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International College of Dentists holds Convocation in St. John’s

The Canadian Section of the International College of Dentists held it’s Annual Meeting and Convocation in St. John’s, Newfoundland on August 28, 2015.  The College inducted 65 New Fellows including 6 from Nova Scotia, 1 from New Brunswick, 20 from Ontario, 19 from British Columbia, 2 from Saskatchewan, 3 from Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 from Quebec, 4 from Alberta, 7 from Manitoba and 1 from the Yukon. The meeting was graced by the presence of International College at Large President Joe Kenneally.  The meeting was ably conducted by President Randall Croutze assisted by Registrar Bob Baker and his team.  A ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/09/25

Top 5 Must Read   Dr. Jack Cottrell elected treasurer of FDI. More information to come Dr Patrick Hescot is the new FDI President Ashwaq Al-Hashedi awarded the Mitacs-Accelerate Internship UBC’s new graduate specialty clinic now open NIH funds consortium for childhood oral health disparities research Canadian dentistry news Dr. Jack Cottrell elected treasurer of FDI. fdiworldental.org: New FDI Council. Moving forward: Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry works to lead culture change. dal.ca: Looking back at the previous year and making positive changes. Read more Is it all in your head? Dr. Iacopo Cioffi on the question of orofacial pain. utoronto.ca: ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Nancy Auyeung on the Manitoba Dental Foundation and the Dare to Smile Campaign

Dr. Nancy Auyeung, President of the Manitoba Dental Association, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the Manitoba Dental Foundation campaign and upcoming Gala to take place in November 2015.  Interview Highlights The Manitoba Dental Foundation was established in 2015 and it is the center of philanthropy for Manitoba dentists.  Vision Statement The Manitoba Dental Foundation serves as the unified centre of professional philanthropy for the dentists of Manitoba Mission Statement Providing dental services to the underserved, poor, or populations and communities with limited access to dental care; Improving the dental health of long-term care institutionalized populations in Manitoba; Providing dental outreach ...

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The inauguration of the new JDR Clinical & Translational Research

Dr. Jocelyne Feine, Professor at McGill University, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the new JDR Clinical & Translational Research Journal.   Dr. Jocelyne Feine is a Professor in the Oral Health and Society Research Unit at the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University. She is a recognized world leader in the assessment of therapies for chronic orofacial conditions, particularly pain and tooth loss. Her national and international studies emphasize the quality of life and patient-based outcomes most relevant for palliative therapeutic goals. From randomized clinical trials to technology assessment, knowledge transfer and health care management, her work covers the continuum of discovery ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/09/18

Top 5 Must Read   University of the Fraser Valley Top 40 alumni: Dr. Evan Wiens Dentsply buying Sirona in $5.5B deal Collegium’s painkiller gets green light from FDA panel Sequencing of periodontal procedures and orthodontic treatment for long-term esthetic outcome: a 5-year case report Smoking, smoking cessation, and risk of tooth loss Canadian dentistry news University of the Fraser Valley Top 40 alumni: Evan Wiens. ufv.ca: Exhibiting altruism through dentistry. Read more International dentistry news No evidence linking dental treatment to Alzheimer’s disease. aae.org: Despite provocative reporting and sensational headlines, the American Association of Endodontists says there is no ...

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Volunteering Dentistry: The Semiahmoo Dental Outreach to Peru

The Semiahmoo Dental Outreach mission to Peru recently provided care at two sites. Funding in part was provided by the International College of Dentists (Canadian Section) through the W.J. Spence- ICD Memorial Foundation. Semiahmoo Dental Outreach Clinic Iquitos, Peru, 2015 In early June, 2015, the Semiahmoo Dental Outreach (SDO) team ventured to Iquitos, Peru for the first time. With a population of 500,000, Iquitos is the largest city in the world without road access. At the upper end of the navigable Amazon River, it is only about 300 feet above sea level, with a deep water port 3600 kilometres from ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/09/11

Top 5 Must Read Average retirement age for dentists has increased What are Canadian dental professional students taught about infant, toddler and prenatal oral health Precursor of abnormal protein that triggers Alzheimer’s may be transmissible As overdose deaths climb, so does demand for their antidote Say goodbye to yesterday’s iffy dental implants Canadian dentistry news Dental hygienists raise e-cigarette concerns. digitaljournal.com: Canada’s dental hygienists have raised concerns about the impact of e-cigarettes on the nation’s oral health. Read more Dr. McKee awarded 5 year CIHR operating grant. mcgill.ca: The grant will help to understand how decreased mineralization occurs in the ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/09/04

Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. Top 3 Must Read 1. Something to chew on 2. Dentists descend on St. John’s 3. High school athletes using smokeless tobacco more than non-athletes   Canadian dentistry news Something to chew on. thetelegram.com: Drs. Jason Noel, Mitch Taillon and Marina Sexton speak about the urban-rural distribution of the dental workforce. Read more Dentists descend on St. John’s. thetelegram.com: Annual gathering is key educational opportunity. Read more Big picture vision earns honour. umanitoba.ca: A firm focus on the future of the profession ...

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