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Report of the Executive Director
CDAA
2013 has come to a close and with it, I am happy to report that many of our longstanding projects are now coming to fruition.

Governance and AGM 2014
After many years of the same board orientation binder, a new one has been distributed to Board members. These changes are giving the organization a more engaged Board and improved understanding of their role.
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Iqaluit dentist wins people's choice business award
Nunatsiaq News
There's a gentle orchestra that plays inside Iqaluit’s Arctic Circle Dental clinic. You can hear "adult contemporary" streaming from ceiling speakers, the buzzing of a drill in one of its exam rooms, laughter echoing in an out of the reception area, and a hearty New York accent conducting the whole thing.
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University of Manitoba dentistry student's work on display
ChrisD.ca
Dentistry students from the University of Manitoba are showing their latest work during Research Day 2014. The showcase is being held at the RBC Convention Centre and features an array of scientific presentations and displays covering myriad themes and topics.
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Dental assistant and hygienist: Friends or foes?
Dentistry IQ
The "body" of the dental office needs all members working together to be healthy. Each team member has his or her specific job so quality care is provided to patients. However, there can be an unhealthy disconnect if we don’t realize we need each other to function as a whole body.
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State-of-the-art dental practice, state-of-the-art infection control?
Dentistry IQ
Welcome to the 21st Century! In the modern tech-savvy, state-of-the-art world that we live in, we want everything to be completed quicker and run faster. This is great if you're waiting for a burger or downloading tunes on your iPod. However, there are still some things that require attention to detail. When we consider the "latest and greatest" technology for the practice, we tend to look at things such new opportunities in CAD/CAM imaging, or the best options in digital radiography. How often do you consider updating the technology in the sterilization area?
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ADA issues disease prevention paper
ADA
The most cost-effective way to ensure optimal dental health in children and adults is through prevention, education and behavioral modifications, the Association said in a disease prevention paper posted online Jan. 24. This is the first of two newly named Action for Dental Health papers that will address the importance of disease prevention.
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Ad Council campaign launches 'Toothsavers' gaming app
ADA
In an effort to inspire children to brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day, the Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives announced Jan. 15 the release of the new mobile gaming app Toothsavers.

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Antibacterial agent boosts toothpaste effectiveness
Science Daily
Regular use of fluoride toothpaste containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent, and a copolymer, which helps prevent the triclosan from being washed away by saliva, reduces plaque, gingivitis, and bleeding gums and slightly reduces tooth decay compared to fluoride toothpaste.

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The benefits of flossing, and the consequences of not
Winter Garden Smiles
As your dentist begins your cleaning, he or she never fails to ask, "have you been flossing regularly?" The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. Typically, we have no problem brushing twice a day.

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Help! I have halitosis
U.S. News
Selling your strengths in a job interview. Whispering a secret. Leaning in for a kiss. What could make these moments mortifying for you and unbearable for the other person? Two words: Bad breath.
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Research reveals new clues about the power of fluoride
Dental Tribune
In an advance toward solving a 50-year-old mystery, scientists are reporting new evidence on how the fluoride in drinking water, toothpastes, mouth rinses and other oral-care products prevents tooth decay.
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Ad Council campaign launches 'Toothsavers' gaming app (ADA)
ADA: Surgeon General updates tobacco, oral health links (ADA)
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