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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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Dr Philippe Gauthier et le premier programme francophone d’endodontie en Amérique du nord offert par la Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval

Ms. Genevieve Gagnon, Rédactrice-réviseure à l’Association dentaire canadienne, s’est entretenue avec le Dr Philippe Gauthier, endodontiste et professeur à la Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval, au sujet de l’inauguration du premier programme francophone d’études supérieures en endodontie en Amérique du Nord offert par la Faculté de médecine dentaire à l’Université Laval.  Plus d’infos sur le programme d’endodontie, suivez ce lien.         Voir l’entrevue vidéo    

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CDA Oasis Conversation: Dr. David Kenny, writing the history of dentistry at Western U

Dr. David Kenny, Pediatric dentist and graduate of the Schulich School of Dentistry and Medicine at Western University, spoke with Ms. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager, about the book he is about to write on the history of dentistry at Western University. Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Website Dr. David Kenny: Bringing the history of dentistry to life More information on the Dentistry 50th Anniversary Gala    If you would like to contribute, please contact Dr. Kenny and Ms. Anne Daniel. Click to enlarge   Watch the video interview   Dr. Kenny is a cum laude dental graduate of The ...

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“Evidence-Based Dentistry” supports smarter clinical translation

Watch Dr. Gordon Guyatt’s April 21 lecture, “Why Bother With Evidence-Based Dentistry?” at the Faculty of Dentistry. Watch Dr. Guyatt’s April 21 lecture, “Evidence-based Medicine: Past, Present, and Future.”    “Before evidence-based medicine, something was going very wrong,” said Dr. Gordon Guyatt during his aptly titled Dean’s Lecture on April 21, “Evidence-Based Medicine: Past, Present and Future” Prior to the 1990s, new medicines and protocols were routinely put in place, claimed Guyatt. But in some cases those protocols – relying on the strength of a few and potentially biased reviewers – were costing lives. All that changed when, according to ...

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CDA Conversations: Using Social Media to Promote Dentistry at UWO

On April 13, 2015, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry held a live twitter session to answer questions about Interview Weekend and the School’s student experience. Ms. Jennifer Parraga, Director of Communications at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the reason behind such activity as well as its importance and the importance of using social media to promote the various university programs.  More information Review the twitter feed captured on Oasis Discussions     Listen to the audio interview  

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Canadians have an important voice to add to the conversation

Message from Dr. Dan Haas, Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto and President, Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry The annual meeting of the American Dental Education Association – held this year in Boston between March 7th and 10th – provides dental educators across Canada and the U.S. an essential glimpse into the state of dental education. This meeting fosters dialogue among academics on the challenges and issues we face in dental education and creates a collective forum from which we can advance our common goals of improving teaching and learning. One of the strengths of ADEA is its pursuit of ...

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