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 ...Read More »
Dr. Doug Brothwell, Associate Dean Academic of the College of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba and Chair of the CDA Seal of Recognition Committee, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about the work of the committee and the importance of the Seal of Recognition program. Watch the video Resources CDA Seal Program Website Recognized ProductsRead More »
What are some of the concerns related to the purchase of dental instruments, equipment and materials?
This question was submitted by a general dentist: What are some of the concerns related to the purchase of dental instruments, equipment and materials? The response is based on the CDA Guidance Document Pertaining to Devices for Use in Dental Health Care. Context The instruments, equipment, and materials used by dentists are considered to be medical devices by Health Canada and must comply with Canadian Medical Devices Regulations in order to be sold and used in Canada. This Canadian Dental Association (CDA) document provides guidance to dentists concerning the purchase of dental instruments, equipment and materials and reporting of adverse incidents related to devices used in the practice ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »