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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Hugh Lamont, celebrating RCDC’s latest initiatives and 50th anniversary

Dr. Hugh Lamont, President of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC), spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the history of RCDC and how they are celebrating the College’s 50th anniversary.                 Watch the video interview  

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CDA Oasis Conversation: Dr. David Kenny, writing the history of dentistry at Western U

Dr. David Kenny, Pediatric dentist and graduate of the Schulich School of Dentistry and Medicine at Western University, spoke with Ms. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager, about the book he is about to write on the history of dentistry at Western University. Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Website Dr. David Kenny: Bringing the history of dentistry to life More information on the Dentistry 50th Anniversary Gala    If you would like to contribute, please contact Dr. Kenny and Ms. Anne Daniel. Click to enlarge   Watch the video interview   Dr. Kenny is a cum laude dental graduate of The ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/05/29

Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. Top 5 Must Read 1. Report from the restorative justice process at the Faculty of Dentistry. dal.ca: Twenty-nine students from the class of DDS2015 (out of 38 in the core four-year program) participated in the restorative justice process. This report gives an account of the restorative justice process. Read more 2. The future of funding for Cochrane Canada. cochrane.org: Cochrane Canada’s funding runs out in September 2015 and will not be renewed by its primary funder, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research ...

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The Canadian Forces confer the Medallion for Distinguished Service to CDA

On May 13th, 2015, General T.J. Lawson, Chief of The Defence Staff, Canadian Forces, conferred the Medallion for Distinguished Service to the Canadian Dental Association.  Citation As the national representative of the Canadian dental community since 1902, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) extensively supports the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) within the national and international oral health communities. The CDA has provided continuous pro-active goodwill in promoting CAF interests through its activities in supporting CAF oral health policy and program development. Abroad, the CDA joined with the CAF in 2013 to assist in creating the Afghan Dental Association as part of the efforts ...

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Updated Statistics on Periodontal Disease Confirm High Adult Prevalence of Periodontitis in the US

A new CDC report authored by Dr. Paul Eke and colleagues entitled, “Update on Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States: NHANES 2009-2012,” published by the Journal of Periodontology confirms an earlier analysis that found a high level of prevalence of periodontitis in the U.S. adult population. Context The report describes prevalence, severity, and extent of periodontitis in the US adult population using combined data from the 2009 to 2010 and 2011 to 2012 cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Estimates were derived for dentate adults, aged ‡30 years, from the US civilian noninstitutionalized ...

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FDI makes five statements at the 68th World Health Assembly

FDI made five statements at the 68th World Health Assembly: three of them were on its own behalf and two on behalf of the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA). The WHA took place in Geneva from 18 to 26 May. FDI statements FDI pointed out that global and national surveillance of oral diseases (the most prevalent NCDs in the world) should be an integral part of routine epidemiological surveillance. “Monitoring risk factors and oral health needs is fundamental to developing appropriate oral health interventions and programmes and to evaluating their effectiveness,” said FDI.  FDI stressed that oral health is an integral ...

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NIHB Program: Change in predetermination for complex extractions codes 72201-9 and 72211-9

Complicated Extractions No Longer Require Predetermination As of June 1, 2015, complicated extractions (codes 71201, 71209, 71211 and 71219; Québec: 72100 GP, 77910 PE, 71008 PR, 71004 PR and 72110 GP) no longer require predetermination. These services, previously categorized as Schedule B procedures, have been moved to Schedule A. Dental providers are encouraged to bill the NIHB Program directly for these services by sending their claims to Express Scripts Canada for processing. Dental providers are reminded not to send any supporting documentation (such as radiographs or clinical notes) to Express Scripts Canada when submitting claims for Schedule A services. Les ...

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“Evidence-Based Dentistry” supports smarter clinical translation

Watch Dr. Gordon Guyatt’s April 21 lecture, “Why Bother With Evidence-Based Dentistry?” at the Faculty of Dentistry. Watch Dr. Guyatt’s April 21 lecture, “Evidence-based Medicine: Past, Present, and Future.”    “Before evidence-based medicine, something was going very wrong,” said Dr. Gordon Guyatt during his aptly titled Dean’s Lecture on April 21, “Evidence-Based Medicine: Past, Present and Future” Prior to the 1990s, new medicines and protocols were routinely put in place, claimed Guyatt. But in some cases those protocols – relying on the strength of a few and potentially biased reviewers – were costing lives. All that changed when, according to ...

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