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University of Toronto's Online Oral Health Teaching Hub (UTOOTH.ca) is our compilation of online Continuing Dental Education courses.

Dental medicine is in a continual state of growth and progress. The University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry is committed to helping dental health professionals stay current by providing state-of-the-art continuing education. We invite you to advance your training and expertise through our comprehensive selection of online CE-accredited programs.

Registration is free, and upon login you'll find a full description of available courses and instructions on how to purchase, complete and get certification for CE points online.


Current Courses Available

Pain Management and Analgesics Use in the Dental Office: An Overview

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: 50


Attendees in this lecture will be introduced to evidence-based information related to the basic mechanisms of pain, the pharmacology of analgesics and the rationale for the selection of an analgesic for the treatment of acute odontogenic pain. Also, other newer analgesics (particularly used for chronic facial and TMJ pain) will be discussed. The common adverse drug reactions and drug interactions associated with these agents will also be discussed.

Managing Acute Pain in Dentistry: The Opioids Crisis

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: 50


During this presentation, the practitioner will become aware of the role of dentistry in acute pain management and in the opioid issue.  The various guidelines and policies of professional and government agencies will be presented and their implications for the practice of dentistry will be explored, where possible using specific examples.  Participants will be encouraged to participate.

Variants of Normal Radiologic Anatomy that may Simulate Disease on Panoramic Images

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: 50


This lecture will provide a systematic approach to the investigation of panoramic images, and explore the range of normal appearances that may be misinterpreted as disease.

Dental Management of Patients with Endocrine Disorders

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: 50


In this lecture, we will review the pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy and dental management of patients with these endocrine diseases. The necessary precautions needed during the provision of dental treatment, and the appropriate management of medical emergencies that can arise during treatment will also be discussed.

Diagnostic Detectives: Catching Common Culprits and Spotting a Mimic in Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: 50


Improve your oral pathology detective skills! Through case presentation and real-life examples, this lecture will review the clinical and radiologic features of the most common sources of diagnostic uncertainty, in contrast to the key characteristics of rarer diseases that may mimic them. In addition, situations will be highlighted when clues from the patient’s history are key to making the diagnosis. Participants will feel more prepared to catch common culprits and spot a mimic when faced with abnormalities of the jaws and oral cavity.

Dermatology for the Dentist: A Comprehensive Review of Cutaneous Disease of the Head and Neck Area

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: 50


Over the course of this half-day presentation, the practitioner will learn a comprehensive approach to skin examination of the head and neck area as well as an overview of both common and potentially serious skin lesions and rashes. This includes a review of the important features of skin malignancies including Melanoma, Squamous cell carcinoma and Basal carcinoma and helpful clues to differentiating these from benign skin lesions. Infectious and inflammatory dermatologic diseases of the face will be presented with a focus on common rashes along the lifetime of a patient from childhood to adulthood to the senior years.

Topics in Oral Pathology & Dermatology: What Every Dentist Should Know

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: 50


Dr. Hagen Klieb (Oral Pathologist) will be reviewing a common-sense diagnostic approach for oral lesions, namely, white lesions, pigmented lesions and autoimmune disorders (eg. lichen planus, aphthous stomatitis). Management will be reviewed. There will also be discussion of the changing pattern of HPV-associated head and neck malignancies with emphasis on what the dentist must know.

 

The Medically Risky Patient: How to Identify and What to Do When Things Go South

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: 50


Statistically our office patient population will gradually get older and a higher percentage will have chronic significant medical conditions. Unfortunately most of us are not keeping up with an awareness of new drugs or procedures and how these can impact our practices. Understanding just how stable or unstable a patient is can help to avoid a disaster. Getting ‘Medical Clearance’ from the family doc is no longer a ‘get out of jail free card’.

The first half of this session will give the GP an overview of what’s new in the medical management of their dental patients. Common conditions such as coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, kidney failure and obesity will be reviewed. The impact of new anticoagulants, blood pressure medication and anti-arrhythmics on dental treatment will be considered.

The second half will be dedicated to dealing with events that range from nuisance to the life threatening. A simple approach to the distressed patient will let the Dental Team recognize what is serious and then address it in a confident and definitive manner.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand just how compromised ‘sick’ patients are and to identify the ‘red flags’.
  2. Provide an overview of new medications and procedures that may impact the dental appointment.
  3. Provide a simple approach to assessing and stabilizing a patient in an emergency situation.

