Media Advisory - High-risk children need dental programs that work

    Ontario Dental Association (ODA) teams up with international experts and
    stakeholders to design road map for better dental care

    TORONTO, July 4 /CNW/ -

    What:     The ODA is sponsoring a three-part symposium at the
              International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Conference
              entitled "Designing Dental Programs for High-Risk Children."

              "What we have clearly isn't working here in Ontario or in many
              places for that matter," says ODA Past-President Dr. Ian
              McConnachie. "This symposium is a great opportunity to work to
              fix it. We, the ODA, the stakeholders and the international
              experts are going to lay out a road map and we are going to
              make it better - kids here and everywhere deserve that."

    Presenters for Part One and Subjects:

              -  Dr. Clive Friedman, Canada - Defining the high-risk
              -  Dr. Nigel Pitts, Scotland - The Value of Early Caries
                 (cavities) Detection Enabling Preventative Therapies in
              -  Dr. John Featherstone, United States - The Role of Fluoride
                 in Prevention of Caries (cavities)
              -  Dr. Ian McConnachie, Canada - Dental Programs that Address
                 the Needs of Children/Applying New Ideas and Program Design
                 to Ontario Government Sponsored Dental Programs

    Where:    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
              222 Bremner Boulevard, Room 718A - 700 Level

    When:     Friday July 4, 2008
              Part One - Expert Presentations - 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
              (Open to press)
              Part Two - Stakeholder Roundtable - 10:50 a.m. - 1 p.m.
              (Closed to press)
              Part Three - Experts reconvene to pen recommendations -
              1:15 p.m. onward (Closed to press)

For further information:

For further information: Kari Cuss, Public Affairs & Communications,
Ontario Dental Association, p. (416) 355-2278, c. (647) 294-7613, e.

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