Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, M.Dent., (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Dental Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences
Head/Program Director: A. Shah
Campus Address/General Office: D343-780 Bannatyne
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program Information
The Master of Dentistry (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) includes a four-year hospital residency for which a Post-Graduate Training Certificate is awarded. The program is certified and fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada and, as such, is also recognized by the American Dental Association. The primary objective of the program is to train dentists to become competent, ethical Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons for practice in Canada.
Admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
Application and Admission Procedures are found in the Academic Guide.
Admission requirements for Master’s students are found in the Master’s Degrees General Regulations section of the Guide.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery M.Dent. Admission Requirements
Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and be in possession of a National Dental Examining Board of Canada Certificate. They must comply with provincial requirements for licensing of interns and residents. Some additional post-graduate experience is desirable.
Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation by the date indicated on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery M.Dent. program of study page.
Students must complete:
- All clinical rotations and assignments as set out in the four years of hospital residency training;
- All courses listed under the "Progression Chart".
- An essay/research project DDSS 7220 in a specified area selected in consultation with the department is required.
Expected Time to Graduate: 4 years
|GRAD 7300||Research Integrity Tutorial||0|
|GRAD 7500||Academic Integrity Tutorial||0|
|GRAD 6000||Summer Research||0|
|GRAD 7020||Master's Re-registration||0|
|DDSS 7220||Essay/Research Project (Spanned course taken in Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 & Year 4)||0|
|DDSS 7230||Advanced Oral Pathology (Bi-yearly course – may be taken in Year 2)||6|
|DDSS 7240||Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Seminar 1||3|
|DDSS 7250||Clinical Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1||6|
|ANAT 7060||Advanced Human Macroscopic (Gross) Anatomy (Bi-yearly course – may be taken in Year 2)||6|
|CHSC 6810||Biostatistics for Clinicians||3|
|ORLB 7090||Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Bi-yearly course – may be taken in Year 2)||3|
|DDSS 7260||Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Seminar 2||3|
|DDSS 7270||Clinical Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2||6|
|DDSS 7280||Clinical Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3||6|
|DDSS 7290||Clinical Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 4||6|
|Thesis Defense 1|
The oral defense is open to all and the student has 20 to 25 minutes for a presentation. Typically, 5 minutes is permitted per examiner in a first round of questions, then a second round with an opportunity for follow-up questions from each examiner. Questions may be permitted from the audience should time permit. The entire oral examination should not exceed 1 hour, following which the committee will deliberate on whether the candidate passes, passes subject to revision of the thesis or fails.
Students should familiarize themselves with the Faculty of Graduate Studies ‘GRAD’ courses applicable to their program. If you have questions about which GRAD course(s) to register in, please consult your home department/unit.
Students must meet the requirements as outlined in both Supplementary Regulation and BFAR documents as approved by Senate.
Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplementary regulations for these specific regulations.
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR)
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR) represent the core academic requirements a graduate student must acquire in order to gain, and demonstrate acquisition of, essential knowledge and skills.
All students must successfully complete:
- GRAD 7300 prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
- GRAD 7500 within the first term of registration;
Students must also meet additional BFAR that may be specified for their program.
All students must:
- maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below C+,
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum course requirements, and
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum time requirements (in terms of time in program and lapse or expiration of credit of courses).
Dental Diagnostic and Surgical
Selected topics in cell biology precedes a comprehensive and detailed survey of the periodontium, its constituent tissues and its function; the cell dynamics of inflammation and wound healing and the histopathology of the early and advanced periodontal lesion.
This course is proposed to accommodate the accreditation requirements of the Graduate Periodontal residency program, and to include other graduate level residents, due to the emerging three dimensional imaging being more utilized in the fields of dentistry.
This course provides the student, through clinical rotations, with the opportunity to enhance diagnostic and non-surgical management of oral pathologic conditions including mucosal and intrabony lesions, temporomandibular joint disorders, and oral manifestations of systemic disease in both otherwise healthy and medically compromised patients.
This seminar course will review contemporary clinical periodontics by considering assigned readings in current texts and review articles. This course is intended to assure that students have a comprehensive overview of conventional periodontal therapy early in their education.
A seminar series devoted to the diagnosis, treatment planning and management of patients with craniomandibular disorders.
This course is given at the onset of the program to provide an opportunity to review the basic aspects of Periodontics. The lab component will review scaling and root planning techniques, instrumentation and oral hygiene aids to familiarize residents with North American amamentarium.
Designed to provide the clinical experience which is essential for specialty practice in Periodontics (circa 1600 hours).
An essay/research project is required for each student. It is selected in consultation with, and approved by the department head. This course is graded pass/fail.
Common and/or significant oral and paraoral disorders, relevant to various dental specialties, are discussed using a seminar format. Recognition, description, etiopathogenesis, clinical and/or radiographic features, histopathologic findings, biologic behavior and management of such conditions are emphasized.
This course includes a thorough review of the applied scientific basis for the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery and emphasizes surgical anatomy and pathology, diagnosis and technique. Instruction will be given by means of lectures, seminars, case presentations and a critical review of current literature. Year I.
The first year of hospital residency includes training in history taking and physical diagnosis; hospital protocols and ward procedure; minor oral surgery procedures and pain control techniques; operating room procedures and general in-patient care. Year I.
Lectures, seminars, case presentations and reviews of current literature will emphasize the state of current knowledge regarding the clinical practice of advanced oral and maxillofacial surgery. Year 2.
The second year of the hospital residency training program includes training in minor oral surgery, including dento-alveolar, pre-prosthetic surgery and implantology. It also provides an introduction to advanced oral and maxillofacial surgery and maxillofacial imaging. A rotation to Internal Medicine is included. Year II.
The third year of the hospital residency training program includes rotations in Anaesthesia, Internal Medicine, General and Plastic Surgery, Surgical Intensive Care and Emergency Room. It also includes training in advanced oral and maxillofacial surgery. An elective rotation may also be arranged. Year III.
The fourth year of the hospital residency training program is devoted to advanced oral and maxillofacial surgery. The student is designated chief resident and assumes a greater degree of responsibility in patient care and administrative activities. Year IV.
A seminar course devoted to providing an in-depth understanding of the basic and applied aspects of the placement of dental root form implants in humans. This course is a prerequisite to the actual surgical placement of implants undertaken in DDSS 7210.