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Harnessing Internet potential to build a community for dentists

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Dr.Ken Serota, Endodontist in the Toronto area

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World Oral Health Day by Dr. Jack Cottrell

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Dr. Jack Cottrell, Member of FDI Council, on the importance of FDI’s World Oral Health Day (March 20th, 2014) Key Points World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is an opportunity for FDI to lead an initiative to bring about awareness of the concept of oral health and its importance. It is also a mechanism to instigate some action to affect behaviour in the long term. It is now known that oral health diseases share many common social determinants with diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic ...

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CDA News: Dr. Peter Doig attends Minister Ambrose’s address to the Economic Club of Canada

On January 30, 2014, Dr. Peter Doig, President of the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) attended Minister Ambrose’s address to the Economic Club of Canada. Minister Ambrose highlighted the Government of Canada’s work to harness the tremendous potential of innovation to improve the quality and fiscal sustainability of Canada`s health system. She underscored the importance of innovation and health partnerships to help improve the future financial sustainability and quality of healthcare for Canadians and announced the creation of a wise person’s panel to examine innovation in healthcare. Key Speech Messages  Health Canada’s focus will be on:  Patient care Health outcomes Reduced cost of delivering ...

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CDA News: Dr. Peter Doig speaks at the National Summit of Canadian Sport for Life

On January 29th, 2014, Baseball Canada held the National Summit of Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) which brings together leaders who work to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. Recognizing that quality sport and physical activity offer rich benefits to Canadian society, CS4L aims to improve the lives of all Canadians. Dr. Peter Doig, President of the Canadian Dental Association, was a keynote speaker at the summit. He spoke about the dangers of smokeless tobacco products and the role of dentists in identifying the first warning signs of gum disease and oral cancer and in counseling ...

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CDA News: Are dentists contributing to prescription drug abuse?

On January 24th, 2014 Minister of Health Rona Ambrose and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) co-hosted a symposium on prescription drug abuse. Their objective: to identify measures to address prescription drug abuse under the National Anti-Drug Strategy.  Dr. Benoit Soucy, Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), attended the symposium along with representatives from the healthcare sector, government, First Nations, and law enforcement.  Dr. John O’Keefe asked Dr. Soucy to tell us more about the symposium and the role dentists must play to combat the scourge of prescription drug abuse.    Listen to ...

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Make the connection: the first oral-systemic health day at the University of Manitoba

   On February the 7th, 2014, the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba will hold a Continuing Professional Development day on making the connection between oral and systemic health. Dr. John O’Keefe interviewed Dr. Tony Iacopino, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, who provided more information on the CE day. 

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Restored Link: Results of our survey on what stresses you and your team the most

We apologize for the inconvenience, the link to the “Results of our survey on what stresses you and your team the most” was broken.  Please click here to be directed to the results page. JCDA Oasis Team    

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