaesthetics for children in an outpatient setting, using both intubated and non-intubated techniques. The clinics take place in the anaesthesia facility at the Faculty of Dentistry, seven half-days per week, with an additional half-day per week in pre-operative assessment consultations. Each resident will spend 6 months on this clinical assignment. This course is taken in year three.

D.A. HAAS, C. YARASCAVITCH, M. WONG, STAFF

 

DEN1076Y General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures – Adult I

This program involves rotations for the dental anaesthesia resident under the direction of the Department of Anaesthesia, Toronto East General Hospital. The objective of this course is to learn the principles and application of general anaesthesia to adults in the hospital setting. This is accomplished by gaining direct experience in all aspects of the administration of general anaesthesia for medical procedures.

This course is taken in year one.

D.A. HAAS, S. KAPOOR, J. KULCHYK, STAFF, DEPARTMENT OF ANAESTHESIA, TORONTO EAST GENERAL HOSPITAL

 

DEN1077Y General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures – Adult II

This program involves rotations for the dental anaesthesia resident under the direction of the Department of Anaesthesia, Toronto East General Hospital. The objective of this course is to further advance the principles and application of general anaesthesia to adults in the hospital setting. This is accomplished by direct experience in all aspects of the administration of general anaesthesia for medical procedures. This course is taken in year two or three.

D.A. HAAS, S. KAPOOR, J. KULCHYK, STAFF, DEPARTMENT OF ANAESTHESIA, TORONTO EAST GENERAL HOSPITAL

 

DEN1078Y General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures – Adult I

This course involves clinical application of all modalities of sedation and anaesthesia for dental patients, with the focus on deep sedation and general anaesthesia. First year residents gain experience in the full range of sedation and non-intubated anaesthetic techniques for adults. Clinics take place in the anaesthesia facility at the Faculty of Dentistry, five half-days per week. Residents also spend one day per week administering deep sedation to medically complex patients with mental or physical challenges in the Department of Dentistry at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre. Emphasis is on skill acquisition.

D.A. HAAS, C. YARASCAVITCH, STAFF

 

DEN1079Y General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures– Adult II

This course involves clinical application of all modalities of sedation and anaesthesia for dental patients, with the focus on deep sedation and general anaesthesia. Second & third year residents gain experience in the full range of sedation and non-intubated anaesthetic techniques for adults. Clinics take place in the anaesthesia facility at the Faculty of Dentistry, five half-days per week. Residents also spend one day per week administering deep sedation to medically complex patients with mental or physical challenges in the Department of Dentistry at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre. Emphasis is on skill acquisition.

D.A. HAAS, C. YARASCAVITCH, STAFF

 

DEN1083Y Experiences in Clinical Medicine

The objective of this course is to provide clinical experience in medicine for residents in dental anaesthesia. Teaching is provided by members of the Department of Internal Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Emphasis is on the application of knowledge and clinical skills in a variety of patient care contexts. This course is taken in year two.

D.A. HAAS, L. STROUD, DEPT. OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, SUNNYBROOK HEALTH SCIENCES

 

DEN1084H; DEN 1085H; DEN1086H Experiences in Clinical Teaching Yrs I, II, III 

​The objective of this course is to strengthen understanding of instructional pedagogy and teaching skills. Developed from the Centre for Faculty Development Teaching and Learning Collaboration workshops, this course consists of small group instruction and practical teaching assignments. Residents participate in workshops on best educational practices for learning in clinical contexts to prepare themselves for instructor roles.

Mandatory teaching assignments consist of a minimum of 10 half-days per year in each of the three years of the program. Seminar facilitation and clinical supervision is carried out in the Faculty clinics for: second year undergraduate dental students local anesthetic techniques; third year dental students and dentists enrolled in continuing education for nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation techniques; fourth year dental student medical emergency seminars and simulations; peer teaching for dental anaesthesia residents. Progress is measured by a portfolio of personal reflections and objective evaluations.

D. HAAS, C. YARASCAVITCH, STAFF

 

DEN1087Y; DEN1088Y; DEN1089Y Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia Yrs I; II and III

This course consists of three foundational components: Journal Review, Clinical Rounds, and Oral Examination.

On a weekly basis, residents rotate in a leadership role providing formal presentations to peers and faculty. Literature applicable to the field of dental anesthesia is reviewed to exercise critical appraisal skills and inform dental anaesthesia practice. Clinical patient cases are presented to encourage reflection on practice and quality assurance in patient care. On a bi-annual basis in December and June, residents complete an oral examination in dental anaesthesia and related topics in order to assess progress and prepare for board certification.

P. COPP, D. HAAS, C. YARASCAVITCH, STAFF

 

DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures

The objective of this course is to provide sufficient teaching and experience in inhalational and oral minimal and moderate sedation for clinical qualification by regulatory authorities. This course consists of both didactic and clinical components. Written examination is required in order to achieve qualification. This course is taken by graduate dental specialty students at the discretion of their program.

P. NKANSAH

 

DEN1091H Parenteral Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures

The objective of this course is to provide sufficient teaching and experience in parenteral moderate sedation for clinical qualification by regulatory authorities. This course consists of both didactic and patient care components. In accordance with licensing authorities, a pass score on written examination as well as a minimum of 20 supervised clinical cases is required in order to achieve qualification. This course is taken by graduate dental specialty students at the discretion of their program.

P. NKANSAH

 

DEN1094Y Advanced Oral Radiology I

The objective of this Year 1 course is directed toward the interpretation and diagnosis of diseases of the maxillofacial region, and to stimulate the critical analysis of the application of diagnostic imaging for this purpose. The course consists of seminars and radiologic clinics that are composed of the following components: seminars in advanced radiologic interpretation of abnormalities and diseases of the maxillofacial region; a radiologic clinic and radiologic rounds directed to the investigation of abnormalities and diseases of the maxillofacial region; seminars in the mechanisms of disease with correlations to their appearances on diagnostic images; and review of the current literature in oral and maxillofacial radiology. Clinical training includes practical experiences with the applications of extraoral and intraoral radiology, sialography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging to the diagnostic process. 

CO-REQUISITE – DEN1007F

E. LAM, STAFF

 

DEN1095Y Advanced Oral Radiology II

This course builds on the foundations developed in DEN1094Y. This Year 2 course consists of seminars and radiologic clinics that are composed of the following components: seminars in advanced radiologic interpretation of abnormalities and diseases of the maxillofacial region; a radiologic clinic and radiologic rounds directed to the investigation of abnormalities and diseases of the maxillofacial region; seminars in the mechanisms of disease with correlations to their appearances on diagnostic images; and review of the current literature in oral and maxillofacial radiology. Clinical training includes practical experiences with the applications of extraoral and intraoral radiology, sialography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging to the diagnostic process. 

PRE-REQUISITE – DEN1094Y

E. LAM, STAFF

 

DEN1096Y Advanced Oral Radiology III

This course builds on the foundations developed in DEN1094Y and DEN1095Y. This Year 3 course consists of seminars and radiologic clinics that are composed of the following components: seminars in advanced radiologic interpretation of abnormalities and diseases of the maxillofacial region; a radiologic clinic and radiologic rounds directed to the investigation of abnormalities and diseases of the maxillofacial region; seminars in the mechanisms of disease with correlations to their appearances on diagnostic images; and review of the current literature in oral and maxillofacial radiology. Clinical training includes practical experiences with the applications of extraoral and intraoral radiology, sialography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging to the diagnostic process. 

PRE-REQUISITE – DEN1095Y

E. LAM, STAFF

 

DEN2001Y Orthodontics 1 – Advanced Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning - First Year Residents

Various methods of appraising dentofacial deformities and growth trends are discussed. The diagnosis and treatment planning of surgical cases and temporomandibular joint problems are included, as is an introduction to biomechanics. Also included is a concentrated laboratory technique course as preparation for clinical practice. The course is limited to orthodontic students.

STAFF

 

DEN2002Y Orthodontics 2 – Biomechanics, Orthodontic Technique and Practice Administration - Second Year Residents

An analysis of standard orthodontic appliances discussing the theory, indications and contraindications of each is carried out. Extensive technique and seminar courses are presented and include practice administration considerations. This instruction continues and develops over two years with the goal being to expand the student’s expertise in advanced orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning that was introduced in Orthodontics 1. A multidisciplinary approach to the various orthodontic mechanisms is stressed.

