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Dr. Maxine Feinberg: My Visit to Dalhousie University

Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Dr. Maxine Feinberg, past president of the American Dental Association and Periodontist from New Jersey, about her recent visit to Dalhousie University. Dr. Feinberg was touched by the warm welcome and impressed by the professionalism and the level of support and camaraderie that she and her colleagues witnessed at the Faculty of Dentistry.  We hope you enjoy the conversation and we congratulate the faculty, staff and students in the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University for creating such a welcoming and supportive educational environment for American and international students.  As always, your thoughts, suggestions, and ...

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The McGill Qualitative Health Research Group: Advocating for the Qualitative Approach

I had the great pleasure of meeting Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald, Associate Professor in the Division of Oral Health and Society Research in the Faculty of dentistry at McGill University and the founder of the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group (MQHRG).  The qualitative approach to biomedical and oral health research has for a long time been stigmatized as a soft or less rigorous research approach. However, today, researchers are realizing the inability of many quantitative methods to answer complex research questions, in particular if used as stand-alone methods.  Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald founded the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group as a safe space ...

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Outstanding British Columbians: Dr. Rosamund Harrison Appointed to the Order of British Columbia

I had the privilege to speak with Dr. Rosamund Harrison, pediatric dentist and professor emerita at the University of British Columbia’s faculty of dentistry.  Dr. Harrison has been awarded British Columbia’s highest honour: she was very recently appointed to the Order of British Columbia, along with 15 other “outstanding British Columbians.” In this interview, I ask her about how she feels about this award as well as some of her work improving children’s oral health, working on community-based research, and mentoring students. I really enjoyed my conversation with her and I hope you do too.  Please share your feedback, questions, or ...

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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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Conversation with Dr. Doug Brothwell, New Dean at U Sask

Dr. John O’Keefe welcome Dr. Doug Brothwell, the new Dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Brothwell shared the advice he received from his colleagues and the previous Dean. He also spoke about his vision for the deanship position and his goals for the coming years.  We hope you enjoy the conversation and share your feedback with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca. Don’t forget to bookmark the page to stay up to date with our news posts! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights As Dr. Brothwell contemplated applying for and accepting the position, he sought the sage ...

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Dental Student Placements: Gaining Valuable Professional Experience

I met Kerri-Lyn Chong for the first time on the day of the interview. Speaking with her, I discovered a bright ambitious and forward looking student who was getting ready to jump into the dental professional world. Kerri undertook two placements, a local and an international one, that in her view prepared her to experience the every-day dental profession and to practice much of what she has been learning in dental school at UBC.  It was a pleasure to host her on CDA Oasis and I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did. Please share your feedback ...

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Consensus Statements on Bulk Fill Resin Composites

  The following consensus statements were developed by 53 participants from academia and industry who attended the Northern Lights Conference held at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on November 4 & 5, 2016. Access: What should you look for in a curing light? Consensus Statements on Bulk Fill Resin Composites By Dr. Richard Price  Introduction In the context of this document, bulk fill materials are light-cured, resin-based composites that can be placed in increments of 4 mm (or in a few cases 5 mm) according to the manufacturer. It is strongly recommended that before using a product, the clinician ...

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