Dentistry (with Specialty Training)

Program Overview

The Faculty of Dentistry offers graduate programs leading to either a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree combined with one of the 10 nationally recognized dental specialties (Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics) and Dental Anaesthesia, which is recognized in the province of Ontario.

These graduate programs appeal to applicants who have a degree in dentistry and who are pursuing research training and advanced clinical education leading to qualification in one of 10 dental specialty disciplines.

Consequently, both the MSc and the PhD degrees have a common core of coursework, with each having varying additional research and training requirements.

See the Master of Science sections below:

2. Specialist Dental Training: Thesis Option and

3. Specialist Dental Training: Coursework-Only.

See the Doctor of Philosophy sections below:

2. Full-Time Program Combined with Dental Specialty Training Option and

3. Flexible-Time Option.


For students interested in the MSc and PhD research programs: please see the Quick Facts page for those programs.

 


Quick Facts

Domestic International
Application payment deadline MSc, PhD:

Endodontics: 1-Jun-2020
Periodontology: 1-Jun-2020
Prosthodontics: 1-Sept-2020

Oral & maxillofacial surgery: 1-Aug-2020

Dental anaesthesia: 1-Sep-2020
Oral pathology: 1-Sep-2020
Oral medicine: 1-Sep-2020
Oral pathology & oral medicine: 1-Sep-2020
Oral and maxillofacial radiology: 1-Sep-2020
Orthodontics: 1-Sep-2020
Paediatric dentistry: 1-Sep-2020

Dental public health: 15-Jan-2021

MSc, PhD:

Endodontics: 1-Jun-2020
Periodontology: 1-Jun-2020
Prosthodontics: 1-Sept-2020

Oral & maxillofacial surgery: 1-Aug-2020

Dental anaesthesia: 1-Sep-2020
Oral pathology: 1-Sep-2020
Oral medicine: 1-Sep-2020
Oral pathology & oral medicine: 1-Sep-2020
Oral and maxillofacial radiology: 1-Sep-2020
Orthodontics: 1-Sep-2020
Paediatric dentistry: 1-Sep-2020

Dental public health: 15-Jan-2021

Supporting documents deadline MSc, PhD:

Same as application payment deadline.

MSc, PhD:

Same as application payment deadline.

Minimum admission average MSc:

B+ average in final year of bachelor’s or DDS

PhD:

A-minus average in Master’s

MSc:

B+ average in final year of bachelor’s or DDS

PhD:

A-minus average in Master’s

Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD? PhD:

Yes (minimum A-minus average in courses in the relevant discipline)

PhD:

Yes (minimum A-minus average in courses in the relevant discipline)

Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc, PhD:

After

MSc, PhD:

After

Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc, PhD:

Applicant

MSc, PhD:

Applicant

Program length (full-time only) MSc:

2 years: Dental Public Health

3 years: Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Dental Anaesthesia

4 years; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine

PhD:

Varies with clinical specialty being pursued, approximately 5-8 years.

MSc:

2 years: Dental Public Health

3 years: Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Dental Anaesthesia

4 years; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine

PhD:

Varies with clinical specialty being pursued, approximately 8 years.


Program Description

The Dentistry MSc program, Dental Biomedical Sciences field develops students’ scholarly and critical thinking skills, and is intended for those whose career goal is to achieve mastery of a field in oral health science or employment in a research environment. The program length is six sessions, with most students taking two years to complete the requirements.

A part-time option is also available. Part-time students complete the same program requirements over an extended period of time (usually 12 sessions). Note: part-time students are ineligible to transfer to the PhD field in Dental Biomedical Sciences.

Additionally, MSc students in the field of Dental Biomedical Sciences are ineligible to transfer to a PhD program with a dental specialty.

 

MSc Program (Dental Biomedical Sciences): Thesis-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate BSc, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), or an equivalent degree, with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

      • An additional 1.0 elective FCE.

    • Year 2: Research, thesis completion, and oral defence of the written thesis.

  • Residency. Ordinarily, one year of full-time registration; however, it is the Faculty of Dentistry's expectation that students will normally remain in full-time attendance on campus to enable full participation in departmental activities for two years.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. Credit is given when the course is completed.

MSc Program (Dental Anaesthesia Specialty)

Program Description

The Dentistry MSc, Dental Anaesthesia specialty is a three-year full-time program. The specialty in Dental Anaesthesia is designed to prepare dentists with a full range of sedation and anaesthetic techniques for dental patients with the focus on deep sedation and general anaesthesia. The teaching facilities for this program are provided by the combined resources of Dental Anaesthesia in the Faculty of Dentistry and the Department of Anaesthesia in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. Training is given both at the Faculty of Dentistry and at teaching hospitals associated with the University.

Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the MSc degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty. Note: coursework-only students are ineligible to enrol in the PhD in Dentistry program at a later date.

 

MSc Program (Dental Anaesthesia Specialty): Thesis-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Dental Anaesthesia, complete 15.5 required FCEs as follows. Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1055H Basic Principles of Anaesthesia (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1056Y Basic Concepts in Clinical Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1073Y Dental Anaesthesia Graduate Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1074Y Foundations of Medicine as Applied to Dental Anaesthesia (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1076H+ General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures — Adult I (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1078H+ General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures — Adult I (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1084H+ Experiences in Clinical Teaching I (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1087Y Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia (1.0 FCE)

      • Begin thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1052Y General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures — Pediatric (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1071H+ Medical Anaesthesia Seminars I (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1083Y Experiences in Clinical Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1085H+ Experiences in Clinical Teaching II (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1088Y Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia II (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1072H+ Medical Anaesthesia Seminars II (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1075Y General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures — Pediatric (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1077H+ General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures — Adult II

      • DEN1079H+ General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures — Adult II (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1086H+ Experiences in Clinical Teaching III (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1089Y Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia II (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Oral defence of the written thesis (RST9999Y).

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

9 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

 

MSc Program (Dental Anaesthesia Specialty): Coursework-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Dental Anaesthesia, complete a total of 15.5 required FCEs, 1.5 elective FCEs, and a research practicum (0.5 FCE) as follows. Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1055H Basic Principles of Anaesthesia (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1056Y Basic Concepts in Clinical Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1073Y Dental Anaesthesia Graduate Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1074Y Foundations of Medicine as Applied to Dental Anaesthesia (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1076H+ General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures — Adult I (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1078H+ General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures — Adult I (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1084H+ Experiences in Clinical Teaching I (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1087Y Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia (1.0 FCE)

      • 1.5 elective FCEs in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1052Y General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures — Pediatric (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1071H+ Medical Anaesthesia Seminars I (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1083Y Experiences in Clinical Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1085H+ Experiences in Clinical Teaching II (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1088Y Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia II (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1072H+ Medical Anaesthesia Seminars II (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1075Y General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures — Pediatric (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1077H+ General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures — Adult II

      • DEN1079H+ General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures — Adult II (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1086H+ Experiences in Clinical Teaching III (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1089Y Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia III (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences ((Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Prepare a research practicum (DEN1061H; 0.5 FCE); successfully complete an oral examination.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

9 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

MSc Program (Dental Public Health Specialty)

Program Description

The Dentistry MSc, Dental Public Health specialty is a two-year program. The specialty in Dental Public Health consists of core subjects, with optional subjects chosen by students in consultation with the program director. Courses are given by the Faculty of Dentistry as well as other units, such as the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

This program is offered both full-time and part-time. Part-time students have up to five years to complete all requirements. Note: part-time students are ineligible to transfer to the PhD in Dentistry program.

