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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/08/12

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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

 

 

 

Canadian dentistry news

Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Dentistry: Gimme 5! Gladys Littler Award Edition. The Gladys Littler Award is presented annually to a staff member who exemplifies a high level of commitment, high standards of performance and outstanding service to the Faculty of Dentistry. This year’s recipient of the award is Kim Marchand, a dental assistant in the Faculty of Dentistry. Read more…

International dentistry news

Ting Chun Wong, a veteran Hong Kong dentist and the current president of the World Dental Federation (FDI), urges the Taiwanese government to allow fluoride to be added to edible salt to reduce tooth decay among children. Read the article…

Rising dental costs are pushing patients to seek treatment abroad as the trend of dental tourism spreads. Now some private health insurance companies are even offering treatments abroad in packages that include airfare and accommodation. Learn more…

Health professionals need to “stop flogging the dead horse of fluoridisation” and take a wider approach to dental health, according to a New Zealand health board member. “Fluoridisation is just one of many measures we should use. I’m not sure that [having fluoride added to drinking water] is a battle that can ever be won – there will always be opposition to it.” Read the article…

Mind your business

Lately, more and more dentists are choosing to work for large group practices and organizations, rather than small private practices. New dental school graduates are three times more likely to seek employment in a large group practice than they were a decade ago. Read the editorial…

Jenn’s story: the consequences of poor precautionary measures and infection control. An avoidable mishap at the dentist’s office led to one patient losing vision in one eye. Read the story…

Continuing education matters

Henry Schein and Quintessence Publishing’s 1st International Symposium on Digital Dentistrywill take place October 23–25 in Orlando, FL. The conference, titled Technologies That Enhance Clinical Outcomes, will provide educational experiences for dentists and dental laboratory technicians and owners on the clinical benefits of digital technologies and open platform workflows.Learn more and register…

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

Understanding How Oral Bacteria Adapt to Their Environment. Dr. Yung-Hua Li of the Department of Applied Oral Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University, has recently been awarded an NSERC Discovery grant for his research on Molecular Analyses of the Competence Regulatory Network in Streptococcus mutans. With this five-year grant, Dr. Li’s research team will attempt to unravel the complex network of regulatory circuits in Streptococcus mutans, a component of dental plaque. Read more…

Your health & medical news

Less than 12% of smokers who visited a dental health professional and only half of smokers who saw a doctor reported receiving guidance about how to break the habit, according to 2010 National Health Interview Survey data from 3,612 smokers who had visited a healthcare provider within the prior 12 months. Read the article…

Dental industry news

Michigan dentist creates a new HVE suction tip he calls MASS (Multi-Axis Spiral Suction). The idea is to create a “better functioning HVE suction tip that wouldn’t adhere to every soft tissue in the mouth, and that would make it easier for dental and hygiene staff in the field, or even students, to work alone or at least make it easier to work on patients in general.” Read the article…

NuCalm is a drug-free technology to naturally interrupt the human stress response, significantly reducing patient fear and anxiety. The treatment combines chewable tablets that interrupt adrenaline responses of fear and anxiety, cranial electrotherapy stimulationthat catalyzes the effectiveness of the tablets, relaxing music to entrain brain wave frequency to a relaxed alpha state and light-blocking glasses to reduce stimulation and help maintain relaxation. 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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