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WIN $1000* Towards Your Choice of any CE Course

Dentists_1000CE_600*Chance of winning is dependent on number of registrations.  Only one (1) $1,000 prize will be awarded for use towards a future CE course and is not redeemable for cash. Registration information becomes the property of Just For Canadian Dentists, published by Jamieson-Quinn Holdings Ltd. and will not be shared with any third party. To be eligible for draw, registrant must be a Canadian practicing dentist and registration is received by midnight August 31st, 2016.

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Congratulations To Our Writers For Winning & Being Finalists In The 2015 NATJA Awards


Dear Lucas, Jenn, Michael & Barb,

On behalf of associates, partners and supporters of Just For Canadian Doctors and Just For Canadian Dentists magazines, congratulations on your 2015 award(s) for excellence in travel writing, photograph and promotion from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA)!  It is an honour for our magazines that your work was chosen as winners or finalists among esteemed publications.  Your award-winning writing and photography continue to make our magazines a must-read for doctors and dentists.

With your combined awards, Just For Canadian Dentist and/or Just For Canadian Doctors magazine published 2 golds, 2 silvers, 2 bronzes and 6 finalists! Click here to see the complete list of 2015 NATJA Awards Competition Winners and Finalists.

I also want to extend our congratulations to Tim Johnson, one of our regular writers, for a winning submission that was published in another magazine!

Please join me in congratulating Lucas, Jenn, Michael and Barb for their achievements. Looking forward to working with you to make 2016 another successful year.


Linh T. Huynh


Below is list of winners & finalists featured in Just For Canadian Doctors and/or Just For Canadian Dentists.

NATJA_GOLDGold: Michael DeFreitas, “Paradise Found,” Just For Canadian Dentists
(Photography: Overall Excellence – Print Publication)

Gold: Lucas Aykroyd, “Polar Bear Mother Swims with Her Cubs in Nunavut,” Just For Canadian Dentists
(Photography: Nature – Print Publication)

NATJA_SILVERSilver: Barbara Sligl, “Caribbean sunset on the bowsprit,” Just for Canadian Dentists
(Photography: Landscape, Seascape – Print Publication)

Silver: Michael DeFreitas, “Paradise Found,” Just For Canadian Dentists
(Photography: Photo Essay – Print Publication)

NATJA_BRONZEBronze: Jenn Smith Nelson, “Unplugged Prairie Escape in Saskatchewan,” Just for Canadian Doctors & Just for Canadian Dentists
(Illustrated Story, Magazine)

Bronze: Michael DeFreitas, “Paradise Found,” Just For Canadian Dentists
(Photography: Portrait, People – Print Publication)


Michael DeFreitas, “Snorkeler and Giant Luttuce Coral,” Just For Canadian Doctors
(Photography: Landscape, Seascape – Print Publication)

Michael DeFreitas, “Hawaiian Girl,” Just For Canadian Doctors
(Photography: Portrait, People – Print Publication)

Michael DeFreitas, “Flash It,” Just For Canadian Doctors
(Travel Tips & Advice)

Michael DeFreitas, “Paradise Found,” Just For Canadian Dentists
(Illustrated Story, Magazine)

Michael DeFreitas, “Paradise Found,” Just For Canadian Dentists
(Photography: Cover Photo, Illustration – Print Publication)

Barbara Sligl, “MuCEM in Marseille,” Just for Canadian Dentists 
(Photography: Facility, Architectural – Print Publication)

Lucas Aykroyd, “North of 60 in Nunavut,” Just For Canadian Dentists
(Destination Travel, International Magazine)



Oslo (Norway)

Oh OSLO! Norway’s capital is a design, culture, cuisine (and Viking!) hotbed on a fjord—cosmopolitan, green and showcasing more of that Nordic cool.

Oslo5OsloOslo is Norway’s cultural heart, beating strong and fast in a new era that’s flush with art, culture, design…and Michelin stars. The now-iconic building that seems to have spurred this boom is the OSLO NATIONAL OPERA AND BALLET HOUSE (operaen.no) (also featured on our cover and in the “Norwegian cool” story). Designed by internationally renowned Oslo-based firm Snøhetta, it rises out of the harbour as a series of stark white angles that double as ramps for rambling and easy access to the roof for grand views of fjord and city, including a series of sky-scrapers called the Bjørvika Barcode that look much like their collective name—a barcode—and are more proof of the city’s gutsy and bold architectural projects.

