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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/08/05

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3d Vector illustration of news iconDear 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

International dentistry news

A California dentist is offering amalgam removals for patients who are concerned about the mercury content in their fillings. Read the article…

Only 1 in 10 smokers who visited a dentist received advice to quit, according to a study from Ohio State University. Learn more…

Mind your business

Visionary Management announces release of new dental practice management book. Co-authors Peter Gopal, PhD, and Hema Gopal, BMA, DMD, are president and vice-president, respectively, of Visionary Management, a dental practice consulting, coaching and training firm. Learn more…

Clinical & scientific news

Australian researchers have developed a quick, low-cost blood test to detect the early signs of oral cancer. The diagnostic test examines the profile of small molecules called microRNA in the blood and can be done at the same time as other routine checks, such as for cholesterol. Learn more…

Your health & medical news

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues a warning to avoid nonessential travel to the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. This Level 3 travel warning is a reflection of the worsening Ebola outbreak in this region: as of July 27th, 2014, the cumulative number of cases attributed to Ebola in the three countries stood at 1,322, 728 of which had resulted in death. Learn more…

Connecticut congresswoman Rosa DeLauro introduced a bill to tax soda drinks to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks. DeLauro’s legislation would levy a one-cent tax on manufacturers for every teaspoon of sugar in beverages. That would translate into a tax of about 15 cents on a 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola. Read the article…

Dental industry news

10 of the strangest dental care flavours offered. Would you brush your teeth with curry-flavoured toothpaste, or floss with bacon-flavoured floss? Read the article…

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

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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