Research

Distinguished Scientist Award for Dr. Don Brunette of UBC

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Donald M. Brunette, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, as the 2018 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Prosthodontics and Implants. Brunette was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 96th General Session of the IADR, held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress. The IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition is in London, England at the ExCeL London Convention Center from July 25-28, 2018. Brunette is a professor in the department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. ...

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Effect of composite type and placement technique on cuspal strain

Dear colleagues, I thought you might enjoy reading this recently-published free access article of great pertinence to everyday general practice dentistry. Effect of composite type and placement technique on cuspal strain Vilhelm G. Ólafsson DDS, MS  André V. Ritter DDS, MS, MBA  Edward J. Swift DMD, MS Jr. Lee W. Boushell DMD, MS  Ching‐Chang Ko DDS, MS, PhD  Gabrielle R. Jackson DDS Sumitha N. Ahmed BDS, MS  Terence E. Donovan DDS Link to free access full text of this article in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry is here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jerd.12339 Abstract Objective To compare the cuspal strain in Class ...

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Pattern of Opioid Analgesic Prescription for Adults by Dentists in Nova Scotia

Colleagues, I have just come across this paper that was recently published by Canadian authors in the journal JDR Clinical & Translational Research. I thought it would interest you, so I present below the publicly-available abstract along with a link to the journal, in the event that you wish to purchase the article and/or familiarize yourself with the publication. Dr. Jocelyne Feine of McGill University is editor in chief of the journal. All the best, John   Pattern of Opioid Analgesic Prescription for Adults by Dentists in Nova Scotia, Canada K.O. Jimoh, D.C. Matthews, M. Brillant, and I. Sketris JDR ...

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What are the Intergenerational and Social Interventions that Could Improve Children’s Oral Health?

Dr. Ariel Greenblatt was my guest to speak about social interventions that  could help improve children’s oral health. Dr. Greenblatt coauthored a recent review that was published in the Dental Clinics of North America, tackling intergenerational and social interventions to improve children’s oral health. Dr. Greenblatt is Clinical and Didactic Instructor in the School of Dental Hygiene at the Eastern International College in New Jersey. I hope you benefit from the conversation. Please share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Community context and the influence of the broader social determinants of ...

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Quelles sont les informations sur les matériaux dentaires dont vous avez besoin?

J’ai discuté avec le Dr Benoit Soucy au sujet d’une initiative importante que l’ADC entreprend pour essayer de comprendre les besoins des dentistes dans le domaine de l’information sur les produits dentaires. Que vous sauvegardiez le petit papier imprimé fourni avec le produit, que vous le numérisiez et l’enregistriez sur votre disque dur, ou que vous parcouriez Internet pour en savoir plus, l’ADC aimerait vous aider. Vous trouverez ci-dessous plus d’informations sur un bref sondage qui nous permettra de comprendre et de répondre à vos besoins. Veuillez prendre le temps de remplir le court sondage et n’oubliez pas que vos ...

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What information do you need about the dental materials you use?

I spoke with Dr. Kevin Goheen about an important initiative that CDA is undertaking to try and understand dentists’ needs in the area of dental product information. Whether you save the printed little paper that comes with the product, or you scan and save it on your hard drive, or scour the internet to learn more, CDA would like to help you.  Below is more information about a brief survey that will let us understand and respond to your needs.  Please take the time to complete the short survey and remember that your feedback, questions, and suggestions are always welcome ...

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Biochemical Stability and Interactions of Dental Resin Composites and Adhesives with Host and Bacteria in the Oral Cavity: A Review

I had the pleasure to host Dr. Yoav Finer for a conversation on the recent article he published in the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. The article is important due to continuous debate around the use of amalgam vs. the use of newer composite materials. Research is dearly needed to gauge the efficiency, durability, and long-term stability of the new materials compared to the time-tested and proven amalgam.  Dr. Finer is the George Zarb/Nobel Chair in Prosthodontics at the faculty of dentistry, University of Toronto, and is cross-appointed to the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto. As ...

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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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