The School of Dentistry's new Center for Ongoing Dental Education, which formally opened up on Jan 10, may be the first college-based center for ongoing dental education in Canada.
As the faculty continues to be offering ongoing dental education for several years from its home on Edward Street, the brand new facility now causes it to be easy to offer more programming to more professionals.
Dental practitioners in The United States are needed to accomplish ongoing education courses to resume their licenses. In Ontario, dental practitioners must earn 90 ongoing education points inside a three-year period to keep licensure. The faculty's method of cutting-edge ongoing education is famous one of the professional community, so its classes are sought after, described Dr. Craig Korzen, assistant dean of ongoing education in the Faculty of Dentistry.
"We provide strictly evidence-based courses. We could give dental practitioners more theoretical and hands-on courses from the scientific perspective they will get elsewhere, " stated Korzen
"The School of Dentistry has always had a great status for meeting its obligation towards the profession by supplying top quality ongoing teaching programs, " added dean of dentistry, Professor David Mock. "Previously, the supply and excellence of available space is a major restricting factor however, this new condition-of-the-art facility has removed such limitations."
The rise in space provided by the center, situated at 1440 Don Mills Road in Toronto, has stimulated new programming options, including new longer-term courses in teeth implants and cosmetic dental work. Greater than $500Thousand in funds and condition-of-the-art equipment were contributed towards the center. The brand new facility includes a large lecture hall and stations for 32 people inside a simulated laboratory atmosphere.
The center will offer you programming for those dental professionals, including hygienists, assistants and technologists.
"We intend to expand the breadth in our choices, not just to the dental profession however the healthcare community generally, " noted Mock. "This can be a major advance for dentistry and also the College of Toronto."