This is part of our postgraduate education: MSc or PhD program with specialist clinical training.
Professor Sunjay Suri
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MSc: 3 years
PhD: 5 years (minimum)
Application window: April 1 – September 1
Interview notifications: Late September – mid October
Program start: First week of June
|Number of spaces available across MSc and PhD||4|
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Established in 1945, our orthodontic specialty program is the longest running in Canada.
Upon completion of our program, you will be able to provide excellent clinical orthodontic care by having:
- the scientific training and clinical skills to make evidence-based treatment decisions;
- the ability to critically evaluate the literature through your research experience; and
- a desire to be a life-long learner.
You will gain clinical experience through seven different clinical sessions per week under the guidance of experienced instructors.
Your patients will have dentofacial malocclusions and you will treat them with a variety of:
- fixed appliances
- clear aligners
- growth modification appliances
- surgical orthodontic treatments.
You will participate in the management of complex treatments being provided in hospital settings for individuals with cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies, orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders, by completing rotations at:
- The Hospital for Sick Children
- Mount Sinai Hospital.
How you will spend your time
(on average, may vary from year to year)
What this program enables you to do
The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada and the Commission on Dental Accreditation in the United States through a reciprocal agreement.
Completion of this program will allow you to take the:
- National Dental Specialty Examination (the National Dental Examining Board of Canada)
- Fellowship Examination (Royal College of Dentists of Canada)
- Diplomate Examination (American Board of Orthodontics)
How to apply
Follow the standard application process on How to become a specialist dentist.
In addition, you will need to:
- Have completed one year of clinical experience or residency prior to the program commencement.
If you are applying at PhD level
If you are applying for this program at the PhD level, you need to identify an area of research and contact a faculty member before you apply to determine if they are accepting PhD students for supervision.
- See the application process for Graduate studies without clinical training for tips on writing a research statement of interest.
- Search for Faculty members by name or research interests.