December 17, 2013   

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World Oral Health Day 2014: focussing on protecting the teeth and mouth throughout life

FDI World Dental Federation is gearing up for the celebration of World Oral Health Day 2014 (WOHD 2014), which will be held on March 20th. Read more


Call for Expressions of Interest: Pathways Implementation Research Teams

Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples (Pathways) is a CIHR Signature Initiative with an overall goal to develop a better understanding of how to design, implement and scale up population health interventions that will improve Aboriginal health in four exemplars: Suicide, Diabetes/Obesity, Tuberculosis, and Oral Health. Read more


From the Ontario Dental Association (ODA): New Integrated Dental Program Announcement

The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Hon. Deb Matthews, made an announcement on December 16, 2013 regarding a new and expanded Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) program. A copy of the government's release can be found by clicking here.

The ODA has been working hard to ensure that dentists across Ontario are heard and a cohesive voice is presented. This announcement today shows the government is taking a step to address some of the concerns raised by the ODA and dentists.


What are the effects of triclosan/copolymer containing toothpastes for oral health?

This summary is based on the Cochrane systematic review: Triclosan/copolymer containing toothpastes for oral health

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ADA Professional Product Review: Laboratory evaluation of 12 bulk-fill composites

This summary is based on the ADA Professional Product Review: A Laboratory Evaluation of Bulk-Fill Versus Traditional Multi-Increment-Fill Resin-Based Composites

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What should you know about facial cutaneous sinuses of dental origin?

This summary is based on the article published in the British Dental Journal: Facial cutaneous sinuses of dental origin: a diagnostic challenge (December 2013)

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How to select patients and to plan treatment for implant restorations?

This summary is based on the article published in the Dental Clinics of North America: Patient selection and treatment planning for implant restorations (January 2014)

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What’s new in the world of oral fungal infections?

This summary is based on the article published in the Dental Clinics of North America: Update on oral fungal infections (October 2013)

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Thinking about what makes the ideal dental restorative material?

This summary is based on the article published in Advances in Dental Research: What constitutes an ideal dental restorative material? (November 2013)

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Dentists’ Views on a Province-Wide Campaign Promoting Early Dental Visits for Young Children
Drs. Chao Shu Yao and Michael MacEntee

Most dentists in Manitoba support the province’s Free First Visit program for infants, and dentists are becoming more aware of appropriate prevention and management techniques for infants and toddlers.

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Network for Canadian Oral Health Research Launches New Website

The Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) recently launched a website that promotes knowledge sharing among Canadian oral health researchers, researchers from other health disciplines and others interested in research to improve the oral health of Canadians.

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