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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/08/26

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/08/26

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

Vancouver patients required to pay up front for the use of a dental clinic’s operating room. Patients who seek treatment at the clinic include people with disabilities, who may be eligible for basic dental care through the provincial government, but coverage provided by that program falls short of suggested fees from the B.C. Dental Association. Read the story…

ODA President speaks out against mobile dental hygienists. Last week, we saw an article about a mobile hygienist in northern Ontario, Tracy Coyne, who makes house calls to patients who have trouble getting to a dental office. This week ODA President Dr. Gerald Smith comments on the story. Read the article…

Mind your business

3 benefits Electronic Health Records (EHRs) will provide for your dental practice. Find out what they are…

Continuing education matters

Practice management seminar EPIC (Exceptional Practice in Continuum) II will take place in Syracuse, NY November 21-22. The seminar will include 4 topics: Hiring and Retaining Superior Team Members, Leadership at All Levels, Marketing for the Ideal Patients and The Effective New Patient Experience. 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

Clinical & scientific news

Using a technique that looks for genes that tumor cells need to survive, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists in Seattle have identified a potential new drug for a class of difficult-to-treat head and neck cancers. Learn more…

Your health & medical news

5 health threats that are scarier than Ebola. With the biggest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in history happening in West Africa, people around the world are worrying about their risk. But these are some health risks that you should be more worried about, according to the American Public Health Association. Read the article…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the use of PharmaJet Inc.’s needle-free injectors for flu shots. An estimated 24 percent of adults avoid getting vaccinated due to the fear of needles. The injectors shoot a narrow stream of medicine through or into a person’s skin, delivering a shot without the prick of a needle. The technology also eliminates the risk of needle-stick accidents or the chances of syringe re-use. Learn more…

The 2 US patients being treated for Ebola at the Emory University Hospital are no longer infected and have been discharged from the hospital. They no longer have Ebola virus in their blood and therefore pose no risk to household contacts or the public; there are no restrictions to their activities of daily living. Learn more…

Dental industry news

The founder of Alan Miller Designed (AMD) Group purchases AMD Lasers back from Dentsply International. 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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