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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/02/20

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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. The “onion net” mechanics behind wound repair key to fibrosis, organ failure, says Dentistry researcher. utoronto.ca: A new study published in the Journal of Cell Biology by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry Research Institute has uncovered one of the mechanisms responsible for organ failure. Surprisingly, the body’s own natural responses to wounds are responsible for this condition – and may be the key to stopping or even potentially reversing organ damage leading to failure. Read more

2. Relationship between physical factors and subjective image quality of cone-beam computed tomography images according to diagnostic task. oooojournal.net: This study was designed to investigate the relationship between physical factors and the subjective quality of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images used for different diagnostic tasks. Read more

3. Survey shows 75% of parents miss key health milestone of bringing children to dentist by age one. yahoo.com: Survey highlights patients’ attitudes toward dentistry and concerns about infection control. Read more

4. Submit an abstract for FDI 2015 Bangkok and get your work published. fdiworldental.org: Abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2015 FDI Annual World Dental Congress will be published in a special online supplement to the International Dental Journal. Read more

5. Study: Patients prefer digital appointment reminders. cda.org: A recent study that looked at patient scheduling preference trends found that appointment reminders via text message and email are more coveted by patients than direct mail and postcards. Read more

 

Canadian dentistry news

City dental program proposed for low-income seniors. insidehalton.com: Hamilton public health officials are proposing a city-run dental program for low-income seniors using money that’s no longer required for children’s dental care. Read more

SMILE program teaches importance of good oral health. ualberta.ca: Established in 2012, SMILE is a volunteer initiative led by dental hygiene students from the U of A’s School of Dentistry that aims to provide oral health education by visiting schools and hospitals across Edmonton. Read more

Practicing interprofessionally: Dalhousie hosts its first Health Care Team Challenge. dal.ca: The 36 participating students came from two universities, three Faculties (Dal Health Professions, Medicine and Dentistry) and 15 programs spanning the health sector from Pharmacy to Nuclear Medicine Technology to Physiotherapy. Read more

Ethics and professionalism celebrated at IDAPP (International Dentist Advanced Placement Program) White Coat ceremony. utoronto.ca: This year’s event marks the first year that a ceremony has been exclusive to the IDAPP students, who began their six-month qualifying program in January of this year. Read more

The “onion net” mechanics behind wound repair key to fibrosis, organ failure, says Dentistry researcher. ca: A new study published in the Journal of Cell Biology by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry Research Institute has uncovered one of the mechanisms responsible for organ failure. Surprisingly, the body’s own natural responses to wounds are responsible for this condition – and may be the key to stopping or even potentially reversing organ damage leading to failure. Read more

DOCS program featured in Community Transformation Report. uwo.ca: Under the category of “Innovation improving the health of Ontarians”, DOCS is recognized for its delivery of free oral health care services and contribution to dental education at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Read more

One-third of Ontario workers lack medical/dental benefits, study says. thestar.com: The Wellesley Institute report finds the working poor and women are least likely to get workplace health benefits; it proposes universal drug coverage and expanded dental programs. Read more

International dentistry news

Survey shows 75% of parents miss key health milestone of bringing children to dentist by age one. yahoo.com: Survey highlights patients’ attitudes toward dentistry and concerns about infection control. Read more

Cigarette packet law ‘would save lives’. bbc.com: All the evidence suggests standardised cigarette packs would save lives by reducing the number of people who start smoking, the journal Addiction reports. Read more

Standardised cigarette packaging to be fast-tracked. nature.com: The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed the news. The Association has campaigned vigorously for action on plain packs and is a member of the Smokefree Action Coalition and a supporter of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). Read more

Submit an abstract for FDI 2015 Bangkok and get your work published. fdiworldental.org: Abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2015 FDI Annual World Dental Congress will be published in a special online supplement to the International Dental Journal. Read more

FDI calls for a preventive focus in the pursuit of a ‘Smile for life’. fdi.org: In the weeks leading up to World Oral Health Day on 20 March, the FDI is calling for a focus on prevention to help achieve a healthy ‘Smile for life’. Read more

AHPRA strengthens national drug screening. ahprs.gov.au: AHPRA is about to introduce hair testing for all practitioners with substance related impairment. Mandatory hair testing will be routine for all registered health practitioners with substance-related impairment, under a screening protocol to be introduced by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards. Read more

Young dentists should capitalise on unique position as highly-skilled health professionals. bda.org: The BDA’s Careers Day 2015 on Friday 13 February heard BDA President Alasdair Miller tell young dentists that although the current environment is challenging, they should capitalise on their unique position as highly-skilled health professionals. Read more

Bone research in space engages dental faculty. ada.org: International Space Station – A bone growth research mission involving UCLA dental faculty and “initial seed funding” from the AAO Foundation is scheduled to dock here in 2016. Read more

Customise and share your own #WOHD15 poster! worldoralhealthday.com: All you have to do is choose your layout, upload a picture of your choice, fill the form and download and share. Read more

