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Pacific Dental Conference 2017 Overview

by Oral Health

This year’s Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia saw over 250 exhibitors and thousands of dental professionals learning about new techniques, procedures and products in dentistry. Watch last week’s video: Best Advice with Dr. Les Rykiss

April 1, 2014 News Dental AssociationsDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsTooth decay

The role of oral health in cognitive decline (and vice versa)

by Kahaliah Richards

A recent study in the Journal of the American Dental Association linked a significant decline in word fluency and concentration to loss of teeth. This is not the first study to do so, but we aare not yet sure if

November 26, 2013 News AwardsDental AssociationsDental HygieneGeneral DentistryGeneral News

Dental Hygienist Honoured with Premier’s Award

by Kahaliah Richards

Ottawa, ON, Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) member and Canadore College dental hygiene graduate, Elina Katsman, is the recipient of the 2013 Premier’s Award for Health Sciences, in recognition of her outstanding contributions, commitment, and dedication to her profession. The

October 22, 2013 News ClinicalDental AssociationsDental HygieneGeneral Dentistry

ADHA Endorses Smiles for Life, a National Interprofessional Oral Health Curriculum

by Kahaliah Richards

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s (ADHA) Board of Trustees today announced its formal endorsement of the Smiles for Life Oral Health Curriculum. Smiles for Life provides free online resources to primary care providers with the mission of promoting oral health

March 14, 2013 News Dental AssociationsGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingPediatric dentistryTooth decay

Responding To A Silent Epidemic

by Kahaliah Richards

The #1 Chronic Childhood Disease Pediatric dental disease, more commonly known as severe tooth decay, can lead to malnourishment, anemia, required emergency surgery and life-threatening secondary infections. Severe childhood tooth decay is a multi-faceted epidemic that stems from access-to-care issues,

October 23, 2012 News APPsClinicalDental AssociationsDental industryDental researchKeeping you guessingPatient education

“Stop Zombie Mouth” Halloween Capaign Five Million Free Trading Cards in Addition to Free Copies of Plants vs. Zombies

by Kahaliah Richards

National Oral Health Campaign from the American Dental association and PopCap Games Secures Support from CSPI Director of Nutrition Policy  The American Dental Association® (ADA) and PopCap Games today announced a new tendril of their recently launched “Stop Zombie Mouth”

August 30, 2012 News Dental AssociationsDental industryGeneral DentistryGeneral News

6th International Symposium, Pain, Sleep & TMD

by Kahaliah Richards

The Canadian Chapter of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain(AACP) is the voice, training vehicle and credentialing organization for all Canadian dentists to learn about TMD chronic orofacial pain, headaches and sleep disorders. We have held Annual International Symposia on

April 15, 2012 News Dental AssociationsGeneral NewsGovernanceGovernment regulationsPollingPrivacy issuesSocial mediaSocial networkingTransparency

One is a lonely number

by ken

Since this blog began, its focus has been to determine what those who visit it some 8.5K times a month want to read. Clinical content is by far the #1 area of interest. Unfortunately, a simplistic mechanism to ensure an

April 4, 2012 News Dental AssociationsGeneral NewsGovernanceTransparency

Woodward and Bernstein and Elmore James got nothin’ on this! Meet Dr. Natalie Archer

by ken

This is a very revealing insight into the heart of darkness in the governance of dentistry in Ontario. You be the judge. It’s been suggested that I contribute further content in a journalistic manner………not really necessary – I have to

April 1, 2012 News Dental AssociationsElectronic Health RecordsEncryptionGovernanceGovernment regulationsPosition paperPrivacy issuesTransparency

Once more into the breach mes enfants – ENCRYPTION IN ONTARIO!

by ken

I’ve forgotten how many times an entry has asked for clarity, transparency, openness from the members of the committee appointed by the RCDSO to address this issue, however, the GUIDELINES are out and in all candour, frankfurterness, I haven’t a

January 28, 2012 News Dental AssociationsDental ethics

Leading with heart; not your heart on your sleeve

by ken

from Mouthing OffMouthing Off | Blog of the American Student Dental Association by Kim Schneider Mike Staver, CEO, The Staver Group, is the keynote speaker at ASDA’s Annual Session, Feb. 29-March 3. His presentation “Leadership Isn’t For Cowards” will teach dental students about the power of

December 17, 2011 News ConnectivityDental AssociationsSocial mediaSocial networking

Change is good, greed is good – Ask your members, do a poll – find out what “they” think!

by ken

In the Internet world, have committees become obsolete, do we need to tolerate the failure to be transparent in governance, informed after the fact rather than being encouraged to be our own advocates during the due diligence and discussion process.

December 16, 2011 News APPsBlogsCloud computingContinuing EducationDental AssociationsDental conventionsDental equipmentDental industryDental LaboratoriesTradeshowsTrends in Dental Education

You’ll never walk alone, Bridge over troubled water, Two of us

by ken

What did Rodgers and Hammerstein, Paul Simon and Lennon and McCartney know that dentistry is just learning to appreciate; that social networking can work wonders if you extrapolate with Bayesian objectivity.  “You and I have memories/longer than road that stretches

December 7, 2011 News BlogsBurn outDental AssociationsDental ethicsDental industryElectronic Health RecordsEncryption

Encryption – is there a reason why it’s not being explained?

by ken

A individual in attendance at an Ontario Dental Association meeting last evening was told, that unless email messages pertaining to patients are sent “encrypted” between colleagues, they are in essence inappropriate, perhaps illegal and tantamount to violation of the Piracy

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There is a god; we made the New York Times Sunday Review

by ken

IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking perspective: economists, to whom we might expect

October 30, 2011 News Dental AssociationsElectronic Health RecordsGovernment regulationsTechnologyTrends in Dentistry

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war – encryption of collegial communication looms in Ontario

by ken

Dangerous posting on many levels.  First look at the image below and ask yourself the following two questions:  1,,) Does everyone in Ontario receive this, which would imply that email is mandatory for dental offices in Ontario which for all

May 21, 2011 News AwardsDental AssociationsDental industryDental researchEvidence based dentistryGeneral NewsInnovations in dentistryTechnologyTrends in Dentistry

Veritas Redux – Compare Dental Product Features on New ADA Seal of Acceptance Web Area

by ken

From PR Newswire – and by the by, why oh why can I only find current articles on the ADA, not the CDA? Inquiring minds want to know……. CHICAGO, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Dental Association (ADA) launched