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September 06th 2011:Oral Health and Lou Gehrig’s Disease ALS

Felicia Valo is a member of the Board of Directors of the ALS Society of Canada, and she chairs its Advocacy Committee. Her late husband, Sidney Valo, battled ALS for 3 1/2 years before succumbing to the disease in December 2008. Denise Burdon is a Public Health Dental Hygienist and a member of York Region ALS Outreach Program. She holds the Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Algonquin College and a Degree in Dental Hygiene, University of British Columbia. They discuss the family caregiver experience of ALS, and the work of the dental hygienist providing oral healthcare to people with ALS. They

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Denise Burdon

Denise Burdon is a Public Health Dental Hygienist and a member of York Region ALS Outreach Program. She holds the Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Algonquin College and a Degree in Dental Hygiene, University of British Columbia. She’s a member of the Quality Assurance Committee, College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, which licenses dental hygienists in Ontario. She’s a member of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association, the Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry, and York Region Dental Hygienists Society.
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Felicia Valo

Felicia Valo is a member of the Board of Directors of the ALS Society of Canada. She also chairs the Advocacy Committee of ALS Canada. Her late husband, Sidney Valo, battled ALS for 3 1/2 years before succumbing to the disease in December 2008. She hopes to continue her husband's legacy of building public awareness of ALS and its impact on families living with ALS. She is also passionate about sharing their harrowing journey living with ALS and her experience as a caregiver for her husband.
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