IT Considerations in the Dental Office

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: 50


Cannabis and Implications for Clinical Dental Practice

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: 50


Cannabis is a commonly used drug with significant adverse effects and potential for abuse and dependence. Its therapeutic use for specific medical conditions – including neuropathic pain, spasticity in multiple sclerosis, analgesia in cancer patients and prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting – has been approved by Health Canada. Considering the recent legislative changes for the non-medical use of cannabis, it is expected that its use, adverse effects and risks will become more frequent. Therefore, it is important for healthcare professionals to increase awareness of the organization of the endocannabinoid system, cannabinoid exposure and implications for systemic and oral health.

In this presentation Dr. Lança will discuss: (1) the organization of the endocannabinoid system; (2) the mechanisms of action of cannabinoids in medical cannabinoids and in cannabis; (3) the adverse effects of cannabis smoking and ingesting on oral health (e.g., xerostomia, periodontal disease, caries, stomatitis and gingival hyperplasia); (4) the legal framework of non-medical cannabis use; (5) the clinically relevant interactions between cannabis and other compounds, including alcohol, opioids and sympathomimetics; (6) recommendations for prevention and management of non-medical use of cannabis.

De-mystifying Oro-facial Pain for the Dental Practitioner

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: 50


This presentation will focus on the most common non-tooth ache pain conditions presenting to the GP. This session will review the basic physiology of pain, and offer a simplified practical approach to dealing with the patient who presents in pain.

Early Childhood Caries and Staged Care: Sedation and General Anesthesia is Avoidable

CE Points: 6

Category 1

Cost: 100


Over the course of this 5-hour presentation, the practitioner will learn a comprehensive approach to introducing the young pre-cooperative child to a positive dental experience utilizing the latest information on caries risk management. This will include risk assessment models, the examination of the young child, and strategies for care based on the child’s risk level, all aided by a useful algorithm. Materials presented will include review of the latest dental materials, including the newly approved in Canada Silver Diamine Fluoride. The practitioner will be able to leave the session ready to implement strategies for their dental practice the next day and make care for this young pediatric population a pleasure for the entire team.

HR – Recent Legislation Compliance Requirements DENTIST VERSION

CE Points: 6 CORE Category 1

Category 1

Cost: $150


Human Resources does not just mean “your employees”. Under the Ministry of Labour, all businesses, large or small must understand the legislative requirements and what as business owners, you must do to ensure you are compliant. The AODA and IASR, Anti-Harassment, WHMIS and Worker and Supervisor Safety Awareness make up this important course. With recent changes to various legislations, the Ministry is aware that small offices, such as dental offices, have flown under the radar for many years. The Ministry has hired 175 compliance officers this year to ensure small businesses comply the above legislations. This informative course helps you know and understand legislative compliance required for the dental office.

HR – Recent Legislation Compliance Requirements STAFF VERSION

CE Points: 6 CORE Category 1 (Applicable for Dentists Only)

Category 1

Cost: $50


This STAFF VERSION of our HR Course is for completion by Dental Team Members. Dentists requiring CE Points should be taking the HR – Recent Legislation Compliance Requirements course in order to be issued a Certificate recognized by the RCDSO. Click here to go to that course.

Human Resources does not just mean “your employees”. Under the Ministry of Labour, all businesses, large or small must understand the legislative requirements and what as business owners, you must do to ensure you are compliant. The AODA and IASR, Anti-Harassment, WHMIS and Worker and Supervisor Safety Awareness make up this important course. With recent changes to various legislations, the Ministry is aware that small offices, such as dental offices, have flown under the radar for many years. The Ministry has hired 175 compliance officers this year to ensure small businesses comply the above legislations. This informative course helps you know and understand legislative compliance required for the dental office.

Bruised, Broken, and Bedeviled Teeth: Managing the Unexpected Dental Injury

CE Points: 6

Category 1

Cost: 100


Traumatic dental injuries occur at the least convenient time and require of the practitioner a broad range of diagnostic and clinical skills. Learn about rapid diagnosis of traumatic injuries; assessing prognosis and future treatment; emergency splinting techniques; periodontal and restorative considerations. Contemporary management of luxation injuries, root fractures and coronal fractures will be presented. The lecture is amply illustrated with numerous case presentations. This presentation will provide an overview of treatment methods based on the most recently published Guidelines for the Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries published by the International Association of Dental Traumatology, with an emphasis on minimizing complications while enhancing prognosis.

Anti-infectives in the Dental Office: What’s New?

