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William Rodriguez, DDS, and Joyce Rodriguez: Doing well by doing good

March 4, 2014

MISSISSAUGA, CANADA: It’s not unusual for dentists on service missions to encounter transportation challenges. That’s often the point: Deliver needed dental care to difficult-to-reach locations. Mississauga dentist William Rodriguez, DDS, encountered such conditions on his “Smiles from the Heart” mission earlier this year in the Philippines. Rodriguez and his wife, Joyce, working with a local contact, organized the trip.

Dental instruments manufacturer builds on more than 60 years of experience

February 27, 2014 | Business

Prodont-Holliger, a French manufacturer of dental instruments, prides itself on using only the highest quality stainless steel and the latest production technics. The company points to its ISO:9001 certification as confirmation of the quality its instruments at each phase of production. A subsidiary of the Nadia Group, the company has worked for more than 60 years with dental customers throughout the world, today conducting business in more than 90 countries.

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Ramzi Haddad, DDS: Doing well by doing good

February 18, 2014

Two years ago, a hygienist in one of the two practices that Ramzi Haddad, DDS, owns in Toronto announced she was volunteering for a dental-services mission to Guatemala. She encouraged others in the office to join her on the trip with Health Outreach, which is based in Mississauga. Haddad hadn’t previously given such trips much thought, but he signed on, and ultimately the office contributed six members to a team of dental professionals that set up a temporary clinic in an old hotel-type building in a remote area of the country.

JDIQ to include national gathering of prosthodontists

February 12, 2014

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada: Following what meeting organizers describe as a highly successful convention this past spring, planning is now in full force for the 44th edition of the Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, which will take place from May 23 to 27 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. At the 2014 meeting, JDIQ will host the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada.

AMD LASERS to direct-sell Picasso laser technology in Canada

January 17, 2014 | Business

TULSA, OKLA., USA: AMD LASERS, a global developer and manufacturer of dental lasers and provider of dental laser education, has announced that its Picasso laser technology will be sold direct in Canada effective Jan. 1. Picasso laser technology was previously sold through a distributor in Canada.

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Pacific Dental Conference schedules two days of live dentistry

January 10, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Colombia, Canada: The 2014 Pacific Dental Conference, from March 6 to 8 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) in Vancouver, British Columbia, features a varied selection of open C.E. sessions, hands-on courses and a live dentistry stage. One registration fee gives access to all 144 open sessions, which means no pre-selection of courses is necessary.

Bright Dental: Doing well by doing good

December 19, 2013

ST. ALBERT, Alberta, Canada: A couple of years ago, a school in St. Albert, Alberta, called Bright Dental with an unusual request: A student desperately needed dental work, but the family couldn’t afford it. The school was trying to find help. Bright Dental owner Frank Neves, DDS, immediately agreed to treat the child. But the impact of that phone call didn’t end there.

Larry Hoffman, DDS: Doing well by doing good

November 14, 2013

CALLANDER, Ontario, Canada: The people at Henry Schein Canada are driven by the philosophy of “doing well by doing good.” And it’s in that spirit that the company recently introduced its Calendar of Caring to spotlight the many charitable programs it supports. The initiative also gives Henry Schein customers the opportunity to contribute a portion of their purchases to help the charitable causes that Henry Schein supports.

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Recent Canadian dental graduates taking longer to set up practices

November 6, 2013

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada: The tracking of a long-term trend shows that recent Canadian dental graduates are taking longer to set up practices than those who graduated in earlier decades. The continuing trend is revealed in the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC) 17th annual “Future of Dentistry” survey.

76th Annual Winter Clinic packs an entire dental convention into a single-day event

October 24, 2013

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada: The Winter Clinic is the largest one-day dental convention in North America, where dental professionals come to learn from world class speakers and explore and save on products and services. The 76th Annual Toronto Academy of Dentistry Winter Clinic is Friday, Nov. 8. The single-day event features 24 separate programs in contemporary dentistry, offering something for the entire dental team.

Leaders in oral health and dental hygiene recognized

September 17, 2013

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada: Canadian leaders in oral health will be recognized for their service to the Canadian public and their outstanding contributions to the profession of dental hygiene and to the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) at a CDHA awards ceremony in Toronto on Oct. 5.

Dental hygienists now self-regulated in Newfoundland and Labrador

September 10, 2013

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada: Earlier this summer, dental hygienists in Newfoundland and Labrador became self-regulating under the Health Professions Act (2010) through a shared regulating responsibility with the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals (NLCHP) and the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Dental Hygienists (NLCDH).

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Nova Scotia improving dental care for children

August 26, 2013

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Canada: The province of Nova Scotia is working with the IWK Health Centre to more than double the number of Nova Scotia children who receive dental surgery each year, acting Health and Wellness Minister Leonard Preyra recently announced. "This is the right thing to do for families and young children," said Preyra.

Planning is under way for 2014 JDIQ

August 8, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada: With the most recent Journées dentaires internationales du Québec just wrapped up in May, the JDIQ staff is already looking ahead to the 2014 meeting, set to run from May 23 to 27. Meanwhile, the meeting staff reminds you that you can still consult the course notes provided by some of the 2013 speakers in the “Program and Registration” area of the convention section on the order's website www.odq.qc.ca/Convention.

Henry Schein opens its disaster relief hotline to support customers affected by floods

June 27, 2013

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Canada, the Canadian Dental business of Henry Schein Inc., has opened the Henry Schein Disaster Relief Hotline for dentists who experience operational, logistical or financial issues as a result of the devastating floods in Calgary and Southern Alberta, Canada. The toll-free number for all Henry Schein customers — (800) 999-9729 — is operational from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT.

Pacific Dental Conference combines education, networking, scenic locale

June 19, 2013

VANCOUVER, British Colombia, Canada: The 2014 Pacific Dental Conference, from March 6 to 8 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) in Vancouver, British Columbia, features a varied selection of open C.E. sessions, hands-on courses and a live dentistry stage. The variety of topics covered by more than 130 speakers means the entire dental team can access the latest information on dental technology, techniques and materials.

43rd JDIQ meeting in Montreal offers opportunities everywhere

May 31, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada: The 43nd Journées dentaires internationales du Québec (JDIQ), held May 24 to 28, offered plenty of lectures, hands-on workshops and other educational offerings. The exhibit hall opened to an extra large crowd Monday morning, thanks in part to a complimentary continental breakfast awaiting attendees. The breakfast was available both mornings.

IACA conference to be held in Calgary

May 28, 2013

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada: The IACA has become the premier educational meeting in dentistry and, by far, the best meeting I personally have ever attended. And I hear that from almost every speaker who has presented at the IACA as well. It’s not just the outstanding speakers, cutting-edge presentations or the diversity of concurrent lectures, which are critical in ensuring that everyone (team, hygienists, clinicians and technicians) has something to see that he or she is interested in during every time slot.

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