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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/01/23

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Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week.

Top 5 Must Read

1. Faculty of Dentistry Alum Tom Harle Awarded Order of Canada. utoronto.ca: The highest honour in Canada, the Order of Canada, has been bestowed upon alumnus Thomas Jon Harle (DDS 8T0, Prosthodontics 8T9, MSc 9T0) for his work with the homeless and vulnerable populations both in Canada and abroad. Read more

2. Use of bone graft substitutes containing recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides in patients under age 18 – FDA Safety Communication. fda.gov: The FDA has approved these products for orthopedic and dental use only in patients over the age of 18 who are done growing (skeletal mature). The labeling for each product provides the specific indications for use. These products are not approved for any use in patients under the age of 18 who are still growing (skeletally immature). Read more

3. Membership of Dentistry task force announced. dal.ca: The full membership of the Task Force on Misogyny, Sexism and Homophobia in the Faculty of Dentistry has been announced. Read more

4. Oral health knowledge among elderly patients. ada.org: The purpose of this study was to determine the level of oral health knowledge among patients 65 years or older to identify areas in which knowledge gaps exist. Read more

5. Five-year follow-up of children receiving comprehensive dental care under general anesthesia. biomedcentral.com The aims of this study were to describe the details of treatments under DGA given to generally healthy children and to explore the outcome of their dental care during a 5-year follow-up, with special focus on preventive care. Read more

 

Canadian dentistry news

Membership of Dentistry task force announced. dal.ca: The full membership of the Task Force on Misogyny, Sexism and Homophobia in the Faculty of Dentistry has been announced. Read more

Faculty of Dentistry Alum Tom Harle Awarded Order of Canada. utoronto.ca: The highest honour in Canada, the Order of Canada, has been bestowed upon alumnus Thomas Jon Harle (DDS 8T0, Prosthodontics 8T9, MSc 9T0) for his work with the homeless and vulnerable populations both in Canada and abroad. Read more

Dr Mary Ann Wiseman elected NDEB president. NDEB: Dr. Wiseman was elected for a two-year term at the NDEB’s Annual Meeting on October 25, 2014, replacing Dr. William Judson of Prince Edward Island. Read more

Word of Mouth band hits a note with dental students. ualberta.ca: When Stephen Allred and his friends got together for a musical jam session during their first year of dentistry school, it was to escape the stress of studying. Little did the quartet realize that they’d end up forming a band, meeting a Nashville music producer and that they would become a popular choice for providing entertainment at events. Read more

Endodontist brings dental care education to developing countries. globalnews.ca: For more than 15 years, Glassman and his longtime friend Dr. Len Boksman, have been volunteering their time setting up free oral health clinics in Kingston, Jamaica. They. Read more

Dentistry 50th Anniversary. uwo.ca: Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is celebrating 50 years of exceptional education, innovative research and the development of socially responsible leaders at Schulich Dentistry. Read more

COUNTERPOINT: Dental hygienists focus on prevention. Thechronicleherald.ca: The College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia wishes to set the record straight regarding the profession in Nova Scotia and the outdated concept of supervision. Read more

Overall Lab publishes in Nature Methods: A new protease to decipher the human proteome. ubc.ca: A team of UBC LSI researchers led by Professor Christopher Overall has discovered a new protease they have called LysargiNase to prepare proteins for HPP analysis that shows enormous potential in discovering missing proteins, in particular the C-terminal ends and phosphorylation modified proteins. Read more

Facing $100K of dental work, Calgary woman turns to crowdfunding. cbc.ca: Alheli Picazo, who suffered from a severe gastro-intestinal condition for many years, now needs $100,000 worth of dental surgeries to fix the damage it caused to her teeth and jaw. Read more

Dental Hygienists Urge You to Quit Smoking. cdha.ca: During National Non-Smoking Week (January 18–24), one of Canada’s longest running health promotion initiatives, dental hygienists will remind all Canadians of the need to eliminate tobacco use for better oral and overall health. Read more

 

International dentistry news

Use of bone graft substitutes containing recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides in patients under age 18 – FDA Safety Communication. fda.gov: The FDA has approved these products for orthopedic and dental use only in patients over the age of 18 who are done growing (skeletal mature). The labeling for each product provides the specific indications for use. These products are not approved for any use in patients under the age of 18 who are still growing (skeletally immature). Read more

Pregnancy myths and the dental office debunked”. dentistryiq.com: There has been much discussion on social media lately about pregnancy and care in the dental office, including the exposure of radiographs. There’s a lot of misinformation and advice given based on anecdotal experience or emotion. Read more

Dentists celebrate action on plain packs. bda.org: The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed news that legislation on plain packaging of cigarettes is set to be fast-tracked. Read more

Charity delight at standardised tobacco packaging. dentalhealth.org: The British Dental Health Foundation is delighted that the government have brought forward plans to introduce standardised packaging of tobacco in England. Read more

2014 ADA News Year in Review. ada.org: Here are 30 of the top stories from 2014 as selected by ADA News editors. Read more

 

Clinical & scientific news

Are you ready for an office code blue? Online video to prepare for office emergencies. cfp.ca: Medical emergencies occur commonly in offices of family physicians, yet many offices are poorly prepared for emergencies. Read more

Oral health knowledge among elderly patients. ada.org: The purpose of this study was to determine the level of oral health knowledge among patients 65 years or older to identify areas in which knowledge gaps exist. Read more

UAB research probes molecular basis of rare genetic disorder. uab.edu: Individuals with SMS develop extreme, life-threatening calcification of the aorta and heart valves, early-onset periodontitis and root resorption of the teeth, decreases in bone density, and loss of bone tissue at the tips of fingers and toes. Read more

Five-year follow-up of children receiving comprehensive dental care under general anesthesia. biomedcentral.com The aims of this study were to describe the details of treatments under DGA given to generally healthy children and to explore the outcome of their dental care during a 5-year follow-up, with special focus on preventive care. Read more

 

Mind your business

Protecting your practice. ada.org: By adhering to nonintrusive policy and procedure changes, dental practice owners can reduce inherent risks of fraud and theft, while increasing financial and human resource knowledge regarding their practice. Read more

Generational divides in the dental practice. cda.org: Oftentimes, a dentist will have a particular staff member or patient they just can’t seem to connect with. A certain task or treatment isn’t accepted and it can cause frustration with the dentist. Read more

 

Your health & medical news

Government of Canada deploys a third mobile laboratory team to provide enhanced Ebola clinical testing in Sierra Leone. news.gc.ca: This team is being deployed alongside the Agency’s two other existing mobile laboratory teams that are providing laboratory capabilities to diagnose Ebola in Kailahun and Magburaka, Sierra Leone. With this third team on the ground, the Agency currently has six scientists in Sierra Leone operating three mobile laboratories. Read more

Star investigation: Canada’s invisible codeine problem. thestar.com: In Canada, codeine painkillers like Tylenol No. 1 are widely available without prescription. In Niagara Falls, N.Y., it is legally impossible to buy codeine painkillers without a doctor’s approval. Read more

Antibiotics for Traveler’s Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study. nih.gov: The overuse of antibiotics to treat travelers’ diarrhea may contribute to the spread of drug-resistant superbugs, a new study suggests. 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

April 17-18, 2015 – Spring Fever – 131st Manitoba Dental Association Annual Meeting & Convention in Brandon, Manitoba. Read more

May 6-9, 2015 – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2015 in San Francisco: May 6–9, 2015 Course selection opens December 5.

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

May 21-24 – Jasper Dental Congress. Read more

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

 

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