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Author Archives: Dr. John O'Keefe

Distinguished Scientist Award for Dr. Don Brunette of UBC

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Donald M. Brunette, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, as the 2018 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Prosthodontics and Implants. Brunette was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 96th General Session of the IADR, held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress. The IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition is in London, England at the ExCeL London Convention Center from July 25-28, 2018. Brunette is a professor in the department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. ...

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Distinguished Scientist Award for Dr. Jeff Dixon of Western University

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced S. Jeffrey Dixon, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, as the 2018 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Oral Biology. Dixon was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 96th General Session of the IADR, held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress. The IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition is in London, England at the ExCeL London Convention Center from July 25-28, 2018. Dixon is a Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, and Dentistry University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. He received his D.D.S. from the ...

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Effect of composite type and placement technique on cuspal strain

Dear colleagues, I thought you might enjoy reading this recently-published free access article of great pertinence to everyday general practice dentistry. Effect of composite type and placement technique on cuspal strain Vilhelm G. Ólafsson DDS, MS  André V. Ritter DDS, MS, MBA  Edward J. Swift DMD, MS Jr. Lee W. Boushell DMD, MS  Ching‐Chang Ko DDS, MS, PhD  Gabrielle R. Jackson DDS Sumitha N. Ahmed BDS, MS  Terence E. Donovan DDS Link to free access full text of this article in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry is here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jerd.12339 Abstract Objective To compare the cuspal strain in Class ...

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Will dental practice ownership still be attractive in future?

Key message: I invite dentists, at different parts of the career life cycle, who are willing to share advice about the different practice options (associateship / ownership / involvement in a large network) facing young dentists today, to contact me please. All information will be treated in confidence. Please contact me at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca or 1-800-267-6354 ext. 5000.   Dear colleagues, What practice options will face the young graduates coming into our profession in the foreseeable future? That was the subject of some very persuasive presentations at the conference of the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations in Toronto in January. ...

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Periodontal & Peri-Implant Diseases & Conditions – the latest

Colleagues, An important publication in the field of periodontology has just come across my desk and, at this early stage, I simply want you to be aware of its existence. Over time, we look forward to working with experts to put the various elements of new knowledge in this field into their proper context for Canadian oral health professionals. If you are interested in the latest developments in periodontology, this publication is a must read for you. The publication I refer to is the Proceedings of the World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri‐Implant Diseases and Conditions, which ...

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Do you dream of becoming a great communicator?

Key message: If you harbour even the slightest dream of speaking at a dental convention (large or small) some day, please contact us to discuss the idea of you doing a presentation (or presentations) on Oasis Discussions. We can help bring you to the attention of convention organizers all around North America (and beyond).   Dear colleagues, At the end of April, I attended the Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting (ASM) in Toronto. The positive relationship between ODA and CDA was manifested in many ways over the course of the convention, and I was personally made to feel very ...

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Is this a game-changing technology for dentistry?

Colleagues, A press release that came across my desk today particularly caught my attention. It relates to Straumann acquiring an interest in a company called Dental Monitoring. I share this with you as I believe it could be of interest to all in the oral health care sector. My sensitivity to the profound implications of rapid technological change for healthcare in general and oral health care in particular has been heightened through my recent involvement with a CDA Task Force on the Future of the Profession. I will tell you more about that a little later, but first, I invite ...

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Psychological Health & Safety: how does your office rank?

To open a conversation that I believe is important for every dentist, their team members and their patients, I ask you to please take a minute to read through these two scenarios and consider what you would do next in each circumstance. Scenario 1 The dental assistant who works with you most regularly comes to speak with you privately. She tells you that she has endured lower back pain for the past few months and she suspects it may have something to do with the chairside stools she has been using at the office. For some time, she has wanted ...

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