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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2020/02/26

USask researchers publish paper on coronavirus and impacts to dentistry. dentistry.usask.ca, Feb 24: University of Saskatchewan (USask) Professor and Associate Dean, Dr. Walter Siqueira (DDS, PhD), along with USask visiting professor Dr. Robinson Sabino-Silva, and Dr. Ana Carolina Gomes Jardim […] recently published a point-of-view article on the Coronavirus COVID-19 and the impacts to the dental community. The article also touches on the potential to use saliva as a diagnostic method for the disease. Read more

Health officials confirm new case of coronavirus in Ontario. theglobeandmail.com, Feb 26: A woman who recently travelled to Iran has been diagnosed as Ontario’s fifth novel coronavirus patient, Ontario’s top public health official announced Wednesday. Read more

Update: Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer on the release of repatriated Canadians from quarantine following 14-day stay at CFB Trenton. canada.ca, Feb 25: ... I can confirm that the remaining 195 individuals at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton have been released from quarantine. These individuals arrived aboard the second Government of Canada-chartered flight from Wuhan, China, on February 11. Read more

The US has started human testing of a drug to treat the novel coronavirus. cnn.com, Feb 26: News of the drug testing came Tuesday, just as a federal health official warned that the virus will eventually start spreading in US communities. Read more

World isn’t ready for coronavirus outbreak, Canadian WHO expert says. theglobeandmail.com, Feb 25: A renowned Canadian epidemiologist who led a team of experts to China to study the novel coronavirus on behalf of the World Health Organization says other countries are not ready for a global outbreak. Read more

CDC official warns Americans it's not a question of if coronavirus will spread, but when. cnn.com, Feb 25: One of the top officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans on Tuesday that health experts foresee the novel coronavirus that has killed thousands spreading in the United States. Read more

Will coronavirus become a pandemic? cbc.ca, Feb 25: A group of infectious disease specialists unpack why the coronavirus is causing renewed alarm around the world and what travellers should know. Watch 11:37

Air Canada cancels flights to China until April as government braces for domestic coronavirus outbreak. cbc.ca, Feb 25: Government urges Canadians to watch travel advisories as infections spread in South Korea, Iran and Italy. Read more

Covid-19 spreads to several countries near Italy. theglobeandmail.com, Feb 26: Switzerland and Austria, which share a border with Italy, and Croatia, which shares a maritime border with Italy, have all reported their first cases of the coronavirus. Later on Wednesday, Greece reported its first coronavirus case, as did Brazil. Read more

In Iran and China, the authoritarian instinct to deny and obfuscate has only aided the spread of coronavirus. theglobeandmail.com, Feb 26 [ANALYSIS]: Iran’s early handling of the outbreak – the government’s instinct to pretend all was well in the face of incontrovertible evidence to the contrary – is eerily reminiscent of China’s, where the ruling Communist Party denied and obfuscated for weeks before finally admitting the severity of the threat. Read more

Coronavirus "infodemic" threatens world's health institutions. axios.com, Feb 25: The spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak is being matched, or even outrun, by the spread on social media of both unintentional misinformation about it and vociferous campaigns of malicious disinformation. Read more

IOC’s Dick Pound says Tokyo Olympics would be cancelled – not postponed – if virus threat is too serious. theglobeandmail.com, Feb 25: A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone or move it. Read more

A made-in-Canada solution to the coronavirus outbreak? macleans.ca, Feb 24: The best hope for an antiviral drug may come from Michel Chrétien’s Montreal lab. Read more

B.C. confirms seventh case of COVID-19, bringing total number of Canadian cases to 11. nationalpost.com, Feb 23: The man, in his 40s, is a close contact of the sixth case in the province — a woman in her 30s, from Iran. Read more

Ontario Confirms Presumptive Case of COVID-19. news.ontario.ca, Feb 23: Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed a new presumptive positive case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Toronto. Read more

Canada prepares pandemic response plan as coronavirus cases continue to climb. cbc.ca, Feb 24: Chief Canada is preparing to respond to a possible pandemic as the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb around the globe. Read more

