October 27, 2014
The concept of digital study models has often been talked about — particularly in orthodontic circles — as a solution to the considerable physical space required to store plaster models. If a model could be scanned in three dimensions to a high degree of accuracy, stored electronically and then reconstituted (should the need arise), then the need for physical storage of models could potentially be eliminated.
October 15, 2014
Dental hygienists in Newfoundland and Labrador are now self-regulating under the Health Professions Act through a shared regulating responsibility with the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals and the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Dental Hygienists.
September 17, 2014
Acting on industry feedback, and the dynamics of market changes, the Toronto Academy of Dentistry has taken a giant step to evolve the Winter Clinic to a new level. Not only a location change, but a new format aimed at increasing networking opportunities and return on investment. This one-day show will leverage increased traffic in the common areas for the benefit of all, as soon as people arrive at the show.
September 9, 2014 | Business
MIS Implants Canada is collaborating with the University of Miami to bring to Canada the “Fellowship in Implant Dentistry” from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine division of oral and maxillofacial surgery. The division is considered a pioneer in many areas of implant dentistry and oral maxillofacial surgery, and as a result, its fellowship program is sought out by many dentists.
August 4, 2014
Although most Canadian children are treated for caries in community-based dental offices or clinics, a significant number of young children who do not benefit from prevention strategies develop serious dental diseases such as early childhood caries. According to a report, this condition accounts for about one-third of all day surgeries for preschoolers.
July 16, 2014
OTTAWA, Ontario, CANADA: The Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (CAPD/ACDP) is using its annual meeting this year to focus on commonly encountered but not-often-discussed issues. The annual meeting will be in Montréal from Sept. 12–13.
July 10, 2014 | Business
The concept of “value” has been defined as the worth of a good or service as determined by people’s preferences. And yet with dentists, who are known to not just prefer quality — but insist on it — we are often led to believe that the only way to be assured of quality is to pay a premium price for it.
July 2, 2014
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada: The 77th Annual Winter Clinic is on the move, with its 2014 meeting day scheduled for Friday, Nov. 14, at the Toronto Sheraton Centre. The new venue presents a great opportunity to add an evening or even the rest of the weekend in downtown Toronto to the end of the single-day conference. The Sheraton Centre is connected to the financial and entertainment districts by way of the PATH, a 16-mile underground network of shops and services.
June 12, 2014
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada: Less than one per cent of healthy urban children surveyed in Toronto had received dental care by the recommended age of 12 months and less than 2 per cent had seen a dentist by the age of 24 months. Children most susceptible to cavities were least likely to receive early dental care, according to the study by Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a pediatrician and researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital.
June 10, 2014
David Vassos, DDS, of Edmonton, Alberta, was honored for his achievements as an implant dentist at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s Western District meeting in San Francisco on April 11. The academy celebrated Vassos’ long and distinguished career in implant dentistry, which includes being a founding member of the Canadian Society of Oral Implantology.
June 5, 2014
MONTRÉAL, Quebec, CANADA: The 2014 Journées dentaires internationales du Québec featured three days of pre-convention activities followed by two days of convention events, including 77 sessions representing 488 hours of continuing education.
May 22, 2014
ETOBICOKE, ONTARIO, CANADA: A couple of years ago, Ming Yau, DDS, a general dentist with a practice in Etobicoke, Ontario, approached his wife, Linda, with the idea of a luxury safari vacation to Kenya, filled with side trips to beautiful beaches. Linda, a physician, had a different idea: “How about a mission trip?” Yau wasn’t really receptive, but reluctantly agreed.
May 15, 2014
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Join your colleagues in Vancouver, March 5-7, 2015, for the Pacific Dental Conference. Experience the true flavour of the West Coast and earn C.E. credits at the same time. The PDC has an expert lineup of local, North American and international speakers.
May 8, 2014
The 44th edition of the Journées dentaires internationales du Québec will take place May 23 to 27 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. One of the biggest changes with the 2014 edition of the meeting is that the JDIQ will host the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada.
April 25, 2014
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: One morning a little more than four years ago, Vickie Sugarman, DDS, woke up thinking she’d like to volunteer for a dental-services-abroad program. Her only real criterion: It had to serve an area that had a truly profound need. Then, unlike many of us, instead of moving on to other thoughts and going about her day, Sugarman sat down at the computer, searched the Internet and found Kindness in Action.
April 16, 2014
Sonu Sharma, DDS, thought so highly of the dental brigade trip he took to Uganda in 2012, he now serves on the sponsoring organization’s board of directors. Sharma, a partner in two dental practices in Leduc, Alberta, went deep into Uganda’s Kabale region, where 2 million people are normally served by just two dentists.
April 1, 2014 | Business
HOUSTON, Texas, USA: OrthoAccel Technologies recently announced the addition of distinguished Canadian orthodontist Dr. Sam Daher to its Key Opinion Leadership Group of world-class clinicians who present scientific and clinical evidence supporting OrthoAccel’s medical device, AcceleDent, to orthodontists interested in incorporating the treatment modality into their practice.
March 20, 2014
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada: The thousands of feet of aisles in the Pacific Dental Conference Exhibit Hall abounded with “educated-shopper” opportunities that otherwise would be impossible to create on your own. The product demonstrations, hands-on testing and other in-person chances to directly assess the latest in dental products and services seemed limitless at the recent Pacific Dental Congress.