STAFF

 

DEN2003Y Orthodontics 3 – Orthodontic Technique and Clinical Practice - Third Year Residents

This is a concentrated clinical course, extending over three years, involving patient treatment under the supervision of staff. This includes diagnosis and treatment planning as well as actual clinical treatment of assigned cases. The predominant orthodontic techniques are stressed including surgical orthodontic treatment, adult orthodontics and functional appliance therapy. Throughout the course, the knowledge and theory discussed in Orthodontics 1 and 2 will be thoroughly applied and expanded upon.

STAFF

 

DEN2004Y Orthodontics 4 – Interceptive Orthodontics - Third Year Residents

Students are required to teach, under the supervision of staff, in the interceptive program in the undergraduate orthodontic clinic in order to familiarize themselves further with the field of interceptive orthodontics. They are expected to prepare basic diagnostic seminars, technical instruction and seminar sessions.

STAFF

 

DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics

This course is a combined course with the Orthodontic program. It exposes the OMFS and Orthodontic residents to a comprehensive, detailed and innovative clinic. The Centre for Corrective Jaw Surgery at the University of Toronto is a weekly clinic held in the orthodontic program with patient visits. Orthodontic follow up, presurgical orthognathic surgery preparation and aftercare are all provided in the clinic. Mastery from a surgical perspective of all aspects to contemporary Orthognathic surgery will be achieved. Special grants and access will allow the residents to have the full experience of digital planning: virtual surgical preparation, surgical guide fabrication, surgical orthodontic diagnoses and treatment. The course is further enhanced by 24 cased based seminars covering the full scope of facial deformity correction. 

M. CAMINITI, A. METAXAS, J. MARKO

 

DEN2006Y Facial Growth and Facial Analysis

A seminar course presenting the cephalometric analysis developed using data from The Burlington Growth & Research Centre. An in-depth study of its clinical application in the understanding of facial growth patterns is presented.

S. SURI, M. PATRICIAN

 

DEN2007Y Craniofacial Anomalies

A course of seminars extending over two terms in which congenital anomalies of the craniofacial complex are discussed with ref­erence to etiology, facial growth and devel­opment and treatment. The multidisciplinary team approach to treatment is emphasized.

Clinical experience is derived through the facilities of the Hospital for Sick Children, in the management of prob­lems associ­ated with anomalies such as cleft palate. (Offered in alternate years – not available 2017-18).

S. SURI, STAFF OF THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN

 

DEN2008Y Craniofacial Anatomy and Osteology

A guided, self-study basic course in cranial osteology, embryology, comparative vertebrate anatomy, and radiology of the bones of the head.

W.J. JENKINS, B. LIEBGOTT, E. LAM

 

DEN2009H Classic Theories of Craniofacial Growth

A guided reading seminar course covering classical theories of craniofacial growth. References are cited refuting or supporting these theories.

S. SURI, W. WILSON

 

DEN2010H Tissue Reaction to Orthodontic and Orthopedic Forces

The objective of the course is to investigate the reaction of tissues to forces created by orthodon­tic and functional appliances. The areas to be covered are: a) Reaction of the periodontal liga­ment, cortical bone, attached and free gingiva, the root and the pulp to orthodontic tooth move­ment with heavy and light forces; b) Muscle reaction to orth­o­dontic and orthopedic forces: c) The con­dyle.

Students are required to write a term pa­per on a particular topic and to present this paper to the class. Students are required to plan an original project in conjunction with their term paper topic.

S. SURI, G. ALTUNA 

 

DEN2011Y Craniofacial Morphology and Develop­ment

A seminar course to cover morphological varia­tions, prevalence, and their methods of de­tection and origin. In addition, postnatal statics and dynamics of craniofacial growth and development are dis­cussed in an orth­odontics orientation.

S. SURI  

 

DEN3001Y Oral Surgery 1 – The Physiological Basis of Disease

This course provides the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident with the fundamental medical knowledge. It covers, in particular, physical diagnosis, medicine and physiology. It is required for patient care and management, especially in the pre and post-operative phases, and for general consults in a hospital setting. The course also provides an assessment of current literature and clinical research. The relationship of the basic sciences (physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry and microbiology) to disease processes through a systematic discipline, is emphasized. 

M. CAMINITI, N. KATSIKERIS, STAFF

 

DEN3002Y Oral Surgery 2 – Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The didactic component of this course provides the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident with a complete understanding of the diagnosis and surgical management of diseases of the head, face, and neck regions. Seminar presentations use a case-based format. Residents participate in all areas of the clinical practice of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Sound judgment is developed through the formulation of differential diagnoses, rational treatment options and participation in the surgical procedures. In Year I, the clinical component is primarily related to the care of inpatients and an introduction to simple operative procedures. It also provides a thorough and rigorous introduction to surgery and surgical principles in general. In years III and IV, advanced clinical practice and increasing levels of responsibility for patient care are demanded which culminate in a high level of surgical skill and knowledge.

M. CAMINITI, K. CUDDY, STAFF

 

Clinical Methods

The Clinical Methods course will review the funda­mentals of physical examination and diagnosis. It will focus mainly on the complete gamut of skills required for a comprehensive examina­tion of the patient. This includes interviewing, physical diagnoses, radiographic interpretation, as well as the investigation and interpretation of laboratory studies. Students will have the opportunity to observe and question their teacher-practitioners in order to learn the more intangible aspects of practice - profes­sional attitudes, philosophy, and the ethical stan­dards. Off-service rotations include a year of immersion in other medical subspecialties including emergency medicine, general surgery, anaesthesia and internal medicine. 

M. CAMINITI, STAFF

 

DEN3003Y Oral Surgery 3– Evidence-based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The practice of evidence-based medicine requires the ability to define a problem and to assess, summarize and apply the information derived from current literature to daily clinical care. This course introduces the concepts of evidence-based practice and provides the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident with practice in critical appraisal of the current literature. A review of selected journals on a regular basis also ensures the resident’s familiarity with contemporary practice.

M. CAMINITI, STAFF

 

DEN3004Y Oral Surgery 4– Applied Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck

This course is designed to teach anatomy for a surgeon. Particular attention is focused on the surgical approaches of the head, face, neck and calvarium. Techniques for harvesting bone and development of local, regional and free flaps for reconstruction are reviewed. It explores 16 core surgical competencies in approaching the broad scope required for oral and maxillofacial surgeons. 

M. CAMINITI, N. BLANAS, STAFF

 

DEN3005H Head and Neck Anatomy

The De­part­ment of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, offers a comprehensive head and neck anatomy course tailored for the specialties of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Endodontics. The course will comprise four-week (8 hour) lecture series, combined with an additional cadaver dissection component.

Students will have access to specially prepared material, which may studied in the Department of Anatomy. Self-instructional manuals will be available for each of the laboratory activities. Staff will be available during the surgical dissection laboratories and on a consulting basis. 

V. MENDES, STAFF

 

DEN4001Y Pediatric Dentistry 1- Theoretical Pediatric Dentistry

This course gives seminar instruction throughout the program. Reading assignments and periodic seminar presenta­tions are assigned. The majority of these seminars are presented by the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, but some are given by members of other departments to in­clude subjects such as Advanced Periodontics, Practice Management, Pediatric Pharmacolo­gy, Dental Public Health, and Hospital Dentistry.  Feeding, Prevention, Cariology, and Dental Materials in Pediatric Dentistry.

H. NAINAR, R. MACMILLAN, I. DANIEL, G. GARISTO, P. JUDD, J. WILES, M. CASAS, G. KULKARNI, G. BERALL

 

DEN4002Y Pediatric Dentistry 2 - Journal Review

A series of discussions between staff and stu­dents with active student participation to review critically current publications in journals related to pe­diatric dentistry. Includes formal case presentations by the students that must be prepared to the standards set by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Includes formal cased based presentations by staff according to examination format of the National Dental Specialty Examination in Pediatric Dentistry as set by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. This program continues throughout all academic years of the MSc program.