The coursework-only option of this specialty is also available to dental hygienists. Students in the coursework-only option are ineligible to transfer to the PhD in Dentistry program.

Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the MSc degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty.

 

MSc Program (Dental Public Health Specialty): Thesis-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Dental Public Health, complete 7.0 required FCEs as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • CHL5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1003H Preventive Dentistry (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1006Y Seminars in Dental Public Health (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1051Y Oral Epidemiology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1063Y Practicum in Dental Public Health (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Begin thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1064H Management Principles in Canadian Dental Health Organizations (0.5 FCE)

      • 0.5 FCE chosen in the area of health policy or health economics based on the student’s clinical or research interests

      • 0.5 FCE chosen in the area of public health based on the student’s clinical or research interests

      • Oral defence of the written thesis (RST9999Y).

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

 

MSc Program (Dental Public Health Specialty): Coursework-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree, with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

  • Dental hygienist applicants must have a baccalaureate dental hygiene degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in their final year of study.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Dental Public Health, complete 7.0 required FCEs, 1.5 elective FCEs, and a research practicum (0.5 FCE) as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • CHL5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1003H Preventive Dentistry (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1006Y Seminars in Dental Public Health (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1051Y Oral Epidemiology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1063Y Practicum in Dental Public Health (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • 1.5 elective FCEs in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1064H Management Principles in Canadian Dental Health Organizations (0.5 FCE)

      • 0.5 FCE chosen in the area of health policy or health economics based on the student’s clinical or research interests

      • 0.5 FCE chosen in the area of public health based on the student’s clinical or research interests

      • Prepare a research practicum (DEN1061H; 0.5 FCE); successfully complete an oral examination.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

MSc Program (Endodontics Specialty)

Program Description

The Dentistry MSc, Endodontics specialty is a three-year full-time program. The specialty in Endodontics is designed to provide students with opportunities to acquire excellent clinical skills and comprehension of the underlying biology. Its components include patient care, providing all aspects of endodontic treatment; topic-specific and current literature seminars; clinical conferences; core curriculum courses; rotation programs; research at the MSc level, including application for funding, preparation of manuscripts for publication, presentation at national and international research forums; and guest lectures.

Students must complete a dental clinic rotation as part of the Endodontics specialty requirements.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the MSc degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty.

Note: coursework-only students are ineligible to enrol in the PhD in Dentistry program at a later date.

 

MSc Program (Endodontics Specialty): Thesis-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Endodontics, complete 18.0 required FCEs as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1062H Pharmacology of Dental Therapeutics (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Science (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN3005H Head and Neck Anatomy (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN5001Y Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5002Y Graduate Endodontics Topical Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5003Y Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5005H+ Introduction to Graduate Endodontics (0.5 FCE)

      • PDE9091Y Endodontic Clinic (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Begin thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1022H Investigating Pathogenic Biofilms (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1060H Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN5001Y Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5002Y Graduate Endodontics Topical Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5003Y Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5004Y0 Single Tooth Replacements with Implant-Supported Prosthesis

      • PDE9091Y Endodontic Clinic (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN5001Y Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5003Y Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5004Y0 Single Tooth Replacements with Implant-Supported Prosthesis (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9091Y Endodontic Clinic (1.0 FCE)

      • Oral defence of the thesis (RST9999Y).

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

10 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

 

MSc Program (Endodontics Specialty): Coursework-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

  • Year 1:

    • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

    • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

  • Year 2:

    • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Endodontics, complete 18.0 required FCEs, 1.5 elective FCEs, and a research practicum (0.5 FCE) as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1062H Pharmacology of Dental Therapeutics (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Science (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN3005H Head and Neck Anatomy (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN5001Y Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5002Y Graduate Endodontics Topical Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5003Y Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5005H+ Introduction to Graduate Endodontics (0.5 FCE)

      • PDE9091Y Endodontic Clinic (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • 1.5 elective FCEs in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1022H Investigating Pathogenic Biofilms (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1060H Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN5001Y Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5002Y Graduate Endodontics Topical Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5003Y Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5004Y0 Single Tooth Replacements with Implant-Supported Prosthesis

      • PDE9091Y Endodontic Clinic (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN5001Y Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5003Y Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5004Y0 Single Tooth Replacements with Implant-Supported Prosthesis (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9091Y Endodontic Clinic (1.0 FCE)

      • Prepare a research practicum (DEN1061H; 0.5 FCE); successfully complete an oral examination.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

10 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

MSc Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Specialty)

Program Description

The Dentistry MSc, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology specialty is a three-year full-time program. The specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology focuses on the identification and management of diseases of the oral and maxillofacial regions through microscopic, clinical, biochemical, or other forms of examination. Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology includes histopathologic analysis of tissue samples, the investigation of, causes, and effects of diseases.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the MSc degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty.

Note: coursework-only students are ineligible to enrol in the PhD in Dentistry program at a later date.

 

MSc Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Specialty): Thesis-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, complete 5.5 required FCEs as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • LMP1300Y General and Special Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Begin thesis research (RST 9999Y)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1011Y0 Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1011Y0 Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1012Y Oral Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Oral defence of the written thesis (RST9999Y).

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

10 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

 

MSc Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Specialty): Coursework-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements​

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, complete 5.5 required FCEs, 1.5 elective FCEs, and a research practicum (0.5 FCE) as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • LMP1300Y General and Special Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • 1.5 elective FCEs in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1011Y0 Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1011Y0 Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1012Y Oral Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Prepare a research practicum (DEN1061H; 0.5 FCE); successfully complete an oral examination.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

10 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

MSc Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine Specialty)

Program Description

The Dentistry MSc, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine specialty is a four-year full-time program. The specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine is concerned with the diagnosis, nature, and primarily non-surgical management of oral, maxillofacial, and temporomandibular diseases and disorders, including dental management of patients with medical complications.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the MSc degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty.

Note: coursework-only students are ineligible to enrol in the PhD in Dentistry program at a later date.

 

MSc Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine Specialty): Thesis-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine, complete 5.5 FCEs as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • LMP1300Y General and Special Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Begin thesis research (RST 9999Y)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1011Y0 Advanced Seminars in Oral Pathology

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1011Y0 Advanced Seminars in Oral Pathology

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 4:

      • DEN1011Y0 Advanced Seminars in Oral Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Oral defence of the written thesis (RST9999Y).

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

13 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

5 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

 

MSc Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine Specialty): Coursework-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements​

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine, complete 5.5 required FCEs, 1.5 elective FCEs, and a research practicum (0.5 FCE) as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • LMP1300Y General and Special Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • 1.5 elective FCEs in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1011Y0 Advanced Seminars in Oral Pathology

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1011Y0 Advanced Seminars in Oral Pathology

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

    • Year 4:

      • DEN1011Y0 Advanced Seminars in Oral Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Prepare a research practicum (DEN1061H; 0.5 FCE); successfully complete an oral examination.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

13 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

5 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

MSc Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Specialty)

Program Description

The Dentistry MSc, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology specialty is a three-year full-time program. The specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology is concerned with the prescription, production, and interpretation of diagnostic images of diseases and disorders of the craniofacial complex.

Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the MSc degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty. Note: coursework-only students are ineligible to enrol in the PhD in Dentistry program at a later date.

