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Survey Reveals Disparities in Oral Health of First Nations

Survey Reveals Disparities in Oral Health of First Nations
Results from the First Nations Oral Health Survey (FNOHS), reveal disparities in the oral health of First Nations compared to other Canadians. Across all age groups, the oral health status of First Nations Canadians living on reserve is poorer than non-Aboriginal Canadians. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on October 30, 2012

CDC Researchers Find Close to Half of American Adults Have Periodontitis

CDC Researchers Find Close to Half of American Adults Have Periodontitis
Almost half of adults living in the U.S. age 30 and over have periodontal disease, according to a recent study by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study, published in the Journal of Dental Research, estimates that over 47% of adults, representing 64.7 million adults, had periodontitis—38% of the adult population age 30 and older and 64% of adults age 65 and older had either moderate or severe periodontitis. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on October 18, 2012

CDA Ambassadors Honoured by Pierre Fauchard Academy

CDA Ambassadors Honoured by Pierre Fauchard  Academy
In September, the Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA) held its Canadian 2012 Awards and Installation luncheon in conjunction with the CDA Conference in Saskatoon. The event recognized Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to dentistry. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on October 16, 2012

UBC Partnership Creates Oral Health Research Centre in Vietnam

UBC Partnership Creates Oral Health Research Centre in Vietnam
A new oral health research centre will be opened in Vietnam, as part of a partnership between the faculty of dentistry at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on October 12, 2012

The International Team for Implantology in Canada

The International Team for Implantology in Canada
The International Team for Implantology (ITI) is an international, independent academic organization of professionals in implant dentistry that promotes and disseminates knowledge about implant dentistry and its associated fields. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on October 03, 2012

Plugged In: JCDA supports the transition to digital dental offices

Plugged In: JCDA supports the transition to digital dental offices
As technology enhances many aspects of our lives, it should come as no surprise that technology is also improving dentistry. Recognizing these benefits, JCDA wants to help dentists make the transition from a paper-based profession to one that leverages the technology that many of us already use in our personal lives. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on October 03, 2012

Truly Experience Financial Freedom

Truly Experience Financial Freedom
Having significant assets can mean enjoying a great deal of freedom. But it can also mean spending an inordinate amount of time and energy managing a complex investment portfolio. Fortunately, CDSPI can help affluent dentists truly experience financial freedom—through the Private Wealth Management Service. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on October 02, 2012

Dr. Debora Matthews Joins CIHR Institute Advisory Board

Dr. Debora Matthews Joins CIHR Institute Advisory Board
Dr. Debora Matthews, professor and chair of the department of dental clinical sciences at Dalhousie University and president of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, has been named to the Institute Advisory Board for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) - Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA). Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on September 26, 2012

Evaluation of Socioeconomic Inequalities in Oral Health in Canada

Evaluation of Socioeconomic Inequalities in Oral Health in Canada
A McGill research team recently published an article in the Journal of Dental Research examining the evolution of socioeconomic inequalities in oral health status in Canada over the last 30-40 years. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on September 11, 2012

CDA Receives Award from Standards Council of Canada

CDA Receives Award from Standards Council of Canada
CDA has been awarded the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Corporate Commitment Award for 2012, in recognition of its outstanding contribution to Canadian standardization. The award will be presented October 12 in Ottawa as part of SCC’s World Standards Day celebrations. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on September 11, 2012

OSAP Involved in Children’s Oral Health Campaign

OSAP Involved in Children’s Oral Health Campaign
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has recently been involved in the launch of 2 new ad campaigns. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on September 11, 2012

DIAC Member News

DIAC Member News
The following are recent announcements from members of the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC). Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on August 29, 2012

Recommended Changes to Ban on Treating Spousal Patients

Recommended Changes to Ban on Treating Spousal Patients
The Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC) in Ontario released a report entitled The Spousal Patient in June, recommending the current legislation be amended to allow regulated health professionals, including dentists, to provide treatment to their spouses. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on August 13, 2012

Brushing Up on Mouth Care in Long-Term Care

Brushing Up on Mouth Care in Long-Term Care
An interdisciplinary research team at Dalhousie University has published its final report summarizing the results of its Brushing Up on Mouth Care project, an oral care action plan for dependent older adults living in long-term care (LTC) facilities. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on August 01, 2012

DIAC’s 16th Annual Future of Dentistry Survey

DIAC’s 16th Annual Future of Dentistry Survey
The number of Canadian dental offices using practice management software to chart cases is increasing,  according to results from the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC) 16th annual Future of Dentistry survey. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on July 27, 2012

Advisors Can Help With Your Evolving Insurance Needs

Advisors Can Help With Your Evolving Insurance Needs
Insurance can help to protect you against financial risks that could affect you, your loved ones and your dental practice. Therefore, it’s important that your insurance evolves along with the changes in your personal and professional situation to avoid jeopardizing your financial well-being. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on July 25, 2012

Dalhousie Dentistry’s Celebration of a Century

Dalhousie  Dentistry’s Celebration of a Century
Alumni from as far back as 1950 gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from May 23 to 26 for Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Dentistry Centennial Celebrations. The 100th anniversary of the faculty’s first graduating class was commemorated during this 4-day event. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on July 23, 2012

Canadian Dentistry Students Establish New Federation

Canadian Dentistry Students Establish New Federation
Student representatives from Canada’s 10 dental schools convened in Ottawa recently to form a new federation that promises to enhance the student experience in the dental profession. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on July 20, 2012

CADTH Examines Cancer Risk from Dental X-rays

CADTH Examines Cancer Risk from Dental X-rays
There may be an association between dental x-rays and certain types of cancer, according to a recent review by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on July 06, 2012

New Brunswick to Launch Dental Program for Children

New Brunswick to Launch Dental Program for Children
Children of low-income families in New Brunswick will benefit from a vision and dental plan recently announced by Social Development Minister Sue Stultz. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on July 04, 2012