H. NAINAR, R. MACMILLAN, I. DANIEL, P. JUDD (COORDINATORS) WITH DRS. KULKARNI, FARKOUH, BARRETT, FRATKIN, CASAS, KENNY

 

DEN4003Y Pediatric Dentistry 3 - Facial and Dental Growth and Development in Pediatric Dentistry

This seminar course provides a comprehensive review on Cephalometrics. It focuses on the history of cephalometry and includes the processes involved with establishing a standardized technique for taking cephalometric radiographs on children. The course focuses on research related to the establishment of key cephalometric landmarks and specific cephalometric measurements to assess growth in the maxilla and mandible of a growing child. The principles of bone development in the craniofacial region are reviewed in great detail. The student must understand the biology of soft and hard tissues in the cranium. Finally, the course examines the functional matrix theory as it applies to craniofacial growth. Several theories related to “how the head grows” are discussed. Included is a module in genetics.

I. DANIEL, D. CHANDRA, S. GONG

 

DEN4004H Pediatric Dentistry 4 - Child Behaviour Man­agement

This is a seminar program in which students will review critically and discuss literature in principles of human behaviour, developmen­tal psychology, ethnicity and human behav­iour, and communica­tion as it applies to the dentistry. Various non-pharmacologic methods of guiding, managing and shaping behaviour in the dental office will be dis­cussed from theoretical and practical per­spec­tives. Some sessions will involve either a case-based approach to highlight the behavioural as­pects of dentistry or a review of videotapes of dentists, including students in this course, inter­acting with patients.

I. DANIEL, C. FRIEDMAN,  M. PARK

 

DEN4005Y Pediatric Dentistry 5 - Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

This is a three year course. A combined pre-clinical course in basic pedi­atric dentistry and orthodontic technique is given early in the first year. Following this course the student as­sumes his/her clinical assignments which are car­ried out through­out the Clinical program which includes all clinical aspects related to the practice of the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry. The examination, diagnosis and treat­ment of the child patient and patients with special needs are supervised in the Gradu­ate Pediatric Dentistry Clinic at the Univer­sity of Toronto and in the Department of Pediat­ric Dentistry at the Hospital for Sick Chil­dren. The students will also be assigned to the general anaesthetic facility/Surgicentre at the Faculty of Dentistry for the comprehensive treatment of children under general anaesthesia. Addi­tional clini­cal assignments will be given at the City of Toronto Public Health Clinic, the Bloorview Kids Rehab. Students will partici­pate in some maxil­lo­fa­cial clinics at the Hospital for Sick Chil­dren and the Bloorview Kids Rehab and receive experience in managing medi­cally com­promised or handicapped patients and carry­ing out total dental procedures on disabled patients under general anaesthetic. The program includes mandatory rotations to First Nations in Moose Factory Ontario. The students must take after hours emergency call at the Hospital for Sick Children in their core program.

Mandatory two week craniofacial / plastic surgery rotation at the Hospital for Sick Children in the final year.

I. DANIEL AND STAFF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, UOFT, P. JUDD AND DENTAL STAFF, HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN AND BLOORVIEW KIDS REHAB

 

DEN4006Y Pediatric Dentistry 6 - Oral Surgery as it Applies to Pediatric Dentistry

This course involves a series of presentations, reading assignments and surgical clinics dealing with special problems in the pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery patient. Topics include maxillofacial trauma, pediatric medical issues, odontogenic infections, TMJ disorders, tooth impactions, supernumerary teet, ankylosed teeth, exposures, enucleations, cyst and tumors.

I. DANIEL, J. GARBEDIAN

 

DEN4007H Pediatric Dentistry 7 Therapy and Trauma

Seminar course to review pertinent literature regarding pulpal therapy in the primary and young permanent dentition. The course will also include a comprehensive didactic review of endodontic therapy of the young permanent dentition.

The trauma series of lecture/seminars is designed to prepare the MSc pediatric dentistry student in the diagnosis and clinical management of developing and developed permanent teeth that have experienced pulp injury due to trauma. The course will provide the student with 1) a biological perspective on the clinical sequelae to traumatic injury, 2) a biological perspective on the clinical sequelae to traumatic injury, 3) a clinical approach to treatment and 4) an evaluative perspective on the results of treatment and trauma.

I. DANIEL, R. MACMILLAN, E. BARRETT, D.J. KENNY, D. MONCARZ, STAFF HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN

 

DEN4008Y Pediatric Orthodontics

This 3-year course is designed for pediat­ric dentistry specialty students. (a) History taking, diagnosis, treatment plan­ning (1st year); (b) Clinical orthodontics for pediatric den­tistry stu­dents (1st, 2nd & 3rd years); (c) Mechanics in orthodontic patient treat­ment (2nd year); (d) Facial morphology, growth and develop­ment - assessment of Burlington data (1st yr).

I. DANIEL, P. SECTAKOF, S. SMITH, S. CHUNG

 

DEN4009Y Pediatrics

This is a series of seminars and clinics given by the Department of Pediatrics at the Hos­pital for Sick Children. A study of growth and development from birth to adulthood is presented, stressing normal values as well as causes and effects of deviations from them. Major infections are re­viewed as to etiology, clinical manifestations and treat­ment, and current immunization pro­ce­dures are presented. Tumours of a benign or malig­nant nature which are common to the pedi­atric age group are discussed as to clinical as­pects and current therapies, and common bleed­ing disorders are described, with empha­sis on management and relevance to dental practice. The aspects of car­diac disease in childhood are presented as well as related prophy­lactic measures in current use in den­tal practice. A lecture on basic genetics is given as to modes of inheritance, chromosom­al ab­normalities and methods of investigation. At the Hospital for Sick Children, patients are presented who represent some of the subjects discussed in the lecture series, there­by enhancing the latter through clini­cal illustrations.

I. DANIEL, M. WEINSTEIN, PEDIATRICS, HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN

 

DEN4010Y Care of patients with special needs and applied pediatric dentistry

This course prepares the student to work in a multi-disciplinary clinic as part of interprofessional comprehensive health care. Comprehensive evidence based review of applied pediatric dental care with a focus on the management of the patient who is medically compromised or has special needs in either a community or hospital environment. Includes extensive case based sessions on pediatric oral pathology.

R. MACMILLAN, G. GARISTO 

 

DEN4011Y Conscious Sedation and Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry

The pharmacological management of a child’s behavior is a core clinical requirement for the clinical specialty of pediatric dentistry, as is the management of children and patients with special needs under general anesthesia. Course includes intensive short nitrous oxide conscious sedation training, conscious sedation and patient management, and general anaesthesia in Yr II. Students must successfully complete Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS) course.

I. DANIEL, R. MACMILLAN, P. COPP, HSC, ANAESTHESIA

 

DEN5001Y Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations

This weekly three-year seminar series is intended to discuss clinical cases, recently diagnosed, currently under treatment or already treated. The cases are presented by the endodontics graduate students in accordance with a specific schedule, with three cases normally presented in any given session. Presentations follow a standardized format, and include all pre-operative and intra-operative information pertaining to the presented cases. Information on anamnesis and clinical and radiographic findings is presented to form the basis for differential diagnosis, treatment planning and projection of prognosis. Information on treatment procedures performed is then presented using radiographic and photographic visual aids. The presentation is concluded with discussion of learning points and critique of the treated case provided by the presenting student. Diagnostic and therapeutic steps are to be supported by relevant evidence. The presentation is open to discussion and critique by attending students and staff.

Course components include use of Power Point for case presentation, citation of evidence supporting diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and critique of all steps and procedures related to the treated case. Graded components of the course include (1) quality and interpretation of radiographs, (2) appropriate use of evidence base, and (3) critique of the case. The cumulative grades for each of components (1) and (2) amount to 35% of the annual grade, whereas the cumulative grades for component (3) amount to 30% of the annual grade. A grade for the course is assigned at the end of each academic year.

This course is designed to enhance and amplify the students’ scope of clinical experiences by sharing experiences from cases treated by others. The discussion also provides an opportunity for exposure to other opinions than those provided by the clinic instructors during the treatment of the presented cases, further expanding the scope of the clinical experiences. Finally, the emphasis on providing evidence for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures is designed to enhance the culture of “evidence-based healthcare” and its application in the context of endodontic treatment. Participation in this course is a program requirement.

