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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/01/09

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

Top 5 Must Read

1. The use of prophylactic antibiotics prior to dental procedures in patients with prosthetic joints. jada.ada.org: Evidence-based clinical practice guideline for dental practitioners—a report of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. Read more

2. Dr. Brånemark, father of modern dental implant, dies at 85. ada.org: Known as the father of the modern dental implant, Per-Ingvar Brånemark, M.D., Ph.D., died on Dec. 20, 2014, in his hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden. He was 85. Read more

3. New antibiotic may combat resistant bacteria. nih.gov: Laboratory researchers say they’ve discovered a new antibiotic that could prove valuable in fighting disease-causing bacteria that no longer respond to older, more frequently used drugs. Read more

4. Henry Schein expands dental equipment product offering with A-dec line of dental products. corporate-ir.net: The Company will expand its dental equipment product offering and begin to distribute the entire line of A-dec dental equipment in North America. Read more

5. Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry Update. dal.ca: President Florizone’s update to the Dalhousie community. Read more

 

Canadian Dentistry News

Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry Update. dal.ca: President Florizone’s update to the Dalhousie community. Read more

Des gestes écoresponsables – La Faculté de médecine dentaire poursuit son virage vert. ulaval.ca: Depuis cet automne, la Faculté de médecine dentaire effectue la récupération de la cire usée dans son pavillon. Lire plus

Research shows adding milk to tea can prevent enamel staining. ualberta.ca: As a result of her research program, assistant professor Ava Chow has found that adding milk to tea significantly reduces the tea’s ability to stain teeth. Read more

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association supports the Inuit Oral Health Action Plan. cdha.ca: The latest initiative of Healthy Teeth, Healthy Lives: The Inuit Oral Health Action Plan saw the distribution of Inuit – specific handouts and activity sheets in English and Inuktitut. The materials, now available for download on ITK’s website and include tips and facts on baby, toddler, and adult tooth care. Read more

Liberals reverse on proposal affecting dental care for low-income families. thestar.com: The Liberal government scrambled to reverse a proposal that would have resulted in thousands of children of low-income families being denied preventative dental health services. Read more

Ontario changing dental programs for children in low-income families. theobserver.ca: A public health dentist says she’s worried changes Ontario plans to make to oral health services for children could hurt some low-income families in Sarnia-Lambton. Read more

Nunavut tots — more dental surgery than other Canadian kids: report. nunatsiaqonline.ca: Nunavut’s rates of extreme tooth decay among young children are tops in Canada. Read more

 

International Dentistry News

Patient-centered “medical homes” to increase in 2015, from the January 2015 Harvard Health Letter. harvard.edu: Many doctors’ offices across the country have a resolution for the New Year: switching to a team-based model of care called the patient-centered medical home, reports the January 2015 Harvard Health Letter. Read more

Dr. Brånemark, father of modern dental implant, dies at 85. ada.org: Known as the father of the modern dental implant, Per-Ingvar Brånemark, M.D., Ph.D., died on Dec. 20, 2014, in his hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden. He was 85. Read more

JADA’s CE program goes online only. ada.org: Starting with the January 2015 issue, The Journal of the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education program will be available online only. Read more

Health Workforce Australia report confirms national oversupply of dentists. ada.org.au: This long awaited supply and demand study of the oral health workforce “Health Workforce 2025 – Oral Health” report confirms the long held view of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) that there are too many dentists and in fact dental hygienists, dental therapists and oral health therapists entering the workforce in Australia to meet current and projected demand. Read more

Dental spending growth slower. ada.org: Government actuaries cited slower growth in dental spending than projected just three months earlier in a study revising the post-recession National Health Expenditures narrative from “low rates of growth” to “slowdown.” Read more

Health regulator defeated in landmark legal case. bda.org: The General Dental Council (GDC), the regulator for dentists and dental care professionals, has been found to have acted unlawfully in a landmark judgement. Read more

Judicial Review judgment – what does it mean? bda.org. In the aftermath of the Judicial Review, BDA CEO Peter Ward reflects on the implications for the profession and the regulator. Read more

Millions getting their teeth into oral health. dentalhealth.org: More than two and a half million people are going online to seek information about their oral health and wellbeing, according to oral health charity the British Dental Health Foundation. Read more

FDI calls for a tobacco-free New Year and a long-lasting ‘Smile for life’. fdiworldental.org: FDI World Dental Federation wants people to make a healthy New Year’s resolution and give up their use of tobacco as part of the 2015 World Oral Health Day ‘Smile for life’ campaign. Read more

 

Clinical & Scientific News

The use of prophylactic antibiotics prior to dental procedures in patients with prosthetic joints. jada.ada.org: Evidence-based clinical practice guideline for dental practitioners—a report of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. Read more

How ‘microbial dark matter’ might cause disease. sciencedaily.com: A landmark discovery has revealed insights into TM7’s resistance to scientific study and to its role in the progression of periodontitis and other diseases. Read more

Tooth loss in seniors linked to mental and physical decline. medicalnewstoday.com: Researchers who found that tooth loss appears to be linked to physical and mental decline in older adults suggest it may serve as a potential early marker of decline in older age. Read more

