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Oral Health Resources

Evaluating Health Information on the Internet

Medline Plus Internal Link Internal Link
Offers a valuable tutorial to evaluate health information on the Internet. Use this site to access current evidence-based oral health information. It is provided as a service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.


Making sense of evidence for oral health decision-making

Cochrane Collaboration Internal Link

It can be difficult to know what your best options are when it comes to healthcare, especially if you're paying for your treatment. 
The Cochrane Oral Health Group (COHG) is one of over 50 review groups around the world that produce extensive assessments of the effects of healthcare interventions from the best evidence available. These assessments are called systematic reviews and they are intended to be used to help people to make informed decisions about health care; whether it's for themselves, or for someone they care about. COHG makes sure that their reviews are carried out to the highest standards, and are also readable and relevant. All kinds of people use COHG's research: dentists, nurses, governments, and patients and their families.

The wait is finally over, the Cochrane Library is here with its new and improved webpages. The Cochrane Library (ISSN 1465-1858) is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups.


Oral Health Organizations


Canadian Academy of Periodontology Internal Link
Provides information about the dental specialty of periodontics and offers oral health resources under the "For Patients" tab.


Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry Internal Link
Includes articles from this non-profit organization that strives to improve the oral health of Canadians through advocacy for and the advancement of dental public health.


Canadian Dental Association Internal Link
A link to news and information on dentistry and oral health in Canada.


Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Internal Link
Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 26,850 dental hygienists working in Canada and they directly represent 17,500 individual members including dental hygienists and students.


Dental Hygiene Canada Internal Link
This site, brought to you by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association. is directed at the consumer. Access informative oral health facts and resources as well as fun, educational activities for children.



American Academy of Periodontology Internal Link Internal Link
Provides information about the specialty of periodontology and oral health resources.


American Dental Hygienists' Association Internal Link Internal Link
Provides oral health resources including home care instructions, oral health tips, and tobacco cessation.


American Dental Association Internal Link Internal Link
Provides oral health resources including oral health tips.


Other Organizations Providing Oral Health Resources

Alberta Health Services: Healthy Parents, Healthy Children Internal Link Internal Link
Provides reliable, up-to-date information about pregnancy and being a parent in the early years. The resources were developed in partnership with parents, healthcare professionals, childhood development and other key experts from across the province. The oral health messages have been endorsed by the Provincial Oral Health Office, AHS.


Alberta Health Services: Mouth and Dental Services Internal Link Internal Link
Provides reliable information on mouth and dental services. You can also access other Alberta Health Service pages from this site.


Health-Related Resources

MyHealthAlberta Internal Link
MyHealthAlberta is a Government of Alberta initiative in partnership with Alberta Health Services. Its information and tools were developed in consultation with health professionals and Albertans.


MyHealthAlberta: Mouth and Dental Internal Link
Get the information you need in topics such as: Toothache and Gum Problems; Temporomandibular (TM) Disorder; Thrush; Canker Sores; Wisdom Teeth: Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?; Dental Care: Brushing and Flossing Your Teeth.


Health Canada: It's Your Health Internal Link
Provides reliable information on a range of health-related topics including diseases, environment, food, lifestyles, medical news, and products.


Multi-Cultural/Translated Resources

Oral Health and the Aboriginal Child Internal Link
This site provides a home for resources, teaching tools, program information and research articles on oral health and the Aboriginal child. This venture came about as a result of a forum that took place in Winnipeg, Canada in June 2007 called “Oral Health and the Aboriginal Child” and an enduring partnership with the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research in Yellowknife which has developed and maintained this site. Links include countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States.


Health Link BC Internal Link
This section of the Health Link BC website brings together all the resources it has for health information in the following languages. English, Chinese, French, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese


Winnipeg Health Region Internal Link
The Winnipeg Health Region has oral health resources pertaining to children available in English, French, Cree, German, Chinese, Tagalog, Arabic, Punjabi.


Crest Oral B Internal Link Internal Link
Resources on this site are provided by a commercial company.


Tobacco Use and Cessation

Alberta Quits Internal Link
Whether you're considering quitting smoking, or have made the decision to quit smoking, the help you are looking for is right here!