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Rising Diabetes Rates, Gaps in Care, and Stigma: 2015 Report Findings

A new report by the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), released on November 30, 2015, recommended government action is needed to address gaps in the care and resources available to Canadians living with diabetes in the face of a rapidly growing prevalence rate for the disease. The number of Canadians living with diabetes has more than doubled since 2000, and will grow by another 40 per cent by 2025. Today, more than 10 million Canadian children and adults have diabetes or prediabetes. Almost another million Canadians are living with type 2 diabetes but don’t know it; they have not yet been diagnosed. ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/12/02

Top 3 Must Read Sugar-free drinks and lollies are bad news for teeth say dentists Menthol cigarette ban urged by Canadian Cancer Society Domestic violence: Dentists play vital ‘first responder’ role for victims Canadian dentistry news Menthol cigarette ban urged by Canadian Cancer Society. cbc.ca: Push for legislation to effectively ban sale of menthol capsule cigarettes in Canadian provinces urged by Canadian Cancer Society. Menthol cigarettes are seen as an enticement to children to start smoking due to the release a burst of flavour when smoked. Read more Celebrating excellence at the Schulich Dentistry Fall Awards Reception. uwo.ca: More than ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Kenneth Wright Receives the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

By Dr. Chiraz Guessaier I had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Kenneth Wright, founder of the Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) Program at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, who received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented Dr. Wright with his award on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, during a ceremony in Toronto, Ontario. The award recognizes Canadians who have made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community. Working behind the scenes, recipients volunteer their time and effort to help their fellow citizens. The Award ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/11/25

Top 4 Must Read Syrian refugee girl smiling because of Ontario dentist’s kindness December JADA: Meth users see elevated dental disease Prescription painkiller abuse Antibiotic resistance: World on cusp of ‘post-antibiotic era’ Canadian dentistry news Syrian refugee girl smiling because of Ontario dentist’s kindness. huffingtonpost.ca: “Very limited” dental coverage for refugees is a concern given the expectation that 25,000 will arrive in Canada by the end of February 2016. Read more Doctors gear up to care for Syrian refugees. cbc.ca: Canadian health-care professionals are preparing for a large influx of Syrian refugees with medical issues that may have been neglected. ...

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CDA Oasis Conversation: Dr. Peter Bevan-Baker Green Party Member Elected to PEI Legislature

Dr. Peter Bevan-Baker spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA OAsis Manager, about his recent election to the PEI legislature as a Green party member. Originally from Scotland, he is the great great grandson of George Brown, a Father of the confederation who participated in the 1864 Charlottetown conference. Dr. Bevan-Baker moved to NFLD in 1985 where he met his wife. They moved to Brockville Ontario where he joined the Green Party in 1992 and formed the Thousand Island Greens. He ran 5 times in Ontario at both federal and provincial level and moved to PEI in 2002. After his election ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/11/18/

Top 5 Must Read   Canada’s military veterans to get dental help from George Brown students More than 120 partners join CDC to fight antibiotic resistance Dental implants vs. root canal therapy How to eliminate pain tied to tooth decay Who are you looking for?   Canadian dentistry news Canada’s military veterans to get dental help from George Brown students. cbc.ca: Dental health students want ‘to give something back’ to Canada’s veterans. Read more International dentistry news Dentists support the fight against antimicrobial resistance. bda.org: The BDA is supporting European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November 2015. Read more More ...

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Dr. Aviv Ouanounou receives Dr. A. Bruce Hord Award Master Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to Dr. Aviv Ouanounou, Assistant Professor in Clinical Sciences and Pharmacology in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, and Oasis Discussions contributor. He received the Dr. A. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award for excellence in teaching, for his “outstanding contribution to the student’s educational experiences.” This is the highest teaching award at the faculty of dentistry and we wanted to be amongst the first to say Congratulations on this achievement!   Watch the video interview

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The New ‘Evidence Bundles’ from the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) recently created a new resource on their website which groups oral health topics in one single location referred to as Evidence Bundles. Evidence Bundles are “topic-specific reading rooms within the CADTH website, where [readers] can browse through all related content or quickly find exactly what [they] need.” (CADTH website) Individuals and academics looking for independent, evidence-based information on dental and oral health, will find it on this website. CADTH has produced reports on a variety of related topics — from routine dental care to surgery for oral cancer. Too busy to read a full report? ...

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