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What do you think about the supervision of dental assisting practice in Canada?

The dental assisting profession has a rich and vibrant history making an important and significant contribution to the dental profession for almost two centuries. Today’s dental assistant is a multi-skilled professional with a scope of practice that is expanding as the dental profession continues to evolve and change. 

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World Oral Health Day by Dr. Maria Mantzourani from Johnson and Johnson

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Dr. Maria Mantzourani about the role of Johnson & Johnson in World Oral Health Day

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Supporting Canadian Researchers: Highlights from the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research

In its first full year of operation, the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) achieved significant milestones towards its mission to build capacity in the Canadian oral health research community. Highlights from the year are published in NCOHR’s 2013 annual report. CDA talked with Dr. Debora Matthews, Director of NCOHR, to get her thoughts on the year.

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CIHR holds workshops on Evidence-Based Dentistry in three Canadian dental schools

By Dr. Carlos Flores Mir, Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, Division Head of the Orthodontics Department and Director of the Orthodontics Graduate Program The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) sponsored three workshops for faculty members in three Canadian dental schools, at the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, and at McGill University. The workshops were intended to train faculty members in key concepts of evidence-based dentistry (EBD), such as how to critique published systematic reviews. Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) encompasses the judicious integration of the current best available scientific evidence, the clinician’s skill and judgment, and the ...

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Reaching out through the Dental Outreach Community Service @ the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

DOCS is an acronym that stands for Dental Outreach Community Service. Dr. Ken Wright started the volunteer-based program to provide free dentistry for individuals with no other economic means. Since its inception, the program has been modified and implemented into the fourth year dental curriculum at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University.      

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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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At what age should I stop all my insurance?

Insurance Advisory Services at CDSPI has provided this quick initial response to a question submitted by a dentist: Just wondering if anyone else feels 65 is too early for CDSPI to stop all my insurance? Isn’t there a gap in how long people tend to practice these days? Given the complexity regarding insurance needs when approaching retirement, it might be best that you speak to one of our qualified advisors at Insurance Advisory Services, at 1-877-293-9455 extension 5002 for further discussion. In our experience, a variety of issues can cause boomer dentists to need to delay retirement – so it’s important for ...

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