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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2013/09/10

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Dear colleagues, here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks  at CDA in the past week. We welcome your comments and we invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk in the past week.

Canadian dentistry news

The Manitoba Dental Association has created a fun and catchy message to encourage school children to brush and floss daily. The song We Be Brushin’, written and recorded by Winnipeg radio personality and hip-hop rapper Ismaila Alfa, is aimed squarely at the kids of today, presented in a form they are used to seeing and hearing. Check it out on YouTube…

Keeping with the cool theme, CDA is partnering with the Manitoba Dental Association for the 2014 Convention. Learn more about the Convention in January on the MDA website…

The British Columbia Dental Association is running the Sirona Learning Centre and you can read about their plans for continuing education for the whole dental team (not just BC-based teams) on the BCDA website…

Saskatchewan oral health professionals are gathering next week in Regina. Learn more…

Dental tourism seems to be on the rise if we are to believe this article on the CANOE.ca website…

How do new graduates enjoy Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry’s new General Practice Residency Program? Find out from the Dal website…

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association has announced the names of awardees of the 2013 CDHA Dental Hygiene Recognition Program. The awards ceremony will be held in Toronto on October 5. Read more…

International dentistry news

The US dental care sector is in transition, according to an environmental scan conducted by the American Dental Association. Read more in ADA News…

FDI has just announced that its 2015 Congress will take place in Bangkok from September 22 to 25. Read more on the FDI website…

You can also learn more about the 2014 FDI Congress in New Delhi on the special FDI 2014 Congress website…

The American Dental Association maintains a neat website that showcases the best in Evidence-Based Dentistry resources. Check out the site…

Irish dentists are participating in Mouth Cancer Awareness Day on September 18 by offering free oral cancer examinations to patients. Read more…

New Zealand Anti-fluoride billboards erected in central Hamilton are misleading and possibly defamatory, the New Zealand Dental Association says.  Read more…

Clinical & scientific news

Who are the movers and shakers in the world of dental research? The 2012 Annual Report of the International Association for Dental Research gives a good picture of who’s who. Read the report…

And to see the latest research news from the University of Toronto Faculty Of Dentistry, check out the Faculty website…

Continuing education matters

The American Dental Association 2013 Annual Session takes place in New Orleans from October 31 to November 2. Learn more…

Fancy seeing the 2014 daffodils a little early? If so, consider registering for the Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver from March 6 to 8. Learn more…

Please let us know about upcoming continuing education meetings that could be of interest to Canadian dentists by emailing us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca

Your health & medical news

If stress eats at you, you may enjoy this article describing 12 practical tips for reducing stress at work from Forbes magazine…

Mind your business

Do you find that communication is an area where you can always learn more? This book review from the Globe & Mail makes a good read. Read the review…

As a leader of your own organization, you may enjoy a Harvard Business Review blog post on six principles for developing humility as a leader. Read the post…

 

If you wish to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk recently, please contact us by email at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca or by toll-free phone at 1-855-716-2747.

1 Comment

  1. Mark Venditti September 10, 2013

    Interesting. Thanks John.

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