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Childhood Oral Health: Nova Scotia 2017 Oral Health Report

I had the great pleasure of speaking with Dr. Carla Sherman, Chair of the Oral Health Promotions Committee at the Nova Scotia Dental Association, and Dr. Jeff Bonang, President of NSDA.  we invited them on Oasis Discussions to tell us about the newly released Childhood Oral Health report which contains important information as well as a number of important recommendations on early childhood oral care. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Introducing good oral health habits early in life could mean Nova Scotia children will have better oral health, and better overall health, their whole lives. Early childhood caries (ECC), commonly known as ...

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Dr. Randall Croutze selected as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Dental Association + College

Dr. Allan Graas, President of the Alberta Dental Association and College has announced that Dr. Randall Croutze has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer effective September 1.  Dr. Croutze currently operates general dentistry practices in Edmonton and St. Albert and is the President of the Canadian Dental Association. Dr. Randall Croutze was born and raised in Edmonton and has practiced there since he graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Alberta in 1985.  He has been involved in organized dentistry locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.  He has served as President of the Dental Undergraduate Society, ...

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Discover #ASM16: What’s in the ASM 2016 Program?

Dr. Bill Hawrysh, Chair of ASM Education Advisory Committee, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the program of the upcoming ASM 2016; the ODA Annual Spring Meeting, which will take place May 5 – 7, 2016.    

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The Four S’s of Optimal Aging with Dr. Barbara Steinberg

In an effort to keep you informed about CE opportunities available in Canada, we are pleased to offer a series of videos presented by prominent speakers who will lead CE sessions at the Ontario Dental Association’s Annual Spring Meeting ‘ASM 2016’ which will take place May 5 – 7, 2016. Dr. Barbara Steinberg, prominent national and international speaker, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the main talking points of her session entitled optimal aging. You can find more information on this and other CE sessions by visiting the ASM 2016 website. Dr. Barbara Steinberg’s sessions at ASM are as follows: May 6th 10 – 12.30: The ...

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Here’s what’s awaiting you at the Pacific Dental Conference 2016

The Pacific Dental Conference is one of the largest dental conferences in North America offering a varied and contemporary selection of continuing education programs. With over 150 open sessions and hands-on courses and over 300 exhibiting companies occupying 600 booths — we have you and your entire dental team covered. Join us at the Vancouver Convention Centre next March for Canada’s premier dental conference! PDC 2016 is held in conjunction with the Canadian Dental Association. This year, CDA Oasis, through the Oasis Discussions website, dedicated a number of posts featuring prominent PDC speakers, to provide Canadian dentists with an idea about ...

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Panel Conversation: The Manitoba Dental Association Free First Visit Program

Drs. Joel Antel, Carla Cohn, and Cory Sul joined Dr. John O’Keefe to share their experiences and thoughts about the Manitoba Dental Association’s Free First Visit Program.   

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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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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Joel Antel on the MDA’s Free First Visit Program

Dr. Joel Antel, Chair of the Manitoba Dental Association’s Communications Committee, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the association’s Free First Visit Program which encourages parents to bring their under 3 years-old child to the dentist. Highlights The program allows the dentist and the dental team to: Inform parents about factors that lead to dental decay. Discuss with parents the effect that feeding habits may have on dental health. Assist parents in establishing snacking and dietary patterns that are favourable for dental health.  Educate parents regarding their role in tooth cleaning for their infants/toddlers. Review with parents the sources of fluoride ...

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