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Dr Philippe Gauthier et le premier programme francophone d’endodontie en Amérique du nord offert par la Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval

Ms. Genevieve Gagnon, Rédactrice-réviseure à l’Association dentaire canadienne, s’est entretenue avec le Dr Philippe Gauthier, endodontiste et professeur à la Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval, au sujet de l’inauguration du premier programme francophone d’études supérieures en endodontie en Amérique du Nord offert par la Faculté de médecine dentaire à l’Université Laval.  Plus d’infos sur le programme d’endodontie, suivez ce lien.         Voir l’entrevue vidéo    

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Is there an association between sleep bruxism and psychosocial factors in children and adolescents? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in Clinical Pediatrics: Association between Sleep Bruxism and Psychosocial Factors in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review (May 2015) Graziela De Luca Canto, DDS, MSc, PhD; Vandana Singh, DDS, MSc; Paulo Conti, DDS, MSc, PhD; Bruce D. Dick, PhD, RPsych; David Gozal, MD; Paul W. Major, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); and Carlos Flores-Mir, DDS, MSc, DSc, FRCD(C) Context Bruxism is defined as the “repetitive jaw-muscle activity characterized by clenching or grinding of the teeth and/or by bracing or thrusting of the mandible.”1 Bruxism has 2 distinct circadian manifestations: It can occur during sleep ...

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Artificial food colorings and sugars commonly consumed by children: How much are we talking about?

This summary is based on the Commentary published in Clinical Pediatrics: Amounts of Artificial Food Dyes and Added Sugars in Foods and Sweets Commonly Consumed by Children (April 2015) Laura J. Stevens, MS, John R. Burgess, PhD, Mateusz A. Stochelski, BS, and Thomas Kuczek, PhD Context Artificial food colors (AFCs) are used to color many beverages, foods, and sweets in the United States and throughout the world. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limits the AFCs allowed in the diet to 9 different colors. The FDA certifies each batch of manufactured AFCs to guarantee purity and ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Hugh Lamont, celebrating RCDC’s latest initiatives and 50th anniversary

Dr. Hugh Lamont, President of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC), spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the history of RCDC and how they are celebrating the College’s 50th anniversary.                 Watch the video interview  

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FDI makes five statements at the 68th World Health Assembly

FDI made five statements at the 68th World Health Assembly: three of them were on its own behalf and two on behalf of the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA). The WHA took place in Geneva from 18 to 26 May. FDI statements FDI pointed out that global and national surveillance of oral diseases (the most prevalent NCDs in the world) should be an integral part of routine epidemiological surveillance. “Monitoring risk factors and oral health needs is fundamental to developing appropriate oral health interventions and programmes and to evaluating their effectiveness,” said FDI.  FDI stressed that oral health is an integral ...

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“Evidence-Based Dentistry” supports smarter clinical translation

Watch Dr. Gordon Guyatt’s April 21 lecture, “Why Bother With Evidence-Based Dentistry?” at the Faculty of Dentistry. Watch Dr. Guyatt’s April 21 lecture, “Evidence-based Medicine: Past, Present, and Future.”    “Before evidence-based medicine, something was going very wrong,” said Dr. Gordon Guyatt during his aptly titled Dean’s Lecture on April 21, “Evidence-Based Medicine: Past, Present and Future” Prior to the 1990s, new medicines and protocols were routinely put in place, claimed Guyatt. But in some cases those protocols – relying on the strength of a few and potentially biased reviewers – were costing lives. All that changed when, according to ...

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Great-West Life – Payment and statement changes

Great West Bulk Pay Dental FAQ Great West Bulk Pay Dental FAQ (French) Great West Dental Provider Statement Explained Great West Dental Provider Statement Explained (French) In July, Great-West Life is enhancing the payment process for all Dentists by offering weekly direct deposit payments instead of individual cheques per visit. Payments will include an easy-to-read electronic statement with more details – breakdowns by family and patient, service codes, tooth numbers and more – to help you reconcile payments. Great-West is working with TELUS Health to make signing up for direct deposit and electronic statements fast, easy and secure. If you ...

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Dr. John O’Keefe on Taking an Oasis Moment

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, speaks about a new CDA Oasis concept: the “Oasis Moment.” With dentists being so busy during the clinical day, one member of the dental team can be designated to routinely take an Oasis Moment to check the latest on CDA Oasis and share interesting new knowledge with their colleagues. It also only takes a Moment to share a question, a comment, a photo or a video, through our Upload your Content feature.          Watch the video  

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