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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/09/19

Top News Dentists prescribing too many antibiotics, says BCCDC U.S. Senate passes opioids package From emotional dentistry to blockchain: emerging trends in dentistry to look out for Canadian dentistry news Nunavut expands its oral health program for children. nunatsiaq.com: Kids up to Grade 7 now eligible for more preventive dental care. Read more Province needs to do more to fill dental care funding gap, Ottawa dentist says. cbc.ca: Dr. Mark McCullough and his colleagues provided free cleanings, fillings and even some root canals, to 83 people for free in one day. Read more The root of the dental problem. oshawaexpress.ca: And ...

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery First-Ever Technical Skills Exam

It’s the first of its kind exam to be administered to Oral and Maxillofacial residents at the University of Toronto. We invited Dr. Marco Caminiti, Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Specialty Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Toronto to tell us about how the idea of the exam started and how the first round of examinations went.  Dr. Caminiti is also the Director of the Graduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Mount Sinai Hospital.  We would like to hear from you and know your thoughts and questions about this topic. If you ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/09/12

Top News Oral cancer chairside guide now available online American Academy of Periodontology publishes proceedings from Best Evidence Consensus meeting on lasers Global Periodontal Health Project experts host symposium at FDI Congress and introduce practical guide Dentists Among 77 US occupations that average six-figure salaries Browse the special virtual issue of the International Dental Journal on oral health for older adults Canadian dentistry news Becoming a dentist in B.C. now costs more than 500 root canals. thestar.com: Crushing debt that comes from the highest tuition and school fees Canadian undergraduate students can pay is preventing new dentistry grads from setting ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/09/05

Top News Breaking osteoporosis: New mechanism activates bone-building cells E-cigarette giant Juul expands to Canada; Faces U.S. criticism Why it is worth keeping an eye on pharmaceuticals in NAFTA talks Canadian dentistry news Allison Hayes: Dental care still out of reach for too many. montrealgazette.com: “Even for someone who is terrified … it’s obvious publicly funded dental care is worthwhile — and should be made available to more people.” Read more Welcoming the DDS class of 2T2. dentistry.utoronto.ca: During a stirring White Coat ceremony […], the new DDS Class of 2T2 promised to always put “patients first.” Read more Dentistry ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/08/30

Top News Health Minister announces access to a U.S.-approved epinephrine auto-injector New online resource for dental therapy launched Center for Opioid Research and Education (CORE)– Dental Opioid Guidelines Incoming CMA president seeks balance for a divided medical profession Researchers develop potential drugs to help curb smoking Canadian dentistry news Charlottetown dentist organizes 5K fun run at national convention. runningmagazine.ca: About 30 dentists from across Canada and at least one dental hygienist attending last week’s Canadian Dental Association conference in Charlottetown, P.E.I. participated in an early-morning 5K fun run on Aug. 23. And it only happened thanks to local dentist and runner ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/08/22

Top News Biomaterial could keep tooth alive after root canal Bioengineered tooth replacement opens doors to new therapies Low levels of vitamin D3 and periodontitis may trigger the onset of Type 2 diabetes Canadian dentistry news Craniofacial Awareness Month. aboutface.ca: September is Craniofacial Awareness month! […] The goal of Craniofacial Awareness month is to heighten public awareness regarding the facial difference community and the stigma they face. Read more CIHR Funding Success. schulich.uwo.ca: Congratulations to Schulich Dentistry Faculty Members on their success in the recent 2018 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Funding Competition. Read more Delivering smiles — A ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/08/15

Top News Does fluoride-free toothpaste help prevent cavities? L’Ordre vous consulte sur un projet de règlement Johns Hopkins Experts Create Opioid Prescribing Guidelines For 20 Common Surgical Procedures Adolescent E-Cigarette, Hookah, and Conventional Cigarette Use and Subsequent Marijuana Use UBC Okanagan researchers study success of app for quitting smoking Canadian dentistry news Does fluoride-free toothpaste help prevent cavities? Youroralhealth.ca: Dr. David Stevenson was interviewed on CTV Morning Live Ottawa this morning about new research on fluoride-free toothpaste. Watch 5:23 Nothing to smile about; Oral care a lower priority for long-term care patients. eedition.thewhig.com: The trend is partly the result of shifting demographics, ...

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ADEA Survey of Dental School Graduates: Class of 2017

I had the pleasure to speak with Dr. Richard Valachovic, President and CEO of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). Every year, ADEA publishes statistical reports about dentistry graduating classes. I have come across the most recent report which analyzes data from the 2017 graduating class. Although these data are about students from south of the border, there could be multiple similarities between American and Canadian students. So, we wished to explore the topic and other facts stated in the report with one of the report authors. You can access a PDF copy of the report below in the resources ...

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