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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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CDA News: Dr. Peter Doig speaks at the National Summit of Canadian Sport for Life

On January 29th, 2014, Baseball Canada held the National Summit of Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) which brings together leaders who work to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. Recognizing that quality sport and physical activity offer rich benefits to Canadian society, CS4L aims to improve the lives of all Canadians. Dr. Peter Doig, President of the Canadian Dental Association, was a keynote speaker at the summit. He spoke about the dangers of smokeless tobacco products and the role of dentists in identifying the first warning signs of gum disease and oral cancer and in counseling ...

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CDA News: Are dentists contributing to prescription drug abuse?

On January 24th, 2014 Minister of Health Rona Ambrose and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) co-hosted a symposium on prescription drug abuse. Their objective: to identify measures to address prescription drug abuse under the National Anti-Drug Strategy.  Dr. Benoit Soucy, Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), attended the symposium along with representatives from the healthcare sector, government, First Nations, and law enforcement.  Dr. John O’Keefe asked Dr. Soucy to tell us more about the symposium and the role dentists must play to combat the scourge of prescription drug abuse.    Listen to ...

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