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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/11/21


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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

  • Endocarditis Cases Rise after Predental Antibiotic Use Falls. In a 5-year study in England, after guidelines stopped recommending prophylactic antibiotics prior to dental surgery to prevent infective endocarditis, the number of expected cases of this potentially fatal condition increased. Read more
  • Oral cancer-causing HPV transmission. McGill study helps identify those most at risk for oral human papillomavirus (HPV). Read more
  • Research finds tooth enamel fast-track in humans. A link has been discovered between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies. Read more
  • What’s in a kiss? According to the latest study, 80 million bacteria. Read more
  • Retirement-age dentist finds ‘dream job’ among forensic remains. This story is part of a Second Careers series that looks at people who are making major career changes after 50 – workers who are staying relevant and thriving in today’s job market. Read more

Canadian dentistry news

Une étudiante du DMD parmi les meilleures au monde en taekwondo! Charlotte Brown, étudiante au Doctorat en médecine dentaire de la Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval, a récemment remporté la médaille d’or dans sa catégorie aux Championnats du Commonwealth. Lire plus

International dentistry news

Stop Antibiotic Overuse: Sometimes all that’s needed is a trip to the dentist. The Australian Dental Association calls on health professionals and patients to take the pledge to exercise care in the prescription of antibiotics. Read more

BDA: We can break the link between income and oral health. New research has shown older people on lower incomes are likely to have as many as eight more missing teeth than their wealthier counterparts. Read more

BDA to Support the Dental Profession in Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance. The British Dental Association has taken the lead in the battle to combat antimicrobial resistance in dentistry. Read more

World Oral Health Day 2015 campaign. “Smile for life” message by Dr. Tin Chun Wong. Watch the video

Cancer news going social – British Dental Health Foundation. One in ten people would inform the world they had mouth cancer on social media. Read more

Dental Care Utilization Rate Highest Ever among Children, Continues to Decline among Working-Age Adults. This Research Brief presents dental care utilization trends using newly released data. Between 2011 and 2012, dental care utilization increased among children and decreased among working-age adults. Read more

ADA negotiates reduced-rate license to show movies in practice; ADA News: Through an agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation, ADA members can obtain a reduced-rate license to legally show movies and other audiovisual programs in their waiting rooms and exam rooms. Read more.

Clinical & scientific news

Periodontal Disease Linked to Increased Risk of Kidney Disease. Those with severe periodontal disease developed chronic kidney disease at 4 times the rate of those without severe periodontal disease, researchers report. Read more

Long-term Cell Phone Use Linked to Brain Tumor Risk. Doctors should be very concerned by this and discuss precautions with their patients. Read more

COPD, Asthma May Increase Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. A population-based study showed a significantly higher incidence of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Read more

Genetic testing for personalized nutrition leads to better outcomes. Personalized dietary advice based on a person’s genetic makeup improves eating habits compared to current “one-size-fits-all” dietary recommendations, says a University of Toronto researcher. Read more

Mind your business

Half of Employees Don’t Feel Respected by Their Bosses. When it comes to garnering commitment and engagement from employees, there is one thing that leaders need to demonstrate: Respect. Read more

What to Look for in a Reference. Guidelines to follow when providing professional references to a potential future employer. Read more

Your health & medical news

Canada Begins Ebola Vaccine Trial. Experimental Ebola vaccine developed by Public Health Agency of Canada to be tested in humans. Read more

Enhanced Airport Entry Screening to Begin for Travelers to the US from Mali. CDC and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) added Mali to the list of Ebola-affected nations for which enhanced screening and monitoring measures will be taken. Read more

Failure to address seniors care threatens system: CMA President. The Canadian health care system – with its universal access – will become unsustainable unless there’s a national strategic rethink about how seniors care is provided in our nation. Read more

Antibiotics aren’t always the answer. Get smart about when antibiotics are needed—to fight bacterial infections. Read more

The Great American Smokeout: Your Quit Day. Explore five smart moves to quit smoking during the Great American Smokeout on November 20. Read more

Gather and Share Your Family Health History. Knowing your family health history can benefit you at any age. 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

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

2015 Canadian Dental Association National Conference in St. John’s, NL: August 26 to 29, 2015. Continuing Education

FDI 2015 Bangkok – Early registration avoids the crowds and costs less FDI Annual World Dental Congress, to be held in Bangkok from 22 to 25 September 2015. 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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