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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Joel Antel on the MDA’s Free First Visit Program

Dr. Joel Antel, Chair of the Manitoba Dental Association’s Communications Committee, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the association’s Free First Visit Program which encourages parents to bring their under 3 years-old child to the dentist. Highlights The program allows the dentist and the dental team to: Inform parents about factors that lead to dental decay. Discuss with parents the effect that feeding habits may have on dental health. Assist parents in establishing snacking and dietary patterns that are favourable for dental health.  Educate parents regarding their role in tooth cleaning for their infants/toddlers. Review with parents the sources of fluoride ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Alyssa Hayes, Recipient of the Canada Health Infoway Faculty Inter-professional E-Health Award

Dr. Alyssa Hayes, Assistant Professor at the College of Dentistry of the University of Saskatchewan, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the Faculty Inter-professional E-Health Award conferred to her by Canada Health Infoway. What is the Canada Health Infoway Faculty Inter-professional eHealth Award? University of Saskatchewan Faculty Recognized for Inter-professional eHealth Award         Watch the video interview Additional Information https://infowayconnects.infoway-inforoute.ca/index.php/news-media/2015-news-releases/university-of-saskatchewan-faculty-recognized-for-interprofessional-ehealth-award http://www.usask.ca/nursing/news/20140801InTouchAward.php​

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/07/10

Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. Top 5 Must Read 1. B.C. extends free HPV vaccine to at-risk males. vancouversun.com: The move will address a “gap” in coverage for vaccinating against the human papillomavirus virus, a common sexually transmitted infection. Read more 2. Straight talk on straight, white teeth: Q & A with Abeer Khalid and Carlos Quiñonez. utoronto.ca: Authors trace the North American preoccupation with the perfect smile. Read more 3. NSERC awards almost $50 million to U of T researchers. utoronto.ca: Funds will accelerate work relating ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/07/03

Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. Top 3 Must Read 1. The American Dental Association Releases guideline on gum disease treatment. ada.org: Dentists treating patients with chronic periodontitis are advised to use scaling and root planing (SRP), deep cleaning of the teeth, as initial treatment, according to new guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA). Read more 2. Pierre Fauchard Academy – Quebec inducts 39 new fellows. fauchard.org: Read more 3. Hope for Alzheimer’s treatment as researchers find licensed drugs halt brain degeneration. theguardian.com: Studies on mice show two ...

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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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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/06/26

Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. Top 5 Must Read 1. One-fourth of Americans lie to dentists about flossing. com: Flossing one’s teeth is in some cases a less desirable activity than listening to the sound of nails on a chalkboard or to small children crying on a bus or plane. Read more 2. Health advocates remake famous “Hilltop” ad. org: The new video is health advocates’ latest salvo in their campaign to reduce the incidence of soda-related disease in America and around the world. Read more and ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/06/19

Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. Top 5 Must Read 1. “Walk Softly When You Carry the Dead”. ubc.ca: Top forensic dentist Dr. David Sweet, OC, is all too familiar with the tragic aftermaths of violent crimes and natural disasters. And, more than once, he has been forced to confront his own mortality. Yet this gifted and compassionate scientist is as positive as they come. Read more 2. “No mouthguard no play”, says Australia’s dentists and sports medicine specialists. ada.org.au: For the first time two of Australia’s leading ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Paul Santerre on the NCOHR Technology, Translation and Commercialization Workshop

The funding of research in Canadian universities is undergoing profound change with major consequences for young faculty members and trainees in dental schools, according to Dr. Paul Santerre, a professor at the University of Toronto. He and a number of colleagues are working to help these young scholars navigate the waters that lie ahead by organizing a two-day workshop in Toronto on July 30 & 31, titled “Technology Transfer and Commercialization.” Increasingly, research funding is tied to the likelihood that an idea can be turned into a practical application that can benefit society in tangible ways. The researchers of today ...

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