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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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FACT OR FOLLY? All light curing units are created equally. Summary of the Dalhousie University’s First Conference on Light Curing

The conferences on Light Sources in Dentistry held at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS bring world experts from academia and industry together to discuss ideas, advances and issues related to resin-based composite materials and light sources used in dentistry.  The 2nd Halifax Conference took place this past spring and information from this meeting has now been published. (Consensus statement from May Light Sources Meeting published in Journal of Adhesive Dentistry Vol. 16, No 4, 2014: Light Curing – Guidelines for Practitioners)  Short summaries of the topics covered at the 1st Halifax Conference (held in October 2012) along with links to the YouTube ...

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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 Canadian dentistry news “Cost of dental care in Canada keeps patients away.” According to the Globe and Mail, Canadians spend almost $12-billion annually on dental services, but glaring inequalities in access to oral health care remain, especially for the poor. Read more… High-dose ...

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

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 Op-Ed by Dean Paul Allison in Montreal Gazette: Canadians have a duty to increase access to dental care. Roughly one-quarter of Canadians cannot afford basic dental care. Thirty-four per cent of those in the poorest income group, compared with ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/08/26

News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/08/26 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

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/08/19

News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/08/19 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

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