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October 14, 2005 — Ottawa — Ever notice how difficult it is to communicate during a dental exam while your dentist's hands are in your mouth? Thanks to a new and more interactive Web site launched this October by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), you can express yourself more clearly.

The redesigned CDA Web site is easier to navigate, connecting visitors to a wealth of resources and information related to oral health and the dental profession. It also includes interactive features, such as polls on important issues related to oral and overall health.

The first poll asks what concerns people most about junk food in schools. Vote in this poll at and let us know your thoughts. Then check back next week to view the results and to respond to the next poll.

"CDA takes its role seriously as the voice of dentistry in Canada," said CDA president Dr. Jack Cottrell. "That means speaking out about the importance of oral health — and it also means listening. We want to get the information flowing both ways with our patients and our member dentists."

The new Web site also features information and services exclusive to CDA member dentists to help them to better serve their patients. One such service is LEXI-COMP OnlineTM, an online drug database that gives members fingertip access to the latest information on drug interactions, recalls and references specific to dentistry.

The Canadian Dental Association is the national voice of dentistry, dedicated to the advancement and leadership of a unified profession and to the promotion of optimal oral health, an essential component of general health.