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Kick Starting the Celebration of World Oral Health Day: March 20th, 2016

Every year on March 20th, FDI, World Dental Federation, celebrates World Oral Health Day (WOHD). #WOHD16 is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene to looking after everyone old and young. CDA is joining the global community in celebrating this day and spreading the message for good oral habits for life. Visit World Oral Health Day website for more information.  Why is WOHD Important? Because 90% of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime and many of them ...

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CDA Oasis goes Live at the Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting

By Dr. John O’Keefe, reporting from the Chicago mid-winter meeting Here is the latest in a series of experimental CDA Oasis Live broadcasts from the Chicago Midwinter Meeting. CDA Oasis Live can bring you to interesting places in real time and open conversations about topics which are important to your success in practice. Follow us on Twitter at CDA Oasis Live. In this video, Doug Braendle of SciCan demonstrates key features of the new Statim G4 sterilizer.   This information is provided on an FYI basis. CDA Oasis has no paid or unpaid consulting or financial relationships with any of the ...

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Here’s what’s awaiting you at the Pacific Dental Conference 2016

The Pacific Dental Conference is one of the largest dental conferences in North America offering a varied and contemporary selection of continuing education programs. With over 150 open sessions and hands-on courses and over 300 exhibiting companies occupying 600 booths — we have you and your entire dental team covered. Join us at the Vancouver Convention Centre next March for Canada’s premier dental conference! PDC 2016 is held in conjunction with the Canadian Dental Association. This year, CDA Oasis, through the Oasis Discussions website, dedicated a number of posts featuring prominent PDC speakers, to provide Canadian dentists with an idea about ...

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The Canadian Dental Association’s “Campfire for Knowledge Exchange”

Dr. Miriam Rosin, a leading cancer researcher at the BC Cancer Agency and at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC delivered a presentation on knowledge exchange at the recently held UBC Faculty of Dentistry Research Day. As part of that presentation, she connected live with Dr. John O’Keefe via video conference and asked him some questions about his views on the place of new media in knowledge exchange among dentists and other important stakeholders in the oral care sector. You can see the video interview here: The key points that Dr. O’Keefe made are: The CDA Knowledge Networks Department is ...

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Festive Season greetings from the JCDA, CDA Essentials and CDA Oasis team!

It is our pleasure to serve your clinical and related knowledge needs through  JCDA, CDA Essentials and CDA Oasis. With these media channels, we hope to continue to add value to your daily practice and help you on the path to a long and successful career. The members of the CDA Knowledge Networks team wish you and your loved ones a Happy Festive Season! Here is Dr. John O’Keefe sending you Season’s Greetings  

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First Visit, First Tooth: New Continuing Education Resource

A new First Visit, First Tooth resource is now available! The First Visit, First Tooth teaching kit is an invaluable resource for those who are committed to seeing children reach their full dental potential to prevent the burden of illness associated with early childhood caries. This kit is designed for dentists and other members of the oral health care team, family physicians and pediatricians, nurses, nurse practitioners and public health officials. This CDA sponsored interactive course incorporates both knowledge transfer and experiential learning. It can be modified to suit the presenter’s own material, presentation style, time constraints, audience and geographic ...

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Dr. John O’Keefe receives the Pierre Fauchard Academy’s 2015 Elmer S. Best Award

On November 7, the Pierre Fauchard Academy conferred the Elmer S. Best Award for 2015 on Dr. John O’Keefe, CDA Director of Knowledge Networks, at an awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The award is the Academy’s pinnacle honour for dentists who reside outside the United States of America. Dr. O’Keefe is the 9th Canadian to receive this award since its introduction in 1962. During the induction ceremony, the Academy’s Gold Medal was conferred on Dr. Henry Gremillion, dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at Louisiana State University, the Straumann dental implant company received the Dental Trade and Industry Recognition Award, ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Nancy Auyeung on the Manitoba Dental Foundation and the Dare to Smile Campaign

Dr. Nancy Auyeung, President of the Manitoba Dental Association, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the Manitoba Dental Foundation campaign and upcoming Gala to take place in November 2015.  Interview Highlights The Manitoba Dental Foundation was established in 2015 and it is the center of philanthropy for Manitoba dentists.  Vision Statement The Manitoba Dental Foundation serves as the unified centre of professional philanthropy for the dentists of Manitoba Mission Statement Providing dental services to the underserved, poor, or populations and communities with limited access to dental care; Improving the dental health of long-term care institutionalized populations in Manitoba; Providing dental outreach ...

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