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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/12/05

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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. CAHS report – Improving access to oral health care for vulnerable people living in Canada. Vulnerable groups living in Canada have both the highest level of oral health problems and the most difficulty accessing oral health care; and he public and private oral health care systems in Canada are not effective in providing reasonable access to oral health care for all vulnerable people living in Canada. Read more

2. UBC dentistry professor to receive highest civilian military honour for forensic advances. Dr. David Sweet will receive the highest honour the Canadian military can bestow on a civilian — the Medallion for Distinguished Service — at a ceremony this Friday. Read more

3. New guidelines addressing antibiotics and prosthetic joints in January JADA – ada.org. The Journal of the American Dental Association will feature updated ADA guidelines regarding the indication for antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental treatment in patients with prosthetic joints. Read more

4. Do people with shortened dental arches have worse oral health-related quality of life than those with more natural teeth? The latest research from the University of Adelaide challenges current thinking on whether many people with tooth loss really need dentures. Read more

5. University of Manitoba wins world’s top dental education award. First Canadian dental school to have innovative curriculum recognized by American dental body. Read more

 

Canadian dentistry news

UBC dentistry professor to receive highest military honour for forensic advances. Dr. David Sweet will receive the highest honour the Canadian military can bestow on a civilian — the Medallion for Distinguished Service — at a ceremony this Friday. Read more

University of Manitoba wins world’s top dental education award. First Canadian dental school to have innovative curriculum recognized by American dental body. Read more

CAHS report – Improving access to oral health care for vulnerable people living in Canada. Vulnerable groups living in Canada have both the highest level of oral health problems and the most difficulty accessing oral health care; and he public and private oral health care systems in Canada are not effective in providing reasonable access to oral health care for all vulnerable people living in Canada. Read more

Canada Needs Federal Leadership to Accelerate Health Innovation and Improve System Performance. Thirty-nine national health-care organizations that comprise the Health Action Lobby (HEAL) issued a consensus statement today calling for the federal government to embrace the Canadian Way of addressing national health issues through compassion, consensus, and collaboration. Read more

Vice Dean and Director, Schulich Dentistry, steps down .On January 1, 2015, Dr. Harinder Sandhu, Vice Dean and Director, Schulich Dentistry will be stepping down from his leadership role at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Read More

Dr. William Rae Thompson, past president of the Canadian Dental Association, passed away at the age of 91. Read more

International dentistry news

UK Department of Health publish early findings of dental contract reform engagement exercise – pcc-cic.org.uk. The Government set out in the Coalition Agreement a commitment to further increasing access and improving oral health, particularly of children, by reforming the primary care dental system. Read more

New guidelines addressing antibiotics and prosthetic joints in January JADA – ada.org. The Journal of the American Dental Association will feature updated ADA guidelines regarding the indication for antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental treatment in patients with prosthetic joints. Read more

ADHA, FTC comments indicate mutual support for dental therapy programs. Both the ADHA and FTC urged the commission to “expeditiously adopt accreditation standards.” Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Are Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery Patients Given Proper Postoperative Instructions for Disposal of Blood-Soaked Gauze Packs? Although there are Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines for the proper disposal of hazardous waste in the dental office, there are no guidelines for patients regarding the disposal of the gauze packs that are usually placed after tooth extraction or other dental surgery. Read more

Do people with shortened dental arches have worse oral health-related quality of life than those with more natural teeth? The latest research from the University of Adelaide challenges current thinking on whether many people with tooth loss really need dentures. Read more

Scientists describe new herpes treatment strategy. Scientists have developed a novel treatment approach for persistent viral infections such as herpes. Read more

Proton pump inhibitors and histamine 2 blockers are associated with improved overall survival in patients with head and neck squamous carcinoma. The findings in this large cohort study indicate that routine use of antacid medications may have significant therapeutic benefit in patients with HNSCC. The findings in this large cohort study indicate that routine use of antacid medications may have significant therapeutic benefit in patients with HNSCC. Read more

Informing a culturally appropriate approach to oral health and dental care for pre-school refugee children: a community participatory study. This study aimed to provide a deeper understanding of the refugee experience related to early oral health by exploring pre-school refugee families (i) understanding of ECC and child oral health, (ii) experiences of accessing dental services and (iii) barriers and enablers for achieving improved oral health. Read more

Your health & medical news

Use of EMR escalating significantly in Canada. Use of electronic medical record systems (EMRs) for keeping patient records has become the norm rather than the exception in Canada, and doctors are getting more value from them. Read more

Antacids linked to better survival in head and neck cancer. Patients with head and neck cancer who used antacid medicines to control acid reflux had better overall survival, according to a new study. 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 Course selection opens December 5.

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

 

Dental Industry News

Entrepreneur: Oralgem wants to become the boss of floss. Already affixed to the restroom walls of many Montreal restaurants. Read more

 

We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing (oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca) or 1-855-716-2747.

 

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