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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/11/28

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3d Vector illustration of news iconHere is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week.

Top 5 Must Read

1. The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss. There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Read more

2. One Engagement Strategy Does Not Fit All. By using the same reward systems, the same engagement tactics, the same coaching programs, you’re managing your employees as if they are all the same exact person. They’re not. Read more

3. Only 3 in 10 Americans with HIV have virus in check. The new study estimates that of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV in 2011, 70 percent did not have their virus under control. Among the nearly 840,000 people who had not achieved viral suppression. Read more

4. American Academy of Pediatrics issues oral healthcare policy statement. Dr. Bicuspid.com: In a policy statement released on Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has come out strongly in favor of increased pediatrician knowledge of oral healthcare for children. Read more

5. Oral Health Strategy urgently needed in Ontario, expert review by College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario finds. An estimated three million Ontario adults have not seen an oral health professional in more than a year. Read more

 

Canadian dentistry news

Oral Health Strategy urgently needed in Ontario, expert review by College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario finds. An estimated three million Ontario adults have not seen an oral health professional in more than a year. Read more

Ontario’s Dentists: Community water fluoridation is safe, effective in the fight against tooth decay. The Ontario Dental Association applauds the efforts of Bob Delaney, MPP Mississauga-Streetsville, to bring community water fluoridation to discussion in the Ontario Legislature today. Read more

A former dean of medicine at the University of Alberta has received the School of Dentistry’s highest award for excellence. Thomas Marrie made several major accomplishments for the School of Dentistry. Read more

2014-2015 CADR-NCOHR Student Research Award. Schulich dentistry student receives second place. Read more

International dentistry news

American Academy of Pediatrics issues oral healthcare policy statement. Dr. Bicuspid.com: In a policy statement released on Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has come out strongly in favor of increased pediatrician knowledge of oral healthcare for children. Read more

UK’s NICE publishes new guideline to improve communities’ oral health. BDJ: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published a new guideline on 22 October 2014 calling on local authorities to improve the oral health of their communities through better advice and support in oral hygiene. Read more

New oral health PSAs net top honor at US Ad Council event. ADA News: The series of English and Spanish-language PSAs playfully explore how much a parent can teach a child in two minutes, including how to have good oral health habits. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Systemic Lp-PLA-2 cardiovascular marker response to direct medication delivery periodontal treatment. This pilot study demonstrates that treating the patient’s periodontal conditions resulted in decreasing the periodontal markers and lowering the Lp-PLA2 levels and these findings may be important as an adjunct of cardiovascular treatment. Read more

Effects of Lactobacillus salivarius-containing tablets on caries risk factors a randomized open-label clinical trial. Read more

Approach to the new oral anticoagulants in family practice – Part 2: addressing frequently asked questions. What if a patient who is taking an NOAC needs dental work? Read more

Mind your business

The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss. There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Read more

One Engagement Strategy Does Not Fit All. By using the same reward systems, the same engagement tactics, the same coaching programs, you’re managing your employees as if they are all the same exact person. They’re not. Read more

Your health & medical news

Ontario’s welcome crackdown on e-cigarettes, flavoured tobacco: Editorial. TheStar.com: Wynne’s government crack down on smokes, and vapours, our kids don’t need. Read more

Toronto General Hospital program uses new methods to prevent pain killer addictions after surgery. Acupuncture, exercise, psychological techniques and non-opioid pain medications used to prevent patients from developing chronic pain. Read more

Canada launches “Join The Fight Against Ebola” recruitment campaign, provides more funding to humanitarian organizations and announces deployment of Canadian Armed Forces members to West Africa. Read more

Seniors care: Canada can do better. An 11-nation comparison of the quality for care provided for seniors has shown Canada does not rank highly especially when it comes to access to services. Read more

Ancient dental plaque: A ‘Whey’ into our milk drinking past? We drink milk because it is good for us, but we rarely stop to think “Why?” Read more

Only 3 in 10 Americans with HIV have virus in check. The new study estimates that of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV in 2011, 70 percent did not have their virus under control. Among the nearly 840,000 people who had not achieved viral suppression. 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

 

February 9-13, 2015 – ADA/NYU Advanced Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop – NYU College of Dentistry in New York City. The course is relevant to all dentists and members of the dental team, educators, researchers including practitioners involved in practice-based research networks (PBRNs) and other professionals involved in dentistry. Read more

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

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

September 22-25, 2015 – FDI 2015 Bangkok – Early registration avoids the crowds and costs less! 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.

 

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 (oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca) or 1-855-716-2747.

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