 B. BASRANI, STAFF

 

DEN5002Y Graduate Endodontics Topical Literature

This weekly two-year seminar series reviews the historic and principle literature that provides the basis for understanding of endodontic disease and its treatment. The scientific literature identified as being important to the field is critically reviewed and key concepts are established. Specific areas reviewed include the (i) development, structure and pathophysiology of the dental pulp and periapical tissues, (ii) causes, prevention, and management of endodontic post-treatment disease (treatment failure), (iii) effects and management of traumatic injury to the developing and developed permanent dentition, (iv) evolution and testing of methods and materials for root canal preparation and filling, (v) long-term outcomes of endodontic treatment, (vi) considerations for post-treatment restoration, (vii) benefits and risks associated with internal bleaching, and (viii) several clinical topics.  An extensive reading list and the oral presentation of selected articles on assigned topics constitute the course requirement. The series is a continuum spanning two years. Students enter the course in the beginning or in the middle in alternating years.

Course components include (1) reading of assigned literature, (2) participation in the discussion of the assigned literature, (3) presentation of the summaries of selected assigned articles, (4) preparation and presentation of entire seminars on selected topics. There is no percentage value allocated to the course components. A grade for this course is assigned based on performance in a final examination.

This course is designed to provide the biological foundation for endodontic therapy. Acquiring knowledge about this foundation is essential for education of specialists in the field of Endodontics. Participation in this course is a program requirement.

B. BASRANI, STAFF

 

DEN5003Y Graduate Endodontics Current Literature

This weekly three-year seminar series reviews the current publications pertaining to endodontics. Using comprehensive on-line search strategies, current publications related to each of 15 themes are identified. Selected articles on each theme are assigned to students for review. Each seminar session addresses either one of the 15 themes in accordance with a structured schedule. The students submit a review on their assigned articles comprising a summary and critique, both in writing for archiving purposes and verbally during the seminars. They also submit multiple-choice questions for each assigned article, to comprise a pool of potential questions for a year-end examination. The seminars are moderated by graduate endodontics staff members who provide the context for the impact of the reviewed articles on the body of knowledge related to each theme.

Course components include reading of assigned articles, submission of written summaries and critique of articles, submission of two multiple-choice questions for each article, presentation of the summary and critique during the seminar, and use of cross references to provide context for the reviewed article. Graded components of the course include (1) thoroughness of cross-referencing, and (2) critique of the article. The cumulative grades for each component amount to 25% of the final grade. An examination at the end of each academic term (December and June) amounts to the remaining 50% of the course grade for that year.

This course is designed to help the students develop the necessary skills for critical reading of the scientific literature, while also acquiring knowledge of the most current advances in most areas of endodontic research. Participation in this course is a program requirement.

 B. BASRANI, STAFF

 

DEN5004Y Single Tooth Replacements with implant supported Prosthesis

This course is designed to provide formal education and training for students enrolled in the MSc Endodontic program in the field of Implant Dentistry, with specific focus on the replacement of a single tooth with an implant-supported prosthesis. The course consists of three modules designed to provide formal didactic, preclinical and clinical exposure in both the surgical and prosthetic phases of implant treatment.

B. BASRANI, J. LAI, STAFF

 

DEN5005F Introduction to Graduate Endodontics

Students entering the MSc program in Endodontics are all dentists who have had different educational and clinical experiences. Before these students can begin treating patients, they have to increase their theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to a level expected of the specialty student. This course is designed to achieve that goal by combining the basic theoretical knowledge with hands on practice on extracted teeth.

B. BASRANI, STAFF

 

DEN999Y1 Dental Resident Seminars

This course represents the didactic component of the Hospital Dental Residency Programme at the University of Toronto. Seminars are held biweekly from July through May. The course consists of a core block of lectures that will help prepare all residents to diagnose and provide basic treatment to dental patients in the hospital acute care setting, provide dental care to medically-compromised pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, and identify and manage various pathologic entities of the head and neck. The course also includes lecture blocks specific to the individual educational objectives of the programme's three training sites, including the safe administration of parenteral conscious sedation to dental patients and the dental and surgical management of the cleft-craniofacial patient. City Wide Rounds are held biannually where residents present and discuss interesting clinical cases with faculty and peers. Credit for this course will be based on seminar attendance and participation. This is a credit/non-credit based course. 

J. DAVIS

 

PDE9094Y Clinical Conferences

This is a seminar series with compulsory attendance for all graduate clinical students (except those in Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine specialty). Groups comprising two or three residents from different specialty programs are assigned to work together to present formal one-hour seminars. Topics of presentation should be multidisciplinary, related to current clinical issues in the individual specialty fields, evidenced-based, and serve to keep attendees abreast of current treatment philosophy in specialties other than their own. Credit for the course is based on a required minimum number of attendance. For those assigned to present, in addition to meeting attendance requirements, credit is based on the seminar presentation and submission of a written report of the case presentation to a journal. This is a credit/ non-credit course.

S.G. GONG, STAFF

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Description of Degree Programs (M.Sc./ Ph.D.) with Advanced Dental Specialty Training

The following symbols are used in  all Specialty Program Descriptions, which follow:

*  Indicates courses offered in alternate years. 

« Indicates courses which may continue over a program, and which are graded when completed.

y  Indicates a course that may be substituted by an equivalent course offered by another Faculty.

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Dental Anaesthesia  

Graduate Specialty Program Director

Dr. C. Yarascavitch

The principle objective of this program is to prepare the dentist to provide the full range of sedation and anaesthetic techniques for dental patients with the focus on deep sedation and general anaesthesia. An additional objective is to train clinicians to be able to undertake teaching and research in dental anaesthesia. The teaching facilities for this program are provided by the combined resources of Dental Anaesthesia in the Faculty of Dentistry and the Department of Anaesthesia, Faculty of Medicine. Training is given both at the Faculty and at teaching hospitals associated with the University. Clinical anaesthesia training includes 12 months at the Faculty, 8 months at Toronto East General Hospital and 4 months at the Hospital for Sick Children. Additional clinical training includes rotations in internal and emergency medicine, respirology, cardiology, and orofacial pain as individual clinical and research activities permit. Students are expected to participate in a range of clinical teaching experiences, including undergraduate, continuing education, and peer teaching. The precise timing of the research component can vary and will be incorporated into the schedule on an individual basis. Each student is required to complete an ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) course before the end of Year I and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support) before the end of Year II. Currency in ACLS and PALS certification is mandatory during the registration period. The following is an outline of the program.

YEAR I

First term

Research Ethics (DEN1010H)

Introduction to Biostatistics (DEN1015H)

Basic Principles of Anaesthesia (DEN1055H)

Basic Concepts in Clinical Medicine (DEN1056Y)

Medical Anaesthesia Seminars I (DEN1071Y)

Dental Anaesthesia Graduate Seminars (DEN1073Y)

Foundations of Medicine as Applied to Dental Anaesthesia (DEN1074Y)

General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures – Adult I (DEN1076Y)

General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures – Adult I (DEN1078Y)

Experiences in Clincal Teaching I (DEN1084H)

Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia I (DEN1087Y)

Research (RST9999Y)
 

Second Term

Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (DEN1014H)

Basic Concepts in Clinical Medicine (DEN1056Y)

Medical Anaesthesia Seminars I (DEN1071Y)

Dental Anaesthesia Graduate Seminars (DEN1073Y)

Foundations of Medicine as Applied to Dental Anaesthesia (DEN1074Y)

General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures – Adult I (DEN1076Y)

General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures – Adult I (DEN1078Y)

Experiences in Clincal Teaching I (DEN1084H)

Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia I (DEN1087Y)

Research (RST9999Y)

YEAR II

First term

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures – Pediatric (DEN1052Y)

Dental Anaesthesia Journal Review II (DEN1058Y)

Medical Anaesthesia Seminars II (DEN1072Y)

General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures – Adult II (DEN1077Y)

General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures – Adult II « (DEN1079Y)

Experiences in Clincal Medicine (DEN1083Y)

Experiences in Clincal Teaching II (DEN1085H)

Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia II (DEN1088Y)

Local Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures (PDE9069H)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y) or Research Practicum (DEN1061H)
 

Second Term

As in first term

YEAR III

First term

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures – Pediatric (DEN1052Y) – if not taken in Yr 2

Dental Anaesthesia Journal Review III (DEN1059Y)

General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures – Pediatric (DEN1075Y)

General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures – Adult II (DEN1077Y) – if not taken in Yr 2

General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures – Adult II « (DEN1079Y)

Experiences in Clincal Teaching III (DEN1086H)

Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia III (DEN1089Y)

Local Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures (PDE9069H)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y) or Research Practicum (DEN1061H)
 

Second Term

As in first term
 

Electives – May be arranged according to the student’s interest or at the discretion of the Graduate Program Director. Elective experiences may include topics such as Emergency Medicine, Acute Care/Resuscitation, Respirology, Cardiology, and Orofacial Pain. 

