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Dr. Larry Levin on CDA’s Days on Hill

Each year, a CDA delegation led by the CDA President, participates in the CDA Days on the Hill event. This year was no different. Accompanied by several dentists from across Canada, Dr. Larry Levin met with members of parliament and cabinet ministers to discuss important matters related to dentistry.  The meetings agenda included:  Sugar reduction: changing labelling and marketing to kids Health Benefits taxation: thank the government for not proceeding with a tax on employer-provided health benefits Access to Care for persons with disabilities: ask the government to take leadership position for targeted funding for provincial dental programs for people ...

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Dr. Larry Levin: A Life in Leadership Unfolds

Meeting with Dr. Larry Levin, new CDA President, was a high point during my recent visit to the #ASM150 convention. I met with a great community and professional leader, whose coincidental entry into dentistry was for sure a good happenstance for the profession. Dr. Levin has spent a lifetime giving back to his community and to dentistry in many different ways and by fulfilling many different roles.  Here he is, telling me all about it. I hope you will join me in welcoming our new CDA President; Dr. Larry Levin.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Read Dr. Larry Levin’s Profile in ...

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Dr. Randall Croutze on the CDA Days on the Hill

Dr. Randall Croutze, newly elected CDA President, gave a brief summary of the CDA delegation activities with the federal government and a number of members of parliament. Highlights Dentists from across Canada had the opportunity to exchange ideas and information with the government and members of the parliament. There was a great of sense of collaboration around issues that are of importance to Canadian dentists. Identifying strategies for sugar reduction: Canadian dentists have always understood that reducing sugar will decrease the load of diseases that they encounter in their practices. Reducing sugar would also result in better health determinants for ...

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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. Gary MacDonald: My Term as a CDA President

Dr. Gary MacDonald, CDA past President (2014-2015), spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about his term as CDA President. Dr. MacDonald shared some of his best presidency moments as well as the CDA priority issues facing the dental profession in Canada.                 Watch the video interview Resources CDA Position Statement on Access to Oral Health Care for Canadians CDA Position Statement on Oral Health Care for Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities

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Dr. Gary MacDonald speaks about the 2014 FDI Annual World Dental Congress

Dr. Gary MacDonald, CDA President, was the head of the Canadian delegation to the 2014 FDI Annual World Dental Congress in New Delhi, India. Dr. MacDonald spoke with Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager, about Canada’s and CDA’s roles on the global dental scene.               Listen to the audio interview (11 min)   Downloadable audio version  Right click on the link and choose “Save Link As”   What is FDI? FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative organization for more than one million dentists worldwide, developing health policy and continuing education programs, speaking ...

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Dr. Stephen Abrams speaks about modern caries management

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Dr. Stephen Abrams about modern caries management.  Dr. Stephen Abrams is a general practitioner in the Toronto area and was closely involved with the development of the CANARY System for the detection of caries.            Listen to the Audio Interview   Interview Highlights  Science is evolving in two directions: How do you detect and measure the progression of a lesion? How do you treat the lesion? Managing caries lesions is different than what it used to be 5 years ago. Consideration is ...

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Dr. Gary MacDonald speaks about CDA’s Days on the Hill 2014

Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Dr. Gary MacDonald, President of the Canadian Dental Association, about his participation in the recent Days on the Hill event.

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