June 30, 2017
by Catherine Wilson
Six years after celebrating the 100th anniversary of Oral Health’s launch, another reason to celebrate appeared on the horizon…2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday. As the rest of the world seems to be crumbling around us, what better place on earth to celebrate? Relative peace, calm, tranquility and an environment that at least seems (as I write this) to embrace most races, creeds, religions and practices. As some other countries, at least as civilized as ours, convulse with violence, suspicion and the threat of retribution and retaliation, we modestly navel-gaze and admit, not boast, that perhaps the world could use a little more Canada.
In a humble, almost modest number of pages in this July issue, we take a look at just a few of the landmarks in Canada’s existence as well as a recounting of some of the special milestones in Canada’s contribution to the dental world.
Without stealing too much of the thunder of our special ‘timeline’ pages, ponder these jewels of history:
In many countries dental care falls under government health-care programs, but in Canada, only selected groups have benefited, and then, only in some provinces.We hope you’ll enjoy our walk down memory lane both in terms of Canada’s place in dental history and dentistry’s place in Canada’s history. OH
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