Also on the harbour is the ASTRUP FEARNLEY MUSEUM (afmuseet.no), a Renzo Piano showpiece and the culmination of a refurb of Thief’s Island. Oslo3Oslo6
Once a no-man’s-land where criminals were executed, this interconnected “isle” is now Aker Brygge, a hot ‘hood with modern art galleries, must-stay boutique hotel, The Thief, and the extensive private collection of contemporary art that’s the Astrup Fearnley Museet (you’ll find Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons among modern-day Norwegian artists). Outside is the Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park, a prime seaside picnic and lounging spot on long summer nights.

Follow the waterline farther west and you’ll eventu-ally get to the tony neighbourhood of Bygdøy, also known as the “museum peninsula.” The Kon-Tiki Museum is all about the intrepid Norwegian spirit that impelled Thor Heyerdahl to cross the Pacific in 1947—on nothing more than a balsawood raft. Next door is the Fram Museum, another celebration of the Nordic thirst for exploration in which you can tour the first ship to navigate the entire Northwest Passage. But perhaps most mind-blowing is the VIKING SHIP MUSEUM (khm.uio.no) where three original Viking ships inspire awe as you walk around and almost beneath them, trying to grasp the reality that a vessel like the Oseberg was used by the Vikings to cross the North Atlantic centuries before Columbus claimed to discover the New World.

Another reminder of Oslo’s rich history is Akershus Fortress, a medieval castle and fort that dates back to 1299 and King Håkon V. This bit of ancient Oslo is pre-Oslo4served right within the city centre, and on these grounds overlooking the fjord is FESTNINGEN RESTAURANT (festningenrestaurant.no)—part of the same restaurant group as two-Michelin-star Maaemo —where Norway’s seafood and “new Nordic” cuisine is the centrepiece.

And just outside the city centre is the most beautiful park you’ve probably never heard of…Oslo’s Vigelandsparken or VIGELAND SCULPTURE PARK (vigeland.museum.no). It’s the largest such park in the world, the masterwork of beloved Norwegian artist sculptor Gustav Vigeland, who conceived and designed this monumental sculpture collection to depict the  epic human cycle of life.

Other must-visit cultural spots: the Nobel Oslo2Peace Center (celebrating international human rights stories and initiatives), Oslo City Hall (where President Obama received his Nobel Peace Prize), Holmenkollen National Ski Arena (a design-worthy ski jump and the world’s oldest ski museum), and, of course, the Munch Museum (where The Scream by Edvard Munch is one of the world’s best-known paintings). Just say tusen takk. — Barb Sligl

For more info on Oslo and Norway, go to visitoslo.com  and visitnorway.com.

Arbutus for Humanity, an MSF Drive by Just For Canadian Doctors/Dentists Magazine [CLOSED: Congratulation to Raymond and Helene Ouellette-Kuntz]

Arbutus for Humanity, an MSF Drive by
Just For Canadian Doctors/Dentists Magazine


With the current Syrian refugee crisis dominating the headlines, we are reminded that there are more than 60 million people around the world currently displaced from their homes, the highest number since the Second World War. Many are fleeing persecution, poverty and war in their home countries, but are forced by official barriers into underground human-trafficking networks. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works on the migration routes along which many people travel, providing essential humanitarian care for those most at risk.


Just For Canadian Doctors magazine is proud to sponsor Arbutus for Humanity, an MSF drive for donations so your fellow Canadian physicians on the frontline can continue to provide urgent medical care. With a minimum donation of $20 by January 31st, 2016, your name will automatically be entered to win “Arbutus” an original oil on canvas (16” x 20”) by
Dr. Theo Dombrowski, a retired professor, artist, published author and MSF supporter from Vancouver Island.
Dr. Dombrowski has raised about $30,000 for MSF through sales of his books and paintings. Find out more about
Dr. Dombrowski’s work at www.theodombrowski.net.

donate-01To borrow from the beliefs of the Salish First Nation, the Arbutus tree is considered the “Tree of Knowledge” because it knows how to find the sun and it is most sacred because it symbolizes refuge and survival for the inhabitants of the vast Pacific Northwest region. Please make a donation so you can give a refugee in need the knowledge that their hardship will result in refuge and survival because of the work MSF is able to provide with the dedications of your fellow Canadian physicians. Your contributions will make a difference and are greatly appreciated.