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Category 1 Course

Cracked Tooth: Keep It or Remove It?

Speaker: Dr. Amir Azarpazhooh

November 16, 2024

Category 1 course approved by the RCDSO

Course Description

Cracked teeth are common yet remain a diagnostic challenge in clinical practice. This lecture presents the best available evidence to date regarding the classification, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cracked teeth.

Get $50 off a future course when registering for both of Dr. Azarpazhooh’s courses!

Register for the two courses happening on Nov. 16:

  • Cracked Tooth: Keep It or Remove It?
  • The Endodontic-Restorative Continuum Recommendations and Considerations Based on the Best Available Evidence

and receive a $50 credit to be used on any future course. Credit expires December 31, 2025. 

    • Understand the differences between 5 types of the tooth fractures: craze lines, fractured cusps, cracked teeth, split teeth, and vertical root fractures.
    • Understand the presentation, etiology, methods of detection, impact on pulpal health, treatment and prognosis of the cracked teeth.
    • Understand an algorithm for shared decision-making for cracked teeth.
  • Please arrive within 30 minutes before the course start time to sign in.

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  • Cancellations made more than 10 calendar days before the course start date will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 10 calendar days of the course start date.

    Refunds will not be issued for registrants who do not attend, regardless of reason for absence.

    Registrations cannot be transferred to another individual.

    To cancel your registration, please follow the link and instructions provided in the registration confirmation email. If you are eligible for a refund, the refund will be processed automatically upon cancellation. Please allow 3-5 business days for the transaction to be completed.

    Continuing Dental Education (University of Toronto) reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient registrations, instructor cancellation, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In the event of course cancellation, a full refund will be issued, and registrants will be notified promptly. We are not liable for any associated losses, damages, or expenses, including travel and accommodations.

  • After completing this course, a certificate of completion that indicates the number of Continuing Education (CE) points earned will be sent to you within 7-10 days by email.


Dr. Azarpazhooh (pronounced as Azar pa joo) received his undergraduate dentistry training in Iran (2001), and his specialty training in Canada at the University of Toronto (UofT) in Dental Public Health (2007) and Endodontics (2010), followed by his PhD in 2011.

Dr. Azarpazhooh is a University of Toronto full-time tenured Full Professor in Dentistry with teaching and research responsibilities in both specialty training programs of Endodontics and Dental Public Health. He is also A Professor in Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation of Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and an investigator with the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative. He is the Head of both Divisions of Endodontics and Research and Director of Advanced Training Program in Orofacial Pain, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.

Currently, his attributed grants and awards total approximately CAD $1.5M and these have enabled him to manage a strong group of graduate students over the years. To date, he was the supervisor of more than 45 graduate students in their MSc and PhD training. He has been an editor of a textbook on evidence-based dentistry (published by the American Dental Association), has published seven book chapters, and more than 300 papers, abstracts and reports and has presented at over 90 national and international scientific meetings. With an H-index of 36 and an I10-index of 75, his work has been cited almost 5000 times. He has been awarded nationally and internationally, by the Cochrane Canada, the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, the American Association of Endodontists and recently the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry WW Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics responsible for handling more than 100 submitted manuscripts per year.

Dr. Azarpazhooh is a practicing endodontist, with part-time private practice in Toronto as well as a hospital practice in Mount Sinai Hospital providing endodontic care to patients when their medical, physical or mental status indicates the need for a hospital environment. Despite his heavy load of teaching, research and clinical practice, out of the office he enjoys life with his wife, travelling, cycling, photography, and gardening.

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