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CDA Oasis Conversation: Rethink Your Drink: The effects of sugary drinks on our health

Dr. Michael Connolly, general practitioner in Charlottetown PEI, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the collaboration between the Dental Association of PEI, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and various other related organizations about sugary drinks that have become an essential element of children’s diet.  Dental Association of PEI’s Free First Visit: It’s Free If You’re Under Three! Be Sugar Smart Campaign Letter to the Guardian newspaper Letter to dentists in PEI about the Be Sugar Smart campaign Poster: Rethink Your Drink Poster: Stop feeding Off Kids Poster: What you can’t see is putting your child at risk Heart and Stroke ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Benoit Soucy on the new CDA Digital IDs

Dr. Benoit Soucy, Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about the new CDA Digital IDs and why they are important in enhancing the security of dental claims submission.             Watch the video interview  

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Hugh Lamont, celebrating RCDC’s latest initiatives and 50th anniversary

Dr. Hugh Lamont, President of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC), spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the history of RCDC and how they are celebrating the College’s 50th anniversary.                 Watch the video interview  

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The Canadian Forces confer the Medallion for Distinguished Service to CDA

On May 13th, 2015, General T.J. Lawson, Chief of The Defence Staff, Canadian Forces, conferred the Medallion for Distinguished Service to the Canadian Dental Association.  Citation As the national representative of the Canadian dental community since 1902, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) extensively supports the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) within the national and international oral health communities. The CDA has provided continuous pro-active goodwill in promoting CAF interests through its activities in supporting CAF oral health policy and program development. Abroad, the CDA joined with the CAF in 2013 to assist in creating the Afghan Dental Association as part of the efforts ...

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Updates from the PDAs: Dr. Travis McLean on the oral health initiatives in PEI

Dr. Travis McLean, President of the PEI Dental Association, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the latest oral health initiaves for children in PEI.  Resources PEI Dental Association Website           Watch the video interview  

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Paul Cameron on the CDA Dental Benefits Working Group

Dr. Paul Cameron, Chair of the CDA Dental Benefits Working Group and CDA Board Member, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the role and objectives of the new Dental Benefits Working Group.  The CDA Working Group on Dental Benefits was established to ensure CDA adopts an effective approach to the management of issues related to dental benefits. Some of the working group’s objectives include: Assisting CDA in engaging the dental benefit industry towards the development of new dental benefit models and claim submission processes. These will assist the development of new oral health delivery model that facilitate access to care in ...

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CDA @ Work: Highlights of the 2015 CDA General Annual Meeting

The Canadian Dental Association held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) April 23-24, 2015 in Ottawa. The AGM provides the CDA Board of Directors with the opportunity to present its accountability report, CDA’s year-end financial results and CDA’s proposed fee rate recommendation for the coming year. It also allows attendees to hear from other national dental organizations about their areas of activity. CDA Board members reported on key issues of the past year, current issues and significant emerging issues. The reports were aligned with CDA’s vision of a healthy public, a strong profession and a united community. Healthy Public Strategic Priority Team ...

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Updates from the PDAs: Dr. Kelly Manning speaks about the latest oral health initiatives in NB

Dr. Kelly Manning, President of the New Brunswick Dental Society (NBDS), spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the revamping of the K-5 curriculum with regards to oral health education, and their collaboration with public health nurses to include an oral health component to the assessment for 18-month-old children. Resources from NBDS Oral Health in the Classroom Outcomes for grades K-2 Outcomes for grades 3-5         Watch the video interview  

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