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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/03/06

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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. Shy kids get more cavities? Dental health study drills down to surprises. montrealgazette.com: A longitudinal study of the dental health of 1,286 Quebec children aged five months to eight years has confirmed some fairly obvious toothy truths — brushing twice a day helps, sugary snacks do not — but some of the findings are not exactly intuitive. Read more

2. Dalhousie update to community. dal.ca: The University’s response continues to consist of four initiatives, aimed at addressing both the specific incident and its broader implications. Read more

3. WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake among adults and children. who.int: A new WHO guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5% or roughly 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day would provide additional health benefits. Read more

4. Prescription opioid analgesic use among adults: United States, 1999–2012. cdc.gov: This report provides updated estimates and trends in prescription opioid analgesic use among adults aged 20 and over, overall and by selected subgroups. Read more

5. 2015 Report: Research holds key to heart disease. heartandstroke.com: The 2015 Heart and Stroke Foundation Report on the Health of Canadians looks back on 60 years of life-saving, ground-breaking research, revealing astonishing improvements in diagnosis, treatments, and outcomes. Read more

Canadian dentistry news

Shy kids get more cavities? Dental health study drills down to surprises. montrealgazette.com: A longitudinal study of the dental health of 1,286 Quebec children aged five months to eight years has confirmed some fairly obvious toothy truths — brushing twice a day helps, sugary snacks do not — but some of the findings are not exactly intuitive. Read more

Why Coke is lowering its sugar levels in Canada. cbc.ca: New 355 ml cans of Coca-Cola in Canada now have about 3/4 of a teaspoon less sugar, or the same amount as Coke in the U.S. The company is introducing smaller cans and bottles in both countries. Read more

Dalhousie update to community. dal.ca: The University’s response continues to consist of four initiatives, aimed at addressing both the specific incident and its broader implications. Read more

Health Canada to publish findings of inspections at drug manufacturing plants. thestar.com: Canada’s drug regulator is ramping up inspections of pharmaceutical manufacturing plants and will be publishing its findings online. Read more

March 1st to 7th is Dental Assistants Week 2015. cdaa.ca: Celebrate dental assisting and the people who practice it during the annual Dental Assistants Week. Read more

Dental hygienists celebrate International Women’s on March 8. cdha.ca: Ninety- six percent of dental hygienists in Canada are women (Canadian Institute of Health Information data, Demographic Trends, 2009) and together, with male colleagues, they comprise the sixth largest registered health profession in Canada. Read more

International dentistry news

Only 14 days left until World Oral Health Day! It is a day for people to have fun – a day that should be full of activities that make us laugh, sing and smile! Are you ready to celebrate WOHD? Read more

WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake among adults and children. who.int: A new WHO guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5% or roughly 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day would provide additional health benefits. Read more

CDC: ‘disparities in caries continue’. ada.org: Tooth decay remains one of the most common chronic childhood diseases in the United States despite significant improvements since the first national assessment of oral health in the 1960s. Read more

Dental students warn about hidden sugar in energy drinks and snacks. medicalxpress.com: A team of dental students from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have been working with sport students from the University of St Mark and St John, to raise awareness of the hidden dangers to teeth of sugary energy drinks and snacks. Read more

UK: Initiative launched to benefit health of seniors. dentalhealth.org: A new online initiative to improve the oral health of the elderly launched on March 3rd with the help of the UK’s leading oral health charity. Read more

Dental workforce trends and the future of dental practices. dentaleconomics.com: This article continues the series by exploring the impact of enrollment trends on dental workforce levels. Read more

Illinois parents have harder time getting kids to floss than to help around the house. deltadentalil.com: Nearly half of Illinois parents (47 percent) say getting kids to floss their teeth is one of the most challenging things to get their kids to do. That’s slightly higher than getting children to help with house household chores (44 percent). Thirty-five percent of parents also said it was a challenge to get their kids to brush their teeth regularly. Read more

Prescription opioid analgesic use among adults: United States, 1999–2012. cdc.gov: This report provides updated estimates and trends in prescription opioid analgesic use among adults aged 20 and over, overall and by selected subgroups. Read more

Journal of Dental Research podcast series. Featured podcast: Universal health coverage: a unique policy opportunity for oral health. sagepub.com: This podcast discusses Universal Health Coverage. Professor Richard Watt of the University College London is interviewed by Drs. Will Giannobile and Jessica Lee to provide his perspective on implications of Universal Health Coverage to the Oral Health Community”. Listen to podcast

Universal health coverage a unique policy opportunity for oral health. sagepub.com: The United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will end in 2015 and will be replaced by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The MDGs were successful in bringing national governments together and highlighted the importance of health in human development. However, the MDGs had a very specific disease focus, did not incorporate non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and failed to have a significant effect on reducing health inequalities within and between countries. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Hospitalizations for dental infections – Optimally versus non-optimally fluoridated areas in Israel. ada.org: The authors investigated whether water fluoridation was associated with reduction in rates of hospitalizations due to odontogenic infections. Read more

A practical approach to evidence-based dentistry. ada.org: Authors explain how to use an article to inform clinical decisions regarding questions of diagnosis. They introduce and describe the basic concepts needed to understand diagnostic test studies, and explain how to use the concepts to appraise such studies critically. Read more

Mind your business

It’s Dental Assistants Recognition Week: 10 traits of highly effective dental assistants. dentistryiq.com: This article is dedicated to the hard working and very important practice team members – dental assistants! Read more

Your health & medical news

SAD science: Why winter brings us down, but won’t for long. cbc.ca: Severe Seasonal Affective Disorder affects up to 1 in 20 Canadians. Fortunately, there’s light at the end of a long, cold, dark tunnel. Read more

Canadian taste test: Do we like it salty or sweet? cbc.ca: Our reputation for liking salt more than Americans may not be true. Read more

Fit body at 40 may keep brain bright at 60. nih.gov: People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests. Read more

Study: How infant’s gut bacteria can predict future food allergies or asthma. umanitoba.ca: A new study from Canadian researchers at the University of Manitoba and University of Alberta is shedding new light on changes in intestinal bacteria of infants that can predict future development of food allergies or asthma. Read more

2015 Report: Research holds key to heart disease. heartandstroke.com: The 2015 Heart and Stroke Foundation Report on the Health of Canadians looks back on 60 years of life-saving, ground-breaking research, revealing astonishing improvements in diagnosis, treatments, and outcomes. 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

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:

Magic Johnson joins extraordinary lineup of exceptional speakers at Sirona’s CEREC® 30th (C30) Anniversary Celebration. cereconline.com: NBA legend turned powerful businessman to present at digital dentistry’s largest event. Read more

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