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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2013/12/03

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Dear colleagues, Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk in the past week and we look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, John

Canadian Dentistry News

Highlights from the RCDSO Council meeting held on November 14 are available on the RCDSO websiteLearn more…

Learn about recent topics of interest to the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia by reading the latest edition of the CDSBC Contact News Bulletin…

UBC’s Dr. David Sweet and the Bureau of Legal Dentistry are teaching military dentists from around the world how to identify victims of disasters. Learn more…

What research innovations are taking place in the Faculty of Dental Medicine at the University of Montreal these days? Read a recent interview with research leaders at the Faculty, Drs. Pierre Blanchet and Stéphane Roy…

What is being said in legal circles about the changing face of dental hygiene in Ontario? Read about this topic in an Ontario Bar Association section newsletter…

International Dentistry News

New patients are waiting shorter times to see a general dentist in the US. See the difference between 2001 and 2012 on the ADA website… Would the trend be similar in Canada? What are the reasons for such a trend?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has produced a neat infographic that shows the state of pediatric oral health in the US. See the infographic…

The AAPD has created a new pediatric medical history form as a resource for its members. See the new resource…

The AAPD has revised its Guideline on Dental Management of Pediatric Patients Receiving Chemotherapy, Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, and/or Radiation. See the revised guideline…

What is being done to bring affordable oral health care to the population of India? Read the second part of a three-part interview with the president of the Indian Dental Association on the FDI website…

The Australian Dental Association believes that all levels of government need to increase efforts to deal with dental disadvantage. Read the ADA press release…

Licensure of dentists is done at the national level in Australia. Learn what regulatory issues are being dealt with these days by the Dental Board of Australia…

Mind your Business

Are you a focused leader? A primary task of leadership is to direct attention. To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention…. Learn more from the Harvard Business Review…

Canada has one of the lowest proportions of seniors among G8 countries. At 15.3%, its proportion remains below what was registered in Japan, Germany, Italy, France & the UK. However, it is higher than those recorded in the United States (14.0%). But our proportion is growing fast. Learn more from Statistics Canada…

The American Dental Association provides an online Dental Product Guide, an easy-access directory to the supplies, equipment and services available in the USA. Access the ADA Dental Product Guide…

Continuing Education Matters

The 36th Australian Dental Congress will take place in Brisbane, Queensland in March 2015. Read the invitation from Congress Chair Dr. David Thomson… 

Do you fancy presenting at the FDI Congress?  The abstract submission platform on the FDI New Delhi website will open on 3 December 2013. Learn more…

Registration is now open for the FDI 2014 Congress in New Delhi. Register ASAP to get the early bird registration price of $440 for a Canadian dentist (ends April 30). Register online here on the Congress website…

Please let us know about upcoming continuing education meetings that could be of interest to Canadian dentists by emailing us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca

Clinical & Scientific News

The Journal of Dental Research has published a supplement issue dedicated to the reporting the state of knowledge in the area of implant dentistry. Here is a link to the full text of the editorial which introduces the supplement issue… By clicking on the links on the reference list, you can read the abstracts of the articles in the issue, free of charge.

There is a fascinating point-counterpoint debate in the current edition of Canadian Family Physician around the question “Is evidence-based medicine overrated in family medicine?” Read the “Yes” argument here… and read the “No“ argument here…

Your Health & Medical News

Do you think your patients know if they have been exposed to Hepatitis B or C infection? According to the Canadian Health Measures Survey, more than half of people with laboratory-confirmed hepatitis B and 70% with laboratory-confirmed hepatitis C were unaware of their infections. Learn more from Statistics Canada…

How is HIV infection trending in Canada today? The annual number of HIV cases reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for the year 2012 was the lowest reported since HIV reporting began in 1985. Learn more from the PHAC website…

In Canada, mothers are being encouraged to breastfeed their infants exclusively for the first six months. In 2011/2012, 26% of mothers breastfed exclusively for six months (or more), up from 17% in 2003. Learn more from Statistics Canada…

Having lost a dear friend at age 50 to colorectal cancer, taking steps to prevent this disease is close to my heart. Learn more about prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer from the Vital Signs section of the Centers for Disease Control website…

Dental Industry News

How does the future of health care sector look to Stanley Bergman, President & CEO of Henry Schein? He believes that digitalization is the current biggest development in the dental care sector. Watch this 5-minute TV interview with Mr Bergman…

From the P&G perspective, what are the Top 10 tips for consumer oral health? Learn more on the P&G website…

There is a new Chief Operating Officer at ROI Corporation. Learn more…

If you wish to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk recently, please contact us by email at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca or by toll-free phone at 1-855-716-2747.

 

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