Post Graduate Education in Pediatric Dentistry
MSc Graduate Specialty Program in Pediatric Dentistry
The three-year, Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry is based at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, under the direction of the program director, Dr. Michael Sigal, Professor and Head, Pediatric Dentistry. The program accepts four applicants each year. A significant component of training comes from rotations at SickKids. Residents rotate through SickKids all three years of their program with the greatest amount of clinical time spent in their second year.
All residents are supervised at a maximum three students to one staff in the clinics and on a one-to-one basis in the operating room. The didactic program for first year residents in pediatric dentistry includes Hospital Management of the Pediatric Patient, Seminars in Dental Trauma, Division of Emergency Medicine Orientation program and the Privacy Training and Preventing Workplace Violence are part of the SickKids online computer based tutorials.
First year residents also “buddy” with clinically experienced second year residents to take call in the Spring term to provide experience with management of dental emergencies and to prepare them to provide after-hours call on their own. Residents from all three years attend the Current Literature Review course.