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CDA Convention in PEI: Pediatric Dentistry for the General Practitioner

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. Keith Morley graduated from the University of Manitoba with his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He completed his training in Pediatric dentistry at the University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Children Toronto. In 2013 he received his MBA from the Kellogg Northwestern and Schulich ...

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What do you really need to know about bisphosphonates?

Once again, I had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Mark Donaldson, expert pharmacologist and Senior Executive Director at Vizient Pharmacy Advisory Solutions. As we reach five decades of clinical use of bisphosphonates, and coinciding with the publication of a recent article by Dr. Mark Donaldson and his colleague Dr. Jason Goodchild, we thought it pertinent to bring you the latest related research and their use in dentistry. Dr. Mark Donaldson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Sciences ...

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Can Teledentistry Ease Access to Oral Care?

Access to care remains one of the most pressing issues in dental care. At the same time, there are many efforts to develop and implement novel and creative ways to facilitate the provision of care; one of them is the work of the American Teledentistry Association which launched in December 2017. I have invited Dr. Mark Ackerman, the Executive Director or this newly established association to tell us about the role of the association in helping patients access oral care more easily.  Dr. Ackerman is the Director of Orthodontics at Boston Children’s Hospital and an assistant professor of developmental biology ...

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CDA Days on the Hill 2018

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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Dentists’ Physical Wellbeing: ADA Survey Findings

I had the pleasure to host Tim Caruso, physical therapist; Tamara James, Director of Ergonomics at Duke University; and Dr. Bob Werner, former Chief of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. They joined me to speak about a data analysis that ensued from the ADA Survey on Dentists’ Wellbeing.  The issue of ergonomics in dentistry is prevalent and many times mishandled. Dentists perform routine procedures that could put a strain on their physical and emotional well being. The ADA Health Policy Institute, in conjunction with the ADA Council on Dental Wellness Advisory Committee (DWAC), conducted ...

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ToothSOS: The New App for Emergency Steps in Dental Injuries

FREE App provides easy to understand emergency steps to take in all dental injuries I had the pleasure to host Dr. Nestor Cohenca and Dr. Liran Levin, from the International association of Dental Trauma (IADT) to speak about the new ToothSOS app.   ToothSOS, the official App created and launched by International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) provides information for both patients and professionals in the event of traumatic tooth injury. For patients, the App provides easy to understand emergency steps to take in all dental injuries. The immediate care provided at the site of injury will determine the survival of ...

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Cornwall Citizen of the Year: Dr. Rachel Navaneelan

I had the pleasure to host Dr. Rachel Navaneelan, general dentist from Cornwall, ON. Dr. Navaneelan was named the Citizen of the year at the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards.  She is also founder of the Rachel’s Kids, a successful charitable project to helps fund several projects around the world through the Rachel’s Kids Development Fund and to support our work with children who are victims of abuse, neglect and poverty. I hope you find our conversation inspiring. If you have a similar story that you would like to share or if you would like to ...

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When in Doubt…A Clinical Case Presentation

Dr. Erin Watson joined me on CDA Oasis to share an interesting case. She speaks about the following: when presented with a case that leaves you in doubt, it is always good to check: either through consultation with colleagues or clinical testing.  Dr. Erin Watson is a general dentist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. She treats oncology patients that present with challenging clinical treatment options. We are grateful for her willingness and effort to share her knowledge and expertise.    I hope you find the information useful. Let us know if you’ve had a similar case and how ...

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