 

MSc Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Specialty): Thesis-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

    • Years 1 and 2:

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, complete 9.0 required FCEs as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1017H++ Temporomandibular Disorders (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1094Y Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology I (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2008Y Craniofacial Anatomy and Osteology (1.0 FCE)

      • Begin thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Mi Applied Physics modules taken through the Department of Medical Imaging in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1095Y Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology II (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Mi Applied Physics modules taken through the Department of Medical Imaging in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

      • Clinical and Experimental Radiobiology modules taken through the Department of Radiation Oncology in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1096Y Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology III (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Oral defence of the written thesis (RST9999Y).

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

9 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

 

MSc Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Specialty): Coursework-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

    • Years 1 and 2:

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, complete 9.0 required FCEs, 1.5 elective FCEs, and a research practicum (0.5 FCE) as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1017H++ Temporomandibular Disorders (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1094Y Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology I (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2008Y Craniofacial Anatomy and Osteology (1.0 FCE)

      • Mi Applied Physics modules taken through the Department of Medical Imaging in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

      • 1.5 elective FCEs in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1095Y Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology II (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Mi Applied Physics modules taken through the Department of Medical Imaging in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

      • Clinical and Experimental Radiobiology modules taken through the Department of Radiation Oncology in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1096Y Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology III (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Prepare a research practicum (DEN1061H; 0.5 FCE); successfully complete an oral examination.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

9 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

Program Description

The Dentistry MSc, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialty is a four-year full-time program. The specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is concerned with and includes the diagnosis and surgical and adjunctive treatment of disorders, diseases, injuries, and defects, involving the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions and related structures. 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-affiliated teaching centres: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation, Lakeview Health, and the Rouge Valley Health Network.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the MSc degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty.

Note: coursework-only students are ineligible to enrol in the PhD in Dentistry program at a later date.

 

MSc Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialty): Thesis-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, complete 20.5 required FCEs as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3004Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 4: Applied Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3005H Head and Neck Anatomy (0.5 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Begin thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Principles of Surgery module taken through the Department of Surgery in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3004Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 4: Applied Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 4:

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • Oral defence of the written thesis (RST9999Y).

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

13 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

5 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

 

MSc Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialty): Coursework-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, complete 20.5 required FCEs, 1.5 elective FCEs, and a research practicum (0.5 FCE) as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3004Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 4: Applied Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3005H Head and Neck Anatomy (0.5 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Principles of Surgery module taken through the Department of Surgery in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

      • 1.5 elective FCEs in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

    • Year 2:

      • ​​​​​DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

    • Year 4:

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • Prepare a research practicum (DEN 1061H; 0.5 FCE); successfully complete an oral examination.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

13 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

5 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

MSc Program (Oral Medicine Specialty)

Program Description

The Dentistry MSc, Oral Medicine specialty is a three-year full-time program. The specialty in Oral Medicine focuses on nonsurgical management of oral diseases including the management of oral mucosal and salivary gland diseases, temporomandibular disorders, and orofacial pain, the oral complications of systemic disease, and dental management of medically complex patients.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the MSc degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty.

Note: coursework-only students are ineligible to enrol in the PhD in Dentistry program at a later date.

 

MSc Program (Oral Medicine Specialty): Thesis-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Oral Medicine, complete a total of 3.5 required FCEs as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • Begin thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Oral defence of the written thesis (RST9999Y).

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

10 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. Credit is given when the course is completed.

 

MSc Program (Oral Medicine Specialty): Coursework-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 1, 2, and 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Oral Medicine, complete a total of 3.5 required FCEs, 1.5 elective FCEs, and a research practicum (0.5 FCE) as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • 1.5 elective FCEs in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Prepare a research practicum (DEN1061H; 0.5 FCE); successfully complete an oral examination.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

10 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when the course is completed.

MSc Program (Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Specialty)

Program Description

The Dentistry MSc, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics specialty is a three-year full-time program. The specialty in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is concerned with the supervision, guidance, and correction of the growing or mature dentofacial structures and the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of any abnormalities associated with these structures.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the MSc degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty.

Note: coursework-only students are ineligible to enrol in the PhD in Dentistry program at a later date.

 

MSc Program (Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Specialty): Thesis-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 1, 2, and 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, complete 15.5 required FCEs as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1060H Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2001Y Orthodontics 1: Advanced Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2006Y Facial Growth and Facial Analysis (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2008Y Craniofacial Anatomy and Osteology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2010H Tissue Reaction to Orthodontic and Orthopedic Forces (0.5 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Begin thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1016H++ Occlusion: Function and Dysfunction (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1017H++ Temporomandibular Disorders (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2002Y Orthodontics 2: Biomechanics, Orthodontic Technique, and Practice Administration (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2007Y++ Craniofacial Anomalies (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2009H Classic Theories of Craniofacial Growth (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2011Y Craniofacial Morphology and Development (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN2003Y Orthodontics 3: Orthodontic Technique and Clinical Practice (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2004Y Orthodontics 4: Interceptive Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Oral defence of the written thesis (RST9999Y).

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

​Program Length

10 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

 

MSc Program (Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics): Coursework-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 1, 2, and 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, complete 15.5 required FCEs, 1.5 elective FCEs, and a research practicum (0.5 FCE) as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1060H Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2001Y Orthodontics 1: Advanced Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2006Y Facial Growth and Facial Analysis (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2008Y Craniofacial Anatomy and Osteology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2010H Tissue Reaction to Orthodontic and Orthopedic Forces (0.5 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • 1.5 elective FCEs in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1016H++ Occlusion: Function and Dysfunction (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1017H++ Temporomandibular Disorders (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2002Y Orthodontics 2: Biomechanics, Orthodontic Technique, and Practice Administration (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2007Y++ Craniofacial Anomalies (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2009H Classic Theories of Craniofacial Growth (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2011Y Craniofacial Morphology and Development (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN2003Y Orthodontics 3: Orthodontic Technique and Clinical Practice (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2004Y Orthodontics 4: Interceptive Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Prepare a research practicum (DEN1061H; 0.5 FCE); successfully complete an oral examination.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

10 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

MSc Program (Pediatric Dentistry Specialty)

Program Description

The Dentistry MSc, Pediatric Dentistry specialty is a three-year full-time program. Pediatric dentists provide primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health diagnosis, care, and consultative expertise for infants and children through adolescence, including those of all ages with special care needs. The didactic program is centered at the Faculty of Dentistry, while the clinical program will be divided between the Faculty of Dentistry, the University-affiliated teaching hospitals and community-based Toronto Public Health dental clinic.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the MSc degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty.

Note: coursework-only students are ineligible to enrol in the PhD in Dentistry program at a later date.

 

MSc Program (Pediatric Dentistry Specialty): Thesis-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry, complete 17.0 required FCEs as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1003H Preventive Dentistry (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1062H Pharmacology of Dental Therapeutics (0.0 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2007Y++ Craniofacial Anomalies (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4001Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 1: Theoretical Pediatric Dentistry

      • DEN4002Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 2: Journal Review

      • DEN4003Y Pediatric Dentistry 3: Facial and Dental Growth and Development in Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4004H Pediatric Dentistry 4: Child Behaviour Management (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN4006Y Pediatric Dentistry 6: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as Applied to Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4007H Pediatric Dentistry 7: Therapy and Trauma (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN4008Y0 Pediatric Orthodontics

      • DEN4009Y Pediatrics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4010Y Pediatric Medicine and Hospital Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4011Y Conscious Sedation and Anaesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4012Y Clinical Pediatric Dentistry I (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Begin thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Science (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN4001Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 1: Theoretical Pediatric Dentistry

      • DEN4002Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 2: Journal Review

      • DEN4008Y0 Pediatric Orthodontics

      • DEN4013Y Clinical Pediatric Dentistry II (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN4001Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 1: Theoretical Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4002Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 2: Journal Review (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4008Y0 Pediatric Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4014Y Clinical Pediatric Dentistry III (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Oral defence of the written thesis (RST9999Y).

