Why study at the Faculty of Dentistry?

"Improving human health by advancing dentistry through excellence."

We are the oldest, largest and top ranked dental school in Canada.

There are many reasons to study here...

Be part of the University of Toronto

Did you know there are over 90,000 students enrolled at U of T? Find out more facts and figures, the history and mission of the university.

Study in Toronto – the best city in the world!

We are biased, but you will be in the heart of a world-class, vibrant, multi-cultural city.

Join an alumni community that changes the world

More than 13,000 people have studied at the Faculty of Dentistry. We are a global community of over 8,300 living alumni currently residing in more than 50 countries. 

Our alumni vary from hygienists, dentists and surgeons, to academic leaders, members of regulatory bodies and entrepreneurs – you will be part of a global network of excellence.

You will have access to benefits, events, awards and opportunities to teach and give back to the Faculty when you graduate.

Push boundaries with leading faculty

At the Faculty of Dentistry, we maintain a close link between research and education. You will learn about the latest techniques, diagnostics and treatments with our leading dentists and scientists.

If you join our graduate programs you will find they are not just about clinical training – we want to attract curious minds who will lead their field, so original research will be part of your program.

As an undergraduate, you will have the chance to join our summer student research program and join our active research groups.

We don’t expect our students just to be good dentists, scientists or business people, we expect them to lead their chosen field.

Be part of a research network impacting health beyond dentistry

We lead research in biomaterials, connective tissue and regenerative disease, as well as neuroscience and pain studies.

By studying at the Faculty, you will learn from, and be part of, a dynamic force in health research.

  • Our researchers received $10 m (CAD) in grant funding 2018-19. 
  • We were the top dental school in Canada for research publication citations in 2018-19 (138) and number of journal papers published (153).
  • We have 25,000 sq ft of modern, open concept labs and 18,000 sq ft office and collaborative space.

Find out more about our research.

Make a difference to patients' lives

Learning to be a dentist, or dental specialist, means you need to practice on patients.

We have more than 15,000 new patients in our Faculty clinics, amounting in 90,000 patient visits, each year.

Depending on your program, you may also train in the leading teaching hospitals in Canada, like Mount Sinai Hospital, Sunnybrook, Toronto General and the Hospital for Sick Children.

We are also involved in many outreach programs across the world. Depending on your studies, you could end up treating patients in Guatemala,  Honduras or Uganda, as examples.

Learn for life

When you become a dentist, you will need to maintain your training. You can continue to learn with us throughout your career by registering in our Continuing Dental Education (CDE) courses.

Our vision

"To improve health by advancing dentistry through inspired leadership, innovation, and excellence in research, education, and clinical care".

More on the history of the Faculty of Dentistry

Read the Faculty annual report 2018/19