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CDA Oasis Conversations: Social Media for the Dental Practice with Dr. John Syrbu

  Dr. John Syrbu, dentist from Minneapolis MN, speaks about his latest book Practical Social media for Dentists. He explains the implementation of social media in the dental practice and gives advice about how dentists should use social media to promote their services.  Dr. Syrbu graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2013 and completed a General Practice Residency at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System the following year. He resides and practices in the Minneapolis area.  Practical Social media for Dentists is available for purchase on Amazon and for download on iTunes You can follow Dr. Syrbu ...

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Semiahmoo Dental Outreach to the Philippines

SEMIAHMOO DENTAL OUTREACH: November 21 to December 2, 2015 Siquijor, Philippines (Funding for this project was provided in part by the W.J. Spence – ICD Memorial Foundation of the Canadian Section of the International College of Dentists) The Team Our goals were to treat the children of three elementary schools near the village of San Juan, and to teach caries preventive measures to as many residents as possible. In November 2015, the Semiahmoo Dental Outreach team travelled for the sixth time to the Philippine Island of Siquijor. Our group of 35, the largest team yet, included five dentists (Ken Stones, ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Key Considerations in Treating Refugees with Dr. Clive Friedman

Dr. Clive Friedman, Pediatric dentist, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the main considerations dentists should be aware of in treating the new arriving refugees.    

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Notice from the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR)

New CIHR Institute Advisory Boards CIHR has been undergoing a renewal process that includes re-organizing the Institute Advisory Boards. The Institute that included oral health – IMHA – had 2 representatives; Jeff Dixon and Debora Matthews. Terms for current board members will not be renewed after April 2016. In order to ensure that oral health maintains a strong presence at CIHR, it is essential our community has representation on the new Boards. We strongly urge you to encourage colleagues (or yourself) to apply.  Details about the new CIHR Advisory Boards, and the application process are now online: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/49555.html. The online application process ...

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The masked Dentist: Give a Little, Get a Lot! Your Contribution Matters

By Dr. John O’Keefe Recently, I was invited to attend an open house to mark the opening of a new specialist dental office. It was a joyful occasion with the young specialist playing gracious host to colleagues and those who had helped to get his practice set-up. It certainly is a very impressive set-up with plenty of space for expansion on a prudent basis over time. After engaging in conversation for a while, I peeled away from the crowd and walked around the office to have a good look at the systems in the office. When I walked into the ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Drs. Richard Price and Sapan Bhatt on the Tufts International Exchange Program at Dalhousie

Drs. Richard Price and Sapan Bhatt spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about Sapan’s experience as a beneficiary of the Tufts International Exchange Program at Dalhousie. Sapan presents his perspective as a young dentist about his future potential career path.    Highlights Students considering dental research: it is not just an opportunity to enrich your resume, but to expand your network and establish relationships. Watch the video interview   Additional Resources Effect of Curing Light and Restoration Location on Energy Delivered  Tufts’ Research Travel Program Material World: Summer research internships span the globe List of Dr. Sapan Bhatt’s research Tufts University Newsletter about the International ...

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Here is how I manage children in my practice!

By Dr. Gillian Smith I am a dentist based in Ireland and I am a general dentist with post-graduate qualifications in conscious sedation, so having a scared child in the chair is a  scenario I deal with everyday. In my view, the first visit is the most important one. I do not do any treatment that day. The parent is advised about this on the phone and asked to tell their child that they are going to meet the dentist and show her their teeth. We have lots of positive story books and teddies with teeth in the waiting room. Parents are ...

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Knowledge Shared is Knowledge Amplified

You are invited to send us an email, video message, or leave us a voice message in which you tell us about a clinical or non-clinical pearl that you learned throughout your dental career and which made a difference for you.             And here is Dr. John O’Keefe…   Also, here is a good read: In a true sharing economy, the reward is gratitude

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