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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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Remote Area Medical Volunteers Canada

Dr. Gary Samson and Dr. Ian Doyle lead a humanitarian mission to the remote areas of Guyana. RAMV mission to the Pakaraima Mountain area of Guyana, South America. Empowering the Amerindians to service the dental needs of the remote village of Paramakatoi and the surrounding villages in the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana has been the goal of Dr. Ian Doyle since his first volunteer dental mission there in 2007.  At the request of the Guyanese government, the mission’s goal was to provide dental services to this remote area accessible only by air.  Retired dentist Dr. Gary Samson organized the mission ...

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Bringing dental education to life: The “Don’t Forget to Brush Your Teeth” program

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Ms. Laura Schneider, founder of the “Don’t Forget to Brush Your Teeth” program.

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Preserving Heritage in Dentistry: The Crawford Dental Collection

Dr. John O’Keefe interviewed Dr. Ralph Crawford, past CDA President and editor of the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association about the Crawford Dental Collection at the Museum of Health Care (MHC) at Kingston “The naming of the collection after Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford honours their more than 40-year ‘labour of love’ amassing and curating an extensive assemblage of artefacts and archives. Dr. Crawford began the collection as a dental student in the 1960s and originally used the objects to decorate his office in Winnipeg. In 1997, the Dentistry Canada Fund invited the Crawfords to establish the Dentistry ...

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Fifty years a dentist and still loving every minute

Dr. John O’Keefe had the opportunity to interview Dr. Matt Taylor, of St. Catherine’s, Ontario, who recalls with great pleasure some highlights of his career in dentistry that spans 50 years (9.11 min) Interview Highlights Interest in health professions brought about the love of dentistry. Dentistry is a profession that allows for a better life-work balance.   Major changes in dentistry in the last 50 years: technology, digital radiography, and accessible online information.  The $ sign should not be more important than giving the right treatment to the individual patient. The dentist should do what is better for the patient ...

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