Other courses can be arranged according to the student’s interest through the Graduate Program Director or Graduate Chair.

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Dental Public Health  

Graduate Specialty Program Director 

Dr. C. Quiñonez

This program normally con­sists of a core of subjects taken in the first year, fol­lowed in the second year by the practicum and optional subjects chosen by students in consul­ta­tion with the Director of the Program. Courses are given by the Faculty of Dentistry and by other university units such as the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. The following is an outline of the program curriculum.

YEAR I

First Term

Dental Public Health Seminars (DEN1006Y)

Research Ethics (DEN1010H)

Introduction to Biostatistics (DEN1015H)

Oral Epidemiology (DEN1051Y)

Practicum in Dental Public Health (DEN1063Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Thesis/Research (RST9999Y)

Approved Option I

Option in Health Promotion
 

Second Term

Dental Public Health Seminars (DEN1006Y)

Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (DEN1014H)

Oral Epidemiology (DEN1051Y)

Practicum in Dental Public Health (DEN1063Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Thesis/Research (RST9999Y)

A list of appropriate options will be compiled for student selection. Other courses can be arranged according to the student's interest through the Director of the Program, or the Associate Dean of Graduate Education. The program is also offered on a part-­time basis. Part-time students have up to five years to complete all requirements.

YEAR II

First Term

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Thesis/Research (RST9999Y)

Approved Option in Health Policy, Health Economics

Approved Option II

Practicum in Dental Public Health (DEN1063Y)
 

Second Term 

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

Practicum in Dental Public Health (DEN1063Y)

Management Principles in Canadian Dental Health Organizations (DEN1064H)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Thesis/Research (RST9999Y)

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Endodontics  

Graduate Specialty Program Director

Dr. B.R. Basrani

The graduate Endodontics program is designed to provide students with opportunities to acquire excellent clinical skills and comprehension of the underlying biology. Its components include (i) patient care, providing all aspects of endodontic treatment, (ii) topic-specific and current literature seminars, (iii) clinical conferences, (iv) core curriculum courses, (v) rotation programs (when available), (vi) research at the M.Sc. level, including application for funding, preparation of manuscripts for publication, presentation at national and international research forums, and (vii) guest lectures. Great emphasis is placed on self-learning in all of the program’s components. Students are encouraged to identify research topics, related to endodontic science or any other dental or non-dental scientific area. Through continual updating of courses and research schedules, the program aims to achieve a balanced platform of excellent specialty education and committed service to patients. Students are encouraged to join the Ontario Society of Endodontists, the Canadian Academy of Endodontics and the American Association of Endodontists.   

The following is an outline of the program curriculum (changes may occur according to availability of courses, particularly those offered every other year):

YEAR I

First Term       

Anatomy (DEN3005H)

Oral Radiology (DEN1007F)

Research Ethics (DEN1010H)

Introduction to Biostatistics (DEN1015H)

Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (DEN1090H)

Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (DEN5001Y)

Graduate Endodontics Topical Literature (DEN5002Y)

Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (DEN5003Y)

Introduction to Graduate Endodontics (DEN5005H)

Endodontic Clinic (PDE9091Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y)
 

Second Term

Oral Pathology (DEN1002S)

Cone Beam CT imaging (DEN1008S)

Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (DEN1014H)

Pharmacology of Dental Therapeutics (DEN1062H)

Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (DEN5001Y)

Graduate Endodontics Topical Literature (DEN5002Y)

Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (DEN5003Y)

Endodontic Clinic (PDE9091Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y)

Teaching (in the undergraduate preclinical endodontics course)

YEAR II

First Term 

Investigating Pathogenic Biofilms (DEN1022H)

Oral Physiology: Sensory & Neuromuscular Function (DEN1060F)

Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (DEN5001Y)

Graduate Endodontics Topical Literature (DEN5002Y)

Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (DEN5003Y)

Single Tooth Replacement with Implant Supported Prosthesis (DEN5004Y)

Endodontic Clinic (PDE9091Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y)
 

Second Term

Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (DEN5001Y)

Graduate Endodontics Topical Literature (DEN5002Y)

Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (DEN5003Y)

Endodontic Clinic (PDE9091Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Teaching (in the undergraduate preclinical endodontics course)

Research (RST9999Y)

YEAR III

First Term

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

Toronto Public Health dental clinic rotation

Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (DEN5001Y)

Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (DEN5003Y)

Endodontic Clinic (PDE9091Y)

Research (RST9999Y) 
 

Second Term

Master’s Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

Toronto Public Health dental clinic rotation

Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (DEN5001Y)

Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (DEN5003Y)

Endodontic Clinic (PDE9091Y)

Research (RST9999Y)

Teaching (in the undergraduate preclinical endodontics course)

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Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine  

Graduate Specialty Program Director

Dr. G. Bradley        

Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine are separate programs each leading to eligibility for examination in the corresponding program by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Accreditation requirements specify a “core” program common to both programs, which allows both Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine to be completed in four years. Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology each takes three years and may be taken independently. Each may be a customized program of study and research. Preference is normally given to candidates who wish to pursue the combined program.

An M.Sc. (Oral Medicine) or M.Sc. (Oral Pathology) is awarded for an independent program or M.Sc. (Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine) for those completing the combined program.

YEAR I

First Term 

General and Special Pathology for Residents (LMP1005Y) ┼

Second Term 

General and Special Pathology for Residents (LMP1005Y) ┼

YEAR II

First Term       

Oral Radiology (DEN1007F)

Research Ethics (DEN1010H)

Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology (DEN1011Y) «

Oral Medicine (DEN1012Y) «

Oral Surgical Pathology (DEN1013Y) «

Introduction to Biostatistics (DEN1015H)

Research (RST9999Y)
 

Second Term

As in first term but Oral Radiology replaced with

Oral Pathology (DEN1002S)

Cone Beam CT imaging (DEN1008S)

Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (DEN1014H)

Research (RST9999Y)

YEAR III

First Term and Second Term

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology (DEN1011Y) «

Oral Medicine (DEN1012Y) «

Oral Surgical Pathology (DEN1013Y) «

Research (RST9999Y)

YEAR IV

Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology (DEN1011Y) «

Oral Medicine (DEN1012Y) «

Oral Surgical Pathology (DEN1013Y) « Research (RST9999Y)

Other courses may be arranged according to the student’s interest by the Head of the Program or the Chair of the Graduate Department.

┼ Completed by M.Sc. (Oral Pathology) and M.Sc. (Oral Pathology & Medicine).

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Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology  

Graduate Specialty Program Director

Dr. E. Lam             

The graduate Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology program stresses the prescription and analysis of images to diagnose abnormalities of the craniofacial region. 

The clinical program provides extensive experience in intra- and extra-oral radiography, sialography, medical and cone beam computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine through patient contact in either the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology clinic in the Faculty of Dentistry, or in one of the associated teaching hospitals. Intensive didactic courses in oral and maxillofacial pathology and a specific course related to disease mechanisms as they apply to radiology provide an understanding of the mechanisms by which pathologic conditions alter the appearances of tissue structures depicted on radiologic images. Radiology rounds conducted with medical radiology residents highlight the use of advanced imaging to diagnose abnormalities of the head and neck. Radiation biology and physics, biostatistics and epidemiology, disorders of the temporomandibular joints and experience in undergraduate teaching are also integral components of the program.

An M.Sc. degree is also completed as part of the research component of the program. This involves the identification of a basic scientific, clinical or educational research topic identified by the resident as an area of interest. The research project is further refined in collaboration with a faculty member, and the work is examined in the form of a written thesis and oral defense.

Successful completion of the program entitles the student to challenge both the National Dental Specialty Examination administered by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, leading to Fellowship in the College, and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology examination.

