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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/01/31

Top News Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation – New Executive Director Pharmacists call on governments to invest in community healthcare FDA explores single-dose packaging to reduce opioids abuse February JADA examines dental role in facial transplants Canadian dentistry news BC’s highest recognition to Dr. Rosamund Harrison, professor emerita. dentistry.ubc.ca: Dr. Rosamund Harrison, professor emerita, was appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest form of recognition. Read more. See also an interview with Dr. Harrison on OasisDiscussions.ca. Dental clinics in HRM schools provide smiles all around. thechronicleherald.ca: Pediatric dentistry clinics in Harbour View Elementary and Nelson Whynder Elementary schools ...

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The McGill Qualitative Health Research Group: Advocating for the Qualitative Approach

I had the great pleasure of meeting Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald, Associate Professor in the Division of Oral Health and Society Research in the Faculty of dentistry at McGill University and the founder of the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group (MQHRG).  The qualitative approach to biomedical and oral health research has for a long time been stigmatized as a soft or less rigorous research approach. However, today, researchers are realizing the inability of many quantitative methods to answer complex research questions, in particular if used as stand-alone methods.  Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald founded the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group as a safe space ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/01/24

Top News Broken teeth and bruises: dentists in unique position to spot domestic abuse Superbugs: first independent comparison of pharma companies’ efforts to address drug-resistant infections Dental students trained to recognise signs of abuse Oral health may have an important role in cancer prevention Re-treating patients when an associate leaves Canadian dentistry news Broken teeth and bruises: dentists in unique position to spot domestic abuse. cbc.ca: Dentists are likely to see domestic violence but poorly equipped to deal with it, says advocate. […] Right now, many dental schools do cover the subject of domestic violence in classes, but Canadian Dental ...

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Outstanding British Columbians: Dr. Rosamund Harrison Appointed to the Order of British Columbia

I had the privilege to speak with Dr. Rosamund Harrison, pediatric dentist and professor emerita at the University of British Columbia’s faculty of dentistry.  Dr. Harrison has been awarded British Columbia’s highest honour: she was very recently appointed to the Order of British Columbia, along with 15 other “outstanding British Columbians.” In this interview, I ask her about how she feels about this award as well as some of her work improving children’s oral health, working on community-based research, and mentoring students. I really enjoyed my conversation with her and I hope you do too.  Please share your feedback, questions, or ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/01/17

Top News ADA Wellness Survey reveals dentists’ ergonomic issues Time to prepare for World Oral Health Day – Get organized for March 20 Teledentistry Pilot Project Expands to Maui Pfizer Canada Statement: EpiPen® Auto-Injector (0.3 mg) Supply Interruption Canadian dentistry news Time to prepare for World Oral Health Day, download the resources, submit an event. fdiworlddental.org: New World Oral Health Day (WOHD) resources are available online to help people get organized for 20 March. The theme of this year’s campaign ‘Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health’ is introduced in the WOHD toolkit. It includes key messages and ideas to help implement the ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/01/11

Top News The Battle of Bill Morneau Doctors are prescribing fewer opioids following measures by state, insurers IDJ supplement on oral health for an ageing population now online Colgate introduces its first app-enabled electric toothbrush with artificial intelligence Philips and American Well form global partnership in telehealth for consumer health and professional healthcare Canadian dentistry news The Battle of Bill Morneau. maclean.ca: Canada’s federal finance minister on his catastrophic autumn, what went wrong and how he’s fighting back. Read more Cost keeps many Nova Scotians from dentist’s chair. thechronicleherald.ca: About one in 10 Nova Scotians don’t get needed dental work ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/12/20

Top News Coalition welcomes Senate recommendations, remains concerned with income sprinkling rules Dental research receives $1.35M grant to study ‘dark matter of biology’ Dentacoin cryptocurrency rockets in value Researchers find possible markers for earlier diagnosis of aggressive tongue cancer Association of Neurocognitive Deficits With Radiotherapy or Chemoradiotherapy for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Canadian dentistry news Coalition welcomes Senate recommendations, remains concerned with income sprinkling rules. newswire.ca: New draft legislation on income sprinkling still raises concerns, says business coalition opposing tax change. Read more Federal tax reform: what we’re doing to get the government to halt its unfair plan. ...

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NCOHR Outreach activities in the Canadian dental schools

The Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) was recently awarded five-year funding for the continued support of oral health researchers in Canada. The members of NCOHR are extremely grateful for the generous contributions received from their funding partners: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in partnership with three of its institutes: Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) Institute of Aging (IA) Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD), the Canadian Association of Dental Research (CADR), the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), Réseau de recherche en Santé buccodentaire et osseuse (RSBO), and ...

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