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What can you do to prevent early childhood caries?

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Dr. Ross Anderson about the prevalence of early childhood caries, also known as “the silent epidemic” and what dentists can do to help. 

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Is it time to retire your office modem?

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at CDA, interviewed Geoff Valentine, Manager of Health Informatics at CDA, about emerging issues surrounding the use of modems in dental offices for the transmission of dental claims.

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Saint John, NB, decides negatively on water fluoridation

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Drs. Jeff Clark and Kelly Manning, respectively President and President Elect of the New Brunswick Dental Society, about the debate on the future of water fluoridation that took place at Saint John’s city council on March 10th, 2014. 

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World Oral Health Day by Dr. Maria Mantzourani from Johnson and Johnson

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Dr. Maria Mantzourani about the role of Johnson & Johnson in World Oral Health Day

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Harnessing Internet potential to build a community for dentists

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Dr.Ken Serota, Endodontist in the Toronto area

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World Oral Health Day by Dr. Jack Cottrell

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Dr. Jack Cottrell, Member of FDI Council, on the importance of FDI’s World Oral Health Day (March 20th, 2014) Key Points World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is an opportunity for FDI to lead an initiative to bring about awareness of the concept of oral health and its importance. It is also a mechanism to instigate some action to affect behaviour in the long term. It is now known that oral health diseases share many common social determinants with diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic ...

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AADR/CADR Annual Meeting 2014: Water Fluoridation: Safety, Effectiveness and Value in Oral Health Care

On Friday March 21st, 2014, the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) will hold a symposium on Water Fluoridation: Safety, Effectiveness & Value in Oral Health Care. Dr. John O’Keefe interviewed Dr. Stephen H. Abrams, about the significance of bringing the issue of water fluoridation to the general practitioner’s attention in order to start an informed dentist-patient and community-wide conversation. Context  Community water fluoridation (CWF) and other fluoride modalities historically have been and remain the cornerstone for the prevention and control of dental caries. There is extensive evidence on the efficacy and cost‐effectiveness of these interventions as well as assessments of the risks associated ...

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CDA News: Dr. Peter Doig attends Minister Ambrose’s address to the Economic Club of Canada

On January 30, 2014, Dr. Peter Doig, President of the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) attended Minister Ambrose’s address to the Economic Club of Canada. Minister Ambrose highlighted the Government of Canada’s work to harness the tremendous potential of innovation to improve the quality and fiscal sustainability of Canada`s health system. She underscored the importance of innovation and health partnerships to help improve the future financial sustainability and quality of healthcare for Canadians and announced the creation of a wise person’s panel to examine innovation in healthcare. Key Speech Messages  Health Canada’s focus will be on:  Patient care Health outcomes Reduced cost of delivering ...

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