Greater measures needed to tackle tooth decay. nature.com: A paper published in January by the Faculty, The state of children’s oral health in England, highlights that tooth decay is almost entirely preventable and for the first time urges the Government, political parties and stakeholders to take greater measures to tackle the disease. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Relationship between physical factors and subjective image quality of cone-beam computed tomography images according to diagnostic task. net: This study was designed to investigate the relationship between physical factors and the subjective quality of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images used for different diagnostic tasks. Read more

The latest newsletter from the Nordic Institute of Dental Materials. oasisdiscussions.ca: Overseas- and Norwegian-made dental crowns: does the delivery meet the ordered specifications? Read more

Can the FRAX tool be a useful aid for clinicians in referring women for periodontal care? lww.com: his study aims to compare periodontitis severity in postmenopausal women whose FRAX (World Health Organization Fracture Risk Assessment Tool) scores indicate a major risk for osteoporotic fracture (OPF) versus controls. Read more

Making teeth tough: Beavers show way to improve our enamel. sciencedaily.com: Beavers don’t brush their teeth or drink fluoridated water, but a new study reports beavers do have protection against tooth decay built into the chemical structure of their teeth: iron. Read more

Bacteria protect intestinal tumor model from being killed by immune cells. sciencedaily.com: Bacteria that are commonly found in the mouth are often abundant in patients with colon cancer, but the potential role these microbes play in tumor development has not been clear. A study published by Cell Press February 18th in the journal Immunity reveals that the oral pathogen Fusobacterium nucleatum protects a variety of tumor cells from being killed by immune cells. The findings could open new avenues for the treatment of cancer in human patients. Read more

How a bacterial virus found in Jerusalem sewage could prevent root canal Infections. huji.ac.il: Scientists turn the tables on drug-resistant bacteria by infecting them with bacteriophages (bacterial viruses). Read more

Sugar content, cariogenicity, and dental concerns with commonly used medications. ada.org: Oral adverse events such as cariogenicity are often overlooked as drug-associated effects because the sugar content of many medications may be negligible compared with the patients’ overall dietary intake of sugar. There are, however, several liquid formulations of medications with significantly high sugar content that are commonly used in patients with swallowing difficulties. These medications may be associated with negative oral health sequelae and should be considered part of the oral health care providers’ differential diagnosis of oral pathologies. Read more

Gum disease bacteria ‘a catalyst’ for cancer cell growth. dealthealth.org: Published in the journal Immunity, it was discovered the bacteria fusobacterium nucleatum – which has heavy links with gum disease – could hamper the body’s ability to fight off cancer. Read more

Mind your business

Behavior management considerations in the pediatric dental patient. dentistryiq.com: There are ways in which the experience of a dental visit can be controlled to be helpful for everyone. Parents are a good start for a positive dental visit. Read more

The Importance of Selling Your Opportunity. dentalrecruiterblog.blogspot.ca: While the financial aspects of any job opportunity play a significant role in swaying a candidate’s decision to accept an offer, a dental practice owner must take into consideration more than just salary when selling an opportunity. Read more

Study: Patients prefer digital appointment reminders. cda.org: A recent study that looked at patient scheduling preference trends found that appointment reminders via text message and email are more coveted by patients than direct mail and postcards. Read more

Your health & medical news

Breath-holding spells in infants. cfp.ca: A breath-holding spell is a benign paroxysmal non-epileptic disorder occurring in healthy children 6 to 48 months of age. The episodes start with a provocation, such as emotional upset or minor injury, and might progress to breath holding, cyanosis, and syncope. Read more

Healthy eating up worldwide, but unhealthy eating up even more. nih.gov: Although people around the world are eating more healthy foods, that positive trend has been outpaced by a rising consumption of unhealthy foods, a new study finds. Read more

Doctors Pinpoint Why Child Who Appeared Free of HIV Suffered Relapse. nih.gov: HIV hid deep inside a young Mississippi girl born with the virus who suffered a disappointing relapse last July, after more than two years in which she appeared to have been cured by early, aggressive drug treatment, her doctors report. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dentistry in Long-Term Care Course. ada.org: This online CE course is designed to help dental professionals understand how long-term care (LTC) facilities work and how you can work successfully in LTC facilities. You will learn how to deliver care in an environment outside your traditional practice location and care for your patients through their entire life span. Read more

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

Dental Industry News

AVINENT Canada Introduces “My Digital Treatment App”. Eric Jones & Associates: Now you can show your patients the details of their implant-based treatment plan simply and visually on-screen with the “My Digital Treatment App” from AVINENT Canada. Read more

Aurum Group’s launch of “The Dental Technology and Business Growth Summit 2015”. The Aurum Group of Companies invites you to join dental professionals from across North America for the continuing education event of the year, scheduled for October 1-3, 2015 in beautiful Banff, Alberta. Read more

Core3dcentres N.A recognized as authorized milling center for VITA® ENAMIC® and SUPRINITY® in Canada. Core3dcentres® and VITA Zahnfabrik H. Rauter GmbH & Co. KG. are pleased to announce that Core3dcentres has been recognized as the only Authorized Milling Center for VITA ENAMIC® and VITA SUPRINITY® in Canada. Read more

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