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CDA Convention in PEI: Dentistry, uncertainty, and our aging communities

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.  Professor MacEntee is past-president of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, the Geriatric Oral Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research, the International College of Prosthodontists, and the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada. He also received the Distinguished Scientist Award for his research ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/07/11

Top 5 Must Read Current Consultations: Standard of Practice on Infection Prevention and Control; Guideline – Diagnosis and Management of TMD; and Standard of Practice on Sedation and General Anesthesia. rcdso.org: At its June 14, 2018 meeting, Council approved in principle a new Standard of Practice on Infection Prevention and Control; Guideline – Diagnosis and Management of TMD; and Standard of Practice on Sedation and General Anesthesia. As part of its consultation process, RCDSO invites feedback on the Standards from all stakeholders, including Ontario dentists and the public. Read more The effectiveness of chlorhexidine is limited in preventing infections in oral procedures. ...

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The Dental Office Managers Association of Canada

I spoke with Alex Zlatin, founder and Executive Director of the The Dental Office Managers Association of Canada. Alex and his colleagues identified a need to standardize the work of dental office managers and decided to provide these valuable team members with training and certification that will allow them to carry out their responsibilities in a better and more efficient way.  Alex is also chief executive officer of Maxident, a dental practice management software company. If you wish to leave a comment, ask a question, or make a suggestion to improve the content on our website, please feel free to send ...

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Dr. Joseph P. Crowley on the ADA Interim Board Policy on Opioid Prescribing

Dr. John O’Keefe invited Dr. Joseph P. Crowley, the current president of the American Dental Association (ADA), to speak about the ADA’s interim opioids policy, which supports mandatory continuing education on prescribing opioids; statutory limits on opioid dosage and duration of no more than seven days for the treatment of acute pain; and the utilization of prescription drug monitoring programs. Dr. Crowley spoke about the important proactive role the ADA is taking on this issue and also explained that the ADA is committed to being part of the solution. Dr. Crowley, a general dentist from Cincinnati, Ohio, previously served as an ADA ...

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CDA Convention in PEI: Introduction to Laser Assisted Endodontics and Periodontics

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. Marina Polonsky graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1999, with the Dean’s Gold Medal of Achievement, and is a member of Omega Kappa Upsilon Honour Dental Society and Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. Since 1999, Dr. Polonsky maintains ...

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Leveraging Digital Technology to Provide Optimal Dental Care

We reached out to Canadian 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. Mark Venditti, general dentist from Kingston, Ontario, responded with a clinical presentation on the role of digital technologies in providing optimal dental care.  Dr. Venditti earned his DMD from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Dentistry in 2005. He practiced in Toronto and Lindsay, ON before joining Dr. Warren in Kingston in 2007. He is a member of several dental associations, including the Canadian ...

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Cannabis: When Are You Considered Legally Impaired?

Dr. Aaron Burry is Associate Director of Professional Affairs here at the Canadian Dental Association; and my colleague on the cannabis file. In an effort to round up the perspectives and the implications of the legalization of Marijuana on the dental profession, Aaron and I thought of bringing this conversation to the attention of our audience: you the dentist. It is important to know when to refrain from treating patients and when a patient is not a good candidate for treatment due to substance impairment.  We hope you benefit from this conversation. We would like to hear from you and ...

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Managing Implant-Related Soft Tissue Problems: Case Presentation

Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Dr. Dan Kobric about a case that involved the management aesthetic soft tissue problems associated with an implant. Dr. Kobric obtained his dental degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry. He practiced dentistry for three years, then completed specialty training in Periodontics at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Kobric focuses on periodontal and reconstructive procedures, including bone regeneration and periodontal plastic surgery. He is also trained in a variety of dental implant devices and procedures, including bone grafting, sinus lifts and treatment of peri-implant disease. Dr. Kobric is also a ...

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