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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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Fourth-Year Dentistry Student, Dania Alkhani, Recipient of the 2015 CDA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Program

Fourth-year dental student, Dania Alkhani is the winner of the 2015 CDA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Program. Dania spoke with Tricia Abe, Writer/Editor, at CDA about her research and its significance in the fight against oral cancer.                 Watch the interview  

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The inauguration of the new JDR Clinical & Translational Research

Dr. Jocelyne Feine, Professor at McGill University, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the new JDR Clinical & Translational Research Journal.   Dr. Jocelyne Feine is a Professor in the Oral Health and Society Research Unit at the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University. She is a recognized world leader in the assessment of therapies for chronic orofacial conditions, particularly pain and tooth loss. Her national and international studies emphasize the quality of life and patient-based outcomes most relevant for palliative therapeutic goals. From randomized clinical trials to technology assessment, knowledge transfer and health care management, her work covers the continuum of discovery ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Alyssa Hayes, Recipient of the Canada Health Infoway Faculty Inter-professional E-Health Award

Dr. Alyssa Hayes, Assistant Professor at the College of Dentistry of the University of Saskatchewan, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the Faculty Inter-professional E-Health Award conferred to her by Canada Health Infoway. What is the Canada Health Infoway Faculty Inter-professional eHealth Award? University of Saskatchewan Faculty Recognized for Inter-professional eHealth Award         Watch the video interview Additional Information https://infowayconnects.infoway-inforoute.ca/index.php/news-media/2015-news-releases/university-of-saskatchewan-faculty-recognized-for-interprofessional-ehealth-award http://www.usask.ca/nursing/news/20140801InTouchAward.php​

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Dr. David Sweet Featured in Trek

“Walk Softly When You Carry the Dead” “A trim, handsome man with a warm smile and silver‑gray hair, Sweet’s positive energy is contagious.” Top forensic dentist Dr. David Sweet, OC, is all too familiar with the tragic aftermaths of violent crimes and natural disasters. And, more than once, he has been forced to confront his own mortality. Yet this gifted and compassionate scientist is as positive as they come. Click here to read the full article   Dr. David Sweet’s Bio David Sweet O.C. graduated from UBC Dentistry (Doctor of Dental Medicine) in 1978. He maintained a private solo dental practice ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Wesley Dunn: the beginnings of dentistry @ Western U

Dr. Wes Dunn, founding Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at Western University, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the history of how dentistry started at Western University; the challenges and rewards.                Listen to the audio interview   Dr. Wesley Dunn Dr. Wesley Dunn was the founding Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at Western University.  Throughout his career at Western, Dunn was active in the Canadian and Ontario Dental Association and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons, influencing education and practice across the country. An active Professor Emeritus, Dunn was previously awarded Western’s ...

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