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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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Video Presentation: Repair or Replace a Defective Restoration? Study Findings

This is the summary of the findings of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network’s study on repair or replacement of defective restorations.  Watch the video   Purpose of the Study Determine whether dentists in practices in the Dental PBRN are more likely to repair rather than replace a restoration that they diagnose as defective. Quantify the specific reasons for repairing or replacing restorations. Test the hypothesis that certain dentist-, patient-, and restoration-related variables are associated with the decision between repairing and replacing restorations. Study Findings Dentists were more likely to replace rather than repair by a 3-fold difference. Dentists who placed ...

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The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network: The Newest Oasis Discussions Contributor

We are pleased to announce that the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network has joined Oasis Discussions as a contributor.  Canadian dentists are welcome to enroll in the network to receive information and communication regarding the network’s studies and study results.  Although primarily devoted to providing health care services, the network is a group of outpatient care practices that has affiliated as a group and with an academic health center to investigate research questions and to share experiences and expertise. The network constitutes an organization that transcends any single research project. The network is an effort to help dental professionals directly improve ...

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You’re invited to the NCOHR Annual Student Workshop: Enhancing Student Involvement in Oral Health Research

The Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) will host the second Canadian dental student workshop: Enhancing Student Involvement in Oral Health Research. The workshop will be held at the School of Dentistry, University of Alberta on June 16 and 17, 2014. The workshop is open to graduate students and faculty members from each dental school in Canada. 

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