Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC) – Ethiopia program
The Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC) is a non-for profit partnership supported by the leadership of Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University (AAU) and the University of Toronto, with 11 participating faculties, institutes and divisions. U of T Dentistry entered the collaboration in 2014, with the goal of creating a self-sustaining knowledge transfer with faculty.
Learning to provide patient care in less than ideal circumstances was the highlight of our clinical experiences.
Students enhance peer-to-peer learning in endodontics, paediatric, and restorative dentistry, and participate in hands-on preclinical exercises. Students also take part in small group seminars and lectures focusing on didactic restorative, radiology, and endodontics.
U of T Dentistry’s TAAAC program director is Dr. Joel Rosenbloom, (Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, U of T; Dentist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health [CAMH]).
For more information about this program, visit www.taaac.com.
“Learning to provide patient care in less than ideal circumstances was the highlight of our clinical experiences.”
- April Xu and Susan D’Souza (Volunteer Students, U of T Faculty of Dentistry).