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FDI World Oral Health Day 2017

I had the pleasure to host Dr. Jack Cottrell, Canadian dentist and Treasurer at the World Dental Federation FDI. We spoke about the importance of World Oral Health Day, coming up on March 20th, 2017. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights   Oral health is multi-faceted and includes the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions through facial expressions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease of the craniofacial complex. This year World Oral Health Day is tagged Live Mouth Smart: Good oral hygiene habits, avoiding risk factors and having a regular ...

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CDA Secure Send: Demo Sessions at the Pacific Dental Conference 2017!

Come and check out the newest CDA member service at the Pacific Dental Conference 2017! On March 9 and 10, CDA will be at PDC to demo CDA Secure Send. Demos are scheduled for 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. at booth #719. Drop by for a demo and you could win a $200 Visa gift card. What is CDA Secure Send? CDA Secure Send is an easy, simple-to-use system that allows dentists to exchange patient documents in a secure fashion. Send Information in Seconds CDA Secure Send meets the legal obligation to safeguard the confidentiality of patient data when ...

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The State of Oral Health in Canada

Costa Papadopoulos, Manager Health Policy and Information at CDA Highlights Good oral health is essential to overall health and quality of life. Good oral health enables us to speak, smile, breathe, drink, and eat. The oral cavity also plays a central role in the intake of basic nutrition and protection against microbial infections. As the national voice for the dental profession, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) is pleased to present this overview of oral health in Canada. In the following pages, you will find insights and information on: the state of oral health around the world; how Canada compares against ...

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Dr. Cheryl Cable Takes her Sabbatical Year with CDA Oasis

We are excited that Dr. Cheryl Cable, Prosthodontist and Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the University of Alberta, decided to work with CDA Oasis on her sabbatical leave. Dr. Cable intends to undertake some research related to her specialty field and to work with CDA Oasis to disseminate the results.              

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CDA Appearance at the Standing Committee on Immigration

On May 31, Dr. Randall Croutze appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration as a witness to speak about the settlement of Syrian refugees, and specifically about the Interim Federal Health Program. Dr. Croutze provided a brief opening statement that focused on an overview of what the program covers, the limitations of the program, feedback from members of the provincial associations who are dealing with the program, and suggestions on how to improve program efficiencies. The presentation was well received, and the Committee’s follow up questions focused on the list of services provided, how to make efficiencies, ...

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Dr. Jack Cottrell on the FDI mid-year meeting

Dr. Jack Cottrell, Treasurer at FDI World Dental Federation, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the recently held mid-year meetings.  Highlights During the mid-year meeting, the board of directors, staff, committee chairs and committees meet to get updated on the various FDI activities through their initiatives and working groups. The World Oral Health Day 2016 was a huge success and it touched more than 70 million people worldwide. Through its projects and initiatives, FDI ensures that positive messages about oral health are disseminated and that oral health is on the agenda of global organizations, such as the World Health Organization. ...

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Weaving not Spinning

Last week I bought two new books and I have been enjoying what I see in my initial skimming through them. One book is called “Engaged Journalism – Connecting with Digitally Empowered News Audiences”, and the second is called “Connecting to Change the World – Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact.” From what I can see so far, the basic premise underpinning the first book is that today’s news outlet needs to transform from playing the role of lecturer to that of conversationalist if it wants to survive and thrive in the digital age. The second book is ...

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Dr. Randall Croutze on the CDA Days on the Hill

Dr. Randall Croutze, newly elected CDA President, gave a brief summary of the CDA delegation activities with the federal government and a number of members of parliament. Highlights Dentists from across Canada had the opportunity to exchange ideas and information with the government and members of the parliament. There was a great of sense of collaboration around issues that are of importance to Canadian dentists. Identifying strategies for sugar reduction: Canadian dentists have always understood that reducing sugar will decrease the load of diseases that they encounter in their practices. Reducing sugar would also result in better health determinants for ...

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