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The Alliance for a Cavity Free Future with Drs. Margherita Fontana and Alyssa Hayes

Drs. Margherita Fontana and Alyssa Hayes, respectively from the Universities of Michigan and Saskatchewan, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the role and of the US-Canada Chapter of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future and its initiatives. Drs. Fontana and Hayes are the Alliance’s co-chairs. Highlights Dr. John O’Keefe speaks with Drs. Margherita Fontana and Alyssa Hayes the co-chairs of the newly formed chapter of the US-Canada Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF). The Alliance works towards a common goal of ensuring that all children born in 2026 and beyond will be cavity-free. The ACFF, through its network, aims to collaborate ...

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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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See you at the CARDP Annual Scientific Meeting in Halifax on September 8 to 10

Do you enjoy a dental conference where you can pick-up practical science-based information that you can put into practice immediately – all in the company of like-minded colleagues? If so, the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Association of Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics (CARDP) could be just the meeting for you. This year’s CARDP Scientific Meeting will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 8 to 10. All pertinent information about the Conference can be found under the “Scientific Meeting” tab at www.cardp.ca. According to the joint Program Chairs of the Meeting, Drs Kevin Walsh and Ken Rhodenizer: “Our ...

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ADA Foundation Caries Symposium with Dr. Bill Calnon

Dr. Bill Calnon, Vice President of Scientific Research at the ADA Foundation, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the foundation’s upcoming symposium which will take place August 17 – 19, 2016. The symposium is titled: “If Childhood Caries is a Preventable Disease, Why is it Still a Problem?” Highlights Childhood caries is the single most common chronic disease of young children, commonly prevalent in poor minority populations. Numerous studies have been conducted to examine the epidemiology and etiology of childhood caries, and those studies have led to the development of products and techniques to address the problem. The widely shared understanding ...

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International College of Dentists presents Presidential Citation to Dr. Gordon W. Thompson

Dr. Gordon W. Thompson of Edmonton, Alberta receives ICD Presidential Citation. At the recent Convocation of the Canadian Section of the International College of Dentists, held in St. John’s, Newfoundland on August 28, 2015, President Randall Croutze presented Dr. Gordon Thompson with the prestigious Presidential Citation.  Dr. Thompson is a Fellow of the ICD and has served as Canadian Section President.  He was given this special recognition for his many significant contributions to Dentistry at all levels and extending over many years. Dr. Thompson graduated from the University of Alberta in 1965 and furthered his education at the University of Toronto ...

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International College of Dentists holds Convocation in St. John’s

The Canadian Section of the International College of Dentists held it’s Annual Meeting and Convocation in St. John’s, Newfoundland on August 28, 2015.  The College inducted 65 New Fellows including 6 from Nova Scotia, 1 from New Brunswick, 20 from Ontario, 19 from British Columbia, 2 from Saskatchewan, 3 from Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 from Quebec, 4 from Alberta, 7 from Manitoba and 1 from the Yukon. The meeting was graced by the presence of International College at Large President Joe Kenneally.  The meeting was ably conducted by President Randall Croutze assisted by Registrar Bob Baker and his team.  A ...

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Volunteering Dentistry: The Semiahmoo Dental Outreach to Peru

The Semiahmoo Dental Outreach mission to Peru recently provided care at two sites. Funding in part was provided by the International College of Dentists (Canadian Section) through the W.J. Spence- ICD Memorial Foundation. Semiahmoo Dental Outreach Clinic Iquitos, Peru, 2015 In early June, 2015, the Semiahmoo Dental Outreach (SDO) team ventured to Iquitos, Peru for the first time. With a population of 500,000, Iquitos is the largest city in the world without road access. At the upper end of the navigable Amazon River, it is only about 300 feet above sea level, with a deep water port 3600 kilometres from ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Paul Santerre on the NCOHR Technology, Translation and Commercialization Workshop

The funding of research in Canadian universities is undergoing profound change with major consequences for young faculty members and trainees in dental schools, according to Dr. Paul Santerre, a professor at the University of Toronto. He and a number of colleagues are working to help these young scholars navigate the waters that lie ahead by organizing a two-day workshop in Toronto on July 30 & 31, titled “Technology Transfer and Commercialization.” Increasingly, research funding is tied to the likelihood that an idea can be turned into a practical application that can benefit society in tangible ways. The researchers of today ...

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