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Storing ortho models digitally saves space, dollars

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.

Hygienists now self-regulated in Newfoundland, Labrador

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.

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Winter Clinic: New venue, new opportunities

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.

University of Miami fellowship in implant dentistry offered in Canada

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.

Caries accounts for one-third of day surgeries for preschoolers

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.

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Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry meeting to focus on the ‘uncharted’

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.

Zendo Direct founder: Company brings value to endodontic practices

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.

Toronto Academy of Dentistry Winter Clinic moves to new downtown venue

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.

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Canadian children most in need of dental care are least likely to receive it

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.

Academy recognizes Dr. David Vassos for ‘Lifetime Achievement’

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.

2014 JDIQ delivered close to 500 hours of continuing education

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.

Ming Yau, DDS, and family: Doing well by doing good

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.

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Destination Vancouver: Pacific Dental Conference

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.

JDIQ to be held in Montreal, May 23–27

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.

Vickie Sugarman, DDS: Doing well by doing good

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.

Sonu Sharma, DDS: Doing well by doing good

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.

Dr. Sam Daher joins Key Opinion Leadership Group of OrthoAccel

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.

Miles of aisles: PDC’s exhibit hall offers seemingly limitless selection

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.

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