The following is an outline of the program curriculum:

YEAR I

First Term       

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

Oral Radiology (DEN1007F)

Research Ethics (DEN1010H)

Oral Surgical Patholo­gy (DEN1013Y) «

Advanced Oral Radiology I (DEN1094Y)

Craniofacial Anatomy & Osteology (DEN2008Y)

Research (RST9999Y)    
 

Second Term

As in first term plus

Physics of Radiology – Part I

Oral Pathology (DEN1002S)

Temporomandibular Disorders* (DEN1017S)

YEAR II

First Term       

Oral Surgical Patholo­gy (DEN1013Y) «

Introduction to Biostatistics (DEN1015H)

Advanced Oral Radiology II (DEN1095Y)

Radiation Biology

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y)      
                   

Second Term

As in first term plus

Physics of Radiology – Part II

Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (DEN1014H)

Temporomandibular Disorders* (DEN1017S)

YEAR III

Advanced Oral Radiology III (DEN1096Y)

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

Research/Thesis (RST9999Y)

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 

Graduate Specialty Program Director

Dr. M. Caminiti

The program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Anaesthesia is a minimum of four years (48 months) in length requiring the satisfactory completion of didactic and clinical requirements as well as those of the M.Sc. degree. ACLS training is to be completed prior to commencement of Year III, ATLS training must be completed before the end of Year IV. Clinical activities are based primarily at Mt. Sinai Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and other affiliated University of Toronto teaching hospitals, with additional participation at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation, Lakeview Health, Rouge Valley Health Network, Humber River Regional Hospital and the Faculty of Dentistry. Residents participate in all areas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Anaesthesia with increasing responsibilities for patient care in the senior years. In Year IV, electives may be arranged (to a maximum of two months) in craniofacial surgery, head and neck surgery, reconstructive surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, cosmetic surgery and maxillofacial trauma. As part of the requirements for the M.Sc. degree, an original study in clinical, epidemiological, education or laboratory research is undertaken according to the residents’ interest. The research must be published in a comprehensive thesis and supported by an oral defense.

The following is the outline of the curriculum.  One additional half course related to the research project, may be required for completion of the M.Sc. degree program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Anaesthesia.

YEAR I

First Term

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

Oral Radiology (DEN1007F)

Research Ethics (DEN1010H)

Oral Surgical Pathology (DEN1013Y)

Surgical Orthodontics (DEN2005Y)

OMFS 1 - The Physiological Basis of Disease (DEN3001Y)

OMFS 2 - Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (DEN3002Y)

OMFS 3 - Evidence-based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (DEN3003Y)

OMFS 4 - Applied Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck (DEN3004Y) - audit

Anatomy (DEN3005H)

Clinical Conference (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y)
 

Second Term

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

Oral Pathology (DEN1002S)

Cone Beam CT Imaging (DEN1008S)

Oral Surgical Pathology (DEN1013Y)

Surgical Orthodontics (DEN2005Y)

OMFS 1 - The Physiological Basis of Disease (DEN3001Y)

OMFS 2 - Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (DEN3002Y)

OMFS 3 - Evidence-based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (DEN3003Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y)

YEAR II

First Term

Oral Surgical Pathology (DEN1013Y)

Introduction to Biostatistics (DEN1015H)

OMFS 1 - The Physiological Basis of Disease (DEN3001Y)

OMFS 2 - Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (DEN3002Y)

OMFS 3 - Evidence-based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (DEN3003Y)

Research (RST9999Y)

CLINICAL ROTATIONS

Anaesthesia - 3 months (Adult), 1 month (Pediatric); Internal Medicine - 2 months; Emergency Medicine - 1 month; General Surgery - 2 months; Otolaryngology - 2 months; SICU - 1 month
 

Second Term

As in first term

YEAR III

First Term

Oral Surgical Pathology (DEN1013Y)

Surgical Orthodontics (DEN2005Y)

OMFS 1 - The Physiological Basis of Disease (DEN3001Y)

OMFS 2 - Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (DEN3002Y)

OMFS 3 - Evidence-based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (DEN3003Y)

OMFS 4 - Applied Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck (DEN3004Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y)

YEAR IV

First and Second Term

Oral Surgical Pathology (DEN1013Y) - Audit Surgical Orthodontics (DEN2005Y)

OMFS 1 - The Physiological Basis of Disease (DEN3001Y)

OMFS 2 - Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (DEN3002Y)

OMFS 3 - Evidence-based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (DEN3003Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research/Thesis (RST9999Y)

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Orthodontics  

Graduate Specialty Program Director

Dr. S. Suri

Residents must be able to demonstrate adequate background knowledge of the following subjects, which will not be scheduled in the formal curriculum of study: 1) Dental Histology; 2) Preventive Dentistry; and 3) Gross Anatomy. Oral examinations will be held in the first clinical year if the standard of knowledge in any of the above subjects is below that required. Arrangements for a formal course of instruction must be made through the Graduate Specialty Program Directors of the programs con­cerned.

The following is an outline of the program curriculum:

YEAR I

First Term              

Oral Radiology (DEN1007F)   

Research Ethics (DEN1010H)

Introduction to Biostatistics (DEN1015H)

Oral Physiology:  Sensory and Neuromuscular Function (DEN1060F)                        

Orthodontics 1 – Advanced Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (DEN2001Y)

Surgical Orthodontics (DEN2005Y)

Facial Growth and Facial Analysis (DEN2006Y)

Craniofacial Anatomy and Osteology (DEN2008Y)

Tissue Reaction to Orthodontic and Orthopedic Forces (DEN2010H)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y)
 

Second Term

As in first term with the addition of

Cone Beam CT Imaging (DEN1008S)

Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (DEN1014H)

YEAR II

First Term              

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)      

Orthodontics 2 – Biomechanics, Orthodontic Technique and Practice Administration (DEN2002Y)

Surgical Orthodontics (DEN2005Y)

Craniofacial Anomalies (DEN2007Y)*

Classic Theories of Craniofacial Growth (DEN2009H)                       

Craniofacial Morphology and Development (DEN2011Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)          

Research (RST9999Y)
 

Second Term

As in first term with the addition of

Occlusion: Function and Dysfunction (DEN1016S)*

Temporomandibular Disorders (DEN1017S)*

YEAR III

First Term              

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)      

Orthodontics 3 – Ortho Tech & Clin Prac (DEN2003Y)

Orthodontics 4 – Interceptive Ortho (DEN2004Y)                       

Surgical Orthodontics (DEN2005Y)

Craniofacial Anomalies (DEN2007Y)*

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)          

Research (RST9999Y)
 

Second Term

As in first term plus

Occlusion: Function and Dysfunction (DEN1016S)*

Temporormandibular Disorders (DEN1017S)*                                                                               

Other courses can be arranged according to the student's interest through the Director of the Program, or Chair of the Graduate Department.

*offered in alternate years

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Paediatric Dentistry  

Graduate Specialty Program Directors

Dr. Iris Daniel 

The Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto is the oldest fully accredited specialty program in Pediatric Dentistry in Canada. This is a three year program leading to a Master’s of Science Degree with advanced clinical training in all aspects of Pediatric Dentistry. The didactic program will be centered at the Faculty of Dentistry, while the clinical program will be divided between the Faculty of Dentistry and The Hospital for Sick Children with rotations to the Bloorview Kids Rehab and Mt. Sinai Hospital. The program will also involve rotations to public health community dental clinics and to Northern Ontario. Students will manage emergency cases, cases under general anaesthesia, will provide hospital and faculty consultations, cases under conscious sedation, pediatric pathology, pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery, fixed and removable orthodontics and complex restorative cases. In addition, students will be given some undergraduate teaching responsibilities. Students are required to complete a Master’s research project during the program. As this program develops, the curriculum may be changed to meet the needs of students. Not all courses are offered each year. The following is an outline of the program curriculum:

YEAR I

First Term                     

Preventative Dentistry (DEN1003F)       

Oral Radiology (DEN1007F)

Research Ethics (DEN1010H)

Introduction to Biostatistics (DEN1015H)

Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (DEN1090H)

Craniofacial Anomalies* (DEN2007Y)

Pediatrics (DEN4009Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 1 – Theory (DEN4001Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 2 – Journal Review (DEN4002Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 3 – Facial and Dental Growth and Development in Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4003Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 4 – Child Behaviour Management (DEN4004H)

Pediatric Dentistry 5 – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4005Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 6 – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as it Applies to Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4006Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 7 – Pulp Therapy and Trauma (DEN4007H)

Pediatric Orthodontics (DEN4008Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 9 – Care of Patients with Special Needs and Applied Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4010Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 8 – Conscious Sedation and Anaesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4011Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y)
 

Second Term

Oral Pathology (DEN1002S)

Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (DEN1014H)

Pharmacology of Dental Therapeutics (DEN1062H) (Audit)

