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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/06/14

Top 3 Must Read WHO ranks antibiotics in a bid to counter drug resistance Use of prefabricated blood vessels may revolutionize root canals At least 2,458 Canadians died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016 Canadian dentistry news DIAC Twenty-First Annual Future of Dentistry Survey results. diac.ca: Canadian dentists turn to financial practice management CE, patient financing and promotion on social media as dental practice consolidation continues. Read more Smile For A Lifetime Canada Announces New National President. smileforalifetime: Dr. Allan Davis, an orthodontist from Toronto, is named president. Read more Health experts advocate for tax on sugary drinks. cbc.ca: A 20 ...

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Dianne Grassie: New President of the Dental Industry Association of Canada

Ms. Dianne Grassie kindly accepted my invitation for an Oasis Conversation about her new role as President of the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC). Dianne brings many years of experience working in the dental industry as well as on the DIAC board, and is committed to advance DIAC’s mission and goals. I welcome her and wish her success in her new endeavour. Welcome to the family Dianne! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager  Hightlights Another service available through DIAC is Technorama. Technorama was created by the Dental Exhibitors Association of Canada (DIAC’s predecessor) in 1974, it was designed to be ...

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International College of Dentists Convocation

The International College of Dentists (Canadian Section) inducted 48 new Fellows at it’s Convocation on May 6, 2017.  Dr. John O’Keefe and Mr. Claude Paul Boivin were honored for contributions to the profession. The International College of Dentists, Canadian Section held it’s Annual Meeting and Convocation in Toronto May 5-6, 2017. The College recognized 48 new Fellows from across Canada including 12 from British Columbia, 2 from Alberta, 3 from Saskatchewan, 3 from Manitoba, 25 from Ontario and 3 from Atlantic Canada. The International College is a leading honorary dental organization dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professional achievement and ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/06/07

Top 5 Must Read Minamata Convention on Mercury comes into force in August affecting use of dental amalgam Symposium launches new Biomedical Oral and Craniofacial Research Centre Antibiotics deemed unnecessary for healthy dental implant patients Global dental adhesives market 2017-2021 Global orthodontic services market expected to experience growth through 2021 Canadian dentistry news ICD Class of 2017 Inducted. icd-canada.org: Fellow John O’Keefe was awarded the Presidential Citation for his many contributions to the profession. Mr. Claude Paul Boivin was made an Honorary Fellow. Read more New push for campaigns against sugary drinks in BC. news.1130.com: The Surrey Board of Trade ...

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Consensus Statements on Bulk Fill Resin Composites

  The following consensus statements were developed by 53 participants from academia and industry who attended the Northern Lights Conference held at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on November 4 & 5, 2016. Access: What should you look for in a curing light? Consensus Statements on Bulk Fill Resin Composites By Dr. Richard Price  Introduction In the context of this document, bulk fill materials are light-cured, resin-based composites that can be placed in increments of 4 mm (or in a few cases 5 mm) according to the manufacturer. It is strongly recommended that before using a product, the clinician ...

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Dr. Paul Santerre Honoured with Governor General’s Innovation Award

I am privileged that in my daily job, I get to meet exceptional individuals who greatly contribute to dentistry and who positively impact the progress of the profession. Once more, that was the case when I interviewed Dr. Paul Santerre, who is honoured with the 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Award, recognizing his sweeping entrepreneurial vision for scientific inquiry and its vital role in shaping Canada’s innovation economy. Dr. Santerre is one of the world’s leading biomaterials researchers and a professor in the Faculty of Dentistry and the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) at the University of Toronto. He ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/06/01

Top 5 Must Read Asile El-Darahali works with @feednovascotia during Ramadan to help feed Nova Scotians in need Dental students gaining international attention for oral cancer screening video Heart in mouth – Evidence summary: the relationship between oral and cardiovascular disease What to tell dental patients who refuse to brush Can there really be work/life balance in the dental world? Canadian dentistry news Dr. Marie Dagenais is the new Executive Director and Registrar of the NDEB. publications.mcgill.ca: Read more Sarnia city council to receive a report on fluoride in water. theobserver.ca: Council chambers at Sarnia city hall was bustling with ...

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Competency-Based Learning: ACFD Educational Framework for the Development of Competencies in Dental Programs

I had the pleasure to host Drs. Anne Charbonneau and Leandra Best, respectively from the Université de Montréal and the University of British Columbia. Our conversation was about the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry’s revised document: ACFD Educational Framework for the Development of Competencies in Dental Programs. Dr. Anne Charbonneau greatly contributed to the development of these new competencies and Dr. Leandra Best actively participated in the implementation of this new educational framework in the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. They shared their experiences with me and I hope you enjoy watching the conversation! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA OAsis Manager Resources ...

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