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La recherche axée sur la pratique dans les cabinets dentaires canadiens: Dr Hubert Gaucher

  Nous avons eu le plaisir de nous entretenir avec le Dr Hubert Gaucher sur le thème de la recherche axée sur la pratique. Le Dr Gaucher est un prosthodontiste chevronné de Québec qui compte plus de quarante ans d’expérience en cabinet privé. C’est un ancien professeur et administrateur à la faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval. Il est également fondateur et administrateur de l’Institut canadien de recherche dentaire. Nous espérons que cet échange sera source d’inspiration et qu’il attisera votre curiosité. N’hésitez pas à nous envoyer vos questions ou commentaires à oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca À très bientôt sur CDA Oasis! Élodie ...

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Practice-Based Clinical Research in Canadian Dental Practices: Dr. Ken Luco

It was my pleasure and privilege to interview a dentist inventor, Dr. Ken Luco from Kingston ON. He is the designer of the Luco Hybrid OSA Appliance, which was approved by the FDA as well as Health Canada and the European Union. The appliance is used for the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, primary snoring, as well as sleep-related bruxism and associated tension/migraine headaches. Dr. Luco shares his experience getting the various approvals and certifications for his device as well as doing research to prove the validity of his appliance. He encourages all dentists to try practice-based research for ...

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Understanding the Genetic Mutations and Interactions that Cause Cleft Lip with or without Cleft Palate

Highlights What is IRF6 and why was it important for you to look into this gene’s activity? The IRF6 gene is arguably one of the most significant contributors to the incidence of, and susceptibility to, cleft lip / palate. It encodes a protein, called a transcription factor, that functions in the nucleus of cells to turn on other genes. It primarily functions in epithelia, particularly in the developing embryo. It is a member of a small family of proteins, called interferon regulatory factors, that also have a role in immunity. What was the underlying theory of your research and how did you ...

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NCOHR Outreach activities in the Canadian dental schools

The Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) was recently awarded five-year funding for the continued support of oral health researchers in Canada. The members of NCOHR are extremely grateful for the generous contributions received from their funding partners: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in partnership with three of its institutes: Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) Institute of Aging (IA) Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD), the Canadian Association of Dental Research (CADR), the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), Réseau de recherche en Santé buccodentaire et osseuse (RSBO), and ...

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Activités de sensibilisation du RCRSB auprès des écoles dentaires canadiennes

Le Réseau canadien de recherche en santé buccodentaire (RCRSB) a obtenu récemment une subvention sur cinq ans pour soutenir la recherche en santé buccodentaire au pays. Les membres du RCRSB sont largement reconnaissants de la générosité de leurs bailleurs de fonds : les Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, en partenariat avec trois de ses instituts : l’Institut de l’appareil locomoteur et de l’arthrite l’Institut du vieillissement l’Institut des maladies infectieuses et immunitaires l’Association canadienne des facultés dentaires du Canada l’Association canadienne de recherches dentaires l’Association dentaire canadienne le Réseau de recherche en santé buccodentaire et osseuse MEDTEQ, un consortium de recherche et ...

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View from the Chairside: Holy “Bleep” or the Anatomy of a Misadventure

Look for the password to watch the presentation in the Dec 20th CDA Oasis Bulletin or email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca to receive the password.   I was approached by Chiraz from CDA Oasis to present a case requiring extensive treatment to correct dental problems that resulted from clinical mismanagement by a previous clinician. In this post, it is not my intention to disparage any one individual, but to emphasize a Philosophy of Treatment that should not be obscured by the new technical wizardry and materials that are nowadays available to dentists. The main messages of this case presentation evolve around ...

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Practice-Based Clinical Research in Canadian Dental Practices: Dr. Edsard van Steenbergen

Dr. Edsard van Steenbergen speaks with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about his practice-based orthodontic research which focused on biomechanics. His research results are currently published in the Angle Orthodontist and in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. van Steenbergen designed his research study with the help of two professors at the University of Connecticut and the University of Amsterdam. The actual data gathering and analysis took 4 years, followed by another 4 years of work for the publication, writing and defending the thesis. The investigation was carried out within his own clinical practice with a goal of examining ...

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Does over-the-counter mouthwash put you at risk of pre-diabetes/diabetes?

It was interesting to read an article and question a routine habit such as using mouthwash twice daily. My interview with Dr. Kaumudi Joshipura pushes us to think about oral health products that have become essential to maintain good oral health, but which have not thoroughly been tested through rigorous research. For the benefit of our Canadian dentists, we at CDA Oasis thought it important to bring you this piece and let you know that this type of research is underway.  The statement made in the article was challenged by the American Diabetes Association and we are in the process ...

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