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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/05/15

  Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. Top 5 Must Read 1. A century of military dentistry explored at the Canadian War Museum. warmuseum.ca: The Canadian War Museum marks the centenary of the Royal Canadian Dental Corps with its new special exhibition Oral History – A Century of Canadian Military Dentistry. Read more 2. Role of dentists in reducing prescription drug abuse. cda.org: Controlled substance abuse has skyrocketed over the last several years in the U.S., which is why hydrocodone combination products such as Vicodin and Norco were reclassified to ...

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Updates from the PDAs: Dr. Travis McLean on the oral health initiatives in PEI

Dr. Travis McLean, President of the PEI Dental Association, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the latest oral health initiaves for children in PEI.  Resources PEI Dental Association Website           Watch the video interview  

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International College of Dentists (Ontario) holds Fellowship Luncheon

During the ODA’s Annual Spring Meeting, Fellows of the ICD Canadian Section, District 5 (Ontario) met for a Fellowship Luncheon at Aria Ristorante. The meeting was arranged by Regent Drew Smith and special guests were Master Fellow and Honorary Registrar Fil Cappa, Past International President and Master Fellow Garry Lunn and Master Fellow Mike Suzuki.  The International College of Dentists is a leading honorary dental organization dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professional achievement and meritorious service and the continued progress of the profession of dentistry for the benefit of all humankind.  The College began in 1927 and now numbers ...

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OSAP Symposium at end of May in Baltimore to feature top infection control leaders

As Chair of the Board, I am happy to welcome you to the 2015 Symposium of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), with the theme “Gain the Edge on Infection Control” in just a couple of weeks. The annual OSAP Symposium is the premier infection control education and networking event in the dental sector. Nationally and internationally known authorities discuss current and emerging issues relating to infection prevention and safety in oral healthcare settings, and provide attendees with essential resources, valuable tools, and new approaches for better protecting patients and staff. Experts from leading research and educational facilities, ...

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Updates from the PDAs: Dr. Kelly Manning speaks about the latest oral health initiatives in NB

Dr. Kelly Manning, President of the New Brunswick Dental Society (NBDS), spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the revamping of the K-5 curriculum with regards to oral health education, and their collaboration with public health nurses to include an oral health component to the assessment for 18-month-old children. Resources from NBDS Oral Health in the Classroom Outcomes for grades K-2 Outcomes for grades 3-5         Watch the video interview  

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/05/08

Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. Top 5 Must Read 1. PEI election 2015: Green leader Peter Bevan-Baker wins party’s 1st seat. Dr. Peter Bevan-Baker, a dentist who became provincial leader in 2012, won the Prince Edward Island Green Party’s first-ever seat in the legislature, taking down a Liberal incumbent. Read more 2. Lower Sackville dentist back from Nepal, urges support for earthquake victims. globalnews.com: Dr. Karen Furlong, who was volunteering in Nepal when the earthquake struck, has returned home to Nova Scotia, but the devastated region is ...

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Updates from the PDAs: Dr. Richard Smith on practising dentistry in the Yukon

Dr. Richard Smith, President of the Yukon Dental Association, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the various challenges facing dentists and dentistry in the Yukon as well as the opportunities available to dentists.  Resources Yukon Dental Association 81 Finch Crescent, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X5 Tel: 1-867-6334401 Fax: 1-867-667-4488 Dr. Richard Smith’s Contact: dr.smith@northwestel.net    Watch the video interview  

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Updates from the PDAs: Dr. Graham Conrad on Oral Health Programs in Nova Scotia

Dr. Graham Conrad, President of the Nova Scotia Dental Association, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the latest initiatives undertaken by the provincial Association. A new oral health report “Nova Scotial Oral Health Report 2015” was recently released, showing a knowledge and awareness gap between caring for your own oral health and being concerned about a family member or loved one that may no longer be able to monitor or maintain their own dental health. Nova Scotia’s dentists are concerned with the oral health of our aging provincial population. This report is their call to action.     Watch the video interview Resources Website ...

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