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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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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/02/21

Top News McGill – Appointment of new Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry Senate deal to vote on pot bill on June 7 means no actual sales before August Health benefits of marijuana go up in smoke in new study Nanotechnology could redefine oral surgery Canadian dentistry news McGill – Appointment of new Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry. mcgill.ca: Professor Elham Emami the Faculty of Dentistry’s next Dean will officially begin her mandate on July 1st, 2018. But she is not a stranger to the Faculty. She has been an Adjunct Professor at McGill since 2011. Read more New ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/02/15

Top News Instead of Filling Cavities, Dentists May Soon Regenerate Teeth Kratom is hailed as a natural pain remedy, assailed as an addictive killer. The U.S. wants to treat it like heroin U.S. files complaint against three biggest dental supply firms Dental care in early dementia might prevent problems later Canadian dentistry news New Manitoba senator says federal dental program for First Nations, Inuit communities isn’t working. cbc.ca: ‘Manitoba’s newest senator says dental disease is a real issue on First Nations and a federal program isn’t helping. Sen. Mary Jane McCallum, who was appointed last December, spoke up at her ...

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Dr. Les Ennis Shares Lessons From Overseas Dental Missions

Dr. John O’Keefe invited Dr. Les Ennis to share his lessons from overseas dental missions. Canadian dentists are world renowned for their volunteer efforts aimed at providing oral care to underserved populations.  There are numerous resources available if you wish to participate in these missions. Below you will find links to some of them.  If you have a question or if you wish to share your feedback and suggestions, please get in touch with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Dr. John O’Keefe Director, Knowledge Networks, CDA Resource Australian Dental Association: Handbook for Dental Volunteer Projects.  Journey with Dr. Ennis in Kenya, in ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/02/07

Top News Ontario’s dentists urge provincial government to do more for low-income kids Registration begins Feb. 14 for ADA 2018 annual meeting in Hawaii High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data shows Flu vaccine provided dismal protection against this winter’s virus, early data suggest Canadian dentistry news Ontario’s Dentists Urge Provincial Government to Do More for Low-Income Kids. oda.on.ca: Close to 300,000 children in need of dental care aren’t getting it. The Ontario Dental Association has launched an awareness campaign to help Ontarians understand the dangerous funding gap in public dental care. Read more Ontario dental program helps ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/01/31

Top News Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation – New Executive Director Pharmacists call on governments to invest in community healthcare FDA explores single-dose packaging to reduce opioids abuse February JADA examines dental role in facial transplants Canadian dentistry news BC’s highest recognition to Dr. Rosamund Harrison, professor emerita. dentistry.ubc.ca: Dr. Rosamund Harrison, professor emerita, was appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest form of recognition. Read more. See also an interview with Dr. Harrison on OasisDiscussions.ca. Dental clinics in HRM schools provide smiles all around. thechronicleherald.ca: Pediatric dentistry clinics in Harbour View Elementary and Nelson Whynder Elementary schools ...

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The McGill Qualitative Health Research Group: Advocating for the Qualitative Approach

I had the great pleasure of meeting Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald, Associate Professor in the Division of Oral Health and Society Research in the Faculty of dentistry at McGill University and the founder of the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group (MQHRG).  The qualitative approach to biomedical and oral health research has for a long time been stigmatized as a soft or less rigorous research approach. However, today, researchers are realizing the inability of many quantitative methods to answer complex research questions, in particular if used as stand-alone methods.  Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald founded the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group as a safe space ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/01/24

Top News Broken teeth and bruises: dentists in unique position to spot domestic abuse Superbugs: first independent comparison of pharma companies’ efforts to address drug-resistant infections Dental students trained to recognise signs of abuse Oral health may have an important role in cancer prevention Re-treating patients when an associate leaves Canadian dentistry news Broken teeth and bruises: dentists in unique position to spot domestic abuse. cbc.ca: Dentists are likely to see domestic violence but poorly equipped to deal with it, says advocate. […] Right now, many dental schools do cover the subject of domestic violence in classes, but Canadian Dental ...

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