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How will periodontics be practiced in 5‐10 years from now by generalists and specialists?

This is the first in a series of interviews with thoughts leaders in various clinical disciplines about the future of dentistry. Dr. Chris McCulloch, Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, offered insights into how periodontics might be practiced 10 years from now. Download MP3 Dr. McCulloch’s profile Highlights There will be an emerging and substantial population of patients with atypical types of periodontal lesions that are much more challenging to diagnose. These lesions will be considerably more challenging to treat due in part to the complexity of diagnosis and because of the increasing needs of ...

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Speaking about the Digital Office with Dr. Jeff Glaizel

Dr. Jeff Glaizel, general dentist in the Toronto area, spoke with Dr, John O’Keefe about what it means to have a digital office and what the implications are for clinical practice. Dr. Glaizel also touched on his involvement in the Ontario Telemedicine Network.                   The Digital Office from Canadian Dental Association on Vimeo.    

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Open Access to Data and Collaborative Partnerships to Advance Research

Dr. Rachel Harding, from the Structural Genomics Consortium, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about sharing scientific data publicly and in real time. Dr. Harding was recently featured in the media about sharing her lab notes in real time so other researchers can glimpse into research projects and avoid duplicating research studies. Her initiative is widely considered unprecedented in modern medical research where hording data, methods and results are the norm.         Photo credit: Melissa Hooper    

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CADTH: Health Technology Assessment of Non-surgical Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

CADTH is planning a health technology assessment of non-surgical treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  It will include patient experiences and preferences regarding various types of oral devices.  We are inviting patients, caregivers and patient organizations to comment on CADTH’s plan for the project. Our goal is that the results of the project, and any recommendations that arise from it, will better reflect the experiences and preferences of patients by consulting with them in the early stages of the project. We would appreciate your help in connecting us with a person living with Obstructive Sleep Apnea who would be willing to give ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: What are the Value Drivers of Today’s Dental Practices?

Dr. Bernie Dolansky, past ODA and CDA President and current partner and consultant at Tier Three Brokerage, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the main drivers that make a dental practice valuable to buyers. Among these drivers, maintaining a dental hygiene department is of utmost importance.    Dr. Bernard Dolansky B.A, DDS, MS, practiced Endodontics in Ottawa for 37 years. He is a past President of the Ottawa Dental Society, ODA, CDA, and the Dentistry Canada Fund. A principal of Tier Three Brokerage, after 16 years and dozens of transitions, he assists dentists with transition/retirement planning; evaluations/practice purchase and sale; associateship/partnership arrangements, ...

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CE Showcase: Knee-to-Knee Examination with Dr. Ross Anderson

Dr. Ross Anderson comes back to speak with Dr, John O’Keefe about the knee-toknee examination, a key component in the preparation of dentists to see children as early as age 1.    

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Dr. Deborah Saunders invites you to the Global Oral Cancer Forum

Dr. Deborah Saunders, Medical Director of the Department of Dental Oncology in the Northeast Cancer Center in Sudbury, ON, invites interested dentists to attend the Global Oral Cancer Forum which will take place in New York City in March 2016.  The Global Oral Cancer Forum 2016 will take place on March 4-5, at the New York University’s Kimmel Center, in New York City. It evolves around: Challenges in the Global Burden of Oral Cancer: Progress in Early Diagnosis and Prevention. This inaugural forum will highlight gaps and innovations in prevention, patient care, technology, and services across the oral cancer continuum. International speakers, panelists, and delegates will convene ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Social Media for the Dental Practice with Dr. John Syrbu

  Dr. John Syrbu, dentist from Minneapolis MN, speaks about his latest book Practical Social media for Dentists. He explains the implementation of social media in the dental practice and gives advice about how dentists should use social media to promote their services.  Dr. Syrbu graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2013 and completed a General Practice Residency at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System the following year. He resides and practices in the Minneapolis area.  Practical Social media for Dentists is available for purchase on Amazon and for download on iTunes You can follow Dr. Syrbu ...

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