University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry

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Faculty of Dentistry
University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry.jpg
The faculty building
Former names School of Dentistry
Established 1875 (1875)
Type Faculty (Dental school)
Academic affiliation University of Toronto
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Toronto is a dental school located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


The Faculty offers a number of programs including an undergraduate Doctor of Dental Surgery program, as well as a number of specialist graduate programs Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontology, Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Anesthesia, Dental Anaesthesia, Oral Pathology and Medicine, Oral Radiology, and Dental Public Health. The Faculty also hosts a number of continuing education courses tailored to dental professionals.


The Faculty operates a number of clinics where senior undergraduate students are able to practice on patients under the supervision of professional dental instructors. The Faculty also operates specialist clinics for graduate students in Orthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics.

The University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry is also affiliated with a number of Toronto-based teaching hospital dental units, including the Hospital for Sick Children, Mount Sinai Hospital and Sunnybrook Women's College Health Science Centre.


In addition to its teaching function, the Faculty also provides M.Sc. and Ph. D programs, and is active in the field of academic dental research. Major research areas in the Faculty include multidisciplinary approaches in the field of biomaterials, dental implantology, facial pain, growth and development, and periodontal physiology. The Faculty also provides research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students from a number of different academic disciplines.


The University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry was founded by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario in 1875 as the School of Dentistry. Seven years earlier, in 1868, the College had been given the dual responsibilities of licensing and dental education when the Province of Ontario, in one of its first legislative actions, passed the "Act Respecting Dentistry". The School began its affiliation with the University of Toronto in 1888 when it established the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.). It was not until 1925, however, that the Royal College of Dental Surgeons formally relinquished its teaching function in order to permit the School to become a Faculty of the University of Toronto.

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Coordinates: 43°39′23″N 79°23′14″W / 43.6563°N 79.3871°W / 43.6563; -79.3871