ADA releases coronavirus handout for dentists based on CDC guidelines. ada.org, Feb 24: The American Dental Association has released an informational handout for dentists on the coronavirus disease, now named COVID-19. Read more

Why the coronavirus outbreak isn't considered a pandemic just yet. cbc.ca, Feb 25: As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread outside of China with hundreds of confirmed cases on a daily basis, experts say the situation is rapidly moving toward what's known as a pandemic. But World Health Organization Director General said Monday he is not yet ready to categorize the increased number of COVID-19 cases as a pandemic. Read more

Iran reports 15 deaths from COVID-19 as case numbers rise. cbc.ca, Feb 25: The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday banned all flights to and from Iran over the outbreak of the new coronavirus, just a day after its spread from the Islamic Republic was announced across multiple Mideast nations. Iran, meanwhile, raised the official death toll from the virus to 15 killed amid 95 confirmed infections. Read more

COVID-19 spreads in Europe: Italy sees jump in cases as Spain quarantines hotel. ctvnews.ca, Feb 25: A tourist hotel in the Canary Islands was placed in quarantine Tuesday after an Italian doctor staying there tested positive for the new coronavirus, evidence that the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe is spreading with vacationing Italians. The doctor hailed from Italy's north, which has registered most of Italy's 283 cases. Read more

Coronavirus stress tests drug industry's dependence on China. axios.com, Feb 24: It's unclear whether the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus will actually result in prescription drug shortages, but it has undoubtedly highlighted the potential vulnerabilities of having the supply chain for American drugs so dependent on China. About 150 prescription drugs — including antibiotics, generics and some branded drugs without alternatives — are at risk of shortage if the coronavirus outbreak in China worsens. Read more

The hunt for a coronavirus cure is showing how science can change for the better. theconversation.com, Feb 24: The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared an international public health emergency over the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus. One day later, the Welcome Trust research charity called for researchers, journals and funders around the world to share research data and findings relevant to the coronavirus rapidly and openly, to inform the public and help save lives. Read more

Getting past the misinformation about the coronavirus. policyoptions.irpp.org, Feb 25: Panic and fear-mongering are serious threats that health authorities need to keep in check, and they’ll have to do more than just put out the facts. Read more

Fear mounting as coronavirus cases rise outside China. cbc.ca, Feb 24: Fears of a potential coronavirus pandemic grew on Monday after sharp rises in new cases reported in Iran, Italy and South Korea. Read more

Northern Italy shut down as coronavirus death toll climbs to six. theglobeandmail.com, Feb 24: The alarmingly fast spread of the coronavirus in Italy, the biggest outbreak beyond Asia, continued on Monday after shutting down the wealthy northern parts of the country, where more than 50,000 people in a dozen towns remained in lockdown. Read more

WHO pledges coronavirus support as African health ministers meet to plan response. cbc.ca, Feb 23: There are 'critical gaps in readiness' in countries across the African continent, WHO says. Read more

'Coronaphobia' is spreading in Canada, professors say. ctvnews.ca, Feb 21: An inflated perception of the risks of COVID-19 could be spurring xenophobia and impacting the mental health of Canadians, according to two professors now cautioning against “coronaphobia.” Read more

The coronavirus may be ‘disease X’ health experts warned about. thepeterboroughexaminer.com, Feb 24: A picture is emerging of an enigmatic pathogen whose effects are mainly mild, but which occasionally — and unpredictably — turns deadly in the second week. Read more

Why some experts are questioning China's coronavirus claims. cbc.ca, Feb 24: Lack of transparency, dubious numbers recall effort to downplay SARS outbreak. Read more

Hong Kongers set up face mask factory amid coronavirus panic buying. reuters.com, Feb 21: Responding to shortages of face masks amid a frightening coronavirus epidemic spreading from the mainland, a group of citizens in Hong Kong have set up a surgical face mask factory to ease supplies and deter price gouging in some stores. Read more

