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Dental Volunteerism Symposium at the ADA Meeting

Volunteer: The World Outside your Office will take place on October 8 in San Antonio from 8am-5pm. Breakfast & lunch will be served. Attendees can register today for the symposium by selecting course #4102. Course is limited to 50 participants. Drs. Kevin Hardwick, Chris Holmgren and Bella Monse will teach participants to recognize diverse and specific global oral health concerns, understand the importance of appropriateness and sustainability in volunteer programs and understand how successful primary health care programs use scientifically based public health principles. New dentists and students receive a 20% discount on the course fee. The symposium is underwritten by ...

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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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Dr. Jack Cottrell speaks about FDI mid-year meetings in Mexico

Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Dr. Jack Cottrell, member of FDI Council, about FDI activities during the Federation’s mid-year meetings which were recently held in Mexico City.

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