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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/02/13

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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 5 Must Read

1. Schulich Dentistry Recognized by the International Association for Dental Research. uwo.ca: This year, representatives of Schulich Dentistry were awarded three prestigious international awards. The Salivary Research Group/International Association for Dental Research (IADR) offers three annual research awards for the most innovative abstracts submitted to the IADR 2015 conference. Read more

2. Championing gender equality in Australia. mckinsey.com: A group of business leaders is redefining the role of men in the promotion of gender equality—and improving the environment for women leaders in their own organizations. Read more

3. The American Dental Association Caries Classification System for Clinical Practice. ada.org: A classification system to categorize the location, site of origin, extent, and when possible, activity level of caries lesions consistently over time is necessary to determine which clinical treatments and therapeutic interventions are appropriate to control and treat these lesions. Read more

4. Trip to the dentist saves Edmond girl’s life. kfor.com: The 11-year-old was up for a routine cleaning, when hygienist, Rachel Stroble, noticed something odd about Journee’s pearly whites. But she wasn’t looking at her teeth… She was looking in her eyes. Read more

5. ADA, dental community mourn victims of Chapel Hill, N.C. shooting. ada.org: The American Dental Association, along with others in the dental community, released statements Feb. 11, offering condolences to the friends and relatives of University of North Carolina dental student Deah Shaddy Barakat, who was shot and killed Tuesday, along with his wife and sister-in-law. Read more

 

Canadian dentistry news

Biomedical Youth Program’s new director a ‘good fit’. umanitoba.ca: A community-minded Dentistry prof with a zeal for engaging inner-city youth in science, soccer and finding one’s passion has been named the new director of the Biomedical Youth Program (BYP). Read more

Schulich Dentistry Recognized by the International Association for Dental Research. uwo.ca: This year, representatives of Schulich Dentistry were awarded three prestigious international awards. The Salivary Research Group/International Association for Dental Research (IADR) offers three annual research awards for the most innovative abstracts submitted to the IADR 2015 conference. Read more

UBC alumnus: Hygienists look after more than just your teeth. ubc.ca: A dental hygienist graduate from UBC stresses the need to be checked regularly for oral cancer. Read more

Miniature research with maximum potential. uwo.ca: It’s the little things that make Yara Hosein, PhD, tick. Under the supervision of Dr. Ali Tassi the postdoctoral fellow is currently applying her engineering background to research being done in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Graduate Orthodontics program that involves looking into miniature screws used during orthodontic treatment. Read more

International dentistry news

ADA, dental community mourn victims of Chapel Hill, N.C. shooting. ada.org: The American Dental Association, along with others in the dental community, released statements Feb. 11, offering condolences to the friends and relatives of University of North Carolina dental student Deah Shaddy Barakat, who was shot and killed Tuesday, along with his wife and sister-in-law. Read more

Championing gender equality in Australia. mckinsey.com: A group of business leaders is redefining the role of men in the promotion of gender equality—and improving the environment for women leaders in their own organizations. Read more

A focus on Aged Care. www.ada.org.au: The Australian Dental Association’s 2015-16 Pre-Budget Submission focuses on targeting the ageing population as a step towards a national oral health programme. Read more

BDA applauds new scrutiny of dental regulator. bda.org: The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed news that the General Dental Council (GDC) is to be subject of a Health Select Committee accountability hearing on March 3, 2015. Read more

Dentists: stand up to oral cancer. bda.org: The BDA supports a range of initiatives that help prevent oral cancers, including World Cancer Day, which took place February 4. Read more

Trip to the dentist saves Edmond girl’s life. kfor.com: The 11-year-old was up for a routine cleaning, when hygienist, Rachel Stroble, noticed something odd about Journee’s pearly whites. But she wasn’t looking at her teeth… She was looking in her eyes. Read more

Give Kids A Smile Mesa Arizona Feb 6, 2015. SuperChefs: American Dental Association’s inaugural and largest “Give Kids A Smile event of 2015” takes place at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health with over 500 kids receiving free dental care and SuperChefs inspired good eating initiatives to promote a healthier community. Watch video

Clinical & scientific news

Interference between dental electrical devices and pacemakers or defibrillators – Results from a prospective clinical study. ada.org: The authors aimed to determine whether electrical dental devices would interfere with the function of cardiac pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in humans. Read more

The American Dental Association Caries Classification System for Clinical Practice. ada.org: A classification system to categorize the location, site of origin, extent, and when possible, activity level of caries lesions consistently over time is necessary to determine which clinical treatments and therapeutic interventions are appropriate to control and treat these lesions. Read more

Metabolic Syndrome Exacerbates Inflammation and Bone Loss in Periodontitis. sagepub.com: Clinical studies have shown that metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with increased risk of developing periodontitis. However, the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Read more

Mind your business

CDSPI’s newsletter – The Edge – Winter 2015. cdspi.com: How you can benefit from the dental community’s best kept secret. Building and managing your team. Focus on new dentists. The winning formula for your dental team. Building an engaged team. Read more

Your health & medical news

World first study shows back strains and sprains most likely in the morning. georgeinstitute.org: Sudden attacks of back pain are more likely to begin in the morning than later in the day, Australian researchers have unexpectedly found. Read more

How the brain ignores distractions. brown.edu: By scanning the brains of people engaged in selective attention to sensations, researchers have learned how the brain appears to coordinate the response needed to ignore distractors. They are now studying whether that ability can be harnessed, for instance to suppress pain. Read more

CMA front and centre following Supreme Court decision. cma.ca: The perspective of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) was one of the most widely sought after responses following the decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that current legislation banning medical aid in dying is unconstitutional. Read more

British Columbia and Ontario rank among top international performers in health report card. conferenceboard.ca: Canada ranks 8th among 16 peer countries. Seven of the provinces and territories get a “D” or worse. Read more

Milk-allergic? There may be milk in that dark chocolate. fda.gov: If you or someone in your household is allergic to milk, take heed: a recent study by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested 100 dark chocolate products and found that many contained milk. Read more

Patients’ walks may aid early dementia detection. westernu.ca: Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics professor Manuel Montero Odasso explores how walking speed and variability of seniors with mild cognitive impairment can be used as a predictor of dementia’s progression, leading to earlier detection and treatment. 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

May 22-25 – Journées dentaires internationales du Québec. 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

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