Coronavirus infects hundreds in China's prisons as global markets take hit. ca.reuters.com, Feb 20: The 234 infections among prisoners outside Hubei ended 16 straight days of declines in new mainland cases excluding that province. Read more

China's Hubei province revises February 19 new cases tally to 775, from 349 previously. reuters.com, Feb 21: China’s Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, on Friday revised the number of new cases it reported on Feb. 19 to 775, from 349 previously.  Read more

China says coronavirus outbreak has not yet peaked. cbc.ca, Feb 21: The coronavirus outbreak in China has not yet reached its peak, state television quoted a top decision-making body of the ruling Communist Party as saying on Friday. Read more

Canadian cruise ship passengers arrive in Cornwall, Ont., to begin quarantine. cbc.ca, Feb 21: All repatriated passengers on the chartered flight had tested negative for the virus, but were screened again in Trenton before boarding five buses destined for the NAV Centre in Cornwall to be quarantined, according to Health Canada officials. Read more

Coronavirus : les autobus arrivent à Cornwall. ici.radio-canada.ca, 21 février : Les quelques 200 passagers à bord de l'avion ont atterri à la base des Forces canadiennes à Trenton très tôt vendredi matin. Le groupe commence une deuxième quarantaine de 14 jours à l’Institut de formation de NAV Canada, à Cornwall, en Ontario, a indiqué les responsables de Santé Canada. Lire plus

Coronavirus Contagion: The Agenda with Steve Paikin. tvo.org, Feb 18: Mario Possamai, a senior advisor on the SARS Commission, and Dr. Susy Hota, medical director of infection prevention and control at University Health Network, discuss how COVID-19 spread, the efforts to contain it, and the effects of the virus around the world. Listen 23:00

Don Davies calls for universal dental care. facebook.com, Feb 25: Access to dental care should be a right in this country, not a privilege. Today [February 25) in Parliament Canada’s New Democrats introduced a motion to address this glaring gap in our public health care system. By making a small modification to the Trudeau government’s tax plan, we can extend dental coverage to 4.3 million uninsured Canadians right away. This would be an important first step towards establishing universal, public dental care in Canada. Listen 11:43

New Democrat opposition motion pitches changes to Team Trudeau tax policy to cover dental coverage. ipolitics.ca, Feb 25: The New Democrats have decided to devote their final designated opposition day of the current supply cycle to Team Trudeau’s tax formula. If adopted, the motion would have the House call on the government “to change its proposed tax cuts by targeting benefits to those who earn less than $90,000 per year, and use those savings to invest in priorities that give real help to Canadians, including dental coverage for uninsured families making less than $90,000 per year.” Read more

U of T's Faculty of Dentistry aims to make admissions process 'the most positive experience possible'. utoronto.ca, Feb 20: In an effort to improve the experience of prospective students, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry is taking steps to make its competitive annual admissions process a fun and friendly affair. Read more

National scholarship established for oral healthcare students. dentalcorp.ca, Feb 19: dentalcorp announced the creation of a new scholarship program that supports the next generation of oral healthcare professionals. Each year, one graduating student in dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting programs at Canadian institutions will have their tuition fees fully reimbursed and receive a multi-year contract at a dentalcorp practice. Read more

University campus in P.A. prepares expanded dental offering. panow.com, Feb 25: After months of renovations, a key part of the University of Saskatchewan’s new downtown campus in Prince Albert will soon be fitted out with dental equipment and a bigger offering for education and patients than initially planned. Doug Brothwell, the dean of the College of Dentistry says the $1 million donation from Toronto-based dentalcorp last year allows them to get their full-service dental clinic underway with a seven-chair set-up as opposed to the four chairs they thought they’d be starting with. Read more

“Sugar Tax” being Applauded by Health Advocate Groups in BC. radionl.com, Feb 24: The Chair of the Childhood Obesity Foundation is praising the BC government’s decision to add the “sugar tax” to soft drinks, but believes more could be done. Read more

