• OMFS Surgeons

  • Registered as NDEG- Non-degree

  • Hold DDS/DMD and/or MD


  • Domestic and International


  • FULL


  • Deadline for application for the subsequent year is Feb 1st, this is 19 months prior to the start date of the Fellowship to allow for interviews, on site visit and visa permits (if applicable)

  • Interviews in December of precedent year

  • One year term August 1st to July 31st of the following year

  • One position per year

  • Must visit for two weeks to observe prior to start (for application process)

  • Full privileges plus extended OR and emergency privileges (hospital specific)

  • Currently only one fellowship position available (TJO program)

  • Salaried through advancement office and commensurate to PGME PGY5 level

  • Must hold a post specialty license


  • Applicants must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English, as English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Toronto. If not a graduate of a CODA/CDA approved dental school, the applicant requires the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum requirement for TOEFL PBT is a total score of 580 + 5.0 on TWE and for TOEFL iBT is a total score of 93 + 22 on Writing/Speaking.

  • Application through admissions

  • Letter of intent, CV, 2 ref letters

  • License, CPR, Registration fee: approximately: $1,400.00

For more information and to apply to the program, visit https://www.dentistry.utoronto.ca/prospective-students/graduate/clinical-training/oral-surgery.

OMFS Clinical Fellowship Admission Procedures

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Fellowship Program in Temporomandibular Joint and Orthognathic Surgery (TJO)

Program length

This is a post-residency training program and runs from August 1st for 12 months ending on July 31st of the following year.


This training program is dedicated to clinical and scientific training in the management of temporomandibular joint disorders and the treatment of dentofacial deformities. The TJO Fellow will be involved in initial assessment, pre-operative planning, surgical treatment and post-operative management of patients undergoing surgical treatment of temporomandibular disorders. The TJO Fellow will also gain experience in the medical and non-surgical management of temporomandibular disorder and facial pain, working alongside OMF surgeons, orthodontists, periodontists, oral medicine and oral pathologists, neurologists and pain specialists through Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Clinical Care

Clinical care is the primary focus of the fellowship. Through the Centre for Excellence in TMJ reconstructive surgery program at Mt. Sinai hospital, the fellow will be involved in roughly 30 alloplastic total joint replacements over the 12-month period. Autogenous joint replacements as well as other open-joint procedures are part of the training. Additionally, there is a significant volume of TMJ arthroscopy, including single and multi-port arthroscopic surgery. These will be focused at Mount Sinai Hospital, with some opportunities at other clinics. Fellows will work with the residents in the management of the relevant inpatients and outpatients on a daily basis, and are expected to develop their skills teaching residents informally and formally throughout the year and to cover call.

Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery will be the secondary focus. The Fellow will act as a mentor/clinician in the combined orthodontic and surgical clinic at the Faculty of Dentistry. The Fellow will supervise the surgical orthodontic management, treatment planning, Virtual Surgical Planning and the complete digital component of patients in the clinic about to undergo orthognathic surgery. These Faculty patients are composed of facial deformities of congenital or traumatic origin as well as craniofacial anomalies and those requiring maxillomandibular advancements for the management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Also, the fellow will be expected to attend and participate in the role of surgeon or first assist in the over 200 orthognathic cases derived from private and Faculty patients, which are performed in the teaching hospitals alongside staff and residents.

Teaching and Research

Teaching and original research are the tertiary focuses but not exclusive. These will be key elements of the TJO Fellowship. Fellows are required to work on two projects (one in TMJ reconstruction and the other related to facial deformity correction or education) and then present these original research papers at a major OMFS meeting and publish at least two original articles in the OMFS literature. Research topics will be discussed and worked on prior to commencement of the Fellowship.


The TJO Fellow applicant should be a graduate of an accredited residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery, hold DDS/DMD and/or MD degrees (or equivalents) and obtain an Educational or General Ontario dental license through the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario or medical license through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. International applicants are required to obtain the appropriate visa to work in Ontario for the 12-month fellowship. Upon acceptance, the prospective fellow will be required to ensure that the appropriate institutional immunization and pre-employment health screening is complete.

Application information

All applicants must submit the following to the Admissions office by the February 1st application deadline:

A) a paper application form found below

B) an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae

C) a letter of intent describing interest in the fellowship program and plans to utilize the training provided through it

D) two letters of reference; one from department chair or program director, one from an additional mentor or colleague

E) the non-refundable application service fee of $275 CDN (money order payable to the University of Toronto -- we do not accept personal cheques or credit card payments)

Admission documents may be mailed to the following address:

Admissions Office, Faculty of Dentistry

124 Edward Street, Room 104

Toronto, ON, M5G 1G6


Interviews are an integral part of the application process. Shortlisted applicants to the Oral Surgery fellowship program will be invited for an interview via e-mail. Those not invited for interviews will be informed at this time as well via e-mail.

Registration & Fees

Prior to the their appointment, the oral surgery fellow must remit the current registration fee of $700, thereby registering as a student in the program. The TJO Fellow will be paid a stipend through the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Toronto for the 12-month program, equivalent to PGY-5 (approximately $70,000 CAD).

Oral Surgery Fellowship Application Form Fillable 2021