Oral Surgery Programs

M.Sc./Ph.D. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Anaesthesia Specialty Program 

The program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Anaesthesia is a minimum of four years (48 months) in length in order to satisfy the completion of didactic and clinical requirements as well as those of the M.Sc. degree.   Clinical activities are based primarily at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Humber River Hospital, and The Hospital for Sick Children. There is also additional participation at other University of Toronto Affiliated Teaching centres:  Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation, Lakeview Health, and the Rouge Valley Health Network. Residents participate in all areas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Anaesthesia with increasing responsibilities for patient care in a graduated fashion. There is also a strong component of clinic care within the faculty of Dentistry with teaching opportunities to undergraduate students.  The junior resident (PGY1) is focussed primarily on patient care and outpatient clinic management with assistance in the operating room. The sophomore resident (PGY2) is an off service rotation with 12 months of clinical rotations. The senior resident (PGY3) is responsible for management of the operating rooms and developing surgical skills. The final Chief Resident year (PGY4) demands a leadership role in coordinating the 36 operating rooms days per month and the 42 clinic days per month. In PGY4, external electives may be arranged (to a maximum of one month) in craniofacial surgery, head and neck surgery, reconstructive surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, cosmetic surgery and maxillofacial trauma. ACLS training is to be completed prior to commencement of Year III, ATLS training must be completed before the end of Year IV.  

A requirement of the Faculty of Dentistry is the registration into the School of Graduate Studies and the obtaining of a Masters of Science Degree. This needs to be an original study in either clinical,  epidemiological, education or laboratory research and undertaken according to the residents’ interest and the availability of a graduate research committee. The research must be published in a comprehensive thesis and supported by an oral defense.

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Internship Program

The OMFS internship program is a one year program designed specifically for advanced training in OMFS with the goal towards eventual specializing. Successful applicants will be registered as postgraduate students in the Faculty of Dentistry for the length of their appointment.

Application Process

In order to be eligible for admission consideration, an applicant must be either a graduate of the Doctor of Dental Surgery Program at the University of Toronto, or an equivalent ADA/CDA recognized dental program, eligible for licensure with the RCDSO.

How To Apply

You must complete a paper application form which can be obtained from the Faculty of Dentistry website. In addition to the application form the following documents must be receive by the Admissions office by the February 1 application deadline:

  • Non-refundable application service fee of $275 CDN (money order or bank draft payable to the University of Toronto). We do not accept personal cheques or credit card payments.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • One to two page statement outlining your interest in the program. Include information on your background, interest, aptitude and ability for the internship program.

In addition, applicants must arrange for the following documents to be submitted directly to the Admissions Office by the application deadline:

  • Official dental school transcript in a sealed envelope from the issuing institutions.
  • Two letters of reference in sealed envelopes.

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

Interviews

Interviews are an integral part of the application process. By March each year, shortlisted applicants to the Oral Surgery internship program will be invited for an interview via e-mail. Those not invited for interviews will be informed at this time as well via e-mail.

Program Start Date

This will be a July 1 to June 30 position shadowing a junior resident with didactic participation at SBH and MSH and rounds as well as following the HDR curriculum. 

Practice of Dentistry in Ontario

Successful applicants will be required to obtain a General Certificate of Registration (licence) before they may practice in Ontario. Incoming residents should contact the Registrar, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), 6 Crescent Road, Fifth Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4W 1T1, well in advance of their official starting date to obtain annual licensing costs and to make the necessary arrangements. Tel: (416) 961-6555; Fax: (416) 961-5814.

Registration & Payment of Fees

Prior to the start of their appointment, the oral surgery intern will be required to remit current registration fee charges, $700, thereby registering as a student in the program. The intern will receive an annual stipend of approximately $45 000.00.  

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Fellowship Program

The University of Toronto fellowship in Temporomandibular Joint and Orthognathic Surgery (TJO) is a 12-month post-residency training program dedicated to clinical and scientific training in the management of Temporomandibular joint disorders and the treatment of Dentofacial Deformities.  The TJO Fellow will be involved in initial assessment, pre-operative planning, surgical treatment and post-operative management of patients undergoing surgical treatment of temporomandibular disorders.  The TJO Fellow will also gain experience in the medical and non-surgical management of temporomandibular disorder and facial pain, working alongside OMF surgeons, orthodontists, periodontists, oral medicine and oral pathologists, neurologists and pain specialists through Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Clinical care is the primary focus of the fellowship.  Through the Centre for Excellence in TMJ reconstructive surgery program at Mt. Sinai hospital, the fellow will be involved in roughly 30 alloplastic total joint replacements over the 12-month period.  Autogenous joint replacements as well as other open joint procedures are part of the scope of training.  Additionally, there is a significant volume of TMJ arthroscopy including single and multi-port arthroscopic surgery. These will primarily be focused at Mount Sinai Hospital with opportunities at other clinics. Fellows will work with the residents in the management of the relevant inpatients and outpatients on a daily basis, and are expected to develop their skills teaching residents informally and formally throughout the year and will cover call.

Orthognathic Surgery will be the secondary focus. The Fellow will act as a mentor/ clinician in the combined orthodontic and surgical clinic at the Faculty of Dentistry. The Fellow will supervise the surgical orthodontic management, treatment planning, Virtual Surgical Planning and the complete digital component of patients in the clinic about to undergo orthognathic surgery. These Faculty patients are composed of facial deformities of congenital or traumatic origin as well as craniofacial anomalies and those requiring maxillomandibular advancements for the management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Also the fellow will be expected to attend and participate in the role of surgeon or first assist in the over 200 Orthognathic Cases derived from private and Faculty patients which are performed in the teaching hospitals alongside staff and residents.

Teaching and original research are the tertiary focus but not exclusive. These will be key elements of the TJO Fellowship.  Fellows are required to work on two projects (one in TMJ reconstruction and the other related to facial deformity correction or education) and then present these original research papers at a major Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery meeting, and to publish at least two original articles in the OMFS literature. Research topics will be discussed and worked on prior to commencement of the Fellowship.

Application Process

The TJO Fellow applicants should be a graduate of an accredited residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery, hold DDS/DMD and/or MD degrees (or equivalents) and is required to obtain an Educational or General Ontario dental license through the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario or medical license through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.   International applicants are required to obtain the appropriate visa to work in Ontario for the 12 month fellowship.  Upon acceptance, the prospective fellow will be required to ensure that the appropriate institutional immunization and pre-employment health screening is complete. 

How To Apply

Application Deadline is November 1, 2020 of the fellowship year.

The application consists of the following:

  1. Paper Application Form
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae
  3. A letter of intent describing interest in the program, as well as plans to utilize the training provided through the fellowship program 
  4. Two letters of reference; one from department chair or program director, one from an additional mentor or colleague
  5. Non-refundable application service fee of $275 CDN (money order payable to the University of Toronto). We do not accept personal cheques or credit card payments.

Admission documents need to be mailed to the following address by the application deadline:

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

Interviews

Interviews are an integral part of the application process. Shortlisted applicants to the Oral Surgery fellowship program will be invited for an interview via e-mail. Those not invited for interviews will be informed at this time as well via e-mail.

Program Start Date

This will be a 12 month post residency training program that runs from August 1 to July 31. 

Registration & Payment of Fees

Prior to the start of their appointment, the oral surgery fellow will be required to remit current registration fee charges, $700, thereby registering as a student in the program. The TJO Fellow will be paid a stipend through the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Toronto for the 12-month program, equivalent to PGY-5 (approximately $70,000 CAD).