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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, University of Toronto


About the Scholarship Center

The University of Toronto Scholarship Center program is housed primarily at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital with its state-of-the-art dental clinic. ITI Scholars will also have the opportunity to spend time at some of the other teaching hospitals and the University of Toronto. At Holland Bloorview, and Hospital for Sick Children, a great deal of experience has been gathered on dental implants in children, adolescents and young adults, along with a wide variety of unique craniofacial syndrome patients, cleft lip and palate patients, post-tumor ablation patients and patients with post-traumatic defects. Holland Bloorview and Hospital for Sick Children foster interdisciplinary care through close collaboration between the disciplines of prosthodontics, orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Overview of clinical activities during the Scholarship year

The ITI Scholar will participate in the following clinical activities:

  • Treatment planning sessions
  • Observing clinical patient treatment
  • Assisting in patient treatment
  • Carrying out oral hygiene procedures
  • Treating patients under supervision
    • restoring implants
    • all aspects of prosthodontic care employed in the treatment of dental and craniofacial anomalies contingent upon demonstration of adequate clinical skills

The Scholar’s time will be allocated to the following activities as follows (estimate):

  • 90% patient care
  • 10% research

ITI Scholars will participate in all phases of surgical and prosthodontic care from the initial consultation and treatment planning through post-restoration maintenance and care within the framework of multidisciplinary care. ITI Scholars will also be expected to become actively involved in all areas of care related to the field of dental implantology and bone regeneration. Scholars will be expected to complete a research project during their time at the Scholarship Center.

The ITI Scholar will interface with specialists from the teaching hospitals and work closely together with graduate students and fellows in prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery. This unique interdisciplinary experience in the care of pediatric and young patients will enhance the ITI Scholar's experience.


Special requirements for this Scholarship Center

The right to come to work and study in Canada is determined by Immigration Canada. The right to provide the full range of supervised treatment and care to patients, including surgical and prosthodontic care, is regulated by the licensing authority, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Once accepted by the ITI with proof of funding, the successful ITI Scholar must apply to Immigration Canada at the Canadian Embassy in their home country for a work permit for Canada. The ITI Scholar must also apply to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons for an educational license and pay the same licensing fees that all postgraduate students in Ontario must also pay.

Overview of requirements:

  • Canadian work permit
  • Educational license from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
  • TOEFL or IELTS certificate for non-native English speaker


Contact details

Chair: Dr. Robert P. Carmichael
Chief of Dentistry,

University of Toronto
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4R 1R8
Email: [email protected]