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Travel & Learn

Travel and Learn Cruise 2024

Speaker: Dr. Amir Azarpazhooh

Dec 2024–Jan 2025

oasis of the seas

In order to register for this course package, you must first book a travel package through our partner travel agency. After booking a travel package, you will receive an email from the travel agency containing the link to register for this course.

Royal Caribbean International

8 Night Southern Caribbean & Perfect Day Cruise

Jurina Chan
U Travel & Tours Inc.
Phone: 416-597-1012

  • Daily schedule is tentative and may change based on cruise line’s conference room availability.  CE courses will run on sea days.

    Monday, Dec. 30, 2024
    8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    Cracked tooth: Keep It or Remove It?

    Thursday, Jan. 2, 2025
    8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    The Endodontic-Restorative Continuum Recommendations and Considerations Based on the Best Available Evidence

    Friday, Jan. 3, 2025
    8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    Unveiling Contemporary Endodontic Outcomes: Navigating Best Available Research to Inform Treatment Decisions

  • The following cancellation policy applies to the CE course fee only. For the cancellation policy of the cruise and travel package, please contact the partner travel agency for this course.

    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.

Course Package Description

This Travel & Learn course package includes the following three endodontic courses.

1. Cracked Tooth: Keep It or Remove It?

3 CE points (RCDSO Category 1)

  • 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.

    • 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.

2. The Endodontic-Restorative Continuum Recommendations and Considerations Based on the Best Available Evidence

3 CE points (RCDSO Category 1)

  • The endodontic treatment is a significant investment, particularly when a core and crown is needed. Treatment planning will include the restorative implications and the restorability of the tooth will require careful analysis. Clinical success depends on application of sound biomechanical principles for the specific tooth and clinical situation. As such, the restoration of endodontically treated teeth has been extensively studied. However, the diversity of published opinions is still confusing. With the lack of adequate evidence from long-term randomized controlled clinical trials, many practical questions and controversies remain in this clinically important aspect of treatment planning. Such controversies may lead to less than optimal treatment selections. This presentation aims to provide evidence-based principles that are sound from a restorative as well as an endodontic perspective.

    • To understand how restorations affect pulp and how to preserve pulpal health.
    • To review the importance of temporization and permanent restoration upon completion of endodontic treatment.
    • To review the case selection criteria for post in restoring endodontically treated teeth.

3. Unveiling Contemporary Endodontic Outcomes: Navigating Best Available Research to Inform Treatment Decisions 

3 CE points (RCDSO Category 1 – pending approval)

  • The cornerstone of evidence-based decision-making in endodontics relies on the critical analysis of relevant and methodologically rigorous studies. Understanding prognostic outcomes in contemporary endodontics is essential for making informed treatment choices. However, there is observed variability in endodontic outcome research, partly due to outdated practices that do not align with contemporary endodontic care. In the current era, endodontics has undergone significant evolution thanks to recent advancements in tools and technologies. This contemporary toolkit facilitates the management of complex cases, marking a departure from conventional methods and highlighting the incorporation of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques in endodontic practice. This session aims to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of contemporary endodontics by analyzing robust research to understand expected outcomes and identify critical prognostic factors. The primary goal is to equip clinicians with the knowledge needed to make informed treatment decisions, thus contributing to improved long-term outcomes in endodontic care.

    • Discuss the significance of critical appraisal skills for a comprehensive understanding of the literature
    • Explore the anticipated outcomes of contemporary endodontics
    • Identify the important prognostic factors affecting the outcomes of contemporary endodontic treatment


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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