Pediatric Dentistry 1 – Theory (DEN4001Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 2 – Journal Review (DEN4002Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 3 – Facial and Dental Growth and Development in Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4003Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 4 – Child Behaviour Management (DEN4004H)

Pediatric Dentistry 5 – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4005Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 6 – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as it Applies to Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4006Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 7 – Pulp Therapy and Trauma (DEN4007H)

Pediatric Orthodontics (DEN4008Y)

Pediatrics (DEN4009Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 9 – Care of Patients with Special Needs and Applied Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4010Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 8 – Conscious Sedation and Anaesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4011Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y)
 

Third Term

Pediatric Dentistry 1 – Theory (DEN4001Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 2 – Journal Review (DEN4002Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 5 – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4005Y)

Research (RST9999Y)

YEAR II

First Term                     

Craniofacial Anomalies* (DEN2007Y)

Dentistry 1 – Theory (DEN4001Y)

Dentistry 2 – Journal Review (DEN4002Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 5 – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4005Y)

Pediatric Orthodontics (DEN4008Y)       

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y)
 

Second Term

As in first term replacing Craniofacial Anomalies (DEN2007Y)

Dental Materials Science (DEN1070H)

Pediatric Dentistry 1 – Theory (DEN4001Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 2 – Journal Review (DEN4002Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 5 – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4005Y)

Research (RST9999Y) 
 

Third Term

Pediatric Dentistry 1 – Theory (DEN4001Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 2 – Journal Review (DEN4002Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 5 – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4005Y)

Research (RST9999Y)

YEAR III

First Term

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 1 – Theory (DEN4001Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 2 – Journal Review (DEN4002Y)

Pediatric Dentistry 5 – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (DEN4005Y)

Pediatric Orthodontics (DEN4008Y)

Research (RST9999Y)       


Second Term         

As is the first term with the addition of: 

Cone Beam CT Imaging (DEN1008S)

*Dental Materials Science (DEN1070H)-if not taken in year 2                                                         

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Periodontology  

Graduate Specialty Program Director 

Dr. J. Lai

The degree program in Periodontology at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto is designed to provide graduate residents with advanced dental specialty training in periodontology and implantology. It is a minimum three-year program that generally accepts up to 3 residents per year. Successful candidates graduating from this program are eligible, following completion of appropriate licensure examinations, for certification as periodontists. 

This program prepares the graduate residents for a career in periodontics by focusing on the clinical and scientific research training. Residents graduating from this program will receive a Master of Science and many will have publications in peer-reviewed journals. Graduate residents interested in a career in academia may also pursue a Ph.D. in conjunction with the clinical periodontal training.

With regard to clinical training, residents are exposed to the all facets of modern periodontology. They will become adept in diagnosing and treating periodontal diseases and other diseases of the oral cavity. Advanced surgical training includes exposure to periodontal plastics and regenerative procedures. Residents are trained to use a variety of endosseous implant systems. The Oral Reconstruction Center is a program that has been developed in collaboration with periodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons and prosthodontists where residents are exposed to a multi-disciplinary approach in advanced oral reconstructive therapy. Residents are expected to be competent in single drug IV sedation.

This program is further enhanced by participation in hospital-based periodontics, craniofacial pain, oral medicine and oral pathology rotations. In addition, residents are exposed to the clinical service and research program, the Severe-Refractory Periodontal Disease Investigation and Treatment Unit. Patients with extremely severe periodontal disease are subjected to detailed microbial and host system analyses for the production of prospective outcome data following standard and novel treatment approaches. These novel treatments are based upon medical and pharmacological principles that focus on regulation of host factors such as matrix metalloprotease levels, modulation of inflammation and bone resorption.

The general structure of this program is based on the following format. Residents in their 1st year will be expected to enter the thesis stream program in July. At this point, they will have chosen a research project/supervisor so that they may begin their research projects. The 1st year includes clinical and didactic training but is predominantly (75-80%) dedicated to the Masters Research project. Much more intense clinical training begins in the 2nd and 3rd years of the program.  If a resident is unable to complete the thesis-stream Masters program, the resident will be asked to withdraw from the program in graduate periodontology. In only rare circumstances and at the discretion of the Head of Periodontology is a resident allowed to switch from a thesis stream Master program into a non-thesis stream Masters with a research practicum.

Applicants are also advised that upon acceptance into the Periodontology program they are required to purchase the following items: 1) Camera for Case Documentation (details provided upon acceptance). Each student in this program must successfully complete the A.C.L.S. (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) training prior to entry to second year, so as to enable completion of IV sedation training.

The following is an outline of the curriculum and coursework required for completion of the degree program in Periodontology.

YEAR I

First Term

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

Research Ethics (DEN1010H)

Oral Radiology (DEN1007F)

Introduction to Biostatistics (DEN1015H)

Periodontology – Seminars and Clinics I (DEN1033Y)

Literature Review in Periodontology (DEN1036Y)

Principles and Practice of Periodontology (DEN1039Y)

Biology of Connective Tissues* (DEN1080Y)

Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (DEN1090H)

Research (RST9999Y)
 

Second Term

As in first term with the addition of:

Cone Beam CT Imaging (DEN1008S)

Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (DEN1014H)

YEAR II

First Term

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

Oral Radiology (DEN1007F)

Investigating Pathogenic Biofilms (DEN1022F)

Periodontology – Seminars and Clinics II (DEN1034Y)

Literature Review in Periodontology (DEN1036Y)

Clinical Case Presentations (DEN1037Y)

Biomaterials and Implant/Reconstructive Dentistry (DEN1038Y)

Principles and Practice of Periodontology (DEN1039Y)

Parenteral Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (DEN1091Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y)
 

Second Term

Same as First Term plus:

Oral Pathology (DEN1002S)

YEAR III

First Term and Second Term

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

Oral Surgical Pathology (DEN1013Y)

Periodontology - Seminars and Clinics III (DEN1035Y)

Clinical Case Presentations (DEN1037Y)

Biomaterials and Implant/Reconstructive Dentistry (DEN1038Y)

Principles and Practice of Periodontology (DEN1039Y)

Parenteral Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (DEN1091Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Mount Sinai Rotations

Princess Margaret Hospital Rotations

Implant Prosthodontics Unit (IPU)

Oral Pathology Rotation (Clinical and Microscopic)

Research (RST9999Y)

Elective Graduate Courses

Other courses may be arranged 

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Prosthodontics  

Graduate Specialty Program Director

Dr. D. Chvartszaid

This degree program prepares students for careers in the specialty of Prosthodontics with particular emphasis on developing clinical teachers and researchers. The eclectic nature of the specialty demands clinical skill and pedagogic acquisition in achieving the competencies to solve patients’ stomatognathic problems using the optimal choice of fixed, removable or implant supported prostheses. Prosthodontics also requires a climate of scientific rigor in the development of evidence-based clinical decision making concerning the comprehensive treatment needs of all partially and completely edentulous patients, including those with maxillofacial defects.

Extensive clinical training is provided under close supervision in the Faculty of Dentistry Prosthodontics and the Implant Prosthodontic Unit. Strong surgical skills, communication, and interpersonal skills are developed in addition to the core prosthodontic skills. Off-site rotations focus on management of patients with specific needs. Rotation to the Princess Margaret Hospital focuses on Maxillofacial Prothodontics and oncologic management. Rotation to the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital focuses on management of Prosthodontic needs in child and adolescent patients. The purpose of these residencies is to learn by observation, participation in treatment planning, and actual clinical treatment, the methods for management used for these patient populations and the challenges involved for achieving optimal treatment results.

As a clinical requirement, a minimum of 20 assigned comprehensively treated patients must be completed to the satisfaction of the Graduate Specialty Program Director. The three year course leads to a MSc Degree. Students interested in pursuing a research career will also have the opportunity to apply for a Ph.D position. A formal curriculum is available to ensure that education objectives are met. The following courses comprise the proposed curriculum, but may be modified to suit the student’s research goals. Course selection may also be modified to include substitute or elective courses as required for the preparation of the Master’s degree requirements.