New soda tax may not be enough to deter consumers: expert. bc.ctvnews.ca, Feb 19: The seven per cent PST will be added to soda sales on July 1st of this year, and the provincial government is hoping it will be a deterrent to those who drink the most pop - teenagers between 14 and 18 years old. But the chair of the Childhood Obesity Foundation says it may not be enough to actually change consumer habits. Read more

Mismanagement with dental program. theobserver.ca, Feb 19 [LETTER]: This concerns the new Ontario seniors’ dental plan. Question: When is a dental plan not a dental plan? Answer: When there are no dentists! This is the predicament thousands of Ontario seniors find themselves in. They are in need of treatment but can’t get it. Read more

Checkup for $30, Teeth Cleaning $25: Walmart Gets Into Health Care. bloomberg.com, Feb 25: The retail giant wants to grab a share of the $3.6 trillion in health spending by leveraging its 150 million weekly shoppers. Read more

Light-activated mouthwash kills cavity-causing bacteria. newatlas.com, Feb 25: For many cavity-prone people, tooth-brushing often just isn't enough. It was with such folks in mind that a new mouthwash-based system was recently developed, which reportedly uses light to kill problematic bacteria. Due to be commercially released later this year, the Lumoral system was developed by Finnish startup Koite Health – the company was founded by scientists from Aalto University and Helsinki University Hospital. Read more

For Patients With Special Needs, Any Dentist Is Hard to Find. ucsf.edu, Feb 24: The UCSF School of Dentistry is helping to lead an initiative to build the state’s capacity to provide special needs dental care to every Californian who needs it. Read more

Peak dental body backs Senator’s motion today calling for better publicly-funded dental care. miragenews.com, Feb 24: The Australian Dental Association (ADA) is calling on the Commonwealth Government to support calls by Senator Stirling Griff to work with state governments to provide more Medicare-funded dental care for all children, pensioners and welfare recipients. Read more

Exclusive: SmileDirectClub’s top dentist risks losing license in California crackdown. reuters.com, Feb 19: The top dentist and public face of SmileDirectClub is at risk of losing his California license following a two-year state dental board investigation, records reviewed by Reuters show. Read more

Smile Direct Club Stands Behind Its Doctors. markets.businessinsider.com, Feb 19: SmileDirectClub … issues … statement in response to accusations against its Chief Clinical Officer from the Dental Board of California. Read more

SmileDirectClub eyes controlled growth and profitability in 2020. reuters.com, Feb 25: SmileDirectClub Inc said on Tuesday it is looking at a “controlled growth” in 2020 after the online dental company posted a bigger-than-expected loss as it spent more to market its teeth aligners. The company said it had started rightsizing its production teams and is pushing for more demand for its existing SmileShop network to put it on track for profitability by the fourth quarter of 2020. Read more

Florida Dental Board Closes SmileDirectClub Investigation. orthodonticproductsonline.com, Feb 19: The decision by the state board to close the investigation, initially called for by the AAO, effectively says the company is in full compliance with Florida law and can continue to operate in the state. Read more

Oral Health Status Has Improved for Children, but Some Gaps in Treatment Access Persist. pewtrusts.org, Feb 24: Mixture of gains and losses in disease prevalence illustrates disparities by race/ethnicity, income. Read more

Chicago's Short-Lived 'Soda Tax' Cut Consumption, Boosted Health Care Funds. consumer.healthday.com, Feb 24: Chicago's brief and now-defunct soda tax did cut the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks, a new study finds, along with raising funds for public health initiatives. Read more

New Study Finds Patients Commonly Prescribed Opioids and Antibiotics for Dental Conditions at Emergency Departments. ada.org, Feb 24: A study in the March issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that antibiotics and opioids are frequently prescribed during emergency department visits for dental conditions, further emphasizing the need for continued efforts to combat both opioid abuse and overuse of antibiotics. Read more

76% of low-income children regularly drink sugar-sweetened beverages. aappublications.org, Feb 25: About three-quarters of children receiving federal food assistance drink sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on a typical day, a study found. Read more

Some infant formula milks contain more sugar than soda drinks – new research. theconversation.com, Feb 20: Some formula milks have double the sugar per serving than a glass of soda. That was the key finding of our global investigation into the sugar content of infant formula and follow-on milks. Read more

