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Oral-Systemic Health Day Offers Unique Interprofessional Learning Experience

 More than 200 Manitoba-based dental and non-dental health care providers (HCPs) learned how to screen for oropharyngeal cancer in adults and rampant caries in pediatric patients during Oral-Systemic Health Day, hosted by the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Manitoba on February 7, 2014. 

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What is the real cost of removing water fluoridation?

This summary is based on the report published by the Wellesley Institute: The Real Cost Of Removing Water Fluoridation: A Health Equity Impact Assessment (September 2013)

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Are there long-term effects of water fluoridation on the human skeleton?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Dental Research: The Long-term Effects of  Water Fluoridation on the Human Skeleton (November 2010)

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What are the Implications of Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law?

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), interviewed Dean Smith, Manager, Information Technology at CDA about the implications of Canada’s new anti-spam law which will take effect on July 1st, 2014.

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Volunteering Dentistry: El Salvador Humanitarian Dental Mission

Dr. John O’Keefe interviewed Drs. Jack Cottrell and Donna Brode about their recent experience with a humanitarian mission in El Salvador

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Highlights of the 2014 CDA Annual General Meeting

On April 12th, 2014, the Canadian Dental Association held its annual general meeting (AGM) in Ottawa. The AGM and its related events provide an opportunity for the profession to gather together to exchange ideas, celebrate achievements and collaborate on future initiatives.

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Oral Health Research in Canada: Trends and Implications

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Drs. Debora Matthews  and Jeff Dixon about current trends in oral health research in Canada and their implications. 

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Alert on the ‘HeartBleed’ Electronic Virus

As some of you may already know, two days ago a major vulnerability on certain websites was announced. The vulnerability known as “HeartBleed”, allows anyone on the Internet to read protected information and hijack encryption keys. These keys allow for the safe communication of information across the Internet.

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