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Utogether2020: Faculty of Dentistry Updates

UPDATED: NOVEMBER 10, 2020

2021 Winter Term

Please find the following information about each program’s plans on offering the Winter 2021 Term.

Overall, it is expected that the Winter 2021 term will be delivered predominantly online across all our professional and graduate programs for didactic courses.

The Faculty plans to continue in-person lab-based research, hands-on simulation training and clinical activities, as public health, dental regulatory and University of Toronto safety guidelines allow.

Program

Winter 2021 Term Planning

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Winter 2021 didactic courses will be delivered online. In-person simulation and clinical education will be offered to student, as public health, dental regulatory and University of Toronto safety guidelines allow.

 

International Dentist Advanced Placement Program

Winter 2021 didactic courses will be delivered online. In-person simulation and clinical education will be offered to student, as public health, dental regulatory and University of Toronto safety guidelines allow.

 

Research-based PhD/MSc programs

Winter 2021 didactic courses will be delivered online. In-person lab-based research will be offered to student with restricted laboratory occupancy and physical distancing measures in place, as public health and University of Toronto safety guidelines allow.

 

Research-based PhD/MSc programs with Advanced Dental Specialty Training

Didactic and non-patient related seminar courses will be delivered online in the virtual space. Research-based laboratory activities as well as clinically-based laboratory activities such as the oral pathology biopsy program will continue on-site, but with restricted laboratory occupancy and physical distancing measures in place. In-person clinical education will be offered to student, as public health, dental regulatory and University safety guidelines allow. Clinical rotations will continue remotely, as TAHSN hospital and University safety guidelines allow.

 

Dental Specialty Assessment and Training Program

Winter 2021 didactic courses will be delivered online. In-person simulation and clinical education will be offered to student, as public health, dental regulatory and University of Toronto safety guidelines allow.

 

 

OCTOBER 27, 2020

Dear students, faculty, staff, and instructors;

Today all members of the university received an e-mail from the Provost that included the following statements:

Provincial regulation and public health guidance now require that post-secondary institutions implement COVID-19 health screening for anyone coming to campus. In order to comply with these directives, a health screening is now required for all members of our community, including faculty members, librarians, staff, and students, each day they visit any one of the three U of T campuses or any other property owned or operated by U of T. 

Instructions on the use of UCheck are included in the message from the Provost.

As you know, prior to the implementation of UCheck, persons attending the Faculty of Dentistry were required to self-assess daily by completing the Government of Ontario questionnaire and to keep a record of the results as proof of the process. Now that the university is implementing the use of UCheck for all, we will transition over to this system.

Therefore, commencing Monday November 2nd, it will be mandatory for all students, staff, faculty and instructors who are present on-site at the Faculty of Dentistry to self-assess on a daily basis using the UCheck system. 

UCheck meets the requirements for self-assessment outlined by the RCDSO. In addition, UCheck has several advantages over the Government of Ontario questionnaire:

  • Ease of access from a mobile phone, tablet, or desktop, through the U of T portal.
  • It takes less time to complete the questionnaire.
  • The result is immediate. Your final screen will either be green (not at risk) or red (potentially at risk, therefore stay home and seek further direction).
  • The result is automatically logged for you for a 30-day period. ¬†There is no need to save your own results.¬†¬†

Please access the portal and make use of the electronic version of UCheck at https://www.utoronto.ca/utogether2020/ucheck

If you are unable to access the portal for whatever reason, you can access an offline or paper-based log. If you use the paper-based log, please inform as follows:

Thank you for your compliance with this university directive in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our Faculty of Dentistry community.  

Sincerely,

Daniel Haas, Dean