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

Top 4 Must Read   Dental and public health leaders from Canada and the United States target a cavity-free future for children born in 2026 and beyond Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays takes office as ADA president New toolkit from BDA to assist dental professionals with diagnosis and referral of oral cancer $4M in funding to Canadian sleep network—UBC Dentistry researcher plays a key role Canadian dentistry news Congratulations to Dr. Aviv Ouanounou, faculty of dentistry, University of Toronto, who received the Dental Student Society Honorary member Award “for your outstanding contributions to the undergraduate teaching in the faculty of dentistry”. ...

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Sugar Reduction: The Evidence for Action

During the last week of October 2015, Public Health England (PHE) published a report on the ruinous health effects of sugar consumption. The project started in June 2014 when PHE published ‘Sugar reduction: Responding to the challenge’, which set out what PHE would do to review the evidence across a broad range of areas and identify those where action is most likely to be effective in reducing sugar intakes. The current report presents the findings from this review and an assessment of the evidence-based actions to reduce sugar consumption. Le billet ainsi que la vidéo sont disponibles en Français, cliquez ici Click here to read and ...

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Réduction de sucre: La justification de l’action

À la fin du mois d’octobre 2015, l’agence Public Health England (PHE) a publié un rapport sur les effets néfastes sur la santé engendrés par la consommation du sucre. Le projet avait commencé en Juin 2014 avec la publication de : ‘Sugar reduction: Responding to the challenge’, qui a déterminé les activités de la PHE pour évaluer les faits à travers une multitude de domaines et identifier ceux où l’action est la plus susceptible d’être efficace dans la réduction des apports en sucre. Le rapport suivant présente les résultats de cette évaluation ainsi qu’une revue des actions fondées sur des données ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Bruce Wallace on the effectiveness of community dental clinics in improving access to oral care

This interview is complementary to the article published in CDA Essentials: Are community dental clinics effective in improving access to care? A case study.               Watch the video interview Additional Resources Read the CDA Essentials article: Are community dental clinics effective in improving access to care? A case study Community dental clinics in British Columbia, Canada: examining the potential as health equity interventions (PDF)  

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