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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/02/27

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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. UBC dentistry professor emerita and former Dean Dr. Marcia A. Boyd recipient of two honours. ubc.ca: Dr. Boyd has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada and in September 2014, the Ohio Dental Association bestowed Dr. Boyd with its Callahan Memorial Award. Read more

2. OSAP and ICD to collaborate on infection prevention and safety practices. osap.org: The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and the International College of Dentists (ICD) have signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines a formal collaboration between the two organizations. Their goal is to enhance dental infection prevention and safety practices worldwide to protect both patients and healthcare workers from infectious diseases and other hazards encountered during the provision of oral healthcare. Read more

3. Amelotin molecule plays a critical role in tooth enamel maturation. medicalxpress.com: the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published an innovative developmental biology study by lead researcher Bernhard Ganss, University of Toronto, ON, Canada, that relates amelotin with tooth enamel defects and enamel formation. Read more

4. Dr. Michael Wiseman visits the White House to launch pilot project. McGill.ca: Dr. Wiseman, Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, visited the White House to launch The Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program. The pilot initiative will provide free oral health care to Holocaust survivors. Dr. Wiseman is the Montreal Alpha Omega representative for the pilot project. Read more

5. Wisdom teeth stem cells can transform into cells that could treat corneal scarring. Sciencedaily.com: Stem cells from the dental pulp of wisdom teeth can be coaxed to turn into cells of the eye’s cornea and could one day be used to repair corneal scarring due to infection or injury, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Read more

Canadian dentistry news

Dr. Michael Wiseman visits the White House to launch pilot project. McGill.ca: Dr. Wiseman, Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, visited the White House to launch The Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program. The pilot initiative will provide free oral health care to Holocaust survivors. Dr. Wiseman is the Montreal Alpha Omega representative for the pilot project. Read more

UBC dentistry professor emerita and former Dean Dr. Marcia A. Boyd recipient of two honours. ubc.ca: Dr. Boyd has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada and in September 2014, the Ohio Dental Association bestowed Dr. Boyd with its Callahan Memorial Award. Read more

The history of dental implants -the Canadian connection – Q & A with Dr. George Zarb. utoronto.ca: University of Toronto’s professor Emeritus and winner of the Order of Canada, Dr. George Zarb, championed Professor Brånemark’s research for use in dentistry, leading to the world-wide adoption of osseointegration implant technologies (i.e. “dental implants”) that have liberated people from ill-fitting dentures or a lack of teeth. Read more

Bench to bedside, Annual Research Day event promotes a culture of research translation. utoronto.ca: Keynote lecturer Jeffrey Karp, associate professor at Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, may have personified the theme of this year’s Research Day: “From Bench to Bedside.” But he still managed to surprise the packed audience with the source of his biomedical innovations. Read more

Amelotin molecule plays a critical role in tooth enamel maturation. medicalxpress.com: the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published an innovative developmental biology study by lead researcher Bernhard Ganss, University of Toronto, ON, Canada, that relates amelotin with tooth enamel defects and enamel formation. Read more

Manitoba: A magnet for northern dental patients. cbc.ca: Thompson dentist says nearly half her business from remote, northern communities. Read more

‘Pro bono dental’ program planned for low-income Ottawa residents. cbc.ca: A group of Ottawa dental professionals is trying to launch a non-profit service for low-income residents who can’t afford dental insurance. Read more

International dentistry news

OSAP and ICD to collaborate on infection prevention and safety practices. osap.org: The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and the International College of Dentists (ICD) have signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines a formal collaboration between the two organizations. Their goal is to enhance dental infection prevention and safety practices worldwide to protect both patients and healthcare workers from infectious diseases and other hazards encountered during the provision of oral healthcare. Read more

UN health agency urges global switch by 2020 to ‘smart’ syringes that disable after single use. un.org: Adoption of safety-engineered syringes is absolutely critical to protecting people worldwide from becoming infected with HIV, hepatitis and other diseases. This should be an urgent priority for all countries. Read more

Dental coalition urges health insurance antitrust enforcement. ada.org: On February 5, twelve dental professional organizations urged Congress to authorize “greater federal antitrust enforcement” against health insurance companies engaged in anticompetitive conduct. Read more

Tobacco giants battle new ads painting them as liars. huffingtonpost.com: The tobacco companies have plunged into another courtroom battle in an effort to stave off the humiliation of having to underwrite an ad campaign in which they brand themselves as liars. Read more

‘Crisis’ in specialist services. dentistry.co.uk: An inquiry heard evidence that a growing shortage of paediatric dentistry specialists is forcing youngsters to undergo the traumatic operations under general anaesthetic. Read more

BDA supports call for coordinated action on obesity and tooth decay. bda.org: The British Dental Association (BDA) supports the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry’s (BSPD) call for a coordinated offensive to tackle both obesity and dental decay in children and young people under 16. Read more

Americans have more choices for dental benefits in 2015, ADA research says. ada.org: The dental benefits market in 2015 provides more choices for Americans, and increased transparency by the federal government makes it easier to navigate the system, according to a new research brief from the ADA Health Policy Institute. Read more

ADA amalgam separator principles. ada.org: The 2010 ADA House of Delegates by unanimous consent adopted principles that should be used to develop a mandatory national pre-treatment standard for dental office wastewater. Read more

ADA offers comments to ‘improve’ EPA separator proposal. ada.org: The Association filed regulatory comments with the Environmental Protection Agency Feb. 20 “as a continued evidence of the ADA’s good faith and its commitment to a reasonable and effective amalgam separator standard.” The EPA published a proposed rule Oct. 22, 2014, that would require amalgam separators in some dental settings. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

A systematic map of systematic reviews in pediatric dentistry—what do we really Know? plos.org: Objectives: to identify, appraise and summarize existing knowledge and knowledge gaps in practice-relevant questions in pediatric dentistry. Read more

Periodontal disease more prevalent among ethnic minorities, says new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. perio.org: A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms that nearly one out of two U.S. adults age 30 and over—64.7 million Americans—has periodontitis, the advanced form of periodontal disease. Read more

Study successfully screens for diabetes at dental visits using oral blood. sciencedaily.com: Given that each year many Americans visit a dental provider but not a primary care provider, dental visits may be an opportune site for diabetes screening and monitoring glucose control for many at-risk patients. Read more

Wisdom teeth stem cells can transform into cells that could treat corneal scarring. Sciencedaily.com: Stem cells from the dental pulp of wisdom teeth can be coaxed to turn into cells of the eye’s cornea and could one day be used to repair corneal scarring due to infection or injury, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Read more

Mind your business

7 signs your dental practice is busy, but not productive. dentistryiq.com: So what’s your definition of “busy”? Read more

Your health & medical news

Harper Government announces $100M investment to support victims of violence and their children. news.gc.ca: Family violence is an important issue that unfortunately affects many Canadians across the country. Long-term exposure to family violence can have devastating health effects on victims. The impacts are far reaching, affecting communities, workplaces, and society as a whole. 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

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

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