Discovery of byproducts from bacteria that awaken dormant T-cells and HIV viruses. medicalnewstoday.com: Dental and medical researchers from Case Western Reserve University found another reason to treat periodontal disease as soon as possible. Read more

A potential long-lasting treatment for sensitive teeth. sciencedaily.com: Scientists are now developing a new biomaterial that can potentially rebuild worn enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity for an extended period. Read more

Ways to prevent and manage jaw bone disease highlighted. medicalnewstoday.com: A review of more than a decade’s worth of research on osteonecrosis of the jaw points to an increased risk for patients taking certain drugs for osteoporosis, anticancer drugs or glucocorticoids, those undergoing dental surgery, and people with poor oral hygiene, chronic inflammation, diabetes, or ill-fitting dentures. Read more

Alcohol poisoning deaths – A deadly consequence of binge drinking. cdc.gov: On average, 6 people died every day from alcohol poisoning in the US from 2010 to 2012. Read more

Association between moderate to severe psoriasis and periodontitis in a Scandinavian population. biomedcentral.com: These findings may imply a need for increased awareness and focus on periodontitis prevention for individuals with psoriasis. Read more

Maxillofacial trauma: assaults and falls the main causes in Europe. thedentalelf.net: The aim of this study was to analyse the demographics, causes and characteristics of maxillofacial fractures managed at several European departments of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Read more

 

Mind Your Business

10 steps to a great team in 2015. dentistryiq.com: How much would your outlook on work, management, and life improve if you knew you could soon be managing your “ultimate team? Read more

Dental Assistants Week March 1st to 7th, 2015. cdaa.ca: The perfect time to acknowledge and recognize the versatile, multitalented members of your dental team — your Dental Assistants. Read more

Millennials in dentistry when generations collide. dentaleconomics.com: So, what can we expect as millennials take the reins of the dental profession? Read more

Closing in on retirement? dentistryiq.com: A lighthearted look at ‘The Best Places for Dentists to Retire’. Read more

Case study: The value of your hygiene department. cda.org: A healthy hygiene program should generate about one-third of the total production of the practice. Read more

Dental Procedure Education System, or DPES. utoronto.ca: DPES is a web-based archive that uses rich media and plain language to help students, patients and dental professionals learn about dental procedures and oral health. DPES assists dental students in learning how to communicate effectively with patients, as they work together to build a solid course of dental treatment. DPES: helping patients and students collaborate on a better smile! View

Is the corporate world taking over dentistry? dentistryiq.com: What do you think? Is the glass half empty or half full? Read more

Associate dentist jobs – Understanding the numbers when comparing multiple job offers. dentalrecruiterblog.blogspot: It is always great to have options, but how does one job offer compare to another? Read more

An insider’s view of the pension debate. thestar.com: Canada’s insurance industry is watching the Ontario pension plan debate closely. The Star asked Sun Life’s Tom Reid for his views on what’s at stake. Read more

 

Your Health & Medical News

New antibiotic may combat resistant bacteria. nih.gov: Laboratory researchers say they’ve discovered a new antibiotic that could prove valuable in fighting disease-causing bacteria that no longer respond to older, more frequently used drugs. Read more

Violence against women and girls. thelancet.com: The Lancet Series on Violence against women and girls shows that such abuse is preventable. Five papers cover the evidence base for interventions, discuss the vital role of the health sector in care and prevention, show the need for men and women to be involved in effective programmes, provide practical lessons from experience in countries, and present a call for action with five key recommendations and indicators to track progress. Read more

Tracking ancient diseases using … plaque – Filmed February 2012. ted.com: TED Fellow Christina Warinner is an achaeological geneticist, and she’s found a spectacular new tool — the microbial DNA in fossilized dental plaque. 5 minute video

Honey for the treatment of cough in children. cfp.ca: A Cochrane meta-analysis of 8 pediatric trials, representing 616 children in a community setting with viral-induced cough. Read more

CMA members named to Order to Canada. cma.ca: Several prominent members of the Canadian Medical Association were appointed Dec. 26, 2014, to the Order of Canada. Read more

Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease). cdc.gov: Timeline of “What’s New”. Read more

Ebola Outbreak – 2014/15. cdc.gov: CDC’s response to Ebola is the largest international outbreak response in CDC’s history. 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

 

January 14. Let’s talk about infection control, with Dr. John Molinari. Live FREE webinar. Register

February 9-13 – 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

March 18-21. 4 -Day LIVE Patient Surgical Externship – California Implant Institute –. Read more

April 17-18 – Spring Fever – 131st Manitoba Dental Association Annual Meeting & Convention in Brandon, Manitoba. Read more

May 6-9 – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2015 in San Francisco: Read more

May 7-9 – Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting 2015. Read more

May 21-24 – Jasper Dental Congress. Read more

May 22-26 – Journées dentaires internationals du Québec in Montréal. Read more

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

September 18-20 –American Academy for Oral Systemic Health Scientific – 5th Annual AAOSH Scientific Session in Dallas, Texas. Read more

September 22-25 – 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

Henry Schein Expands Dental Equipment Product Offering With A-dec Line Of Dental Products. corporate-ir.net: The Company will expand its dental equipment product offering and begin to distribute the entire line of A-dec dental equipment in North America. 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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