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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2019/05/22... Posted: Wed, 22 May 2019

Top News Call for Application: Canada Research Chair in Oral Health RFP To Contract Associate Scientific Editors for HPCDP Journal Smile Direct Club Brings Affordable, Convenient Teeth Alignment Therapy to Australia and UK Charcoal toothpaste may do harm and not much good True Wealth is a State of Mind Canadian Dentist...
Dentists making ends meet for the most vulnerable Posted: Tue, 21 May 2019

In the news clippings that came across my desk this morning, I was particularly interested to see this story from the CBC about the Downtown Eastside Dental Clinic in Vancouver, where volunteer dentists do their best to make sure that no patients get turned away, because of the lack of ability to pay. It is […]
What’s with Clicking Joints? Posted: Tue, 21 May 2019

More than a third of a third of the population have a clicking jaw (or disc displacement) characterised by clicking upon opening or closing the jaw or both. Typically asymptomatic and caused by microtrauma, this is a common condition many dentists will encounter in their practice. Today, Dr. Thomas Shackleton is here t...
Welcome to the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Academy o... Posted: Mon, 20 May 2019

This autumn, the annual meeting of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics is taking place in Mont Tremblant, Quebec from September 18 to 21.   To learn more about the meeting and its scientific program we’re sitting down with the CAE President and chief organizer of the conference, Dr. Maneesh Sharma. During this brief Oa...
Meet Dr. David Stevenson, President of the Ontario Dent... Posted: Fri, 17 May 2019

I had the privilege of sitting down with Dr. David Stevenson, current President of the Ontario Dental Association as he is approaching the end of his term. Originally from Toronto, Dr. Stevenson chose the charms of a small community for him and his wife, who is also a dentist, to settle down in Carleton Place, […...
Report Back from the PDC Exhibit Floor: The New Colgate... Posted: Fri, 17 May 2019

The 2019 Pacific Dental Conference (PDC) is over but there’s still much we can discover from the presentations and products on display there. Before we start looking ahead to the 2020 conference, we’re taking a look back at what we found on this year’s exhibit floor. In this edition, Dr. John O’Keefe meets up with [...
Mr. Mrs. Ms. or…….? Posted: Thu, 16 May 2019

One of our goals with Oasis Discussions is to host conversations about topics that are important for our profession to address today and tomorrow. A good starting point for such a conversation (which may be uncomfortable) is to it with a question from a Canadian dentist. Just below is a question I recently received fro...
Can Chlorhexidine (CHX) Provoke an Allergic Reaction?... Posted: Thu, 16 May 2019

Chlorhexidine has been used by dentists, medical doctors, and the general public for decades. Known for its disinfecting and antiseptic properties, CHX is commonly used as a topical skin disinfectant, a mouthwash, and in pharmaceutical products. But for some, patients and care providers alike, Chlorhexidine can cause a...
ASM19: Are Oral Cancer Adjunctive Devices Beneficial in... Posted: Thu, 16 May 2019

This conversation was taped prior to ASM19. Its present publication is to answer the question about oral cancer adjunctive devices. The Ontario Dental Association’s (ODA) Annual Spring Meeting (ASM) is fast approaching. In this conversation, we catch up with ODA ASM speaker Dr. Ben Balevi.  Dr. Balevi graduated with de...
Can we cure peri-implantitis? Posted: Wed, 15 May 2019

As part of my work for CDA, I regularly scan different publications for articles of interest to Canadian dentists. Volume 63, Issue 3 of the Dental Clinics of North America is themed around “Unanswered Questions in Implant Dentistry”. I will wager that the topics covered in this edition will be of interest ...

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