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: $50


The endocrine system is essential for hormonal secretion and is closely related to the central nervous system. It controls many physiological processes and maintains homeostasis. There are many endocrine diseases which may include Diabetes mellitus, Addison disease, Cushing disease, Hyperthyroidism, and Hypothyroidism. It is essential for dental practitioners to recognize these disorders and to properly manage these patients. In this lecture, I will review the pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy and dental management of patients with these endocrine diseases. The necessary precautions needed during the provision of dental treatment, and the appropriate management of medical emergencies that can arise during treatment will also be discussed.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the prevalence of Endocrine Disorders.
  2. Understand (a) the pathophysiology and (b) pharmacotherapy of these disorders and consequences to oral health.
  3. Introduce the appropriate procedures in dental practice required to optimize dental care in these patients.
  4. Recognize and manage medical emergencies in patients with endocrine diseases.

 

Pharmacology for the Dental Practitioner: An Overview

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: 50


Clinical pharmacology studies the effects of drugs and their use for preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. In this lecture, Dr. Ouanounou will review the various pharmacological agents commonly used in the daily dental practice. We will discuss local anaesthetics, its mechanism of action, onset and duration of action and adverse effects and potential complications associated with its use. Also, we will review the analgesics most commonly used in dentistry namely, acetaminophen, NSAIDs and opioids. In this section, Dr. Ouanounou will discuss the adverse effects, common drug interactions and recommended dosages. Moreover, anti-infectives most commonly used will be discussed. Also, since the use of herbal medications has significantly increased in the last few years, a discussion on the most common herbal medications will be provided and its effects on dental treatment. Finally, in this lecture we will review special topics such as geriatrics, pregnancy, kidney failure and liver disease, all situations requiring special caution on the part of the clinician when prescribing or administering drugs in the daily dental practice.

Pulp and Periodontal Relationships

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: $50


Update in Dentistry: What You Have Always Wanted to Know

CE Points: 6

Category 1

Cost: $100


Inter-relationships of oral health, oral disease and systemic health and disease.

That Doesn’t Look Normal…Now What? A Case-Based Review of What You Need to Know in Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: $50


What’s in Your Tool Box? Making the Most of Your Diagnostic Tools in Oral Radiology, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: $50


From the best ways to use your eyes and your hands to examine the structures of the oral cavity to the most meaningful application of advanced modalities such as panoramic radiography, cone beam computed tomography, biopsy or other adjunctive tests, this session will highlight some of the approaches that will allow clinicians to most efficiently use some of the diagnostic aids at their disposal. Cases will be used to illustrate the essential features of many different types of oral pathology. Practitioners will learn that it is their brain that is the most valuable tool in achieving optimal diagnosis for their patients.

Periodontal Treatment: The Science

CE Points: 6

Category 1

Cost: $100


Periodontics for the General Practitioner

CE Points: 6

Category 1

Cost: $100


Oral Pathology: What’s New & What’s Worth Remembering?

CE Points: 6

Category 1

Cost: $100


This course is a recording of a live presentation delivered on February 3, 2017.

A Comprehensive Guide to Essential Dental Pharmacology

CE Points: 6

Category 1

Cost: $100


This video course was originally presented on Friday, October 21, 2016 to a live audience at the University’s Continuing Dental Education Centre.

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

CE Points: 6

Category 1


From Features to Image Interpretation: What to look for and what it means

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: $50


What Is It and What Do I Do?

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: $50


Clinicians are regularly confronted with both diagnostic and treatment/management challenges. “What is it and what do I do?” are the standard questions a clinician asks when a patient confronts him/her with a new challenge, whether it’s a lesion, a functional disorder or pain.

Novel Management of Periodontal Conditions

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: $50


Most patients who have periodontitis respond to routine management, which can include scaling and root planning, periodontal flap surgery (regenerative or respective) and, when treatment fails, the placement of endosseous implants. In general 80% of patients will respond to routine therapy, but the problem remains: what do we do about those who do not respond?

Management of Acute Pain in the Dental Office

Treating the Full Spectrum

CE Points: 3

Category 1

Cost: $50


Understanding postoperative pain might not always be as simple as one would ordinarily think. Moreover, in some cases postoperative acute pain can present in such a manner as to be confused with more than one diagnosis. The overall goals of this presentation then, are to educate the listener about variations in the presentation of postoperative pain and to provide information regarding its prevention and management.

Knowledge Workout

CE Points:
3 / 6 / 15

Category 1

Cost:
$50/$100/$250


Exercise your brain with a knowledge workout. Our program stimulates your working memory and trains your permanent memory with challenging study questions, rapid response questions and practice exam simulations. Working memory relies on repetition and variety. You can't recall what you don't retain - and the more you recall, the longer it remains. Through the educational method of trial and error, repetition and recall, you will be well prepared and mentally fit for your future evaluation tests and quizzes.