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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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OSAP Symposium at end of May in Baltimore to feature top infection control leaders

As Chair of the Board, I am happy to welcome you to the 2015 Symposium of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), with the theme “Gain the Edge on Infection Control” in just a couple of weeks. The annual OSAP Symposium is the premier infection control education and networking event in the dental sector. Nationally and internationally known authorities discuss current and emerging issues relating to infection prevention and safety in oral healthcare settings, and provide attendees with essential resources, valuable tools, and new approaches for better protecting patients and staff. Experts from leading research and educational facilities, ...

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Nepal dentist brings relief to earthquake victims and fears epidemic

Dr. Neil Pande, a general dentist who lives and practices in Kathmandu, Nepal speaks about the disaster that hit his country just five days ago. Like many other dentists in Nepal, he is working full time these days to provide emergency relief to the victims of the earthquake. His biggest fear at present is for an epidemic to strike victims left homeless and living in appalling conditions in emergency shelters. Dr. Pande promises to keep us updated as the needs of the people becomes clearer after initial assessment.         Watch the video interview with Dr. Neil Pande ...

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International College of Dentists Life Fellow Doug Yeo recognized for his wartime service

Life Fellow David Yeo, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Dentistry at UBC was recently recognized by the Government of Canada for his wartime service to Canada.  At the 19 Wing Comox Honours and Awards ceremony last Tuesday, Flight Lt (Ret’d) Doug Yeo received a certificate of recognition and a commemorative pin for service during the Second World War. The certificate is awarded on behalf of a grateful nation, and as a tribute to selfless acts of service and sacrifice during the Second World War, in defence of Canada and our shared values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law. The certificate is awarded on behalf of The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and The ...

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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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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/11/04

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. 5000). Best wishes, John Top Five Must Reads Sorafenid and osteonecrosis of the jaw, Canadian Adverse Reaction newsletter. In order to improve the understanding of the potential risk of ONJ in patients taking sorafenib, health care professionals are encouraged to report this adverse reaction to Health ...

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