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

10 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

 

MSc Program (Pediatric Dentistry Specialty): Coursework-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry, complete 17.0 required FCEs, 1.5 elective FCEs, and a research practicum (0.5 FCE) as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1003H Preventive Dentistry (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1062H Pharmacology of Dental Therapeutics (0.0 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2007Y++ Craniofacial Anomalies (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4001Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 1: Theoretical Pediatric Dentistry

      • DEN4002Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 2: Journal Review

      • DEN4003Y Pediatric Dentistry 3: Facial and Dental Growth and Development in Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4004H Pediatric Dentistry 4: Child Behaviour Management (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN4006Y Pediatric Dentistry 6: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as Applied to Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4007H Pediatric Dentistry 7: Therapy and Trauma (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN4008Y0 Pediatric Orthodontics

      • DEN4009Y Pediatrics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4010Y Pediatric Medicine and Hospital Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4011Y Conscious Sedation and Anaesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4012Y Clinical Pediatric Dentistry I (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • 1.5 elective FCEs in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Science (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN4001Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 1: Theoretical Pediatric Dentistry

      • DEN4002Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 2: Journal Review

      • DEN4008Y0 Pediatric Orthodontics

      • DEN4013Y Clinical Pediatric Dentistry II (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN4001Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 1: Theoretical Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4002Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 2: Journal Review (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4008Y0 Pediatric Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4014Y Clinical Pediatric Dentistry III (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Prepare a research practicum (DEN1061H; 0.5 FCE); successfully complete an oral examination.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

10 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

MSc Program (Periodontics Specialty)

Program Description

The Dentistry MSc, Periodontics specialty is a three-year full-time program. The specialty in Periodontics is concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function, and aesthetics of these structures and tissues.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the MSc degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty.

Note: coursework-only students are ineligible to enrol in the PhD in Dentistry program at a later date.

 

MSc Program (Periodontics Specialty): Thesis-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Periodontics, complete 17.0 required FCEs as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1033Y Periodontology: Seminars and Clinics I (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1036Y0 Literature Review in Periodontology

      • DEN1039Y Principles and Practice of Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Science (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • Begin thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1022H Investigating Pathogenic Biofilms (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1034Y Periodontology: Seminars and Clinics II (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1036Y0 Literature Review in Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1037Y Clinical Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1038Y Biomaterials and Implant/Reconstructive Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1039Y Principles and Practice of Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1091Y Parenteral Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1013Y Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1035Y Periodontology: Seminars and Clinics III (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1037Y Clinical Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1038Y Biomaterials and Implant/Reconstructive Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1039Y Principles and Practice of Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Oral defence of the written thesis (RST9999Y).

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

10 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

 

MSc Program (Periodontics Specialty): Coursework-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 1, 2, and 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Periodontics, complete 17.0 required FCEs, 1.5 elective FCEs, and a research practicum (0.5 FCE) as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1033Y Periodontology: Seminars and Clinics I (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1036Y0 Literature Review in Periodontology

      • DEN1039Y Principles and Practice of Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Science (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • 1.5 elective FCEs in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1022H Investigating Pathogenic Biofilms (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1034Y Periodontology: Seminars and Clinics II (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1036Y0 Literature Review in Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1037Y Clinical Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1038Y Biomaterials and Implant/Reconstructive Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1039Y Principles and Practice of Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1091Y Parenteral Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1013Y Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1035Y Periodontology: Seminars and Clinics III (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1037Y Clinical Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1038Y Biomaterials and Implant/Reconstructive Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1039Y Principles and Practice of Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Prepare a research practicum (DEN1061H; 0.5 FCE); successfully complete an oral examination.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

10 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

MSc Program (Prosthodontics Specialty)

Program Description

The Dentistry MSc program, Prosthodontics specialty is a three-year full-time program. The specialty in Prosthodontics is concerned with the diagnosis, restoration, and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of the patient by the restoration of the natural teeth and/or the replacement of missing teeth and contiguous oral and maxillofacial tissues with artificial substitutes.

Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the MSc degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty. Note: coursework-only students are ineligible to enrol in the PhD in Dentistry program at a later date.

 

MSc Program (Prosthodontics Specialty): Thesis-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Prosthodontics, complete 18.0 required FCEs as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1016H++ Occlusion: Function and Dysfunction (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1017H++ Temporomandibular Disorders (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1041Y Prosthodontics I: Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1042Y Prosthodontics II: Key Concepts in Prosthodontics and Laboratory Management (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1043Y Prosthodontics III: Prosthodontic Topical Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1044Y Prosthodontics IV: Prosthodontic Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1045Y Prosthodontics V: Critical Appraisal of the Literature in Prosthodontics and Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1046Y0 Clinical Prosthodontics

      • DEN1060H Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN3005H Head and Neck Anatomy (0.5 FCE)

      • Begin thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1041Y Prosthodontics I: Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1043Y Prosthodontics III: Prosthodontic Topical Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1044Y Prosthodontics IV: Prosthodontic Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1045Y Prosthodontics V: Critical Appraisal of the Literature in Prosthodontics and Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1046Y0 Clinical Prosthodontics

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Sciences (0.5 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1041Y Prosthodontics I: Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1043Y Prosthodontics III: Prosthodontic Topical Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1044Y Prosthodontics IV: Prosthodontic Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1046Y0 Clinical Prosthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Oral defence of the written thesis (RST9999Y).

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

9 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

 

MSc Program (Prosthodontics Specialty): Coursework-Only Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or an equivalent degree with at least a B+ standing (3.3 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1001Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Prosthodontics, complete a total of 18.0 required FCEs, 1.5 elective FCEs, and a research practicum (0.5 FCE) as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1016H++ Occlusion: Function and Dysfunction (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1017H++ Temporomandibular Disorders (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1041Y Prosthodontics I: Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1042Y Prosthodontics II: Key Concepts in Prosthodontics and Laboratory Management (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1043Y Prosthodontics III: Prosthodontic Topical Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1044Y Prosthodontics IV: Prosthodontic Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1045Y Prosthodontics V: Critical Appraisal of the Literature in Prosthodontics and Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1046Y0 Clinical Prosthodontics

      • DEN1060H Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN3005H Head and Neck Anatomy (0.5 FCE)

      • 1.5 elective FCEs in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1041Y Prosthodontics I: Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1043Y Prosthodontics III: Prosthodontic Topical Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1044Y Prosthodontics IV: Prosthodontic Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1045Y Prosthodontics V: Critical Appraisal of the Literature in Prosthodontics and Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1046Y0 Clinical Prosthodontics

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Sciences (0.5 FCE)

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1041Y Prosthodontics I: Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1043Y Prosthodontics III: Prosthodontic Topical Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1044Y Prosthodontics IV: Prosthodontic Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1046Y0 Clinical Prosthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Prepare a research practicum (DEN1061H; 0.5 FCE); successfully complete an oral examination.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

​Program Length

9 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

4 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

Program Description

The Dentistry PhD, Dental Biomedical Sciences field is intended for those whose career goal is to work at the forefront of their field in oral health sciences as an independent research scientist in an academic, governmental, or industrial setting. Completion of the PhD may take longer than the indicated program length below.

