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Global Dental Hygiene Conference: Translating Knowledge to Action

I had the pleasure to host Dr. Ann Spolarich, Associate Director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice, a partner organization in hosting the CDHA conference, that will take place in October 2017 in Ottawa.  Ann spoke about the theme of the conference as well as how prospective attendees could register to attend the conference and what they should expect in terms of topics to be presented. As we promised her, there is more information below in the post on the conference and the registration process. Enjoy the interview! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The conference ...

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Catching up with Prosthodontic Associates in Uganda 2017

Last year, we had the pleasure to speak with few members of the Prosthodontic Associates team who traveled to Uganda with the Bridge to Health program. We thought of following up with them once again this year and see how their 2017 trip to Uganda went.  Here they are, enjoy! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Note: Dr. Avi Shelemay is not a member of the Prosthodontic Associates team. He is a periodontist practicing in Ottawa and owner of Capital Periodontics.      

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Dr. Ashok Varma on the 2017 Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics

Dr. Ashok Varma, Chair of the CARDP Scientific Program, shared with Dr. John O’Keefe pertinent information about the CARDP upcoming meeting in Vancouver in September 2017. You can visit the CARDP meeting webpage and register here to attend the meeting. Highlights This Year’s CARDP 25th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Vancouver BC at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel and promises to be another great meeting. The theme will be centered around dentistry, a multi-disciplinary approach. As such, speakers represent a broad range on subjects ranging from restorative, to periodontal procedures, oral surgery, oral pathology, obstructive sleep apnea and endodontics ...

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2017 Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics

Dr. Les Kallos, President of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics (CARDP), spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about their upcoming scientific meeting.  Highlights The Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics (CARDP) provides through Annual Scientific Meeting Symposiums, programs of outstanding continuing education and camaraderie for all Dentists who wish to improve their professional lives and the well being of the patients they serve. CARDP is comprised of Dentists from across the country as well as the USA. The membership includes both General Dentists and Prosthodontists who share a passion for excellence in Restorative, Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry. ...

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Dianne Grassie: New President of the Dental Industry Association of Canada

Ms. Dianne Grassie kindly accepted my invitation for an Oasis Conversation about her new role as President of the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC). Dianne brings many years of experience working in the dental industry as well as on the DIAC board, and is committed to advance DIAC’s mission and goals. I welcome her and wish her success in her new endeavour. Welcome to the family Dianne! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager  Hightlights Another service available through DIAC is Technorama. Technorama was created by the Dental Exhibitors Association of Canada (DIAC’s predecessor) in 1974, it was designed to be ...

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Welcome to the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology

Dr. Omid Kiarash welcomes CAP members to the May 26-27, 2017 Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario. He was my guest and spoke about the scientific and the social programs featured in this year’s meeting. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Visit the Canadian Academy of Periodonotology’s website Visit the CAP AGM website Click here to view the CAP AGM program (PDF) Click here to register to attend the meeting    

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Dr. Doug Mackey on NDEB Search for New Executive Director and Registrar

Dr. Doug Mackey, new President of the National Examining Dental Board, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the search that is underway to find a new Executive Director and Registrar, following Dr. Jack Gerrow’s retirement announcement. Visit the NDEB Website View the Executive Director and Registrar’s job description      

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Ms. Gerry Cool, the New CDHA President

Early November 2016, the CDHA announced the installation of its new President, Ms. Gerry Cool, at its annual general meeting in Edmonton.  Ms. Gerry Cool brings 42 years of experience to the position of CDHA President. Following her graduation from the University of Alberta in 1974, Gerry worked as a dental hygienist for 10 years in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, before returning home to the family farm in Carseland, Alberta, in 1983. Since then, she has worked in private dental practises, full and part time, and has been actively involved in the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta and CDHA ...

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