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Prince Albert to do more child dental surgeries
The Star Phoenix
The provincial health ministry aims to move up to a fifth of Saskatoon's in-hospital child dental surgeries to Prince Albert. The bulk of dental surgery under general anesthetic happens at Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital, and that's putting pressure on Saskatoon operating rooms. In response, the health ministry will pay for new equipment so the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region can bolster the number of pediatric dental surgeries it does.
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Male dental assistant enjoys profession, military career
Dentistry IQ
To say dental assisting in the United States is a world away from anything dental related in Third World countries is an understatement. Just ask John Hatfield, EFDA. His military dental assisting career has sent him to countries far and wide, and all of his visits have made him thankful he serves as a dental assistant in the United States. He recently served on humanitarian missions in Panama and Africa. When he served tours for the Air National Guard in Qatar and Kuwait, his 2005 tour in Qatar was dental related, while his second tour in Kuwait in 2011 was for security duty.
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Scrape your tongue and discover a new world of oral health
Westman Journal
Adopt a brand-new health practice this year and take up the ancient art of tongue scraping. Admittedly, the name "tongue scraping" doesn't sound appealing, but this modern western trend is the newest way to clean your mouth, remove toxic build-up, keep breath fresh and prevent the accumulation of food debris, fungi and dead cells. All of these reasons are why tongue scraping should be your number one new year's resolution. Tongue scrapers have been around for centuries. They have long been an integral part of bodily hygiene practices that hail from India's ancient Ayurvedic system of medicine.
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Study: Water fluoride levels do not increase risk of bone cancer
Compendium
Fluoride levels in drinking water do not lead to a greater risk of primary bone cancer, a new study has found. Researchers at Newcastle University found that higher levels of natural or artificial fluoride in drinking water in the U.K. had no impact on the incidence of either osteosarcoma or Ewing's sarcoma in people aged 0-49.
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Dental health during pregnancy: How to care for your teeth and gums
Fox News
You’ve cut down on coffee, nixed sushi, and exercise most days, but what you may not realize is that oral health is just as important when you’re pregnant. Dental problems during pregnancy are quite common, with approximately 40 percent of women who have gingivitis, cavities, and periodontitis, according to a recent report by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). And left untreated, many conditions can be harmful to you and your baby. Here, find out why dental problems are more common during pregnancy, if you’re at risk, and what you can do about it.
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With Children's Dental Health Month around the corner, the Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives have released a new, free mobile gaming app, Toothsavers, in an effort to motivate parents and caregivers to take action to reduce their children's risk of oral disease.

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Report of the Executive Director
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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.

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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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Baby teeth: When should you introduce your child to the dentist?
Times Free Press
Three-year-old Beau Brogdon was not at all impressed with his recent visit to his grandfather's workplace. In fact, he couldn’t wait to leave. His grandfather, Dr. Joe Brogdon, has a dental practice in Red Bank, and Beau made his first trip to see his "Potki" as a patient.
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