May 7, 2014  

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Dentist visits too infrequent for Canadian preschoolers: study

Less than one per cent of healthy children receive dental care as recommended by 12 months of age. That can have painful, costly and preventable repercussions later in childhood, a new Canadian study finds.

Dr. Paul Andrews speaks on behalf of the Canadian Dental Association on the visit to the dentist by age 1. Click here

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The Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting (ASM 2014)

The Ontario Dental Association will hold its annual spring meeting May 8–10, 2014 in Toronto. This year marks the 147th ASM which continues to be a prominent gathering place for all dental professionals.

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Are there long-term effects of water fluoridation on the human skeleton?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Dental Research: The Long-term Effects of  Water Fluoridation on the Human Skeleton (November 2010)

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What are the implications of Canada’s new anti-spam law?

Dr. John O’Keefe, interviewed Dean Smith, Manager, Information Technology at CDA about the implications of Canada’s new anti-spam law which will take effect on July 1, 2014.

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How can I increase the value my patients place on their oral health?

It is very frustrating for dentists and dental teams when patients don’t prioritize their oral health with proper home care and regular hygiene visits. In addition, the mindset of “it’s just a cleaning” wreaks havoc on consistent predictable scheduling and appointments. Why won’t patients just do what their dental professional tells them to do?

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What Is the role of resin cement on bond strength of glass-fiber posts luted into root canals? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in the journal of Operative Dentistry: The Role of Resin Cement on Bond Strength of Glass-fiber Posts Luted Into Root Canals: A Systematic Review (January/February 2014)

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