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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

HR – Recent Legislation Compliance Requirements

CE Points: 9 Points (Pending RCDSO Certification)

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.

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.

Infection Prevention & Control

Infection Prevention & Control — a key element in any dental practice.

CE Points: 6

Category 1

Cost: $100


This course is designed for the entire dental team. It is based on the infection control and prevention procedures at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and inspired by guidelines of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Canadian Dental Association and the Center for Disease Control in the United States.

Dental Caries Update 2017

Dental Caries Update: It’s About More Than Just Filling Holes!

CE Points: 6

Category 1

Cost: $100


This Dental Caries Update 2017 was presented on October 13, 2017 to a live audience at the University’s Continuing Dental Education Centre.
(Please note that this course is available for Ontario dentist’s only.)

Practical Periodontics: What to Use, What to Say, What to Do

What to use, what to say, what to do

CE Points: 6

Category 1

Cost: $100


This course was originally presented on April 4, 2014 to a live audience at the University’s Continuing Dental Education Centre. The Faculty would like to thank Dr. Tim Donley for permitting us to film this lecture in order to make it available to a wider audience.

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.