 

PhD Program (Dental Biomedical Sciences)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students are normally admitted to a PhD program with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent, with at least an A– standing (3.7 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university. Students may also be admitted with an appropriate master's degree in a discipline appropriate to the intended field of doctoral study.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake customized programs, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange students’ coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 required full-course equivalents (FCEs), 2.0 elective FCEs, and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • Continue with DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit)

      • 2.0 elective FCEs in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Successfully pass a qualifying oral examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 3:

      • Continue with DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 4:

      • Complete any outstanding coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 5: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must meet a minimum residency requirement of one year, though it is the Faculty of Dentistry's expectation that students will normally remain on campus for four years.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. Credit is given when the course is completed.

 

PhD Program (Dental Biomedical Sciences): Transfer

Transfer Requirements

  • Highly qualified MSc students may be considered for transfer to the PhD program. MSc students who transfer to the PhD must fulfil the admission requirements listed under the PhD program and successfully complete the transfer examination.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake customized programs, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs), 2.0 elective FCEs, and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • Continue with DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit)

      • 2.0 elective FCEs in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Successfully pass a transfer examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • Continue with DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 4:

      • Complete any outstanding coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 5: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must meet a minimum residency requirement of one year, though it is the Faculty of Dentistry's expectation that students will normally remain on campus for four years.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

Program Description

The PhD program, Dental Anaesthesia specialty is a six-year full-time program. The specialty in Dental Anaesthesia is designed to prepare dentists with a full range of sedation and anaesthetic techniques for dental patients, with the focus on deep sedation and general anaesthesia. The teaching facilities for this program are provided by the combined resources of Dental Anaesthesia in the Faculty of Dentistry and the Department of Anaesthesia in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. Training is given both at the Faculty of Dentistry and at teaching hospitals affiliated with the University.

Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the PhD degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty. Program completion will be contingent upon completion of all requirements for the research and specialty training components of the program.

 

PhD Program (Dental Anaesthesia Specialty)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students are normally admitted to the PhD program with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent, with at least an A– standing (3.7 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Dental Anaesthesia, complete 15.5 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1055H Basic Principles of Anaesthesia (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1056Y Basic Concepts in Clinical Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1073Y Dental Anaesthesia Graduate Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1074Y Foundations of Medicine as Applied to Dental Anaesthesia (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1076H+ General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures — Adult I (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1078H+ General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures — Adult I (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1084H+ Experiences in Clinical Teaching I (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1087Y Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia (1.0 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1052Y General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures — Pediatric (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1071H+ Medical Anaesthesia Seminars I (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1083Y Experiences in Clinical Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1085H+ Experiences in Clinical Teaching II (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1088Y Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia II (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a qualifying oral examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1072H+ Medical Anaesthesia Seminars II (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1075Y General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures — Pediatric (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1077H General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures — Adult II

      • DEN1079H+ General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures — Adult II (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1086H+ Experiences in Clinical Teaching III (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1089Y Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia III (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

 

PhD Program (Dental Anaesthesia Specialty): Transfer

Transfer Requirements

  • Highly qualified MSc students in the thesis option may be considered for transfer to the PhD in Dentistry in the specialty of Dental Anaesthesia. MSc students who transfer to the PhD must fulfil the admission requirements listed under the PhD program and successfully complete the transfer examination.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange students’ coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Dental Anaesthesia, complete 15.5 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1055H Basic Principles of Anaesthesia (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1056Y Basic Concepts in Clinical Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1073Y Dental Anaesthesia Graduate Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1074Y Foundations of Medicine as Applied to Dental Anaesthesia (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1076H+ General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures — Adult I (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1078H+ General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures — Adult I (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1084H+ Experiences in Clinical Teaching I (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1087Y Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia (1.0 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1052Y General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures — Pediatric (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1071H+ Medical Anaesthesia Seminars I (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1083Y Experiences in Clinical Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1085H+ Experiences in Clinical Teaching II (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1088Y Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia II (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a transfer examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1072H+ Medical Anaesthesia Seminars II (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1075Y General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures — Pediatric (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1077H General Anaesthesia for Medical Procedures — Adult II

      • DEN1079H+ General Anaesthesia for Dental Procedures — Adult II (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1086H+ Experiences in Clinical Teaching III (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1089Y Fundamentals of Dental Anaesthesia III (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

Program Description

The Dentistry PhD, Dental Public Health specialty is a five-year full-time program. This specialty consists of core subjects, with optional subjects chosen by students in consultation with the program director. Courses are given by the Faculty of Dentistry as well as other units, such as the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the PhD degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty. Program completion will be contingent upon completion of all requirements for the research and specialty training components of the program.

 

PhD Program (Dental Public Health Specialty)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students are normally admitted to the PhD program with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent, with at least an A– standing (3.7 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Dental Public Health, complete 7.0 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • CHL5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1003H Preventive Dentistry (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1006Y Seminars in Dental Public Health (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1051Y Oral Epidemiology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1063Y Practicum in Dental Public Health (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1064H Management Principles in Canadian Dental Health Organizations (0.5 FCE)

      • 0.5 FCE chosen in the area of health policy or health economics based on the student’s clinical or research interests

      • 0.5 FCE chosen in the area of public health based on the student’s clinical or research interests

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a qualifying oral examination between 12 to 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Years 3 and 4:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 5: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

 

PhD Program (Dental Public Health Specialty): Transfer

Transfer Requirements

  • Highly qualified MSc students in the thesis option may be considered for transfer to the Dentistry PhD in the specialty of Dental Public Health. MSc students who transfer to the PhD must fulfil the admission requirements listed under the PhD program and successfully complete the transfer examination.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Dental Public Health, complete 7.0 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • CHL5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1003H Preventive Dentistry (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1006Y Seminars in Dental Public Health (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1051Y Oral Epidemiology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1063Y Practicum in Dental Public Health (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1064H Management Principles in Canadian Dental Health Organizations (0.5 FCE)

      • 0.5 FCE chosen in the area of health policy or health economics based on the student’s clinical or research interests

      • 0.5 FCE chosen in the area of public health based on the student’s clinical or research interests

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a transfer examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Years 3 and 4:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 5: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

Program Description

The Dentistry PhD, Endodontics specialty is a six-year full-time program. This specialty is designed to provide students with opportunities to acquire excellent clinical skills and comprehension of the underlying biology. Its components include: patient care, providing all aspects of endodontic treatment; topic-specific and current literature seminars; clinical conferences; core curriculum courses; rotation programs; research at the MSc level, including application for funding, preparation of manuscripts for publication, presentation at national and international research forums; and guest lectures. Students must complete a dental clinic rotation as part of the Endodontics specialty requirements.

Great emphasis is placed on self-learning in all of the program’s components. Students are encouraged to identify research topics, related to endodontic science or any other dental or non-dental scientific area. Through continual updating of courses and research schedules, the program aims to achieve a balanced platform of excellent specialty education and committed service to patients. Students are encouraged to join the Ontario Society of Endodontists, the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, and the American Association of Endodontists.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the PhD degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty. Program completion will be contingent upon completion of all requirements for the research and specialty training components of the program.

