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Dr. Gary MacDonald speaks about the 2014 FDI Annual World Dental Congress

Dr. Gary MacDonald, CDA President, was the head of the Canadian delegation to the 2014 FDI Annual World Dental Congress in New Delhi, India. Dr. MacDonald spoke with Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager, about Canada’s and CDA’s roles on the global dental scene.               Listen to the audio interview (11 min)   Downloadable audio version  Right click on the link and choose “Save Link As”   What is FDI? FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative organization for more than one million dentists worldwide, developing health policy and continuing education programs, speaking ...

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What is the impact of the Minamata Convention on Mercury on dentistry?

Context In February 2009, the Governing Council of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) agreed on the need to develop a global legally binding instrument, or treaty, on mercury. It tasked governments to negotiate through an Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) on Mercury, which met five times beginning in June 2010 and concluding in January 2013. The resulting international instrument is called the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Opened for signature in October 2013, it provides controls and reductions across a range of products, processes and industries where mercury is used, released or emitted. The Convention’s provisions for dental amalgam—a mercury-added product containing 50% mercury—make ...

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The FDI Data Hub for Global Oral Health Care

On September 12, 2014, FDI World Dental Federation launched its Data Hub for Global Oral Health, a first of its kind online data-base for oral health and related information. The FDI Data Hub has been developed under the umbrella of Vision 2020: FDI’s guidelines to shaping the future of oral health. It builds on the strengths and successes of the Oral Health Atlas, published in 2009, which is FDI’s comprehensive sourcebook for raising awareness of key oral health issues and promoting oral health literacy and advocacy. The Vision 2020 work reflects input from the profession, academia and the dental industry. ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/09/16

Dear colleagues, Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk in the past week and we look forward to hearing from you (jokeefe@cda-adc.ca or 1-800-267-6354 ext. 2297). Best wishes, John       International dentistry news  Volunteer for the 2014 ADA Mission of Mercy. The ADA will host a free dental clinic in conjunction with the annual meeting to treat local residents without access to care. Read more… September is National Childhood ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/09/16

Dear colleagues, Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk in the past week and we look forward to hearing from you (jokeefe@cda-adc.ca or 1-800-267-6354 ext. 2297). Best wishes, John Canadian dentistry news “Cost of dental care in Canada keeps patients away.” According to the Globe and Mail, Canadians spend almost $12-billion annually on dental services, but glaring inequalities in access to oral health care remain, especially for the poor. Read more… High-dose ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/09/09

Dear colleagues, Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk in the past week and we look forward to hearing from you (jokeefe@cda-adc.ca or 1-800-267-6354 ext. 2297). Best wishes, John Canadian dentistry news Op-Ed by Dean Paul Allison in Montreal Gazette: Canadians have a duty to increase access to dental care. Roughly one-quarter of Canadians cannot afford basic dental care. Thirty-four per cent of those in the poorest income group, compared with ...

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Video Presentation: Repair or Replace a Defective Restoration? Study Findings

This is the summary of the findings of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network’s study on repair or replacement of defective restorations.  Watch the video   Purpose of the Study Determine whether dentists in practices in the Dental PBRN are more likely to repair rather than replace a restoration that they diagnose as defective. Quantify the specific reasons for repairing or replacing restorations. Test the hypothesis that certain dentist-, patient-, and restoration-related variables are associated with the decision between repairing and replacing restorations. Study Findings Dentists were more likely to replace rather than repair by a 3-fold difference. Dentists who placed ...

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The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network: The Newest Oasis Discussions Contributor

We are pleased to announce that the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network has joined Oasis Discussions as a contributor.  Canadian dentists are welcome to enroll in the network to receive information and communication regarding the network’s studies and study results.  Although primarily devoted to providing health care services, the network is a group of outpatient care practices that has affiliated as a group and with an academic health center to investigate research questions and to share experiences and expertise. The network constitutes an organization that transcends any single research project. The network is an effort to help dental professionals directly improve ...

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