Curious as to what dental schools were doing re; blogging and making alumni aware – lo and behold………http://uoftdentistrylibrary.blogspot.com/ which included a great piece on – drum roll please…………In 1911, 100 years ago, Oral Health was founded (Johnson 353). As one of the earliest dental journals, it was born during a time when oral health was not a common concern and dentistry was in the delicate process of professionalizing (Seccombe c 6-7). This was a time when preventive dentistry was a new and rare occurrence (Seccombe c 6-7).
So I decided to do this in a sequence, 1) first find out if there were true dental blogs at any of the Canadian dental schools, 2) find out if they linked one another, its called a WEB for a reason, 3) find out how much clinical information and sharing of cases were present, 4) find out how much multimedia education was online and lastly 5) see how involved pre and post-doctoral students were encouraged to become. The endgame was yet another of the 1000’s of emails Melissa and Catherine receive from yours truly to look at ways and means whereby Oral Health can be an increasingly dominant educational force in it’s next 100 years.
Checked UBC Dentistry – no apparent blog, but they did have….
Check U of Alberta Dentistry – no blog, but lookee lookee
U of Saskatchewan Dentistry – no blog but check out
Checked out U of Manitoba in Winterpeg – no blog – ROB KAUFMAN -WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU!!!???? But they do have..
UWO – expected to find and did – http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/ceri/index.php?page=Resources
Check McGill Dentistry – tough because I’m not fluent in French, but I did find
Check U of Montreal Dentistry – same problem, but they did have a pretty funky feature
Still hoping against hope, I checked Dalhousie and VOILA!!!!