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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/11/14

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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. 5000). Best wishes, John

 

Top 5 Must Read

  • Ontario Dentists Support Changes to Smoke-Free Ontario Act. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care today announced new regulations under the Act which will prohibit smoking on restaurant patios, playgrounds and certain other public spaces effective January 1, 2015. Read more…
  • Stem cells help doctors restore woman’s smile, regenerating patient’s jaw bone to hold dental implants. Read more…
  • Hospital Workers Wash Hands Less Frequently Toward End of Shift, study finds. Read more…
  • Location of oral cancers differs in smokers and nonsmokers. Study finds nonsmokers having a higher proportion of cancers occur on the edge of the tongue. Read more…
  • Thousands in UK recalled over fears dentist infected patients. At least 22,000 NHS dental patients in Nottinghamshire are being recalled for blood tests following concerns they could have been infected with blood-borne viruses by a rogue dentist’s poor hygiene. Read more…

Canadian dentistry news

Oral health can often be neglected, making it that much more important to focus on preventative care Santa Claus Fund elves pack 45,000 gift boxes that will brighten Christmas for underprivileged children. Read more…

Dentist’s patient information found scattered on Toronto street. It is the health professional who is ultimately responsible for how these records are disposed of. Read more…

Achieving Impact through Excellence – The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto releases its new Strategic Plan. Read more…

Think digital health isn’t making a difference? Think again #digitalhealthweek. Leading Canadian healthcare organizations announce the launch of the first-ever Digital Health Week in Canada, taking place November 10 to 14, 2014. Read more…

International dentistry news

Most Dentist Discuss Tobacco Use With Patients. More than 90 percent of dental providers stated that they asked their patients about their tobacco use on a regular basis. Read more…

ADA Long-term Dental Campaign aims to reduce barriers to care. The goal is to reduce barriers to dental care for some 1.3 million nursing home residents in the U.S. Read more…

FDI launches its World Oral Health Day 2015 ‘Smile for life’ campaign. Read more…

SCI-FI dentistry: Are bionic teeth the future? Dental technology has made incredible advances in the last 50 years, but where will we be in the next 50? Read more…

Major Dental Report Recommends Prioritising Treatment for the Under 6’s. Intelligent use of patient co-payments should be explored as a way of managing demand and improving oral health. Read more…

The British Dental Health Foundation fully supports calls to remove fruit juices from the list of recommended five a day portions. Detrimental to oral health. Read more…

Hermey the Elf, ADA team up to promote oral health literacy. Online campaign to help promote oral health literacy, stressing nutrition, dental hygiene and dental visits as key factors in preventing cavities. Read more…

Clinical & scientific news

Does Dental Trauma Play A Role in Oral Cavity Cancer? The relatively high and possibly rising incidence of mouth squamous cell carcinoma in nonsmokers, especially women, without obvious cause has been noted by previous authors. Read more…

Preventing needless dental emergencies. The number of patients hospitalized for dental infections that could have been prevented with regular care or in-office root canals rose nearly 42 percent from 2000 to 2008. Read more…

Over half of dental nurses have had a needlestick injury. Finding of a survey conducted by the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) in conjunction with Initial Medical, healthcare waste management experts. Read more…

Saliva protects teeth against cavities more than we thought. Study suggests salivary mucins play an active role in keeping our oral microbiomes healthy. Read more…

Multiple models reveal new genetic links in autism. Scientists extract dental pulp cells from the tooth and differentiate them into iPSC-derived neurons for study. Read more…

Key protein can reduce severity of disease equivalent to multiple sclerosis in mice Key protein that is able to reduce the severity of a disease equivalent to multiple sclerosis in mice. This molecule, Del-1, is the same regulatory protein that has been found to prevent inflammation and bone loss in a mouse model of gum disease. Read more…

Mind your business

Looking at the Job Interview through a New Lens. Consider the benefits of team interviews. Read more…

Your health & medical news

Government of Canada announces strengthened public health measures for arriving travellers from Ebola-stricken countries. Read more…

Minister Ambrose and Dr. Taylor encourage Canadians to get the flu vaccine. Read more…

Uche Odiatu’s AAOSH Presentation on Fitness, Good Nutrition & “Changing Your State”. This dynamic presentation covers all kinds of information you need to know for improving your own health and well being, and standing as a good example for your patients. Read more…

CMA adopts new policy on referrals. A new policy statement on streamlining the referral/consultation process between primary and specialty care has been adopted by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Read more…

The Pain Squad™ App now available. Developed by the iOUCH research team at The Hospital for Sick Children to help kids with cancer track their pain. Read more…

HealthyScore: a new app to help improve health. Designed to be used in collaboration with health professionals, the app will help people set targets and track progress towards agreed health goals. Read more…

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds. Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say. Read more…

Chikungunya: Global Update – Travel health notice. Protect yourself from mosquito bites. Read more…

Legionnaires’ outbreak in Portugal a ‘major public health emergency’, WHO says. The disease has killed five people in the country in less than one week. Read more…

Laundry pods pose serious risk to young children. New research says colourful but toxic detergent pods are irresistible to young children. Read more…

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Fall 2014 Continuing Dental Education Schedule

Université Laval – Formation continue

University of Alberta – Program and courses

University of British Columbia – Fall 2014 calendar of courses

University of SaskatchewanUpcoming Courses

University of Toronto – Upcoming courses

Western University Continuing Professional Development

Winnipeg Dental Society – Continuing education meetings

2015 Canadian Dental Association National Conference in St. John’s, NL. Continuing Education

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2015 in San Francisco: May 6–9, 2015 Courses revealed!

FDI 2015 Bangkok – FDI Annual World Dental Congress, to be held in Bangkok from 22 to 25 September 2015. Registration is now open. Read 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

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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