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International College of Dentists Life Fellow Doug Yeo recognized for his wartime service

Life Fellow David Yeo, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Dentistry at UBC was recently recognized by the Government of Canada for his wartime service to Canada.  At the 19 Wing Comox Honours and Awards ceremony last Tuesday, Flight Lt (Ret’d) Doug Yeo received a certificate of recognition and a commemorative pin for service during the Second World War. The certificate is awarded on behalf of a grateful nation, and as a tribute to selfless acts of service and sacrifice during the Second World War, in defence of Canada and our shared values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law. The certificate is awarded on behalf of The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and The ...

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Dr. Toby Gushue: How CDAnet came to be

Dr. Toby Gushue, past President of the Canadian Dental Association (1997-1998), spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the beginnings of CDAnet and the process that was involved to establish the service that thousands of Canadian dentists benefit from today.  Dr. Toby Gushue would like to highlight the successful contribution of Dr. Bill Leggette and the 3rd Dental Plans Committe.             Listen to the audio interview     For more information on CDAnet, visit the CDA website.            

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ICD Canadian Section, District 4 presents Student Award

At it’s annual Black Tie Dinner held recently, District 4 presented the ICD Canadian Section Student Award to Ms. Foidart of the University of Manitoba.                  

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/04/24

Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. Top 5 Must Read 1. The 2015 Federal Budget: Notable highlights for dentistry. oasisdiscussions.ca: On April 22nd, the federal government announced their budget. Here are the notable highlights for dentistry. Read more 2. BDA welcomes Canadian military dentists. bda.org: The BDA welcomed military dentists from Canada, hosting a lunch in London, following a Royal Banner presentation at Canada House by Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Gloucester. Read more 3. An end to cancer pain? U of T researcher finds the “pain ...

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Dr. Linda Blakey: Come to St. John’s NL for the 2015 convention, stay for the party!

Dr. Linda Blakey spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about popular points of interest in St. John’s that attendees of the CDA/NLDA 2015 convention could enjoy. Dr. Blakey is a CDA Board member, representing Newfoundland and Labrador and member of the 2015 NL convention organizing committee. Under the video interview, we have also included some web resources that contain more information about these points of interest.     Watch the video interview   St. John’s Points of Interest St. John’s City Trip Advisor: St. John’s North Atlantic Ziplines (NAZ)  Trip Advisor: NAZ Lighthouse Picnics Trip Advisor: Lighthouse Picnics Trip Advisor: Stan Cook Sea Kayak Adventures Day Tours East Coast ...

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Henry Schein and ICD make “camp” in Kenya

This is a summary of the article which appeared in the ICD annual journal the Globe (2015) Through the efforts of the medical, dental and public health communities in Kenya, an efficient network has been established to insure that residents in under-served areas have access to care and treatment through Outreach Camps. Through the support of generous donors like ICD, 25 volunteers carried 30 crates filled with medicine and medical and dental supplies for two such camps this summer. While the setting was different than dental care in the U.S, plastic lawn chairs in the local church sanctuary were a ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/04/17

Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. Top 5 Must Read 1. Ontario’s dentists tell Government: we can help in the fight against poverty. oda.on.ca: Ontario dentists and the Wynne government agree that publicly-funded dental services are proven tools in the fight against poverty. Read more 2. Not enough evidence to recommend chlorhexidine treatment to reduce tooth decay in children. cochraneohg.wordpress.com: A systematic review of the evidence to find out the effectiveness of varnishes and gels containing chlorhexidine in preventing tooth decay in children and young people. Read more ...

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The ICD International Council Report for 2014

This report was submitted by Dr. Jack McLister and Dr. Donna Brode The ICD meeting was held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney Australia. Dr. Jack McLister and Dr. Donna Brode were present as the councilors from Canada. President Joseph Kenneally welcomed all and presided over the meeting giving best wishes from President Woong Yang who could not attend for health reasons. Highlights of the meeting In an effort to contain costs, the next Council Meeting in 2015 will be an all-digital meeting, meaning all reports and the Council Book will be available digitally via Drop Box. This will save over ...

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