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Plugged In: Electronic Records Management

Plugged In: Electronic Records Management
Information technology (IT) is an integral part of practising dentistry. Few dentists can imagine dentistry without a practice management system or digital radiography. According to a soon-to-be-published research paper from the University of Pittsburgh, 74% of solo practitioners and 78.7% of group practices in the United States use a computer to manage clinical information. Over 90% of Scandinavian practitioners store all information electronically. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on December 11, 2012

World Experts Gather in Halifax for Light Curing Symposium

World Experts Gather in Halifax for Light Curing Symposium
Experts in dental restorative materials from North America and Europe convened at Dalhousie University in Halifax to discuss light curing of resin and its potential contribution to the worldwide problem of poor patient outcomes involving resin-based restorations. The first annual Symposium on Light Sources in Dentistry, held October 10-12, was organized by Dr. Richard Price of Dalhousie University’s faculty of dentistry. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on December 11, 2012

Keeping CDAnet Up to Date

Keeping CDAnet Up to Date
Approximately 82% of Canadian dentists transmit dental claims electronically. As of October 2012, over 9,000 dental offices across Canada—representing close to 14,000 dentists—use CDAnet. Over 500,000 dental claims are transmitted each week from individual CDAnet offices. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on December 11, 2012

Choosing the Best Retirement Strategies for Your Situation

Choosing the Best Retirement Strategies for Your Situation
Your retirement savings and income strategies should be customized to your unique personal and professional situation. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on December 11, 2012

Montreal researchers to study link between colorectal cancer and oral health

Montreal researchers to study link between  colorectal cancer and oral health
A research collaboration involving the Order of Dentists of Quebec and an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Montreal, McGill University and the University of Montreal Hospital Centre (Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal [CHUM])  will study whether periodontal disease and tooth loss affect the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on December 10, 2012

DENTSPLY and CDA Continue To Support Student Research in Canada

DENTSPLY and CDA Continue To Support Student Research in Canada
The 2012 CDA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program took place in Saskatoon during the annual CDA Conference. This national clinical research competition invites dental students from the 10 accredited Canadian dental schools to present research table clinics in front of qualified judges. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on November 23, 2012

Saskatoon pilots oral health care program for seniors in LTC facilities

Saskatoon pilots oral health care program for seniors in LTC facilities
A pilot program in Saskatoon aiming to improve oral health care for seniors living in long-term care (LTC) facilities was launched in January. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on November 13, 2012

Health Canada Advisory—Recall of Foaming Hand Soap and Sanitizer

Health  Canada Advisory—Recall of Foaming Hand Soap and Sanitizer
On November 6, Health Canada advised that Avmor Ltd. have recalled 20 lots of its Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap (Triclosan 0.3%) and 21 lots of its X3 Clean Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Benzalkonium chloride 0.13%) due to microbial contamination. Read more
Posted in Dentistry News on November 08, 2012

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