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Bringing dental education to life: The “Don’t Forget to Brush Your Teeth” program

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Ms. Laura Schneider, founder of the “Don’t Forget to Brush Your Teeth” program.

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Are you using a licensed device?

CDA and the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC) remind dentists of the importance of purchasing and using licensed devices.  Protect yourselves and your patients from suppliers and products that are not compliant with Health Canada’s Medical Device Regulations by consulting Health Canada’s listings for licensed products and licensed importers/distributors/dealers. 

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What are the barriers experienced by dentists when delivering oral health care to older people? A systematic literature review

This summary is based on the article published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology: Barriers of delivering oral health care to older people experienced by dentists: a systematic literature review (April 2014)

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Measuring fluoride performance: A longitudinal study

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of the American Dental Association:  Longitudinal outcomes of using a fluoride performance measure for adults at high risk of experiencing caries (May 2014)

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Are E-cigarettes Safe? A Scientific Review

This summary is based on the article published by the American Heart Association in the Contemporary Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: E-Cigarettes A Scientific Review (2014)

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Dr. Angeles Martinez Mier speaks about evidence on the effectiveness of fluorides

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Dr. Angeles Martinez Mier about water fluoridation safety, effectiveness, and value in oral health care. Dr. Martinez Mier was a panelist during the recent IADR symposium on water fluoridation (March 2014)

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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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