Friday Five Roundup: From net neutrality to threat from Amazon to dental suppliers & Canada's 1st Female Indigenous Dentist as Senator


Shares of Dental Suppliers Drop on Potential New Threat from Amazon

Dental supply distributors Henry Schein and Patterson Cos. both closed down more than 4 percent after analyst Steve Beuchaw said that Amazon is buying supplies directly from oral goods manufacturer Dentsply Sirona.

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Net Neutrality Protesters Take to the Streets

Protesters want Congress to step in and stop the FCC's vote next week to end net neutrality regulation. The FCC is expected to vote next week on a proposal that would repeal regulations prohibiting broadband and wireless companies from slowing or blocking access to the internet and banning them from charging internet companies fees to access their customers faster than competitors.

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Trudeau Names 2 New Senators, Including Canada's 1st Female Indigenous Dentist

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named two new Independent senators to sit in the upper chamber. New appointments bring the Red Chamber closer to gender parity.

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Huffington Post

For Small Businesses, Going Digital Is No Longer Optional

With everything you're juggling as a small business owner, keeping up with an increasingly digital world can feel overwhelming -- and making changes to embrace new technology can sometimes be last on your list. If you're in retail, however, this shift is simply no longer optional.

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Oral Health Group

Canadian Dental Hygienists Support Improved Oral Health Programs for Indigenous Peoples

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to see that the 2017 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada focus on the importance of oral health programs for First Nations and Inuit peoples. Research shows that Indigenous peoples experience unacceptably high rates of oral disease, often requiring treatment that is not available in their communities.

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