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View from the Chairside: Nosce Te Ipsum, Know Your Limitations

Once again, I had the pleasure to work with and host Dr. Paul Belzycki, dental surgeon from Toronto. He continues his series of mentorship posts, presenting valuable clinical expertise gathered over four decades in private dental practice. As usual we are very grateful and thankful for his valuable contribution and continued support. I hope you enjoy watching the case. We always welcome your feedback, thoughts, suggestions, and questions. Email us at oasisdsicussions@cda-adc.ca or if you would like to call us, our toll-free number is 1-855-716-2747. Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Dr. Belzycki’s Thoughts Nosce Te Ipsum…Socrates plea to the youth of ...

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BREATHE EASY – SLEEP TIGHT: THE DENTIST & SLEEP APNEA

A few weeks back, we reached out to our dentists with a call for speakers; dentists who would like to try out or enhance their speaking abilities, by presenting a topic of their choice, clinical or professional, on our website CDA Oasis.  Dr. Randy Patch, general dentist from BC, responded to the call with a presentation on the management of obstructive sleep apnea by a dentist. He initially presented the topic at the Pacific Dental Conference which attracted the attention of many dentists attending the conference. We are grateful to Dr. Patch for sharing his expertise on the topic on ...

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Oral Health Service Delivery Approaches in the Context of Indigenous Communities

I had the pleasure to welcome Dr Debbie Martin and Dr. Mary McNally from Dalhousie University to speak about their recent article: Linking Inuit Knowledge and Public Health for Improved Child and Youth Oral Health in NunatuKavut. The article describes the findings of the second phase of a project studying child and youth oral health in NunatuKavut, Newfoundland and Labrador.  Dr. Debbie Martin is Tier II Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples Health and Well-Being; and Associate Professor of Health Promotion in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University Dr. Mary McNally is Head of the Division of Prevention and ...

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CDA Convention in PEI: What’s New in Temporomandibular Disorders: An Evidence Based Review

It promises to be the event of the summer! The Dental Association of PEI is holding its joint convention with the Canadian Dental Association in Charlottetown August 22nd to 25th, 2018. A great scientific as well as social  program awaits PEI guests along with a sizeable number of exhibitors who are showing their latest and brightest products and technologies.  Dr. Gary Klasser is Associate Professor in the Division of Diagnostic Sciences at Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry. He obtained his dental degree from the University of Manitoba (Canada) in 1980. Over the next 22 years, he enjoyed the practice of ...

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CDA Convention in PEI: Diagnosis and Management of Orafacial Pain

It promises to be the event of the summer! The Dental Association of PEI is holding its joint convention with the Canadian Dental Association in Charlottetown August 22nd to 25th, 2018. A great scientific as well as social  program awaits PEI guests along with a sizeable number of exhibitors who are showing their latest and brightest products and technologies.  Dr. Howard Tenenbaum received his DDS from the University of Toronto in 1978 and then went on to complete his specialty in Periodontics as well as a PhD. in bone cell biology by 1982. He is currently Professor and Head of Periodontology at ...

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CDA DAYS ON THE HILL WITH DR. MITCH TAILLON

Days on the Hill are CDA’s annual 2-day session of meetings with federal party leaders, cabinet ministers, MPs and senior government officials in Ottawa. They are designed to keep oral health issues prominent on the federal government’s agenda.  CDA’s representatives brought forward three issues as part of their meetings: Federal Funding for Provincial Oral Health Programs: Underlining the need for the federal government to identify and target specific funds through their health transfers for oral health programs given the ongoing erosion in these programs at the provincial level. Canadian Health Measures Survey: Identifying the need for a more regular and ...

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How Risky Are Deep Sedation & General Anesthesia in the Dental Practice?

Sedation and anesthesia for dentistry has come under scrutiny in the past few years due to a few tragic events where patients experienced harm. These events have raised several questions about the safety of these procedures in the dental practice. I have invited Dr. Alia El-Mowafy, dental anesthesiologist and Fellow at the University of Toronto, to tell us about a recent study she conducted precisely about the safety of deep sedation and general anesthesia in dental practices in the province of Ontario. Dr. Alia El-Mowafy attended the Bachelor of Science programme at York University majoring in Psychology and Kinesiology. She went ...

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Novel Dental Resin Composites with Improved Service Life

During the most recent conference of the IADR/AADR/CADR, a variety of new oral health research studies were presented. One of them was the topic of today’s interview: Novel Dental Resin Composites with Improved Service Life. In the constant search for enhanced and improved dental materials, much research is taking place. In recent years, the popularity of composite resins has gained momentum due to their aesthetic appeal and clinical practicality. However, with an average service life of less than eight years, oral health researchers are continuously studying ways to improve these materials. Dr. Jirun Sun is Senior Project Leader at the Volpe Research Center ...

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