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Dentsply Sirona Student Clinician Research Program: Episode 3, Dr. Amélie Fournier


Welcome to the second episode of our Dentsply Sirona Student Clinician Research Program series. In this episode, Dr. John O'Keefe sits down with Dr. Amélie Fournier, a GP dentist and recent graduate of McGill University's Faculty of Dentistry, to discuss her presentation entitled “Dentists' role when treating people with eating disorders: patients’ perspective.” 

The CDA/Dentsply Sirona Student Clinician Research Program provides an opportunity for one dental student from each accredited dental school in Canada to participate in a national clinical research competition. 

This program is designed to stimulate ideas, improve communication, and increase student involvement in the advancement of the dental profession. Managed by CDA and sponsored by Dentsply Sirona Canada and International divisions, the program is held in conjunction with the CDA’s annual convention. 

In this conversation, Dr. Fournier talks about:

  • Eating disorders, including their definitions, their impact and prevalence; and their implications on dental practice. 
  • The study's objective and design, including the administration of qualitative patient surveys.
  • Thematics on current patient perspectives.
  • How study respondents felt dentists could better support them during their interactions and treatment. 
  • Recommendations for dentists treating patients living with eating disorders. 
  • Discussion, study limitations, and research transferability. 
  • Applying insights gained from this research in the dental practice and participating in the patient’s circle of care.

We always look forward to hearing your thoughts and receiving your questions and/or suggestions about this post and other topics. Leave a comment in the box below, send us your feedback by email, or call us at 1-855-716-2747.

Until next time!

CDA Oasis Team

Read/download the transcript of the conversation (PDF) 

Read/download the transcript of the presentation (PDF)

Full Conversation (6.39″)

Full Presentation (11.39″)


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