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Problems and Solutions for Interprofessional Education in North American Dental Schools

Dr. Sara Gordon, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Dentistry at the University of Washington, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about a recent article she co-authored with Dr Bruce Donoff and which was published in Dental Clinics of North America, titled: Problems and Solutions for Interprofessional Education in North American Dental Schools. Highlights Dentistry should be included in interprofessional care as it is integral to overall health. Dentists are team players in optimizing health and as such, should be able to collaborate and communicate comfortably with other health care professionals. Interprofessional education (IPE) plays an important role in the ...

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Dr. Jocelyne Feine Recipient of the Norton M. Ross Award

Dr. Jocelyne Feine is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Norton M. Ross award, awarded by the American Dental Association. The award is bestowed on investigators whose research has significant impact on some aspect of clinical dentistry. Dr. Feine is Professor at McGill University Faculty of Dentistry in Montreal and the inaugural editor-in-chief of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) Clinical & Translational Research. Highlights This award is presented to researchers whose work has had a significant impact on some aspect of clinical dentistry. Dr. Feine is the third female recipient of this award. Dr. Norton M. Ross was both a dentist and ...

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Dr. Gazelle Crasto – Winner of the IADR Hatton Award

Dr. Gazelle Crasto, recently received her PhD. from the University of Toronto, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about her winning of the prestigious IADR Hatton Award.  Learn more about to Dr. Gazelle’s thesis  The Hatton competition is designed to give junior and senior student researchers the opportunity to present their research at the annual IADR, held this year in Seoul, Korea, June 22-25, 2016. To compete at this international competition, student competitors are nominated by their country of origin. Crasto was selected as the Canadian nominee after presenting her work at the Canadian Association of Dental Research annual meeting and ...

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Alliance for a Cavity Free Future Interprofessional Grants: Applications open on September 1st

Dr. Alyssa Hayes, Assistant Professor, Dental Public Health in the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan, speaks about the Community Grants Application Program of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future. Download the application (Word) Highlights The ACFF is a global initiative launched last year in North America. The community grant application process is the first initiative that hopes to promote inter-professional and collaborative care. This is an excellent opportunity for additional funding for research projects and the application process is straight forward. Because many children with caries and high caries risk often present to other medical professional before dental professionals, ...

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September 1 is the application deadline for new Graduate Periodontology Program at the University of Alberta

Are you considering a career as a periodontist or as a researcher in the area of periodontology? If so, the new graduate periodontology program being offered at the University of Alberta might just be right for you. If you hope to begin graduate studies in 2017, you will have to get your application in before September 1, 2016. In this 3 minute video interview, the director of the new program and head of Periodontology, Dr. Liran Levin highlights some key information about the program.     September 1 will be the annual application deadline for the program which has two ...

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What’s New @ UBC Dentistry? with Dr. Dorin Ruse

Dr. Dorin Ruse, Professor and Acting Department Head, Chair – Biomaterials at the University of British Columbia, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about some of the exciting news happening at the faculty of Dentistry in the university.         Full-time Opportunities @ UBC UBC Dentistry: http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/about-us/human-resources/full-time-faculty-opportunities/

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Banff International Implant Symposium with Dr. Liran Levin

Dr. Liran Levin, Head of Periodontology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, spoke with Dr, John O’Keefe about the upcoming International Implant Symposium that will take place April 8-9, 2016 in Banff, Alberta.  Click here for the symposium pamphlet (PDF)            

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University of Manitoba: New Research on Managing Avulsed Teeth

Dr. Rodrigo Cunha and Erin Roloff, from the College of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba, need your support in conducting new research on managing avulsed teeth.  Dr. Cunha and his team have designed a survey to help identify current practices among dental practitioners with regard to the management and treatment of avulsed teeth. Your input will be used for strategic planning purposes in educational programs for both dental students and dental practitioners. The survey contains a series of 21 questions and should take about 5-8 minutes to complete. Your participation on this line survey is completely voluntary. You are not required ...

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