 

PhD Program (Endodontics Specialty)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students are normally admitted to the PhD program with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent, with at least an A– standing (3.7 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Endodontics, complete 18.0 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1062H Pharmacology of Dental Therapeutics (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Science (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN3005H Head and Neck Anatomy (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN5001Y Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5002Y Graduate Endodontics Topical Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5003Y Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5005H+ Introduction to Graduate Endodontics (0.5 FCE)

      • PDE9091Y Endodontic Clinic (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1022H Investigating Pathogenic Biofilms (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1060H Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN5001Y Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5002Y Graduate Endodontics Topical Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5003Y Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5004Y0 Single Tooth Replacement with Implant Supported Prosthesis

      • PDE9091Y Endodontic Clinic (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a qualifying oral examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Years 3 to 5:

      • DEN5001Y Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5003Y Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5004Y0 Single Tooth Replacement with Implant Supported Prosthesis (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9091Y Endodontic Clinic (1.0 FCE)

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

 

PhD Program (Endodontics Specialty): Transfer

Transfer Requirements

  • Highly qualified MSc students in the thesis option may be considered for transfer to the Dentistry PhD in the specialty of Endodontics. MSc students who transfer to the PhD must fulfil the admission requirements listed under the PhD program and successfully complete the transfer examination.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Endodontics, complete 18.0 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1062H Pharmacology of Dental Therapeutics (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Science (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN3005H Head and Neck Anatomy (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN5001Y Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5002Y Graduate Endodontics Topical Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5003Y Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5005H+ Introduction to Graduate Endodontics (0.5 FCE)

      • PDE9091Y Endodontic Clinic (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1022H Investigating Pathogenic Biofilms (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1060H Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN5001Y Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5002Y Graduate Endodontics Topical Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5003Y Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5004Y0 Single Tooth Replacement with Implant Supported Prosthesis

      • PDE9091Y Endodontic Clinic (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a transfer examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Years 3 to 5:

      • DEN5001Y Graduate Endodontics Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5003Y Graduate Endodontics Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN5004Y0 Single Tooth Replacement with Implant Supported Prosthesis (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9091Y Endodontic Clinic (1.0 FCE)

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

Program Description

The Dentistry PhD, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology specialty is a six-year full-time program. The specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology focuses on the identification and management of diseases of the oral and maxillofacial regions through microscopic, clinical, biochemical, or other forms of examination. Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology includes histopathologic analysis of tissue samples, the investigation of, causes, and effects of diseases.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the PhD degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty. Program completion will be contingent upon completion of all requirements for the research and specialty training components of the program.

 

PhD Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Specialty)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students are normally admitted to the PhD program with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent, with at least an A– standing (3.7 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, complete 5.5 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • LMP1300Y General and Special Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1011Y0 Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a qualifying oral examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1011Y0 Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1012Y Oral Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

 

PhD Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Specialty): Transfer

Transfer Requirements

  • Highly qualified MSc students, who are in the thesis option of the MSc program, may be considered for transfer to the Dentistry PhD in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. MSc students who transfer to the PhD must fulfil the admission requirements listed under the PhD program and successfully complete the transfer examination.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, complete 5.5 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • LMP1300Y General and Special Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1011Y0 Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a transfer examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1011Y0 Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1012Y Oral Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

Program Description

The Dentistry PhD, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine specialty is a seven-year full-time program. The specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine is concerned with the diagnosis, nature, and primarily non-surgical management of oral, maxillofacial, and temporomandibular diseases and disorders, including dental management of patients with medical complications.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the PhD degree and certification in the chosen dental specialty. Program completion will be contingent upon completion of all requirements for the research and specialty training components of the program.

 

PhD Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine Specialty)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students are normally admitted to the PhD program with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent, with at least an A– standing (3.7 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine, complete 5.5 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • LMP1300Y General and Special Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1011Y0 Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a qualifying oral examination within 12 to 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1011Y0 Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 4:

      • DEN1011Y0 Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 5 and 6:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 7: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

7 years

Time Limit

9 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

 

PhD Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine Specialty)

Transfer Requirements

  • Highly qualified MSc students in the thesis option may be considered for transfer to the Dentistry PhD in the specialty of Endodontics. MSc students who transfer to the PhD must fulfil the admission requirements listed under the PhD program and successfully complete the transfer examination.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine, complete 5.5 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • LMP1300Y General and Special Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable).

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1011Y0 Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a transfer examination within 12 to 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1011Y0 Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 4:

      • DEN1011Y0 Seminars in Advanced Oral Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 5 and 6:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 7: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Time Limit

7 years

Program Length

9 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

Program Description

The Dentistry PhD, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology specialty, is a six-year full-time program. The specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology is concerned with the the prescription, production, and interpretation of diagnostic images of diseases and disorders of the craniofacial complex.

Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the PhD degree and certification in the chosen field of dental specialty. Program completion will be contingent upon completion of all requirements for the research and specialty training components of the program.

 

PhD Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Specialty)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students are normally admitted to the PhD program with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent, with at least an A– standing (3.7 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, complete 9.0 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN1017H++ Temporomandibular Disorders (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1094Y Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology I (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2008Y Craniofacial Anatomy and Osteology (1.0 FCE)

      • Mi Applied Physics modules taken through the Department of Medical Imaging in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1095Y Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology II (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Mi Applied Physics modules taken through the Department of Medical Imaging in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

      • Clinical and Experimental Radiobiology modules taken through the Department of Radiation Oncology in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a qualifying oral examination within 12 to 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1096Y Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology III (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

 

PhD Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Specialty): Transfer

Transfer Requirements

  • Highly qualified MSc students in the thesis option may be considered for transfer to the Dentistry PhD in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. MSc students who transfer to the PhD must fulfil the admission requirements listed under the PhD program and successfully complete the transfer examination.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange students’ coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (1.0 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, complete 9.0 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN1017H++ Temporomandibular Disorders (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1094Y Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology I (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2008Y Craniofacial Anatomy and Osteology (1.0 FCE)

      • Mi Applied Physics modules taken through the Department of Medical Imaging in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1095Y Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology II (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Mi Applied Physics modules taken through the Department of Medical Imaging in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

      • Clinical and Experimental Radiobiology modules taken through the Department of Radiation Oncology in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a transfer examination within 12 to 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1096Y Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology III (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

Program Description

The Dentistry PhD, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialty is a seven-year full-time program. The specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is concerned with and includes the diagnosis and surgical and adjunctive treatment of disorders, diseases, injuries, and defects, involving the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions and related structures. 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-affiliated teaching centres: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation, Lakeview Health, and the Rouge Valley Health Network.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the PhD degree and certification in the chosen field of dental specialty. Program completion will be contingent upon completion of all requirements for the research and specialty training components of the program.

 

PhD Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialty)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students are normally admitted to the PhD program with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent, with at least an A– standing (3.7 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, complete 20.5 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3004Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 4: Applied Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3005H Head and Neck Anatomy (0.5 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Principles of Surgery module taken through the Department of Surgery in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a qualifying oral examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3004Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 4: Applied Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 4:

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 5 and 6:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 7: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

7 years

Time Limit

9 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

 

PhD Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialty): Transfer

Transfer Requirements

  • Highly qualified MSc students in the thesis option may be considered for transfer to the Dentistry PhD in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. MSc students who transfer to the PhD must fulfil the admission requirements listed under the PhD program and successfully complete the transfer examination.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange students’ coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, complete 20.5 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3004Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 4: Applied Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3005H Head and Neck Anatomy (0.5 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Principles of Surgery module taken through the Department of Surgery in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine (0.0 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable).

