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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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CDA Oasis Moment: Dr. Cecile Bensimon on the Updated CDA Principles of Ethics

Dr. Cecile Bensimon spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the process CDA undertook to revise its Code of Ethics into the now Principles of Ethics document. Dr. Cecile Bensimon, MA PhD, is the Director of Ethics at the Canadian Medical Association. Previously, she was at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy after returning from a visiting scholarship at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine. Prior to that, she was a research scientist at Bridgepoint Health after completing a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. As part of her work ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Joel Antel on the MDA’s Free First Visit Program

Dr. Joel Antel, Chair of the Manitoba Dental Association’s Communications Committee, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the association’s Free First Visit Program which encourages parents to bring their under 3 years-old child to the dentist. Highlights The program allows the dentist and the dental team to: Inform parents about factors that lead to dental decay. Discuss with parents the effect that feeding habits may have on dental health. Assist parents in establishing snacking and dietary patterns that are favourable for dental health.  Educate parents regarding their role in tooth cleaning for their infants/toddlers. Review with parents the sources of fluoride ...

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What are the basic concepts and techniques of dental implants?

This summary is based on the article published in Dental Clinics of North America: Basic Concepts and Techniques of Dental Implants (April 2015) Jonathan M. Tagliareni, DDS; Earl Clarkson, DDS Context Dental implants provide a predictable, effective, and reliable means for tooth replacements. Additionally, dental implants provide completely edentulous and partial edentulous patients the function and esthetics they had with natural dentition. It enables patients to regain normal masticatory function, esthetics, speech, smile, and deglutition. In patients with orofacial pain, it may resolve painful symptoms as well as improve facial esthetics and appearance. Key Points Biological and Functional Considerations Osseointegration is ...

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Your opinion matters: Win an iPad Air 2! Tell us what you think about CDA Essentials

CDA Essentials Readership Survey 2015 Tell us what you think and enter the prize draw to win an iPad Air 2!  Click here to complete the survey CDA Essentials (www.cda-adc.ca/essentials) is the official print publication of the Canadian Dental Association (CDA). It is published 8 times per year, in both English and French, and keeps you informed about news, issues and clinical information relevant to your practice. We would like to know your thoughts on CDA Essentials and CDA’s other knowledge products, and what you expect from these communication vehicles in the future. Please take ~5 minutes to complete an ...

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Oasis Moment: Mr. Lyle Best on promoting the success of dentists in Canada

Mr. Lyle Best, Chairman of CDSPI Board of Directors, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the latest initiatives at CDSPI as well as their Member Assistance Program (MAP). Watch the full version of the video interview             Watch a shorter version of the video interview Resources CDSPI website CDSPI Member Assistance Program (MAP) CDSPI Insurance Program CDSPI Investment Program

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