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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/06/21

Top 3 Must Read Blocking yeast-bacteria interaction may prevent severe biofilms that cause childhood tooth decay Airborne bacteria remain live for 45 minutes FDA approves new, cheaper rival to EpiPen allergy shot Canadian dentistry news Dr. Gerry Uswak – A candid conversation with the departing dean. dentistry.usask.ca: Dr. Uswak on 10 years as Dean, and what lies ahead. Read more Higher minimum wage leads to better public health in Peterborough. thepeterboroughexaminer.com: Opinion: “…raising the minimum wage so that it is closer to a “living” wage is probably one of the more powerful ways to improve the health and wellbeing” says ...

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Dr. Carol Martin: Designer of the Official Tartan of the Office of the Governor General

The morning of her visit to CDA’s headquarters in Ottawa was one of the bright moments in my Oasis journey. Dr. Carol Martin joined the CDA Oasis and CDA Essentials Magazine teams to tell us the beautiful story that led to her designing what has now become Canada’s Governor General’s official tartan.  She is a dentist from Beaverlodge, Alberta; and like many other dentists I have had the pleasure to meet and work with, Dr. Martin is an artist who loves arts, sculpting and working with colors. We now know that there is more beneath the white coat, and her ...

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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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