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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/03/21

Top News B.C. to increase dental surgeries in bid to improve access to vulnerable patients Andrea Horwath unveils $1.2B public dental plan New grant program spurs international volunteerism Opioid prescriptions in England nearly doubled in 10 years – report Report on opioid prescribing by Ontario dentists Canadian dentistry news Ontario Liberals to expand OHIP+ program to seniors. benefitscanada.com: The question of dental coverage is the subject of Benefits Canada’s weekly online poll. Should dental services be part of public health-care coverage? Read more B.C. to increase dental surgeries in bid to improve access to vulnerable patients. theglobeandmail.com: The B.C. government ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/03/14

Top News As overdose deaths rise, dentists learn to watch for signs of drug use Dentists can identify eating disorders Updated version of ADA’s premier resource on fluoridation available The Forsyth Institute expands key human microbiome database University of Regina researchers developing automated pain detection system Canadian dentistry news As overdose deaths rise, dentists learn to watch for signs of drug use. cbc.ca: Drug overdoses was one of the hot topics at dental conference in Vancouver last week, where hundreds of dentists learned about the potentially lethal combination of prescribed and illicit drugs. Read more Le fentanyl s’invite chez le ...

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FDI World Health Day 2018 with Dr. Jack Cottrell

It is always a pleasure to welcome Dr. Jack Cottrell, dentist from Port Perry, ON, and Treasurer at the World Dental Federation (FDI). Dr. Cottrell spoke about World Oral Health Day 2018 and the importance of promoting and sustaining oral health as well as facilitating the conversation between dentists and patients about their oral health.  I hope you enjoy the conversation and visit the WOHD website. A variety of good resources in multiple languages is available for the dentist, the dental team and the patient. As usual, we welcome your thoughts, questions, and suggestions! We’d love to hear from you ...

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The Dental Association of PEI Welcomes You to the CDA’s 2018 Convention

It promises to be the event of the summer! The Dental Association of PEI is holding its joint convention with the Canadian Dental Association in Charlottetown August 22nd to 25th, 2018. A great scientific as well as social  program awaits PEI guests along with a sizeable number of exhibitors who are showing their latest and brightest products and technologies.  In this conversation, I welcomed Dr. Mike Connolly, Dr. Richard Holden, and Dr. Brian Barrett. Dr. Connolly is Chair of the exhibitors and Sponsors committee. Dr. Richard Holden is CDA Board member and Chair of the Continuing Education Committee. And, Dr. ...

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Dr. Cameron Grant, Recipient of the Keith Titley Graduate Student Award

I had the pleasure to host Dr. Cameron Grant, general dentist and currently pediatric dentistry resident. Dr. Grant was recently awarded the Keith Titley Graduate Student Award by the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Grant’s research is in its final stages and I hope to host him again to learn about its outcomes. I hope you enjoy the conversation. Please share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions with us through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The purpose of Dr. Grant’s study is to measure the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQL) in preschool children with severe ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/03/08

Canadian dentistry news Dental Assistants Recognition Week 2018. cdaa.ca: Don’t forget to recognize Registered Dental Assistants during the first week of March, the 4th to 10th! Read more Dental care access for Extendicare seniors. timminspress.com: A collaboration has ensured long-term care residents at Extendicare Timmins don’t have to make a challenging trip outside their home to access dental care. Read more Formation en santé : le N.-B. à la remorque des autres provinces. acadienouvelle.com: Les francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick sont dépendants des universités des autres provinces pour recevoir un diplôme dans plusieurs secteurs de la santé et rien ne les oblige ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/02/28

Top News Federal budget’s simpler plan to tax passive income likely to calm small business outcry Concerns over health effects of vaping – and rising use among teens March JADA looks at severity of periodontal disease in meth users Canadian dentistry news Everything you need to know about federal budget 2018. nationalpost.com: The Post’s team of experts, including Andrew Coyne and John Ivison, on everything you need to know about the budget — from politics to your pocket book. Read more Federal budget’s simpler plan to tax passive income likely to calm small business outcry. nationalpost.com: The small business tax ...

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Ontario Dental Association’s Campaign: Doing More for Low-Income Children

I had the pleasure to host Dr. Gerald Smith, spokesperson for the ongoing campaign the Ontario Dental Association is holding to ensure adequate funding for the Healthy Smiles Ontario program. Dr. Smith is a general dentist from Thunder Bay, ON. He has been an active member of ODA, contributing to various committees and becoming the ODA president in 2014.  If you would like to share your thoughts, questions, or suggestions, please do so by emailing us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) has developed a public campaign focused on children ...

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