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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/01/30

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

 

Top 4 Must Read

1. Inequalities in oral health and access to dental services among Canadians. NCOHR: Who benefits from the progress of Canadian dentistry? How to solve the problem? Watch video (3 min)

2. Quantification and Qualification of Bacteria Trapped in Chewed Gum. org: using novel methods to quantify and qualify oral bacteria trapped in chewed gum, the hypothesis is confirmed that chewing gum can trap and remove bacteria from the oral cavity. Read more

3. Survival of dental implants in patients with oral cancer treated by surgery and radiotherapy: a retrospective study. com: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the survival of dental implants placed after ablative surgery, in patients affected by oral cancer treated with or without radiotherapy. Read more

4. Video Presentation: Check out the 10 key management tools for running a successful dental practice. ca: You will learn what makes a dental office successful and profitable Watch video

 

Canadian dentistry news

Inequalities in oral health and access to dental services among Canadians. NCOHR: Who benefits from the progress of Canadian dentistry? How to solve the problem? Watch video (3 min)

NCOHR is pleased to announce their new social media links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCOHR and Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCOHR.

U of Alberta dentistry students raise $42,500 for local charity. ualberta.ca: This is the fifth year the Dental Students Association (DSA) has been raising money for organizations like Dentistry For All and Kindness in Action – both non-profit volunteer organizations that provide free dental care in areas around the world for those who have limited, to no access, to dental care. Read more

Forging the Future. umanitoba.ca: The symposium brought together faculty, staff and students from across the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and Rehabilitation Sciences in the FHS with an eye to develop a stronger sense of community and demonstrate how the new faculty will foster creativity and collaboration. Read more

L’Ordre des dentistes du Québec fait de la santé buccodentaire des aînés une priorité. odq.qc.ca: Depuis plusieurs mois, l’ODQ multiplie les représentations auprès des élus pour faire en sorte que la santé buccodentaire soit incluse parmi les priorités de santé publique, particulièrement en ce qui concerne les aînés et les enfants. Lire plus

Canadian Dental Hygienists Have Set to Surpass $400,000 of Donated No-Cost Dental Hygiene Services. cdha.ca: In celebration of Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, registered dental hygienists across Canada are providing no-cost preventive dental hygiene services, including oral cancer screenings, as part of a national campaign, on February 7. Read more

Colgate-Palmolive and CDHA Award 20 Academic Admission Scholarships to Dental Hygiene Students. cdha.ca: As part of its ongoing efforts to support the education of dental hygiene professionals, Colgate-Palmolive has established an annual academic admission scholarship, administered in partnership with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), to assist students enrolled in dental hygiene programs. Read more

Ipsos Reid and Reader’s Digest Release Annual Trusted Brand™ Survey. ipsos-na.com: the survey rates a list of professions and industries. Canadians were asked to rate their dentists and 50% of Canadians responded that they trust their dentists. Read more

Quebecers’ teeth compared to those in Third World countries: experts. thesudburystar.com: by the end of 2014, one quarter of Quebecers had no teeth and 58% wore dentures, according to Quebec government statistics consulted by QMI Agency. Read more

Coke getting a calorie, sweetness revamp in Canada. theglobeandmail.com: Coca-Cola Ltd. is revamping its flagship product in Canada, making it a little less sweet and bringing it in line with Coke in its other markets around the world. Read more

 

International dentistry news

Blood, Sweat and Teeth: Wild Nights with an NHL Dentist. bleacherreport.com: To work on the teeth of an NHL player is so unlike regular dentistry that it needs a word of its own. Teeth knocked out, gums ripped apart, cheeks sliced open, jaws broken into pieces—whatever dental injury a person can have, an NHL dentist has probably seen it, and more than once. Read more

Advocacy, Africa, and the WOHD campaign: 2015 opens with busy schedule for FDI. fdiworldental.org: Dr. Tin Chun Wong, FDI President, highlights a couple of events taking place in the early part of the coming year. Read more

A healthy mouth means healthy savings. dentist.ie: The Irish Dental Association has called on the Government to tackle the high incidence of gum disease by reintroducing the scale and polish procedure which was previously available free of charge on the Medical Card and PRSI dental schemes. Read more

 

Clinical & scientific news

Putting the Mouth Back in the Head: HEENT to HEENOT. aphapublications.org: This innovation has potential to build interprofessional oral health workforce capacity that addresses a significant public health issue, increases oral health care access, and improves oral–systemic health across the lifespan. Read more

Quantification and Qualification of Bacteria Trapped in Chewed Gum. org: using novel methods to quantify and qualify oral bacteria trapped in chewed gum, the hypothesis is confirmed that chewing gum can trap and remove bacteria from the oral cavity. Read more

RDH: Survey examines usage of air polishing units. dentistryiq.com: The survey of 361 U.S. dental hygienists explored the usage of air polishing units in dental offices, including reasons why they do not. Read more

Strategy to 2020: what’s in store for 2015. cochrane.org: Overview of recent Cochrane Steering Group decisions, and how they will affect Cochrane’s plans for 2015. Read more

Peanut allergy researchers say they may have found key to a cure. theguardian.com: Melbourne-based study of children given nut protein with probiotic has transformed the lives of 80% of those who took part in clinical trial. Read more

Survival of dental implants in patients with oral cancer treated by surgery and radiotherapy: a retrospective study. com: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the survival of dental implants placed after ablative surgery, in patients affected by oral cancer treated with or without radiotherapy. Read more

 

Mind your business

Dentist has patient data held for ransom. www.cda.org: A California dentist decided to share her story to warn other dentists of a relatively new hacking scheme. It is called “crypto-ransomware” and it attempts to extort money from victims by displaying an on-screen alert. Read more

The Prevalence of Crypto-Ransomware. trendmicro.com: It is recommended to install a security solution that can detect such threats. It is also good practice to back up files and important documents. Read more

Breaking the bad meeting habit for your dental team. dentistryiq.com: Meetings, despite their bad reputation, are one of the most effective ways to share information with the entire team. The following tips can help you hold more productive meetings. Read more

Video Presentation: Check out the 10 key management tools for running a successful dental practice. ca: You will learn what makes a dental office successful and profitable Watch video

Practice Management: What is the recipe for success? Oasisdiscussions.ca: The most important asset of your business, above all, is your patient base. Maintaining the patients you have while adding additional patients is essential for practice survival. Read more

 

Your health & medical news

First Case of H7N9 in Canada. news.gc.ca: The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed that a resident of British Columbia, who recently returned from a trip to China, was infected with H7N9. Read more

Measles Cases and Outbreaks. cdc.gov: Learn about measles cases reported in 2015; most of which are linked to a California amusement park. Read more

FDA permits marketing of first system of mobile medical apps for continuous glucose monitoring. fda.gov: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed the marketing of the first set of mobile medical apps that allow diabetic patients to automatically and securely share data from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) with other people in real time using an Apple mobile device such as an iPhone. Read more

FDA takes steps to improve reliability of automated external defibrillators. fda.gov: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will strengthen its review of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help improve the quality and reliability of these devices. Read more

Strategies for managing stress. dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com: Occupational stress combined with personal stress can lead to emotional and physical strain that may contribute to poor health and injury.2 Identifying stressors and learning appropriate coping mechanisms can help clinicians respond positively. 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

 

FDI World Dental Federation – Global Continuing Education Program 2015. Read more

 

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

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

September 22-25, 2015 – FDI 2015 Bangkok – Register before June 15 and save! 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

 

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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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