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CDA Oasis Conversations: Curbing Global Obesity Epidemic – From Science to Policy

Dr. Frank Hu, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard University, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the intensification of global obesity and the implications of such a phenomenon on science and policy. Dr. Hu is a distinguished lecturer at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Association for Dental research (AADR)/Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) which will take place March 16-19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.   Resource Harvard Obesity Prevention Source   Dr. Frank Hu is Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/02/10

Top 3 Must Read University of Alberta – School of dentistry to celebrate 100 years in 2017 Study identifies possible marker for recurring HPV-linked oropharyngeal cancers Medical mystery: Treatment-resistant mouth sores Canadian dentistry news University of Alberta – School of dentistry to celebrate 100 years in 2017! ualberta.ca: What do you remember? What would you like to share? Read more Syrian refugee dentist and engineer face long road rebuilding in B.C. cbc.ca: Viken and Alin are working to become certified to practise their professions in B.C. It can be a lengthy and expensive process. Read more Meet Peter Nkansah, dentist ...

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Panel Conversation: The Manitoba Dental Association Free First Visit Program

Drs. Joel Antel, Carla Cohn, and Cory Sul joined Dr. John O’Keefe to share their experiences and thoughts about the Manitoba Dental Association’s Free First Visit Program.   

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/02/03

Top 5 Must Read Nunavut program offers free dental checkups for kids Blue light shines brightly as a highly useful oral cancer surgery tool February JADA looks at fluoride varnish treatment for carious lesions How dentists can help manage oral effects of cancer therapies Zika-linked condition: WHO declares global emergency Canadian dentistry news Dr. Debora Matthews chosen as new assistant dean, academic. dal.ca: Dr. Matthews will take up a new role as the Faculty of Dentistry’s new assistant dean of academic, at Dalhousie University, on July 1, 2016. Read more Nunavut program offers free dental checkups for kids. cbc.ca: The ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/01/27

Top 3 Must Read Oral cancer forum to focus on prevention Presence of HPV-16 may increase HNSCC risk Zika virus set to spread across Americas, spurring vaccine hunt Canadian dentistry news Thunder Bay dentist urges government to fund dental care properly for low-income Ontarians. oda.on.ca: On behalf of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), Dr. Jerry Smith, stood in front of the Ontario Legislative Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, urging the members to recommend funding increases for publicly funded dental programs in the government’s next provincial budget. Read more Health info lined up for refugees. medicinehatnews.com: Providing refugees with ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/01/20

Top 3 Must Read Research Day 2016 – January 26, 2016 – Oral Cancer: the journey from early detection to survivorship Meet Mount Sinai’s new chief dentist: Dr. Howard Tenenbaum No more needles at the dentist: Just a tiny electric current instead Canadian dentistry news Research Day 2016 – January 26, 2016 – Oral Cancer: the journey from early detection to survivorship. ubc.ca: Research Day 2016 will highlight the work of local researchers from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry and the BC Cancer Agency in discovering new techniques to prevent, detect, triage and treat oral cancer to improve long-term outcomes ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Super Chefs – An Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Drs. Greg Chang, Gail Hammond, Leeann Donnelly from the University of British Columbia, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about a new interdisciplinary collaboration between the Dietitic and the Dental Hygiene students. The collaborative project will result in the production of an article for Chop Chop magazine. The conversation continued with two groups of students from the UBC Dietitics and Dental Hygiene programs.  Read the Chop Chop magazine article (PDF)    

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Semiahmoo Dental Outreach to the Philippines

SEMIAHMOO DENTAL OUTREACH: November 21 to December 2, 2015 Siquijor, Philippines (Funding for this project was provided in part by the W.J. Spence – ICD Memorial Foundation of the Canadian Section of the International College of Dentists) The Team Our goals were to treat the children of three elementary schools near the village of San Juan, and to teach caries preventive measures to as many residents as possible. In November 2015, the Semiahmoo Dental Outreach team travelled for the sixth time to the Philippine Island of Siquijor. Our group of 35, the largest team yet, included five dentists (Ken Stones, ...

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