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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2013/09/10

Dear colleagues, here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks  at CDA in the past week. We welcome your comments and we invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk in the past week. Canadian dentistry news The Manitoba Dental Association has created a fun and catchy message to encourage school children to brush and floss daily. The song We Be Brushin’, written and recorded by Winnipeg radio personality and hip-hop rapper Ismaila Alfa, is aimed squarely at the kids of today, presented in a form they are used ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2013/09/03

  Dear  colleagues, here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks  at CDA in the past week. We welcome your comments and we invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk in the past week. Canadian dentistry news Dr. Jack Cottrell re-elected to FDI Council. CDA past-president, Dr. Jack Cottrell of Port Perry, ON was successful in his bid for a second term in an election held at the FDI Annual Congress in Istanbul, Turkey last week. Read his initial report on the FDI World Dental Parliament…   ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2013/08/26

Dear colleagues, here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. We welcome your comments and we invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk in the past week. Canadian Dentistry News Illegal BC dentist is still being sought. According to today’s Globe & Mail, private investigators are still seeking an illegal dental practitioner, who practiced in BC over a long period of time. Have a look inside his premises; courtesy of Global TV News… (You will have to watch the advert first) Taking ...

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What news items came across my desk today?

In this post I will attempt to give you a flavour of some of the news items relating to dentistry that came across my desk in the past couple of days. I will follow the lead of Twitter and try to keep each news piece to 140 characters or less with a link to a text or a video for further information.   Are dental cleanings and dental X-rays safe for pregnant women? Yes, according to recommendations issued by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Read more…   UK Department of Health plans to remove restrictions on HIV-positive dentists ...

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Can we help you share your clinical pearls?

In the short video below (2.04), Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, calls on dentists to participate in JCDA Oasis in a creative and innovative way. Dr. O’Keefe held numerous panel discussions and focus groups with dentists across Canada during which an important recurring theme was “dentists want to learn from other dentists who are in the same situation as themselves.” Dr. O’Keefe noted that to make this a reality, we need dentists to share their experiences. If you are interested in doing so, we welcome your feedback and we look forward to receiving ...

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We would like to hear from you!

You have been numerous in voicing your willingness to contribute to the JCDA Oasis Project. We would like to know how we can thank you for your contribution. Please take 1-2 minutes to participate in a short survey. We will be accepting survey responses until Friday, July 12th 2013.  Click here to take the survey. If you prefer to tell us directly how you would like to contribute, please email us at jcdaoasis@cda-adc.ca      

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Press Release: OSAP Joins Forces With JCDA Oasis

OSAP Joins Forces With JCDA Oasis     ANNAPOLIS, MD — MAY 15, 2013 — The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is joining forces with the Canadian Dental Association and its Journal of the Canadian Dental Association Oasis program to bring infection prevention resources to Canadian dental professionals. Recently, the JCDA underwent a metamorphosis into JCDA Oasis (online advice and searchable information system). The web-based Oasis combines a peer-reviewed journal, a chairside clinical decision support tool and a blog site, Oasis Discussion, where clinicians’ questions are answered. The program is designed to facilitate dental engagement and discussion around ...

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