8 | Volume 3 Issue 4 CDA at W ork Pacific Dental Conference ATTRACTS RECORDNUMBERS The Pacific Dental Conference (PDC), one of the largest dental conferences in North America, took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on March 17–19. The conference was held in conjunction with CDA and attracted a record turnout of 12,900 participants over its 3 days. Follow CDA Oasis Live ( @CDAOasisLive ) on Twitter to access interviews and presentations recorded during the PDC event in March. Dr. Peter Lobb, president of the British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA), called it the premier event of the year for BC dentists. “We were pleased that so many could join us, particularly our friends from across the country and the United States,” said Dr. Lobb. “We’re the envy of a lot of places, not only for our facilities, but for the quality of the event—it’s a great opportunity to take in some continuing education and exhibits and get together with friends.” The conference coincided with the World Dental Federation’s (FDI) World Oral Health Day, held every year on March 20. The theme for this year’s World Oral Health Day was “It all starts here. Healthy mouth. Healthy body.” “World Oral Health Day is an opportunity for the dentists of Canada to celebrate oral health as part of the overall health of our citizens,” says Dr. Randall Croutze, CDA’s new president. “Dentists play an important role in identifying causes of disease and assisting in the prevention of those diseases.” Handouts from some of the CE sessions held during the conference are available for download on the PDC website at pdconf.com/cms2016 . a World Oral Health Day is an opportunity for the dentists of Canada to celebrate oral health as part of the overall health of our citizens. – Dr. Randall Croutze, CDA President The PDC theme was “Somewhere under the rainbow!” befitting its St. Patrick’s Day date.