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Volunteering Dentistry: El Salvador Humanitarian Dental Mission

Dr. John O’Keefe interviewed Drs. Jack Cottrell and Donna Brode about their recent experience with a humanitarian mission in El Salvador

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Highlights of the 2014 CDA Annual General Meeting

On April 12th, 2014, the Canadian Dental Association held its annual general meeting (AGM) in Ottawa. The AGM and its related events provide an opportunity for the profession to gather together to exchange ideas, celebrate achievements and collaborate on future initiatives.

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Oral Health Research in Canada: Trends and Implications

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Drs. Debora Matthews  and Jeff Dixon about current trends in oral health research in Canada and their implications. 

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Alert on the ‘HeartBleed’ Electronic Virus

As some of you may already know, two days ago a major vulnerability on certain websites was announced. The vulnerability known as “HeartBleed”, allows anyone on the Internet to read protected information and hijack encryption keys. These keys allow for the safe communication of information across the Internet.

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What are the provisions of the new standard for administering Botox in Alberta?

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Dr. Gary Fong, President of the Alberta Dental Association and College, about a new standard of practice on facial esthetic therapies and adjunctive therapies in dental practice.

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Dr. Peter Doig describes the work of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Technical Working Group

Dr. Peter Doig, President of the Canadian Dental Association, was interviewed by Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, about his participation in a recent NIHB technical working group meeting.

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Dr. Ron Smith speaks about the newest CDA member service: eReferral

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director Knowledge Networks at CDA, interviewed Dr. Ron Smith, past CDA President and present Chair of the board of Continovation Services Inc. about the new CDA member service eReferral.

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A new curriculum for oral-systemic health education for non-dental healthcare providers

Oral-Systemic Health Education for Non-Dental Healthcare Providers Curriculum Puts Manitoba at the Forefront of Medical Education in Oral Health The University of Manitoba is offering non-dental healthcare providers (HCPs) comprehensive, evidence-based peer review education in oral health to help them assess, refer and co-manage high-risk populations with limited access to dental care. The Oral-Systemic Health Education for Non-Dental Healthcare Providers curriculum bridges the gap between medicine and dentistry, and is the first of its kind in health science education.

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