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Women in Dentistry: Practicing Dentistry Across Borders and Cultures with Dr. Emel Arat

The Women in Dentistry Series concludes with Dr. Emel Arat, Orthodontist in Toronto. Dr. Arat, is a native of Turkey who studied and practised dentistry in Turkey before moving to Canada. She speaks about her journey to becoming the President-elect of the Ontario Association of Orthodontists.  I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Please share your feedback, suggestions and questions through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Dr. Emel Arat  is originally from Turkey and chose orthodontics as a career when she was as young as 16 years of age. She is the first dentist ...

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Tips for a good start to your dental career (#1)

Below is the first response I received to my recent Oasis post asking about the smartest and dumbest decisions readers made during their first five years after graduation from dental school. I hold the colleague whose message appears below in very high esteem, as a result of positive collaborations over a number of years. Here goes: Hi John, This is a subject about which I have strong feelings. In no way shape or form were we prepared for the emotional and business side of dentistry which can make or break people. I’m sure you also witnessed colleagues going down bad ...

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Practice-Based Clinical Research in Canadian Dental Practices: Dr. Hubert Gaucher

It was a pleasure to welcome Dr. Hubert Gaucher on CDA Oasis to speak about his lifelong experience doing practice-based research. Dr. Gaucher is a seasoned Prosthodontist from Quebec City with 4 decades of private practice experience. He is a former professor and administrator at the faculty of medicine and dentistry at Laval University. He is also the founder and administrator of the Canadian Dental Research Institute.  I hope you find a few pearls of wisdom in this conversation and share your thoughts, suggestions and questions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Certificate of Continuance (PDF)   ...

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La recherche axée sur la pratique dans les cabinets dentaires canadiens: Dr Hubert Gaucher

  Nous avons eu le plaisir de nous entretenir avec le Dr Hubert Gaucher sur le thème de la recherche axée sur la pratique. Le Dr Gaucher est un prosthodontiste chevronné de Québec qui compte plus de quarante ans d’expérience en cabinet privé. C’est un ancien professeur et administrateur à la faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval. Il est également fondateur et administrateur de l’Institut canadien de recherche dentaire. Nous espérons que cet échange sera source d’inspiration et qu’il attisera votre curiosité. N’hésitez pas à nous envoyer vos questions ou commentaires à oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca À très bientôt sur CDA Oasis! Élodie ...

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Practice-Based Clinical Research in Canadian Dental Practices: Dr. Ken Luco

It was my pleasure and privilege to interview a dentist inventor, Dr. Ken Luco from Kingston ON. He is the designer of the Luco Hybrid OSA Appliance, which was approved by the FDA as well as Health Canada and the European Union. The appliance is used for the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, primary snoring, as well as sleep-related bruxism and associated tension/migraine headaches. Dr. Luco shares his experience getting the various approvals and certifications for his device as well as doing research to prove the validity of his appliance. He encourages all dentists to try practice-based research for ...

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NCOHR Outreach activities in the Canadian dental schools

The Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) was recently awarded five-year funding for the continued support of oral health researchers in Canada. The members of NCOHR are extremely grateful for the generous contributions received from their funding partners: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in partnership with three of its institutes: Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) Institute of Aging (IA) Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD), the Canadian Association of Dental Research (CADR), the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), Réseau de recherche en Santé buccodentaire et osseuse (RSBO), and ...

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Activités de sensibilisation du RCRSB auprès des écoles dentaires canadiennes

Le Réseau canadien de recherche en santé buccodentaire (RCRSB) a obtenu récemment une subvention sur cinq ans pour soutenir la recherche en santé buccodentaire au pays. Les membres du RCRSB sont largement reconnaissants de la générosité de leurs bailleurs de fonds : les Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, en partenariat avec trois de ses instituts : l’Institut de l’appareil locomoteur et de l’arthrite l’Institut du vieillissement l’Institut des maladies infectieuses et immunitaires l’Association canadienne des facultés dentaires du Canada l’Association canadienne de recherches dentaires l’Association dentaire canadienne le Réseau de recherche en santé buccodentaire et osseuse MEDTEQ, un consortium de recherche et ...

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Practice-Based Clinical Research in Canadian Dental Practices: Dr. Edsard van Steenbergen

Dr. Edsard van Steenbergen speaks with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about his practice-based orthodontic research which focused on biomechanics. His research results are currently published in the Angle Orthodontist and in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. van Steenbergen designed his research study with the help of two professors at the University of Connecticut and the University of Amsterdam. The actual data gathering and analysis took 4 years, followed by another 4 years of work for the publication, writing and defending the thesis. The investigation was carried out within his own clinical practice with a goal of examining ...

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