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The new Canada Anti-Spam Law: Have you consented?

On July 1st, 2014, the new Canada Anti-Spam Law (CASL) came into effect. The new law requires that users must consent to receiving commercial electronic messages before an organization can send those out to them. The law also requires senders to clearly identify themselves and to provide the recipients with an unsubscribe mechanism, allowing them to stop receiving these correspondences at any given point in time.  To comply with the stated law, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) sent two emails requesting dentists for their consent to continue to receive electronic messages, such as  JCDA Oasis Bulletin, the weekly electronic newsletter that keeps you informed ...

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Launch of instream, a new company offering specialized e-services for dental professionals and insurance carriers

OTTAWA, June 27, 2014 – Continovation Services Inc. (CSI), provider of the ITRANS suite of services, today announced the creation of instream, a specialized provider of secure online services for the dental community and insurers. instream’s primary mission is to reduce payment inefficiencies and improve communication between two primary groups – dental professionals and insurers. CSI, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), currently provides secure real-time claim services exclusively to CDA members. These services will be licensed to instream, an independent privately owned company offering a broad range of new exchange services that are not part of CDA ...

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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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