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Dr. Gary MacDonald speaks about the 2014 FDI Annual World Dental Congress

Dr. Gary MacDonald, CDA President, was the head of the Canadian delegation to the 2014 FDI Annual World Dental Congress in New Delhi, India. Dr. MacDonald spoke with Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager, about Canada’s and CDA’s roles on the global dental scene.               Listen to the audio interview (11 min)   Downloadable audio version  Right click on the link and choose “Save Link As”   What is FDI? FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative organization for more than one million dentists worldwide, developing health policy and continuing education programs, speaking ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/10/07

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. 2297). Best wishes, John.       Canadian dentistry news CAHS report with spokesperson Dr. Paul Allison spurs Ordre des dentistes du Québec (ODQ) action to address access to dental care in Quebec. Read more… Ensuring access to care: Students at the Faculty of dentistry of ...

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What is the impact of the Minamata Convention on Mercury on dentistry?

Context In February 2009, the Governing Council of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) agreed on the need to develop a global legally binding instrument, or treaty, on mercury. It tasked governments to negotiate through an Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) on Mercury, which met five times beginning in June 2010 and concluding in January 2013. The resulting international instrument is called the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Opened for signature in October 2013, it provides controls and reductions across a range of products, processes and industries where mercury is used, released or emitted. The Convention’s provisions for dental amalgam—a mercury-added product containing 50% mercury—make ...

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The FDI Data Hub for Global Oral Health Care

On September 12, 2014, FDI World Dental Federation launched its Data Hub for Global Oral Health, a first of its kind online data-base for oral health and related information. The FDI Data Hub has been developed under the umbrella of Vision 2020: FDI’s guidelines to shaping the future of oral health. It builds on the strengths and successes of the Oral Health Atlas, published in 2009, which is FDI’s comprehensive sourcebook for raising awareness of key oral health issues and promoting oral health literacy and advocacy. The Vision 2020 work reflects input from the profession, academia and the dental industry. ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/09/16

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. 2297). Best wishes, John       International dentistry news  Volunteer for the 2014 ADA Mission of Mercy. The ADA will host a free dental clinic in conjunction with the annual meeting to treat local residents without access to care. Read more… September is National Childhood ...

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Dental Volunteerism Symposium at the ADA Meeting

Volunteer: The World Outside your Office will take place on October 8 in San Antonio from 8am-5pm. Breakfast & lunch will be served. Attendees can register today for the symposium by selecting course #4102. Course is limited to 50 participants. Drs. Kevin Hardwick, Chris Holmgren and Bella Monse will teach participants to recognize diverse and specific global oral health concerns, understand the importance of appropriateness and sustainability in volunteer programs and understand how successful primary health care programs use scientifically based public health principles. New dentists and students receive a 20% discount on the course fee. The symposium is underwritten by ...

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Literature Search Service Pilot Project: a new service by the Dentistry Library at the University of Toronto

  The Dentistry Library at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot project to provide a Literature Search Service (LSS) for dentists in Canada who are not affiliated with a hospital or a university. The LSS will allow dentists who are researching a topic to ask the Dentistry Librarians for help in  conducting a search in PubMed. However, with limited resources, the number of requests we can  process at one time is restricted. Priority will be given to projects that will have broad impact on  oral health science research activities and dentist education in ...

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NCOHR Feature: Dr. Zeeshan Sheikh, Clinician-Scientist in the Making

Educated in Karachi, Pakistan, and London, England, Dr. Zeeshan Sheikh worked for two years as a clinician before deciding to pursue his interests in dental research (on the fabrication and characterization of bone grafts) in Canada. He recently completed his PhD at McGill University’s faculty of dentistry in August and is poised to begin a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. CDA spoke with Dr. Sheikh about his decision to follow a career in research.       Why did you choose research over private practice? When I was working as a full-time clinician, it didn’t take me too ...

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