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1. Government of Canada reveals new research on tobacco, alcohol and drug use. news.gc.ca: The Government of Canada published the results of the 2013 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs Survey (CTADS), which demonstrate progress made in sustaining all-time lows in smoking rates, while also highlighting the need for continued attention to issues such as marijuana use among youth and prescription drug abuse. Read more

2. Faculty of Dentistry students work to transform special needs into an everyday practice with annual Sharing Smiles event. utoronto.ca: Not every smile is treated equally, according to Ali Sigal (MSc 1T6), a Faculty of Dentistry graduate student specializing in Paediatric dentistry and president of the not-for-profit organization, Oral Health, Total Health. Read more

3. Remembering Dr. Precious. dal.ca: The Faculty of Dentistry announced the passing of Dr. David S. Precious, CM, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, who passed away on February 3 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Read more

4. Incongruity between affinity patterns based on mandibular and lower dental dimensions following the transition to agriculture in the Near East, Anatolia and Europe. plos.org: The analyses showed a separation based on mandibular morphology between hunter-gatherers, farmers and Near Eastern semi-sedentary hunter-gatherers and transitional farmers. Read more

5. Ergonomics and dental practice: Preventing work-related musculoskeletal problems. ada.org: In this article, the ADA Professional Product Review editor Dr. David Sarrett asks physical therapist Tim Caruso and professional ergonomist Tamara James about ways dentists and their team members can prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Read more

Canadian dentistry news

Faculty of Dentistry students work to transform special needs into an everyday practice with annual Sharing Smiles event. utoronto.ca: Not every smile is treated equally, according to Ali Sigal (MSc 1T6), a Faculty of Dentistry graduate student specializing in Paediatric dentistry and president of the not-for-profit organization, Oral Health, Total Health. Read more

Dr. Richard Bohay appointed Interim Director, Schulich Dentistry. uwo.ca: Dr.  Bohay has been appointed to the position of Interim Director, Schulich Dentistry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University from January 26, 2015 to December 31, 2016. Read more

Dental hygienists promote early detection of oral cancer. cdha.ca: As active supporters of World Cancer Day (February 4), Canada’s dental hygienists emphasize that early detection is key to improving treatment outcomes for oral cancer. Read more

Remembering Dr. Precious. dal.ca: The Faculty of Dentistry announced the passing of Dr. David S. Precious, CM, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, who passed away on February 3 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Read more

International dentistry news

America’s pediatric dentists ask parents to fight the mouth monsters during National Children’s Dental Health Month. aapd.org: The AAPD invites parents and caregivers to fight the leading chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S., tooth decay and gives 3 steps to do so. Read more

BDA Northern Ireland branch welcomes new President for 2015. bda.org: The BDA Northern Ireland branch welcomed its new President for 2015, Philip Henderson, at a celebratory event when they also launched a new programme of activities for 2015. Read more

Dental study to test referral follow-through. ada.org: Dental researchers will test “an innovative behavioral approach” with 660 parents and caregivers of kindergarten-through-fourth-grade children to assess follow-through on dental referrals to “determine if the child received care.” Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Government of Canada reveals new research on tobacco, alcohol and drug use. news.gc.ca: The Government of Canada published the results of the 2013 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs Survey (CTADS), which demonstrate progress made in sustaining all-time lows in smoking rates, while also highlighting the need for continued attention to issues such as marijuana use among youth and prescription drug abuse. Read more

Dental anxiety what are we missing? oralhealthgroup.com: It is not only just pain that makes many patients uncomfortable. The plethora of instrument sounds and smells, the violation of personal space, and experiencing unusual sensations, can make many feel anxious and or fearful. Read more

An approach to pain management with non-opioid drugs. oralhealthgroup: This article aims to discuss an approach to pain management with non-opioid pharmacological options. Read more

Cardiovascular benefits of oral appliance therapy in obstructive sleep apnea: A systematic review. jdsm.org: Oral appliance therapy could have a beneficial effect on blood pressure (BP), endothelial function (EF), and left ventricular (LV) function of the heart. Read more

Certain heart drug, antibiotic combo might be fatal for seniors. nih.gov: The combination of a widely used heart medication and a commonly prescribed antibiotic seems to more than double the risk of sudden death in seniors, a new study says. Read more

Certain allergy, depression meds tied to higher odds for dementia. nih.gov: Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia. Read more

Health care workers not always taking precautions with powerful disinfectants: study. safetyandhealthmagazine.com: Cincinnati – Health care workers do not always follow precautionary measures, such as wearing protective gowns and gloves when using high-level disinfectants, according to a recent NIOSH study. Read more

Incongruity between affinity patterns based on mandibular and lower dental dimensions following the transition to agriculture in the Near East, Anatolia and Europe. plos.org: The analyses showed a separation based on mandibular morphology between hunter-gatherers, farmers and Near Eastern semi-sedentary hunter-gatherers and transitional farmers. Read more

Mind your business

5 ways video can help grow your dental practice. dentalcompare.com: It’s quite obvious that video use is on the rise. It can be a fun, creative and beneficial way to communicate with your patients and increase your audience and network. If nothing else, you could be doing something unique your competition isn’t which will give you an advantage when prospective patients are deciding whether or not you can meet their dental needs. Read more

Your health & medical news

Ergonomics and dental practice: Preventing work-related musculoskeletal problems. ada.org: In this article, the ADA Professional Product Review editor Dr. David Sarrett asks physical therapist Tim Caruso and professional ergonomist Tamara James about ways dentists and their team members can prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Read more

Ergonomics for the dental team: Dental hygiene and ergonomics: Pain is not in the job description. The California Department of Public Health provides a series of 5 videos to help prevent work-related pain. Watch the videos

Novel eye-tracking technology detects concussions and head injury severity. nyu.edu: In a study published online January 29 in the Journal of Neurotrauma, neuroscientists and concussion experts, present a unique, simple and objective diagnostic tool for concussion that can be utilized in the emergency room or, one day, on the sidelines at sporting events. Read more

Nurses, social workers join CMA in calling for national seniors’ strategy. cma.ca: In the lead-up to Canada’s premiers Council of the Federation meeting, the national organizations representing Canada’s nurses and social workers joined the Canadian Medical Association in advocating for the importance of a national seniors strategy. 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

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. Read more

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 – 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

DIAC Announces The Change In DIAC’s Presidency. oralhealthgroup.com: The Board of Directors of the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC) regretfully accepted the resignation of Lisa Citton-Battel as President of the Association. Read more

Aurum Ceramic Appoints New G.M. for Vancouver Laboratory Location. The Aurum Group is pleased to announce that Angus Barrie has joined their team as General Manager of the Vancouver location. Read more

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