The Internet for Dentists

Readers’ Favourite Sites

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A few months ago I invited JCDA readers to send in their favourite dental Web sites. The following is a list of some of the sites submitted. — A nicely designed site where dentists and their staff can find out about continuing education courses all over North America. The site is very easy to navigate. You can customize your profile and be automatically notified of future courses of interest to you.

The Association for Continuing Education — This organization is associated with dental schools in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

The Royal College of Dentists of Canada — This site allows specialists to keep in touch with the examination body. It contains a useful list of frequently ask questions.

Dental Locums Worldwide — Thinking of hiring a locum for your practice? Interested in working in someone else’s dental office? This site provides links to the online classified ads of various dental organizations.

X-ray Xcellence — Maintained by the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology of Dalhousie University, this site contains a number of case studies, information about radiation dosimetry, and links to other related sites.

Canada Dental Lead Recycling Program — Kodak has a recycling program for the lead foils in the X-ray packets, which are hazardous to the environment. This site explains how the process works.  

Dental Waste Reduction — Maintained by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, this site contains some suggestions for waste reduction techniques and best management options for mercury, amalgam, X-rays, chemicals and disinfectants. 

RxList — The Internet Drug Index is a valuable reference for dentists wanting the latest information on prescription drugs. Over 4,500 popular drugs are listed, including the top 200 drugs prescribed in the United States.

International Society of Com puterized Dentistry — This society brings together dentists who work with technologies in their practice.

Human Resources Development Canada – The HRDC site contains interesting statistics on dental hygienists in Canada. You can use the information on this site to develop salary guidelines by comparing with national averages. 

Canadian Dental Schools

Dalhousie University, Halifax

McGill University, Montreal 

University of Alberta, Edmonton

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Laval University, Quebec City

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

University of Montreal, Montreal

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

University of Toronto, Toronto

University of Western Ontario, London

Dr. Scott MacLean maintains a private practice in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His e-mail address is

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or official policies of the Canadian Dental Association.