March 20, 2014  

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It’s World Oral Health Day: Together let’s celebrate healthy smiles!

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated every year on 20 March. It is an international day to highlight the benefits of a healthy mouth and promote worldwide awareness of issues around oral health and the importance to everyone old and young of looking after oral hygiene.

CDA has conducted interviews with Dr. Jack Cottrell and Dr. Maria Mantzourani on the significance of such an event in the promotion of good oral health.

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CDA @ Work

Dr. Peter Doig, CDA President, commented on the importance of water fluoridation in the New Brunswick Telegraph.

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Infoway: Public Health Social Media Challenge

The ImagineNation Public Health Social Media Challenge seeks to inspire public health organizations in Canada to use social media initiatives in creative and innovative ways to improve public health.

Join by March 26, 2014 for a chance to receive one of three awards of $1000 in the Early Participation Incentive draw. Click here for more details.


Call for Survey

Dr. Marc-Olivier Aucoin, a graduate Orthodontic resident from the University of Manitoba, is seeking colleagues’ support to complete an online survey for his masters’ thesis. Valuable prizes are available as a thank you for your participation.

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Complete the online survey


Listerine for World Oral Health Day: Helping you communicate better with your patients about Gingivitis

Download this great learning resource to help your patients.

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Supporting Canadian Researchers: Highlights from the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research

In its first full year of operation, the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) achieved significant milestones towards its mission to build capacity in the Canadian oral health research community. Highlights from the year are published in NCOHR’s 2013 annual report.

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CIHR holds workshops on Evidence-Based Dentistry in three Canadian dental schools

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) sponsored three workshops for faculty members in three Canadian dental schools. The workshops were intended to train faculty members in key concepts of evidence-based dentistry (EBD), such as how to critique published systematic reviews.

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Reaching out through the Dental Outreach Community Service @ the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

DOCS is an acronym that stands for Dental Outreach Community Service. Dr. Ken Wright started the volunteer-based program to provide free dentistry for individuals with no other economic means.

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Get involved with Oasis Help! We invite individuals and groups of general dentists, dental specialists, physicians and pharmacists to join our project as authors, reviewers, and content and translation advisors. Email us at


Inequity in Oral Health Care for Elderly Canadians: Part 3. Reducing Barriers to Oral Care

Governments and the dental profession should work together on strategies to address financial, behavioural and physical barriers that lead to inequity in oral health care for elderly Canadians. This is the final instalment in a 3-part series of articles examining oral health care for elderly Canadians.

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