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Kick Starting the Celebration of World Oral Health Day: March 20th, 2016

Every year on March 20th, FDI, World Dental Federation, celebrates World Oral Health Day (WOHD). #WOHD16 is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene to looking after everyone old and young. CDA is joining the global community in celebrating this day and spreading the message for good oral habits for life. Visit World Oral Health Day website for more information.  Why is WOHD Important? Because 90% of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime and many of them ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Jack Cottrell is Elected Treasurer at FDI

During the latest FDI World Congress in Bangkok, September 2015, Dr. Jack Cottrell was elected Treasurer. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager, spoke with Dr, Cottrell about his role as a Treasurer and the importance of FDI for Canadian dentists.             Watch the video interview  

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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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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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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: What FDI Does for Dentists with Dr. Kathy Kell

Dr. Kathy Kell, Treasurer at FDI World Dental Federation, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the role FDI plays and what it does for dentists and the public throughout the wold.  Interview Highlights Read the interview highlights (PDF) Dr. Kathryn Kell is a General Dentist in private practice in Davenport, Iowa and has been in practice since 1979. She received her dental degree from the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry in 1979 and a Masters in Health Care Administration from St. Ambrose University in 1999. Dr. Kell is currently the Treasurer of FDI and a member of the FDI ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin: Helping Dentists Succeed in a Changing Paradigm

Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin, Executive Director of the American Dental Association, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the new economic and generational realities facing the dental profession in the US and North America. Highlights Change in the economic environment with a general slowdown in dental demand in US, particularly among adult patients. Finances represent a big barrier to accessing care, and dentistry hasn’t recovered from the 2008 recession. The Millennials are different: young dentists view dental organizations differently than Baby Boomer dentists did. With the health care reform in the US, there has been a big move to increase the number of ...

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