    • Year 2:

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a transfer examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3004Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 4: Applied Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 4:

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3001Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1: The Physiologic Basis of Disease (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3002Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2: Principles and Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN3003Y Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 5 and 6:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 7: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

7 years

Time Limit

9 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

Program Description

The Dentistry PhD, Oral Medicine specialty is a six-year full-time program. The specialty in Oral Medicine focuses on nonsurgical management of oral diseases including the management of oral mucosal and salivary gland diseases, temporomandibular disorders, and orofacial pain, the oral complications of systemic disease, and dental management of medically complex patients.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the PhD degree and certification in the chosen field of dental specialty. Program completion will be contingent upon completion of all requirements for the research and specialty training components of the program.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students are normally admitted to the PhD program with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent, with at least an A– standing (3.7 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Oral Medicine, complete 3.5 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a qualifying oral examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

 

PhD Program (Oral Medicine Specialty): Transfer

Transfer Requirements

  • Highly qualified MSc students in the thesis option may be considered for transfer to the Dentistry PhD in the specialty of Oral Medicine. MSc students who transfer to the PhD must fulfil the admission requirements listed under the PhD program and successfully complete the transfer examination.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange students’ coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Oral Medicine, complete 3.5 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a transfer examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1012Y0 Oral Medicine (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1013Y0 Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or specialty-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

Program Description

The Dentistry PhD, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics specialty is a six-year full-time program. The specialty in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is concerned with the supervision, guidance, and correction of the growing or mature dentofacial structures and the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of any abnormalities associated with these structures.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the PhD degree and certification in the chosen field of dental specialty. Program completion will be contingent upon completion of all requirements for the research and specialty training components of the program.

 

PhD Program (Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Specialty)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students are normally admitted to the PhD program with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent, with at least an A– standing (3.7 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (1.0 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, complete 15.5 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1060H Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2001Y Orthodontics 1: Advanced Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2006Y Facial Growth and Facial Analysis (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2008Y Craniofacial Anatomy and Osteology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2010H Tissue Reaction to Orthodontic and Orthopedic Forces (0.5 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1016H++ Occlusion: Function and Dysfunction (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1017H++ Temporomandibular Disorders (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2002Y Orthodontics 2: Biomechanics, Orthodontic Technique, and Practice Administration (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2007Y++ Craniofacial Anomalies (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2009H Classic Theories of Craniofacial Growth (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2011Y Craniofacial Morphology and Development (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a qualifying oral examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN2003Y Orthodontics 3: Orthodontic Technique and Clinical Practice (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2004Y Orthodontics 4: Interceptive Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or field-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

 

PhD Program (Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Specialty): Transfer

Transfer Requirements

  • Highly qualified MSc students in the thesis option may be considered for transfer to the Dentistry PhD in the specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. MSc students who transfer to the PhD must fulfil the admission requirements listed under the PhD program and successfully complete the transfer examination.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange students’ coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (1.0 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, complete 15.5 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1060H Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2001Y Orthodontics 1: Advanced Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2006Y Facial Growth and Facial Analysis (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2008Y Craniofacial Anatomy and Osteology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2010H Tissue Reaction to Orthodontic and Orthopedic Forces (0.5 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1016H++ Occlusion: Function and Dysfunction (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1017H++ Temporomandibular Disorders (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2002Y Orthodontics 2: Biomechanics, Orthodontic Technique, and Practice Administration (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2007Y++ Craniofacial Anomalies (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2009H Classic Theories of Craniofacial Growth (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2011Y Craniofacial Morphology and Development (1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a transfer examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN2003Y Orthodontics 3: Orthodontic Technique and Clinical Practice (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2004Y Orthodontics 4: Interceptive Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN2005Y Surgical Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or field-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

Doctor of Philosophy

Program Description

The Dentistry PhD, Pediatric Dentistry specialty is a six-year full-time program. Pediatric dentists provide primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health diagnosis, care, and consultative expertise for infants and children through adolescence, including those of all ages with special care needs. The didactic program is centered at the Faculty of Dentistry, while the clinical program will be divided between the Faculty of Dentistry, the University-affiliated teaching hospitals and community-based Toronto Public Health dental clinic.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the PhD degree and certification in the chosen field of dental specialty. Program completion will be contingent upon completion of all requirements for the research and specialty training components of the program.

 

PhD Program (Pediatric Dentistry Specialty)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students are normally admitted to the PhD program with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent, with at least an A– standing (3.7 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry, complete 17.0 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1003H Preventive Dentistry (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1062H Pharmacology of Dental Therapeutics (0.0 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2007Y++ Craniofacial Anomalies (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4001Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 1: Theoretical Pediatric Dentistry

      • DEN4002Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 2: Journal Review

      • DEN4003Y Pediatric Dentistry 3: Facial and Dental Growth and Development in Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4004H Pediatric Dentistry 4: Child Behaviour Management (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN4006Y Pediatric Dentistry 6: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as Applied to Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4007H Pediatric Dentistry 7: Therapy and Trauma (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN4008Y0 Pediatric Orthodontics

      • DEN4009Y Pediatrics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4010Y Pediatric Medicine and Hospital Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4011Y Conscious Sedation and Anaesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4012Y Clinical Pediatric Dentistry I (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Science (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN4001Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 1: Theoretical Pediatric Dentistry

      • DEN4002Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 2: Journal Review

      • DEN4008Y0 Pediatric Orthodontics

      • DEN4013Y Clinical Pediatric Dentistry II (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a qualifying oral examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN4001Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 1: Theoretical Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4002Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 2: Journal Review (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4008Y0 Pediatric Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4014Y Clinical Pediatric Dentistry III (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or field-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

 

PhD Program (Pediatric Dentistry Specialty): Transfer Option

Transfer Requirements

  • Highly qualified MSc students in the thesis option may be considered for transfer to the Dentistry PhD in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry. MSc students who transfer to the PhD must fulfil the admission requirements listed under the PhD program and successfully complete the transfer examination.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange students’ coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry, complete 17.0 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1003H Preventive Dentistry (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1062H Pharmacology of Dental Therapeutics (0.0 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN2007Y++ Craniofacial Anomalies (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4001Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 1: Theoretical Pediatric Dentistry

      • DEN4002Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 2: Journal Review

      • DEN4003Y Pediatric Dentistry 3: Facial and Dental Growth and Development in Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4004H Pediatric Dentistry 4: Child Behaviour Management (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN4006Y Pediatric Dentistry 6: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as Applied to Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4007H Pediatric Dentistry 7: Therapy and Trauma (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN4008Y0 Pediatric Orthodontics

      • DEN4009Y Pediatrics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4010Y Pediatric Medicine and Hospital Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4011Y Conscious Sedation and Anaesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4012Y Clinical Pediatric Dentistry I (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Science (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN4001Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 1: Theoretical Pediatric Dentistry

      • DEN4002Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 2: Journal Review

      • DEN4008Y0 Pediatric Orthodontics

      • DEN4013Y Clinical Pediatric Dentistry II (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a transfer examination between 12 and 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN4001Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 1: Theoretical Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4002Y0 Pediatric Dentistry 2: Journal Review (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4008Y0 Pediatric Orthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN4014Y Clinical Pediatric Dentistry III (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or field-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

Program Description

The Dentistry PhD, Periodontics specialty is a six-year full-time program. The specialty in Periodontics is concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function, and aesthetics of these structures and tissues.

Students start the program in the Summer session. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the PhD degree and certification in the chosen field of dental specialty. Program completion will be contingent upon completion of all requirements for the research and specialty training components of the program.

 

PhD Program (Periodontics Specialty)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students are normally admitted to the PhD program with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent, with at least an A– standing (3.7 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE).

