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Nepal dentist brings relief to earthquake victims and fears epidemic

Dr. Neil Pande, a general dentist who lives and practices in Kathmandu, Nepal speaks about the disaster that hit his country just five days ago. Like many other dentists in Nepal, he is working full time these days to provide emergency relief to the victims of the earthquake. His biggest fear at present is for an epidemic to strike victims left homeless and living in appalling conditions in emergency shelters. Dr. Pande promises to keep us updated as the needs of the people becomes clearer after initial assessment.         Watch the video interview with Dr. Neil Pande ...

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Dr. Toby Gushue: How CDAnet came to be

Dr. Toby Gushue, past President of the Canadian Dental Association (1997-1998), spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the beginnings of CDAnet and the process that was involved to establish the service that thousands of Canadian dentists benefit from today.  Dr. Toby Gushue would like to highlight the successful contribution of Dr. Bill Leggette and the 3rd Dental Plans Committe.             Listen to the audio interview     For more information on CDAnet, visit the CDA website.            

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What are the implications of electronic health records for dentists? A video interview with Dr. Jennifer Zelmer

Dr. Jennifer Zelmer, Executive Vice President of Canada Health Infoway, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about electronic health records and their impact on dentistry. Dr. Zelmer received her PhD and her MA in economics from McMaster University and her B.Sc. in health information science from the University of Victoria. In addition to her role at Canada Health Infoway, she is the Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Policy and is an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Victoria, School of Health Information Science. Jennifer also serves on a range of health-related advisory committees and boards. Prior to joining Canada Health Infoway, she held a ...

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Dr. Linda Blakey on the Women in Dentistry Forum at the CDA/NLDA Convention

Dr. Linda Blakey, Member of the CDA Board of Directors, representing Newfoundland and Labrador, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the Women in Dentistry Forum that will take place in August 2015 during the CDA/NLDA Convention.  The Women in Dentistry Forum falls under the Social program of the NLDA/CDA convention.       Watch the video  

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The 2015 Federal Budget: Notable Highlights for Dentistry

On April 22nd, the federal government announced their budget. Here are the notable highlights for dentistry. Small Business Tax Rates: Budget 2015 proposes to reduce the small business tax rate by 2 percentage points, to 9 per cent by 2019. The small business tax rate will be reduced by an incremental 0.5% per year over four years, starting as of January 2016 subject to the Budget receiving Parliamentary approval. This reduction in the small business tax rate is good news, in that it will apply to dental practices which are incorporated (Canadian controlled private corporations or CCPCs, as fitting the ...

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Down Memory Lane: Dr. David Peters’ memories of the late Dr. Bill McIntosh

Dr. David Peters spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about his memories of the late Dr. Bill McIntosh, CDA past President and Executive Director. In this interview, Dr. Peters reflects on Dr. McIntosh’s character and leadership style and tells about the good times he had working with him.  A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto.         Watch the interview  

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Dr. Ben Fong speaks about his pro bono dental program

Dr. Ben Fong spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about his pro bono dentistry initiative. To get in touch with Dr. Ben Fong, you could either email him directly at herongatedental@rogers.com or contact us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Highlights In a society where dental services are available but people cannot afford it, the program, provides free dental care for these individuals, by bringing low-income adults with volunteer dentists together. For dentists who would like to volunteer their services within a structured framework, the program offers a good opportunity for them. Watch the Video Interview Additional Resources youtube.com/user/drbenfong probonodental.ca/ dentalcharityball.ca/

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Share your Story: Dr. Peter Pronych tells the story of Dr. Painless Parker

Dr. Peter Pronych recorded a Youtube video about the famous Canadian dentist Painless Parker, from New Brunswick. Dr. Pronych spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about his experience preparing the Youtube video.  If you have media that you would like to share with us, please feel free to upload it through our Upload your Content page.            Listen to the Audio Conversation   Click here to watch Dr. Pronych’s Youtube video: Painless Parker, Dentist & Showman©

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