YEAR I

First Term

Research Ethics (DEN1010H)

Oral Radiology (DEN1007H)

Introduction to Biostatistics (DEN1015H)

Prosthodontics I - Prosthodontic Treatment Planning (DEN1041Y)

Prosthodontics II - Restorative Dentistry* (DEN1042Y)

Prosthodontics III - Patients with the Partially Edentulous Mouth and Advanced Prosthodontic Care (DEN1043Y)

Prosthodontics IV - Patients with the Fully Edentulous Mouth and Advanced Prosthodontic Care (DEN1044Y)

Prosthodontics V - Introduction to Critical Appraisal of the Literature (DEN1045Y)

Clinical Prosthodontics (DEN1046Y)

Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function (DEN1060F)

Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (DEN1090H)

Research (RST9999Y)
 

Second Term

Same as first term with the addition of:

Cone Beam CT Imaging (DEN1008S)

Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (DEN1014H)

YEAR II

Occlusion: Function and Dysfunction (DEN1016S)*

Temporomandibular Disorders (DEN1017S)*

Prosthodontics I (DEN1041Y), III (DEN1043Y), IV (DEN1044Y)

Clinical Prosthodontics (DEN1046Y)

Advances in Dental Materials (DEN1070S)*

Research (RST9999Y)

Elective Graduate Courses

YEAR III

Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (DEN1001Y/DEN1100Y)

Prosthodontics IV (DEN1044Y)

Clinical Prosthodontics (DEN1046Y)

Clinical Conferences (PDE9094Y)

Research (RST9999Y)

Elective Graduate Courses

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Residencies in General Dentist­ry

One year residencies in general dentistry are available in the following Uni­versity of Toronto teach­ing hos­pitals: 

   The Hospital for Sick Children (4 positions)

   Mount Sinai Hospital (6 positions)

   Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (3 positions)

Residents are given supervised clinical experi­ence in hospital dentistry and assignments to other hospital departments. A three-week to one month assignment to a northern Ontario hospital is of­fered also. The Associate Dean of Graduate Education, in consultation with Hospital Directors, arranges a special seminar course for dental residents. Completion of the seminar course comprises residents to demonstrate –

1) Minimum of 70% attendance of seminars

2) Active participation and involvement in discussions of seminars

3) A grade of 80% or better on the IV sedation exam

Other components of the one year residency program require that residents give a group oral presentation at the City Wide rounds in November and May of the following year. A critically important part of the course is participation in the question and answer period that follows each presentation.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Dental Residency program applicants must: 

  • Be a graduate of a four year dentistry program or possess equivalent qualifications, by the commencement of the appointment in June. 
     
  • Foreign-trained dental graduates, i.e. graduates of non-accredited dental programs, should have completed the International Dentist Advanced Placement Program and the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) examinations. 
     
  • As English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Toronto, applicants must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin. Applicants from universities outside Canada where English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 2 years at the time of submission of their application. Acceptable proof of English facility must be submitted by the application deadline (September 29). Official test scores must be sent by the testing agency directly to the University of Toronto. Our institution code is 0982. The following tests are recognized: 

(a) Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL): The minimum requirement is TOEFL PBT - total score 600 + 5.0 on TWE and for TOEFL IBT - total score 100 + 22 on Writing.

(b) Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 85, with no part below 80.

(c) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module: The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.

(d) The Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): The minimum requirement is an overall score of 86, with 32 in Writing and 22 in each of the Reading and Listening sections. 

(e) Academic Preparation ESL, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto: The minimum requirement is a grade of 'B' at the 60/Advanced level.

Residents must conform to Faculty of Dentistry and hospital regulations as they relate to conduct and patient care. 

How to Apply

This is a five-step application process. Documentation must be provided for each step according to the following schedule:

Step 1 – Application Deadline: September 29.

Step 2 – Register with the National Match Service Deadline: October 1.

Step 3 - Interviews.

Step 4 – Submit Rank Order List to National Match Service Deadline: November 17.

Step 5 – Review Match Results and Respond to a Matched Program.


STEP 1 - Submitting an Application 

To apply to the Dental Residency program you must complete a paper application form which can be obtained from the Faculty of Dentistry website. In addiiton to the application form the following documents must be received by the Admissions office by the September 29th application deadline: 

  • Non-refundable application service fee of $ 275.00 CDN payable to the University of Toronto. Payment may be made by certified check or money order. We do not accept personal checks or cash. 
  • One to two page biographical statement.
  • Official transcripts of all previous university education including both undergraduate and dental school studies.* Transcripts must be sent to the Admissions office directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope. University of Toronto students applying to the dental residency program do not need to send in their official University of Toronto transcripts. We will download them from ROSI. 

    *Applicants seeking admission on the basis of official documents that are in a language other than English must submit photocopies of their original documents attached to notarized English translations. In addition, applicants must arrange for an official transcript to be forwarded directly to the Admissions Office from the institution(s) attended by the application deadline. 
     
  • Two letter is reference in sealed envelopes. 
  • Proof of English facility (if applicable) sent directly by the testing agency to the University of Toronto. 

Admission documents need to be mailed to the following address: 

Admissions Office
Faculty of Dentistry 
124 Edward Street, Room 104
Toronto, ON  M5G 1G6
Canada 

STEP 2 - Register for the MATCH 

October 1: Applicants should register with the National Match Service (NMS) for Canadian General Practice Residency (GPR-CAN) https://natmatch.com/ beginning on this date. REGISTRATION DEADLINE is November 17. Instructions for NMS on Rank Order Lists and obtaining Match results is sent to registered applicants, therefore it is recommended that you register prior to the deadline. 

STEP 3 - Interviews 

Interviews are an integral part of the application process. The U of T Teaching Hospitals will conduct their interviews after the application deadline. The interviews will take place the last weekend in October. Please follow the instructions below: 

Each Hospital Dental Department sets its own interview schedule independently of the other Hospitals. If you are selected for an interview, the hospital dental department will contact you directly to set up a date and time for your interview. 

STEP 4 - Submit Rank Order List to National Match Service

November 17: DEADLINE FOR RANK ORDER FORMS to be submitted to the National Match Service by applicants and programs. 

STEP 5 - Review MATCH and Respond To Matched Program  

On November 29 the results of the match are released by the NMS to applicants and program directors via their websites. The program director of the program to which you have been matched will contact you by e-mail. An immediate response is expected. 

A list of unmatched programs and unmatched candidates will be available on the NMS website following the release of the match results. 

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Selection of Applicants

The criteria for selection include academic achievement, motivation, maturity, professionalism, and the ability to work as a team member. Applicants who have never held a dental residency will have preferred status over those who have had this experience. Positions will be offered only to applicants participating in the Match Process. 

Applicants should review the Match Process, including the Overview of the Match, Rules for Participation, and the Matching Algorithm in the NMS website at: https://www.natmatch.com/dentres/. 
Matched applicants will be emailed by the Program Directors on November 29; immediate confirmation by the applicant by e-mail is expected. The Hospital Dental Departments and Faculty GPR Program will maintain all correspondence with incoming residents pertaining to contracts, schedules, responsibilities, payroll procedures, etc. The Admissions and Graduate Offices in the Faculty of Dentistry will maintain all correspondence pertaining to admission/registration as students in the Faculty of Dentistry. 

Practice of Dentistry in Ontario

Successful applicants will be required to obtain either an Educational Certificate or General Certificate of Registration (license) before they may practice in Ontario. Candidates who have not completed the NDEB examinations obtain an Educational Certificate. Incoming residents should contact the Registrar at the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) well in advance of their official starting date to obtain annual licensing costs and to make the necessary arrangements. The RCDSO can be reached at:

Royal College of Dental Surgeons
6 Crescent Road, Fifth Floor
Toronto, ON  M4W 1T1
Telephone: (416) 961-6555

Special Students

  1. Dental graduates who apply to spend up to one year in the department without enrolling in a program

    Dental graduates, who seek advanced clinical training, without enrolling in the M.Sc. program, are occasionally accepted for no more than one year, provided space and resources are available. Such persons must fulfill the following requirements. 

    a) Must have completed specialist training in the specialty for which they are applying. 

    b) Must be supported by the specialty department of a teaching institution in which they are employed or have an offer of employment. 

    Such students must be aware that there will be no active clinical treatment without the permission of the Graduate Chair. 
     
  2. Dental graduates who have been accepted as clinical fellows at one of the teaching hospitals legally affiliated with the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

    The head of the hospital department must present the academic transcript and C.V. of the candidate together with a plan for the study he/she will undertake while at the hospital. If approved by the Graduate Advisory Committee such candidates will be registered as Special Students and will be able to perform clinical work under supervision in the hospitals. 

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