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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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CDA Oasis Conversations: Super Chefs – An Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Drs. Greg Chang, Gail Hammond, Leeann Donnelly from the University of British Columbia, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about a new interdisciplinary collaboration between the Dietitic and the Dental Hygiene students. The collaborative project will result in the production of an article for Chop Chop magazine. The conversation continued with two groups of students from the UBC Dietitics and Dental Hygiene programs.  Read the Chop Chop magazine article (PDF)    

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Kenneth Wright Receives the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

By Dr. Chiraz Guessaier I had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Kenneth Wright, founder of the Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) Program at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, who received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented Dr. Wright with his award on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, during a ceremony in Toronto, Ontario. The award recognizes Canadians who have made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community. Working behind the scenes, recipients volunteer their time and effort to help their fellow citizens. The Award ...

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Dr. Aviv Ouanounou receives Dr. A. Bruce Hord Award Master Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to Dr. Aviv Ouanounou, Assistant Professor in Clinical Sciences and Pharmacology in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, and Oasis Discussions contributor. He received the Dr. A. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award for excellence in teaching, for his “outstanding contribution to the student’s educational experiences.” This is the highest teaching award at the faculty of dentistry and we wanted to be amongst the first to say Congratulations on this achievement!   Watch the video interview

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