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Updates from the PDAs: Dr. Richard Smith on practising dentistry in the Yukon

Dr. Richard Smith, President of the Yukon Dental Association, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the various challenges facing dentists and dentistry in the Yukon as well as the opportunities available to dentists.  Resources Yukon Dental Association 81 Finch Crescent, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X5 Tel: 1-867-6334401 Fax: 1-867-667-4488 Dr. Richard Smith’s Contact: dr.smith@northwestel.net    Watch the video interview  

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Dr. Gary MacDonald: My Term as a CDA President

Dr. Gary MacDonald, CDA past President (2014-2015), spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about his term as CDA President. Dr. MacDonald shared some of his best presidency moments as well as the CDA priority issues facing the dental profession in Canada.                 Watch the video interview Resources CDA Position Statement on Access to Oral Health Care for Canadians CDA Position Statement on Oral Health Care for Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Doug Brothwell on the CDA Seal Program Committee

Dr. Doug Brothwell, Associate Dean Academic of the College of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba and Chair of the CDA Seal of Recognition Committee, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about the work of the committee and the importance of the Seal of Recognition program.           Watch the video  Resources CDA Seal Program Website Recognized Products

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What are some of the concerns related to the purchase of dental instruments, equipment and materials?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: What are some of the concerns related to the purchase of dental instruments, equipment and materials? The response is based on the CDA Guidance Document Pertaining to Devices for Use in Dental Health Care. Context The instruments, equipment, and materials used by dentists are considered to be medical devices by Health Canada and must comply with Canadian Medical Devices Regulations in order to be sold and used in Canada. This Canadian Dental Association (CDA) document provides guidance to dentists concerning the purchase of dental instruments, equipment  and materials and reporting of adverse incidents related to devices used in the practice ...

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What are the dentists’ responsibilities when providing human allogeneic transplants or allografts to their patients with respect to Health Canada regulations?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: What are the dentists’ responsibilities when providing human allogeneic transplants or allografts to their patients with respect to Health Canada regulations? The response is based on the CDA Guidance Document for Dentists Provinding Human Allogeneic Transplants. Context Many dentists routinely use a wide range of transplant products during surgeries, including autograft, allograft, xenograft and alloplastic products. In April 2009, the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada adopted a document titled Guidance Document for Cell, Tissue and Organ Establishments – Safety of Human Cells, Tissues and Organs for Transplantation based on regulations ...

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Updates from the PDAs: Dr. David Baird speaks about access to care initiatives in BC

Dr. David Baird, President of the British Columbia Dental Association, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the Association’s latest initiatives in the area of access to care.             Watch the video interview Resources British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) BC Reduced Cost Clinics

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Updates from the Provincial Dental Regulatory Authorities: Dr. Barry Dolman speaks about the public oral health education campaign in Québec

Dr. Barry Dolman, President of the Ordre des Dentistes in Québec, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the Ordre’s public oral health education campaign and new website to promote oral health in Québec.       Watch the video interview Resources L’Ordres des Dentistes du Québec (Follow on Twitter) Ma bouche en santé (FR) Ma bouche en santé (EN) Facebook Page for Ma bouche en santé

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. David Mock on Prescription Drug Abuse

Dr. David Mock, Professor, (Retired) Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine, Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, and Associate Director at the Wasser Pain Management Centre, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Dr. Mock was a speaker at the Dentistry Leaders’ Forum during the CDA Annual General Meeting, presenting on behalf of the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse: First Do No Harm: Responding to Canada’s Prescription Drug Crisis.         Watch the video interview Resources Executive Summary: First do no harm: Responding to Canada’s Prescription Drug Crisis (PDF)

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