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Video Interview: University of Manitoba Wins World’s Top Dental Education Award

The University of Manitoba was recently named the winner of the 2015 William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation – Academic Dental Institution by the ADEA Gies Foundation (an arm of the American Dental Education Association; ADEA). Dr. Tony Iacopino and Ms. Casey Hein were interviewed by Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association about the award.  Individuals and organizations from around the world compete for the annual Gies Awards, which honour those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to dental education, research and leadership. Winners are selected by the ADEAGies Foundation Board of Trustees. University of ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/01/09

Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA. Top 5 Must Read 1. The use of prophylactic antibiotics prior to dental procedures in patients with prosthetic joints. jada.ada.org: Evidence-based clinical practice guideline for dental practitioners—a report of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. Read more 2. Dr. Brånemark, father of modern dental implant, dies at 85. ada.org: Known as the father of the modern dental implant, Per-Ingvar Brånemark, M.D., Ph.D., died on Dec. 20, 2014, in his hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden. He was 85. Read more 3. New antibiotic may combat resistant ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/12/05

Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week.   Top 5 Must Read 1. CAHS report – Improving access to oral health care for vulnerable people living in Canada. Vulnerable groups living in Canada have both the highest level of oral health problems and the most difficulty accessing oral health care; and he public and private oral health care systems in Canada are not effective in providing reasonable access to oral health care for all vulnerable people living in Canada. Read more 2. UBC dentistry professor to receive highest civilian ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/11/28

Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. Top 5 Must Read 1. The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss. There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Read more 2. One Engagement Strategy Does Not Fit All. By using the same reward systems, the same engagement tactics, the same coaching programs, you’re managing your employees as if they are all the same exact ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/11/21

Dear colleagues, Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk in the past week and we look forward to hearing from you (jokeefe@cda-adc.ca) or 1-800-267-6354 ext. 5000). Best wishes, John       Top 5 Must Read Endocarditis Cases Rise after Predental Antibiotic Use Falls. In a 5-year study in England, after guidelines stopped recommending prophylactic antibiotics prior to dental surgery to prevent infective endocarditis, the number of expected cases of this ...

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Summary Report: NCOHR Team Building Workshop: Modelling the Interaction of Multidimensional Risk Factors in Caries Disparity

In September 2014, Drs. Elham Emami (Associate Professor, Université de Montréal) and Linda Booij (Assistant Professor, Queen’s University and Sainte-Justine Hospital) along with postdoctoral fellow Dr. Svetlana Tikhonova (Université de Montréal) led and organized a 2-day workshop to facilitate the development of new multi- and inter-disciplinary collaborative research teams on caries and oral health disparity. The workshop was centered on the following outcomes: Exchange knowledge on multidimensional modelling of caries disparities, and to identify caries disparity research gaps and needs; Discuss innovative strategies and interventions, targeting aspects of caries disparity that can be controlled by stakeholders, decision makers and primary ...

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The Implications of Ebola for Dentistry – a webinar from ADA/CDC/OSAP

Dr. John O’Keefe is currently Chair of the Board of OSAP On Oct. 29, 2014, the American Dental Association (ADA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), hosted a webinar to answer specific questions regarding the outbreak of Ebola and the implications for dental offices. The webinar is published below in four chapters, each one featuring a different speaker. In Chapter 1,  a physician at CDC outlines the latest medical knowledge about Ebola and its implications for healthcare workers. In Chapter 2, the President of the ADA speaks ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/11/14

Dear colleagues, Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk in the past week and we look forward to hearing from you (jokeefe@cda-adc.ca) or 1-800-267-6354 ext. 5000). Best wishes, John   Top 5 Must Read Ontario Dentists Support Changes to Smoke-Free Ontario Act. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care today announced new regulations under the Act which will prohibit smoking on restaurant patios, playgrounds and certain other public spaces effective January ...

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