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CDA News March 2016
This newsletter has been a while in creation because there has been much discussion in the Executive Committee (EXCO) since the wonderful Conference in Manchester in May last year, which culminated in the production of the Manchester Declaration printed in full on Page 4.
CDA News April 2015
CDA News September 2013
As the new editors of the CDA NEWS, we like to present a short communication on "Geriatric Dentistry". Various reports and forums have indicated that there is human longevity leading to an increase in population aging in the developed world. Geriatric Dentistry therefore becomes an important area of dental practice. According to the 2003 WHO World Oral Health Report, oral disease is the fourth most expensive ailment to treat in most industrialized countries. The burden of oral disease is likely to grow in many developing countries because of unhealthy diets rich in sugars and high consumption of tobacco, Prof Petersen, (Head, WHO Oral Health Unit) said.
CDA News December 2012
At its Seventh Triennial Meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 3 November 2012, the CDA adopted a new strategic direction. The General Meeting received a demonstration of how online learning can be incorporated into CPD provision. Mr Noam Tamir of Healthcare Learning Smile-On, and Prof Stephen Lambert-Humble of the Kent University, shared their ideas of how the CDA could take the initiative forward.
CDA News September 2012
The Triennial General Meeting of the CDA is only months away. Although generous, funding from the Commonwealth Foundation does not allow the CDA to cover all aspects of the cost of hosting the event. This has led the CDA to limit funding to each of the sponsored delegates so that a proportion of the cost of their participation has to be borne by them. This may seem unfair given that those in the Executive give their time freely and voluntarily to the CDA. However, the CDA has to exercise some prudence when spending its limited resources. It is also under pressure to generate a larger proportion of its income than hitherto from membership fees and sponsorship
CDA News June 2012
Welcome to the new look CDA website and the CDA NEWS. This is one of the outcomes of the collaboration established recently between the CDA and Smile-on. Many more positive outcomes of this collaboration will be evident in due course.
This marks the end of the CDA Bulletin as we knew it and the birth of the CDA NEWS. The former was established in the nineties as the successor to the CDA Newsletter which was published from the inception of the CDA. The current Editor has been associated with the CDA Bulletin for more than 10 years. This Editor was mandated to publish the Bulletin twice a year and to increase its scientific content. He has endeavoured to fulfil this requirement to the best of his ability. The readers will be the judge of the success or otherwise of that policy.
THE BULLETIN January 2012
Greetings of goodwill, peace and harmony to all, in this season of Christmas, from myself and the other members of the Executive. The New Year brings us new hope, along with its challenges in this rapidly changing world. Socio-economic and cultural environments are not static and therefore changes are imperative for survival.
In our own Commonwealth Dental Association, we are searching for a new way forward, an alternate strategy to be more responsive to the needs of its objectives. Discussions need to be done within the CDA executive, national dental associations and among other stakeholders. It is our duty to find solutions which benefit all member associations and the people that they serve.
THE BULLETIN August 2011
Dentists may well be the first health care workers to come across persons who have experienced abuse, crueltyand neglect of one kind or another. However, they are not qualified to diagnose these conditions, but should have sufficient awareness and knowledge to alert the appropriate authorities, if they have come across a suspected victim of abuse, cruelty and neglect.
There are many groups of persons who have experienced abuse and neglect, although the most widely acknowledged group is children. Child abuse, cruelty and neglect are heinous crimes, considering how vulnerable they are. The effects of these are more than bruises and broken bones...