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#WOHD16: Healthy Teeth, Healthy Life

Patient Resource A healthy and well-functioning dentition is im-portant during all stages of life since it supports essential human functions, such as speaking, smiling, socializing and eating. Teeth help to give the face its individual shape and form. The normal set of teeth comprises 20 primary teeth, which are replaced by 32 permanent teeth. Tooth eruption begins when babies are around 6 to 10 months old, usually starting with the lower primary incisors. By the age of two and a half, all primary teeth have erupted. Healthy primary teeth maintain the space for their permanent successors developing in the jaw ...

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HIV Testing in Dental Care Settings with Dr. Anthony Santella

Dr. Anthony Santella, Assistant Professor of Health Professions and Public Health at Hofstra University, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about an HIV testing tool that could be used in the dental practice. Dr. Santella also spoke about the pertinence of his research and the reason why his team chose to test it with oral health care providers.           Anthony Santella, DrPH, MPH, MCHES is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Professions and Public Health and teaches in the Master of Public Health and Health Profession programs.Dr. Santella’s post-doctoral experience includes Director of HIV Policy, ...

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The Global Burden of HPV-Associated Cancers with Dr. Eduardo Franco

Dr. Eduardo Franco, from McGill University, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager, about the global burden of HPV-associated cancers in general and oropharyngeal cancer in particualr.  Dr. Franco is James McGill Professor in the Departments of Oncology and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, and Chairman, Department of Oncology, at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, in Montreal. He holds B.Sc. and Licentiate degrees in biology from Universidade de Campinas, Brazil, and master’s (MPH) and doctoral (DrPH) degrees in public health microbiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a Guest Researcher at the ...

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CADTH: Health Technology Assessment of Non-surgical Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

CADTH is planning a health technology assessment of non-surgical treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  It will include patient experiences and preferences regarding various types of oral devices.  We are inviting patients, caregivers and patient organizations to comment on CADTH’s plan for the project. Our goal is that the results of the project, and any recommendations that arise from it, will better reflect the experiences and preferences of patients by consulting with them in the early stages of the project. We would appreciate your help in connecting us with a person living with Obstructive Sleep Apnea who would be willing to give ...

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Liquid Saliva Biopsy for Cancer Detection with Dr. David Wong

Dr. David Wong spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about a new saliva diagnostic tool that helps detect cancer cells in 10 minutes. Dr. David T.W. Wong DMD, DMSc is Felix & Mildred Yip Endowed Professor, Associate Dean of Research and Director of the Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Research Center at UCLA. Dr. Wong is an active scientist in oral cancer and saliva diagnostics research. He has authored over 280 peer reviewed scientific publications. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), past member of the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs and the past president ...

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Preventing HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer: How Effective are the Vaccines?

In this video, Dr. Anna Giuliano, Professor and Director of the Center for Infection Research in Cancer, spoke with Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager, about her contribution at the International Consultation Meeting which took place in July 2015. Dr. Giuliano identified that despite the success of HPV vaccines in preventing a number of cancers, evidence of their effectiveness in preventing oropharyngeal cancer is still inexistent.   Dr. Anna Giuliano In addition to her role as a Senior Member in Cancer Epidemiology, Dr. Giuliano is the Founding Director for the Center for Infection Research in Cancer (CIRC) at Moffitt. Her career had its inception in the ...

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Canadian Association of Hospital Dentists (CAHD): Q&A with Dr. Susan Sutherland

What is CAHD? CAHD is the national voice of Canadian hospital affiliated dentists. Our articulated vision is “Shaping the future of hospital dentistry”. Our mission is to promote the highest standards of evidence-based oral health care, advance dental education in academic health sciences centres, encourage collaborative research and advocate for access to care for Canadians with complex needs that require dental care in hospital settings. When was it created? The association was incorporated as a non profit organization in December 2014. At the inaugural meeting in Vancouver in May 2015, Bylaws were approved and a Board of Directors was elected. Why ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Curbing Global Obesity Epidemic – From Science to Policy

Dr. Frank Hu, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard University, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the intensification of global obesity and the implications of such a phenomenon on science and policy. Dr. Hu is a distinguished lecturer at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Association for Dental research (AADR)/Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) which will take place March 16-19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.   Resource Harvard Obesity Prevention Source   Dr. Frank Hu is Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and ...

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