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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Paul Cameron on the CDA Dental Benefits Working Group

Dr. Paul Cameron, Chair of the CDA Dental Benefits Working Group and CDA Board Member, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the role and objectives of the new Dental Benefits Working Group.  The CDA Working Group on Dental Benefits was established to ensure CDA adopts an effective approach to the management of issues related to dental benefits. Some of the working group’s objectives include: Assisting CDA in engaging the dental benefit industry towards the development of new dental benefit models and claim submission processes. These will assist the development of new oral health delivery model that facilitate access to care in ...

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CDA @ Work: Highlights of the 2015 CDA General Annual Meeting

The Canadian Dental Association held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) April 23-24, 2015 in Ottawa. The AGM provides the CDA Board of Directors with the opportunity to present its accountability report, CDA’s year-end financial results and CDA’s proposed fee rate recommendation for the coming year. It also allows attendees to hear from other national dental organizations about their areas of activity. CDA Board members reported on key issues of the past year, current issues and significant emerging issues. The reports were aligned with CDA’s vision of a healthy public, a strong profession and a united community. Healthy Public Strategic Priority Team ...

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Dr. Linda Blakey on the Women in Dentistry Forum at the CDA/NLDA Convention

Dr. Linda Blakey, Member of the CDA Board of Directors, representing Newfoundland and Labrador, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the Women in Dentistry Forum that will take place in August 2015 during the CDA/NLDA Convention.  The Women in Dentistry Forum falls under the Social program of the NLDA/CDA convention.       Watch the video  

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Dr. Linda Blakey: Come to St. John’s NL for the 2015 convention, stay for the party!

Dr. Linda Blakey spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about popular points of interest in St. John’s that attendees of the CDA/NLDA 2015 convention could enjoy. Dr. Blakey is a CDA Board member, representing Newfoundland and Labrador and member of the 2015 NL convention organizing committee. Under the video interview, we have also included some web resources that contain more information about these points of interest.     Watch the video interview   St. John’s Points of Interest St. John’s City Trip Advisor: St. John’s North Atlantic Ziplines (NAZ)  Trip Advisor: NAZ Lighthouse Picnics Trip Advisor: Lighthouse Picnics Trip Advisor: Stan Cook Sea Kayak Adventures Day Tours East Coast ...

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Dr. Randall Croutze celebrates the 2015 CDA award winners

Dr. Randall Croutze, CDA Vice President, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe, CDA Director of Knowledge Networks, about the 2015 CDA awards winners. Dr. Croutze mentions the great successes these individuals have achieved and celebrates their significant contribution to the dental profession.  Highlights The award winners are individuals or organizations that have made a meritorious contribution to the dental profession in Canada. Some of them are academics and others are involved in care delivery programs and organized dentistry. The Oral Health Promotion Award: Dr. Pamela Glassby, supervising dentist from the Vancouver Coastal Health. The Award of Merit: Drs. Michael Brown, former CDA Board ...

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Dr. Randall Croutze speaks about the 2015 CDA awards

Dr. Randall Croutze, CDA Vice President, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe, CDA Director of Knowledge networks, about the 2015 awards and the process CDA follows to confer these awards. Highlights of the Interview Awards are presented to acknowledge the important contributions of individuals and organizations that advance the profession of dentistry in Canada and contribute to the improvement of the fabric of our society. Candidates are proposed after a call goes out to important organizations in Canadian dentistry. CDA Board of Directors, the provincial dental associations, dental regulatory authorities, the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry, the Royal College of ...

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The JCDA of the Future – focused, online and enhanced

  At a recent meeting in Ottawa, the Board of the Canadian Dental Association confirmed that the Association is committed to scholarly publishing and voted to continue publication of the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association (JCDA), with a clear focus on original articles that contribute to the body of knowledge of the dental profession. In future, the JCDA will focus solely on publishing original research, comprehensive literature reviews, and proceedings of scholarly meetings. It will continue as an online-only journal on the JCDA.ca site. In recent years, CDA has created a number of new professional media including CDA Essentials ...

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Dr. Larry Levin speaks about the CDA Trust and Value Working Group

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Dr. Larry Levin, CDA Board member and Chair of the CDA Trust and Value Working Group (TVWG) about the role of the working group in shaping the dentists’ and the public perceptions of the value of the dental profession.            Listen to the Audio Interview   Interview Highlights Among many reasons, the Trust and Value Working Group (TVWG) was formed to investigate the possible differences between the public’s and dentists’ perception of the value of dental care. The initial (2011) research showed ...

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