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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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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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