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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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