Could this plaque identifying toothpaste prevent a heart attack or stroke? eurekalert.org, Feb 24: Study shows Plaque HD® significantly reduces inflammation throughout the body. Read more

March JADA finds past incarceration associated with oral health issues. ada.org, Feb 24: Formerly incarcerated people in the U.S. have worse oral health outcomes than those who have never been in prison, according to a study published in the March issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. Read more

‘A pivotal moment’: Canadian-developed drug shows dramatic outcomes in reducing damage caused by strokes. theglobeandmail.com, Feb 20: The results of the Phase III clinical trial, published Thursday in the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet, show that the medication, Nerinetide, reduces the mortality rate of stroke to 11 per cent from 19 per cent, which represents a significant advance, potentially saving the lives of eight out of 100 patients. Read more

Aided by machine learning, scientists find a novel antibiotic able to kill superbugs in mice. statnews.com, Feb 20: A study published Thursday in the journal Cell describes how researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology used machine learning to identify a molecule that appears capable of countering some of the world’s most formidable pathogens. Read more

NDP table legislation to create universal pharmacare program, seek Liberal backing. ctvnews.ca, Feb 24: The party, which has been promising the legislation for some time, says its proposal is based on the principles of the Canada Health Act. Read more

Exclusive: Canadian regulator considers changes to new drug pricing plan. ca.reuters.com, Feb 20: Canada’s drug pricing agency is contemplating significant changes to how it will apply new regulations aimed at lowering costs, Reuters has learned, as drugmakers unhappy with the policy delay introducing new medicines in the country and blame it for job cuts. Read more

Prescription for disruption: How Amazon could shake up Canada’s $45-billion pharmacy sector. lfpress.com, Feb 25: Amazon has filed to trademark the name 'Amazon Pharmacy' in Canada, with the goal of offering prescription drugs and other services on a global scale. Read more

Iris Kulbatski: The dangers of electronic health records. nationalpost.com, Feb 26: Electronic access to health records will not be in the best interest of patients until adequate legislation is enacted to enforce transparency, cybersecurity and patient privacy. Read more

Governor general highlights ‘complicated’ overdose issue while touring Vancouver prevention site. globalnews.ca, Feb 22: Canada’s governor general says multiple solutions are needed to combat the overdose crisis that continues to plague the country, requiring efforts from all corners of affected communities. Read more

Reducing youth vaping requires stronger legislation: health coalition. edmonton.ctvnewsw.ca, Feb 24: A coalition of health organizations is calling on Albertans to demand stronger legislation on youth vaping. The Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta is asking people to tell their MLAs that they've had enough of the loose regulations and to demand more action to address the rise of youth vaping. Read more

‘Wild west on vaping products’: 50,000 Alberta teens used it within 30 days, shows health survey. calgaryherald.com, Feb 24: Roughly 50,000 school-age children in Alberta have dabbled in vaping within a 30-day period, shows a new survey that has sparked renewed calls for stricter legislation. Read more

WARREN: A new report shows why we need an e-cigarette ban. Toronto Sun, Feb 23 [OPINION]: We need a ban on e-cigarettes, something I’ve previously called for. Now we have proof of a drastic surge in teenagers using e-cigarettes, according to data released last week by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Read more

E-cigarette users are exposed to potentially harmful levels of metal linked to DNA damage. eurekalert.org, Feb 20: Zinc excess in the body correlates with oxidative stress. Read more

Juul Faces Multistate Investigation Into Possible Marketing To Children. huffingtonpost.ca, Feb 25: Thirty-nine state attorneys generals plan to examine the popular e-cigarette company's marketing and sales practices. Read more

New Juul patent application hints at AI-powered vape to help users quit nicotine. Theverge.com, Feb 25: Juul has applied for a patent regarding a device, supposedly powered by artificial intelligence, that the company says could help users quit nicotine by restricting daily consumption and gradually weaning them off the product. Read more

