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Embracing the infant first visit – one GP dentist’s experience

By Dr. John O’Keefe When I sat in the waiting room at the office of Dr. Janet Leith of Ottawa for my recall visit recently, the first thing I noticed was the prominently featured CDA poster informing patients that her dental office encourages parents to bring their children for a first dental visit by age one. At the end of my visit, I sat and asked Janet  about when she had incorporated this approach into her practice, what trepidation she had prior to adopting it, how she used it as a practice building strategy and what sort of benefits she ...

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Work the World: Broadening Health Care Students’ Horizons

By Ashley Sutton, Nursing student at the University of Ottawa   Work the World works closely with partner hospitals and the local community, supporting them with financial and equipment donationsthat. The organization crafts tailored internships in developing countries for health care students in the fields of dentistry, medicine, physical therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, midwifery and radiology. Earlier this summer, I left the comfort of my Ottawa home to do a nursing internship with Work the World in the Philippines. Well aware of the precarious conditions of the hospitals I’d be working at during my stay, we contacted the Henry Schein Cares ...

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Dr. John O’Keefe on Taking an Oasis Moment

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, speaks about a new CDA Oasis concept: the “Oasis Moment.” With dentists being so busy during the clinical day, one member of the dental team can be designated to routinely take an Oasis Moment to check the latest on CDA Oasis and share interesting new knowledge with their colleagues. It also only takes a Moment to share a question, a comment, a photo or a video, through our Upload your Content feature.          Watch the video  

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Nepal dentist brings relief to earthquake victims and fears epidemic

Dr. Neil Pande, a general dentist who lives and practices in Kathmandu, Nepal speaks about the disaster that hit his country just five days ago. Like many other dentists in Nepal, he is working full time these days to provide emergency relief to the victims of the earthquake. His biggest fear at present is for an epidemic to strike victims left homeless and living in appalling conditions in emergency shelters. Dr. Pande promises to keep us updated as the needs of the people becomes clearer after initial assessment.         Watch the video interview with Dr. Neil Pande ...

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Dr. Ben Fong speaks about his pro bono dental program

Dr. Ben Fong spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about his pro bono dentistry initiative. To get in touch with Dr. Ben Fong, you could either email him directly at herongatedental@rogers.com or contact us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Highlights In a society where dental services are available but people cannot afford it, the program, provides free dental care for these individuals, by bringing low-income adults with volunteer dentists together. For dentists who would like to volunteer their services within a structured framework, the program offers a good opportunity for them. Watch the Video Interview Additional Resources youtube.com/user/drbenfong probonodental.ca/ dentalcharityball.ca/

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Share your Story: Dr. Peter Pronych tells the story of Dr. Painless Parker

Dr. Peter Pronych recorded a Youtube video about the famous Canadian dentist Painless Parker, from New Brunswick. Dr. Pronych spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about his experience preparing the Youtube video.  If you have media that you would like to share with us, please feel free to upload it through our Upload your Content page.            Listen to the Audio Conversation   Click here to watch Dr. Pronych’s Youtube video: Painless Parker, Dentist & Showman©

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Share Your Story: A week in rural Honduras from the students’ perspective

By Jessica Gold and Anna Urbano A week on a mobile dental clinic from the students’ perspective Last March, for a week, we were fortunate enough to participate in an outreach mission to Honduras. The mission was led by pediatrician Dr. F. Gorodzinsky and pediatric dentist Dr. C. Friedman, and included pediatric dentists, pediatric residents, and registered nurses. It was the first time in fifteen years that dental students participated in such a mission and it has been the most eye-opening experience of our careers as dental students, thus far. Daily, before joining our brigades, where we provided emergent dental ...

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A Dentist’s Experience with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Dr. Vinay Bhide, periodontist, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association about his personal experience of being a patient with the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.  Watch the video    

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