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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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Dr. Peter Doig speaks about the National Oral Health Action Plan (NOHAP) Symposium

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Dr. Peter Doig, President of the Canadian Dental Association, about the National Oral Health Action Plan (NOHAP) Symposium that was held in Ottawa on Feb 27th, 2014.         

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Is it time to retire your office modem?

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at CDA, interviewed Geoff Valentine, Manager of Health Informatics at CDA, about emerging issues surrounding the use of modems in dental offices for the transmission of dental claims.

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Saint John, NB, decides negatively on water fluoridation

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Drs. Jeff Clark and Kelly Manning, respectively President and President Elect of the New Brunswick Dental Society, about the debate on the future of water fluoridation that took place at Saint John’s city council on March 10th, 2014. 

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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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