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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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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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