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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/01/13

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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 (jokeefe@cda-adc.ca or 1-800-267-6354 ext. 2297). Best wishes, John

Canadian dentistry news

CDA and the Manitoba Dental Association are teaming up for the Manitoba Dental Convention at the end of this month in Winnipeg (January 23 to 25). Find out the latest convention news…

Speaking of Winnipeg, we mourn the passing of Dr. David Singer, formerly of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry. Read Dr. Singer’s obituary…

A special meeting of the RCDSO Council will be held on January 24 to consider a proposed regulation amendment that would allow dentists to treat spouses. Learn more…

The British Columbia Dental Association is offering a range of continuing education opportunities through its new BCDA Learning Centre. Learning opportunities exist for the whole dental team and those based outside BC can also benefit. Learn more…

First independent dental hygiene clinic opens in New Brunswick. According to this CBC news story, it operates under strict rules and guidelines following a legislation change last year allowing for independent hygiene clinics. Read the story…

International dentistry news

FDI World Oral Health Day is on March 20, 2014. This year’s event puts emphasis on protecting the teeth and mouth throughout life. Learn more…

US dentists remain cautious about the economic conditions in dental practice. The ADA-sponsored Dentists’ Economic Confidence Survey tells that confidence is up slightly from a year ago, but remains fragile. Read the story….

The percentage of Americans benefiting from fluoridated water continues to rise, According to the CDC. Almost 75% of the US population served by community water schemes now drinks fluoridated water. Read the report…

The Australian Dental Association believes that too many dentists are entering practice each year currently. The number has essentially tripled in a decade according to a recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald. Read the article…

The maldistribution of dentists may be the real story according to a recent article in the Australia-based Rural and Remote Health journal. Practice-to-population ratios were calculated suburb-by-suburb for two Australian states (WA and NSW) that had similar overall practitioner-to-population ratios. The difference between suburbs was almost 40 000%. Read the paper…

Meanwhile, the British Dental Association urges caution in relation to a proposed reduction in intake of dental student in UK dental schools. Read more…

Continuing education matters

Early Bird Registration for the 2014 Pacific Dental Conference ends on January 17. The meeting takes place in Vancouver from March 6 to 8. Learn more…

Registration is now open for the 2014 ODA Annual Spring Meeting to be held in Toronto from May 8 to 10. Early Bird Registration continues until March 26. Learn more…

The next Jasper Dental Congress takes place in gorgeous surroundings from May 22 to 25, 2014. Learn more…

The next ODQ Annual Convention takes place in Montreal from May 23 to 27, 2015. Learn more…

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

Your health & medical news

While fee-for-service remains an important method of remuneration for Canada’s physicians, other methods of payment are making headway. Learn more…

Keep an eye on influenza trends in Canada during the current flu season with the Public Health Agency of Canada Flu Watch website. Learn more…

UK anti-obesity campaign advocates for a reduction in sugar in processed foods. If done incrementally, advocates argue that the public won’t notice. Read the story…

Who would have imagined it: those fancy laundry detergent capsules could represent a poisoning risk for children, according to a recent article in Canadian Family Physician. Learn more…

 

If you wish to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk recently, please contact me by email at jokeefe@cda-adc.ca or by toll-free phone at 1-800-267-6354 ext. 2297.

 

 

 

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