Your Vape Could Soon Have a Tracking Chip in It. vice.com, Feb 20: The ID's information—including the state of issue and the customer's age at the time—is then saved on a cloud. If the technology were adopted nationally, a police officer could scan any minor's vape using a cellphone and then track down the source. Read more

Judge extends order suspending legal proceedings against three tobacco companies. thestar.com, Feb 20: An Ontario court has extended an order suspending legal proceedings against three major tobacco companies as they try to negotiate a settlement with their creditors. Read more

Inside the Philip Morris campaign to 'normalize' a tobacco device. ca.reuters.com, Feb 21: Such promotions are part of a wide-ranging “normalization” strategy by Philip Morris (PM.N) to scrub its image as a purveyor of cancer-causing cigarettes and present its new smoking alternatives as youthful, upscale lifestyle products. Read more

The Truth Behind Philip Morris International's Smoke-Free Future. huffingtonpost.co.uk, Feb 24: Three years ago, PMI's chief executive said he wanted to phase out cigarettes entirely. But careful scrutiny of what has happened since then may tell another story. Read more

It’s time to end the tobacco industry as we know it today. niagarafallsreview.ca, Feb 19 [OPINION]: The sad reality is that the Canadian tobacco companies and their foreign owners cannot pay even a fraction of the damage they have caused. Read more

Ontario student use of e-cigarettes and cannabis edibles on the rise. camh.ca, Feb 20: CAMH [Centre for Addiction and Mental Health] population survey reveals e-cigarette use has doubled among young Ontarians. Read more

Alcohol Ads Lead to Youth Drinking, Should Be More Regulated, Experts Say. prnewswire.com, Feb 24: The marketing of alcoholic beverages is one cause of underage drinking, according to new research in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Read more

JIM VIBERT: Nova Scotia has highest rate of food insecurity. theguardian.pe.ca, Feb 20: Nova Scotia is at the top of another measure of poverty in Canada. … The latest bad news comes in Statistics Canada's report on food insecurity, released earlier this week. If hunger is a defining characteristic of abject poverty in Canada, single women and their children are its face. Statistics Canada reports food insecurity is a problem for about a third of single-mother households across the country. Read more

New StatCan data shows food insecurity worst among Nunavut single mothers. nunatsiaq.com, Feb 20: Nunavut’s food insecurity rate is more than four times the national average. New data from Statistics Canada shows that 57 per cent of people living in Nunavut are food insecure. Read more

Nunavut's $2.3B budget is 'people oriented,' finance minister says. cbc.ca, Feb 19: Finance Minister George Hickes says his government is forced to use money for medical travel that it would rather use to make health care better in the territory. Nunavut's $2.35-billion budget for 2020-21 includes $17.6 million for medical travel flights for patients and their escorts. Read more

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March 5-7: Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver, BC. Read more

March 19-20: Academy of Osseointegration 2020 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. Read more

March 18-21: IADR/AADR/CADR General Session – Washington, D.C. Read more

March 19-21: The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

April 2-4: The 2020 Manitoba Dental Association & Canadian Dental Association Convention –Seeing Dentistry Clearly, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read more

May 7-9: Ontario Dental Association ASM20 Annual Spring Meeting, in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

May 14-16: California Dental Association (CDA) – Presents the Art & Science of Dentistry, Anaheim, California. Read more

May 21-23: Alberta Dental Association & College, Alberta Wellness Summit, in Edmonton, Alberta. Read more

May 29-June 2: Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montreal, Quebec. Read more

September 1-4: FDI World Dental Congress in Shanghai, China. Read more

September 10-12: California Dental Association (CDA) – Presents the Art & Science of Dentistry, in San Francisco, CA. Save the date

October 1-3: Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics 28th Annual Scientific Meeting in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

October 4: North West Dental Exposition in Edmonton, Alberta. Read more

October 15-18: American Dental Association ADA FDC 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Read more


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1 Comment

  1. Rob Murray February 26, 2020

    Did Don Davies and the NDP consult the Canadian Dental Association and what is the CDA position on this? I would guess that there was no consultation.


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