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Massive Open Online Course in Implant Dentistry

Dr. Mattheos Nikos, Clinical Associate Professor in the faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong, is part of a team who put together a MOOC: Massive Open Online Course in implant dentistry. He met with Dr. John O’Keefe to share this new way of learning and teaching.  More information on the MOOC  Implant Dentistry MOOC @ HKU Highlights This free “massive open online course” is a new development in e-learning and focuses on implant dentistry. The majority of the educators involved in this project are external to HKU and for a global team of 20. This initiative is funded ...

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Problems and Solutions for Interprofessional Education in North American Dental Schools

Dr. Sara Gordon, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Dentistry at the University of Washington, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about a recent article she co-authored with Dr Bruce Donoff and which was published in Dental Clinics of North America, titled: Problems and Solutions for Interprofessional Education in North American Dental Schools. Highlights Dentistry should be included in interprofessional care as it is integral to overall health. Dentists are team players in optimizing health and as such, should be able to collaborate and communicate comfortably with other health care professionals. Interprofessional education (IPE) plays an important role in the ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/10/26

Top 3 Must Read First Visit, First Tooth: An interview with Dr. Ross Anderson Canada kicks off world cavity-free future day marking a national commitment to help fight cavities Canadian Patient Safety Week has arrived – October 24-28, 2016 Canadian dentistry news First Visit, First Tooth. globalnews.ca: Dr. Ross Anderson, Chief of Dentistry at the IWK, talks about oral care for infants and toddlers. Watch short interview Canada kicks off world cavity-free future day marking a national commitment to help fight cavities. newswire.ca: Global campaign stresses importance of brushing twice a day for two minutes and reducing sugar intake. Read ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/10/19

Top 3 Must Read The importance of thinking differently October 17-21 is National Infection Control Week WHO recommends tax of at least 20% on sugary drinks Canadian dentistry news HPV cancer rates rise sharply in Canada. ottawacitizen.com: The Canadian Cancer Society is urging parents to get their children vaccinated against HPV, saying cancers caused by the human papillomavirus are rising sharply in Canada and threaten both men and women. Read more The importance of thinking differently. publications.mcgill.ca: Dr. Jocelyne Feine has always thought differently, fortunately. She has always been curious and without a doubt, passionate about her work and about ...

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Dr. Neil Gajjar, Elected Vice President to the Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Neil Gajjar, General Dentist in the Greater Toronto Area, is elected Vice President to the Academy of General Dentistry. Highlights The AGD’s mandate is to provide guidance, mentorship and professional education for its members from which Dr. Gajjar has benefitted both professionally and personally. As the organization looks ahead, it will focus its efforts on membership recruitment and retention. As demographics change in dentistry, the organization realizes it must morph to meet the changing needs of the members. The Canadian AGD is a very strong, active chapter which provides valuable CE courses at no cost for members and holds ...

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Dr. Amarjit Rihal New Chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada

Dr. Amarjit Rihal, from Manitoba, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about his recent election to Chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. Highlights The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) is a national body responsible for accrediting dental, dental specialty, dental assisting and dental hygiene programs in Canada and is comprised of various stakeholders. The commission reviews educational programs and services via structured on-site survey visits. As Chair, Dr. Rihal serves as the spokesperson of the Commission and the liaison with external stakeholders in conjunction with the CDAC Director Mr. Frederic Duguay. The committees and the Commission meet ...

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Dr. Jocelyne Feine Recipient of the Norton M. Ross Award

Dr. Jocelyne Feine is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Norton M. Ross award, awarded by the American Dental Association. The award is bestowed on investigators whose research has significant impact on some aspect of clinical dentistry. Dr. Feine is Professor at McGill University Faculty of Dentistry in Montreal and the inaugural editor-in-chief of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) Clinical & Translational Research. Highlights This award is presented to researchers whose work has had a significant impact on some aspect of clinical dentistry. Dr. Feine is the third female recipient of this award. Dr. Norton M. Ross was both a dentist and ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/10/12

Top 5 Must Read Corporate class funds to incur taxable gain – January 1, 2017 WHO urges global action to curtail consumption and health impacts of sugary drinks Antibiotics: The good, the bad, and the ugly Issue-based toolkits A higher incidence of dry socket may be related to the use of oral contraceptives after impacted mandibular third-molar extraction Canadian dentistry news Dental implant pioneer recognized with Norton M. Ross Award. ada.org: The award and commemorative plaque will be presented to Dr. Feine during a ceremony at ADA 2016. Read more Ethics 101: Q&A. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Guest speakers from this year’s DDS White Coat ...

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