  • In the specialty of Periodontics, complete 17.0 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1033Y Periodontology: Seminars and Clinics I (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1036Y0 Literature Review in Periodontology

      • DEN1039Y Principles and Practice of Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Science (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1022H Investigating Pathogenic Biofilms (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1034Y Periodontology: Seminars and Clinics II (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1036Y0 Literature Review in Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1037Y Clinical Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1038Y Biomaterials and Implant/Reconstructive Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1039Y Principles and Practice of Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1091Y Parenteral Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a qualifying oral examination within 12 to 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1013Y Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1035Y Periodontology: Seminars and Clinics III (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1037Y Clinical Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1038Y Biomaterials and Implant/Reconstructive Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1039Y Principles and Practice of Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1091Y Parenteral Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or field-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

 

PhD Program (Periodontics Specialty): Transfer

Transfer Requirements

  • Highly qualified MSc students in the thesis option may be considered for transfer to the Dentistry PhD in the specialty of Periodontics. MSc students who transfer to the PhD must fulfil the admission requirements listed under the PhD program and successfully complete the transfer examination.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange students’ coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Periodontics, complete 17.0 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1033Y Periodontology: Seminars and Clinics I (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1036Y0 Literature Review in Periodontology

      • DEN1039Y Principles and Practice of Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Science (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1002H Oral Pathology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1022H Investigating Pathogenic Biofilms (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1034Y Periodontology: Seminars and Clinics II (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1036Y0 Literature Review in Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1037Y Clinical Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1038Y Biomaterials and Implant/Reconstructive Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1039Y Principles and Practice of Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1091Y Parenteral Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a transfer examination within 12 to 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1013Y Oral Surgical Pathology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1035Y Periodontology: Seminars and Clinics III (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1037Y Clinical Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1038Y Biomaterials and Implant/Reconstructive Dentistry (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1039Y Principles and Practice of Periodontology (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1091Y Parenteral Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or field-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

Program Description

The Dentistry PhD, Prosthodontics specialty is a six-year full-time program. This specialty is designed to prepare students for careers in the specialty of prosthodontics with particular emphasis on developing clinical teachers and researchers. Extensive clinical training is provided under close supervision in the Faculty of Dentistry Prosthodontics and the Implant Prosthodontic Unit. Strong surgical, communication, and interpersonal skills are developed in addition to the core prosthodontic skills.

Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for the PhD degree and certification in the chosen field of dental specialty. Program completion will be contingent upon completion of all requirements for the research and specialty training components of the program.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Dentistry's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Students are normally admitted to the PhD program with an appropriate master's degree, or equivalent, with at least an A– standing (3.7 out of 4.0 grade point average [GPA]) in the final year from a recognized university in a discipline appropriate to the intended field of doctoral study.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange the student’s coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Prosthodontics, complete 18.0 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    Note: course timing may vary between years. Please contact gradstudies@dentistry.utoronto.ca for details.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1016H++ Occlusion: Function and Dysfunction (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1017H++ Temporomandibular Disorders (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1041Y Prosthodontics I: Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1042Y Prosthodontics II: Key Concepts in Prosthodontics and Laboratory Management (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1043Y Prosthodontics III: Prosthodontic Topical Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1044Y Prosthodontics IV: Prosthodontic Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1045Y Prosthodontics V: Critical Appraisal of the Literature in Prosthodontics and Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1046Y0 Clinical Prosthodontics

      • DEN1060H Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN3005H Head and Neck Anatomy (0.5 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1041Y Prosthodontics I: Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1043Y Prosthodontics III: Prosthodontic Topical Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1044Y Prosthodontics IV: Prosthodontic Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1045Y Prosthodontics V: Critical Appraisal of the Literature in Prosthodontics and Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1046Y0 Clinical Prosthodontics

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Sciences (0.5 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a qualifying oral examination within 12 to 24 months to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and their breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1041Y Prosthodontics I: Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1043Y Prosthodontics III: Prosthodontic Topical Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1044Y Prosthodontics IV: Prosthodontic Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1046Y0 Clinical Prosthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or field-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

 

PhD Program (Prosthodontics Specialty): Transfer

Transfer Requirements

  • Highly qualified MSc students in the thesis option may be considered for transfer to the Dentistry PhD in the specialty of Prosthodontics. MSc students who transfer to the PhD must fulfil the admission requirements listed under the PhD program and successfully complete the transfer examination.

Program Requirements

  • Students undertake a customized program, approved by an advisory committee and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, comprising advanced study and original research culminating in the defence of a thesis. After consultation with the Associate Dean, Graduate Education, a committee will be appointed to plan and arrange students’ coursework and research programs, approve the course of study, and monitor progress as part of an annual report to the Associate Dean for approval and continuance of candidacy.

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis as follows:

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1010H Research Ethics (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1015H Introduction to Biostatistics (0.5 FCE)

    • Years 2 and 3:

      • DEN1100Y0 Seminars in Oral Health Sciences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

  • In the specialty of Prosthodontics, complete 18.0 required FCEs and 1.0 elective FCE as follows. Students have the option to take DEN1008H Cone Beam CT Imaging (Credit/No Credit; 0.25 FCE; prerequisite: DEN1007H), in addition to the total FCEs required for the specialty.

    • Year 1:

      • DEN1007H Oral Radiology (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1014H Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Care (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1016H++ Occlusion: Function and Dysfunction (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1017H++ Temporomandibular Disorders (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1041Y Prosthodontics I: Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1042Y Prosthodontics II: Key Concepts in Prosthodontics and Laboratory Management (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1043Y Prosthodontics III: Prosthodontic Topical Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1044Y Prosthodontics IV: Prosthodontic Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1045Y Prosthodontics V: Critical Appraisal of the Literature in Prosthodontics and Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1046Y0 Clinical Prosthodontics

      • DEN1060H Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN1090H Inhalation and Oral Minimal and Moderate Sedation for Dental Procedures (0.5 FCE)

      • DEN3005H Head and Neck Anatomy (0.5 FCE)

      • Develop a thesis proposal, form a supervisory committee, and complete an ethics review (if applicable)

    • Year 2:

      • DEN1041Y Prosthodontics I: Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1043Y Prosthodontics III: Prosthodontic Topical Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1044Y Prosthodontics IV: Prosthodontic Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1045Y Prosthodontics V: Critical Appraisal of the Literature in Prosthodontics and Surgery (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1046Y0 Clinical Prosthodontics

      • DEN1070H++ Advances in Dental Materials Sciences (0.5 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

      • Successfully pass a transfer examination to demonstrate an adequate capacity for oral health sciences research through previous work. Students will be examined on their thesis proposal and breadth of knowledge relative to the research project.

    • Year 3:

      • DEN1041Y Prosthodontics I: Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Case Presentations (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1043Y Prosthodontics III: Prosthodontic Topical Seminars (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1044Y Prosthodontics IV: Prosthodontic Current Literature (1.0 FCE)

      • DEN1046Y0 Clinical Prosthodontics (1.0 FCE)

      • PDE9094Y0 Clinical Conferences (Credit/No Credit; 1.0 FCE)

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Years 4 and 5:

      • 1.0 elective FCE in clinical, epidemiological, or basic science research methodology appropriate for clinical or public health practice

      • Complete any outstanding core or field-specific coursework

      • Continue with thesis research (RST9999Y)

    • Year 6: Successfully submit and defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • Participate in all graduate research activities of the advisor’s research group.

  • Present at meetings and publish original research findings in a timely fashion.

  • Participate as a member of departmental and student committees as applicable.

  • Residency. Students must be on campus and participating for the duration of their registration in the program.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded or credit is given when completed.

++ Course is offered in alternate years.

Vardit Lightstone

“I hope to work with others to help understand the complicated ways people relate to, discuss, and interact with their families' migrant pasts.”

Vardit Lightstone
JEP PhD Candidate, Germanic Languages and Literatures , University of Toronto (lead) / Hebrew University of Jerusalem (collaborator)
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