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Federal government needs to clear up confusion about Canadian Dental Care Plan

The CDCP isn’t free from cost and red tape February 8, 2024 – Dentists know that the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) is a major opportunity to provide oral health care to millions of people who have been unable to access the care they need. However, seniors and other eligible Canadian residents signing up for […]

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Alberta Dental Team Summit

June 20-22, 2024 The Calgary Telus Convention Centre and the Fairmont Palliser Calgary  Join us as we bring every facet of the dental team under one roof and explore wellness activities that foster high-performing dental teams, bring back the joy in work and fuel business success.   You can expect inspiring talks, interactive workshops, and invaluable networking […]

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Access for All Dentistry

Learn more about the University of Alberta and Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) collaboration as part of the Access For All dental health program.

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Dentists and their patients still have questions about the Canadian Dental Care Plan

The CDCP will only succeed if the federal government taps into the expertise of practising dentists, through their provincial and territorial dental associations, right at the start.

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Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a disease resulting from abnormal cell growth in the mouth or throat or on the lips or tongue. Oral cancer is more common in people over 45 who smoke, chew tobacco, or abuse alcohol. Early signs of oral cancer are often difficult to detect without an examination by a dentist. We recommend […]

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Mouthguards

Mouthguards aren’t just for hockey. Sports-related dental injuries ranging from tooth loss to lacerated gums to jaw fractures are common among children and adults and can have long-term consequences. Mouthguards protect against trauma to the teeth, gums, soft tissues, and supporting bones. Mouthguards are necessary in any sport where there might be a high chance […]

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Kids & Teens

Setting proper dental health habits is important for children. These will differ depending on your child’s age. Talk to your dentist if you have any questions or concerns regarding proper dental treatment for your child. Newborns and infants Baby teeth start to emerge between six and nine months of age. These milk teeth or first […]

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Dry Mouth

When your saliva glands do not work properly, you can develop dry mouth. Saliva is essential to good dental health as it keeps your mouth moist, washes away food, and neutralizes the acids plaque produces. Dry mouth can damage your teeth and make it difficult to eat, swallow, taste, and even speak. Talk to your […]

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Canadian dentists to government: Here’s how to build a strong dental care plan

Dentists want to help the government develop a plan that will work well for patients, dental care providers and taxpayers alike.

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A Proposed Framework for the Canadian Dental Care Plan

Dental associations across Canada have come together to develop A Proposed Framework for the Canadian Dental Care Plan.