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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/03/13

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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. B.C. to ban e-cigarette sales to young people. thestar.com: The health minister’s regulations would also prohibit their use in indoor public spaces, workplaces, school grounds and health authority properties. Read more

2. Your mouth is the gateway to your body. Nutrition is vital to your oral (and overall) health. oda.on.ca: March is Nutrition Month. Ontario’s dentists remind people to eat a nutritious and balanced diet, because healthy eating has a direct impact on an individual’s oral health. Read more

3. Symptoms of measles may appear in oral cavity before other manifestations of disease. ada.org: The first signs of measles occur typically in the head and neck region and in the oral cavity. But some dentists may not have had the occasion to actually see these symptoms due to years of successful control of the disease. Read more

4. French university awards N. Dorin Ruse. ubc.ca: N. Dorin Ruse was awarded the Couronne de la Personalité for 2014 from the Faculté de chirurgie dentaire, Université Paris V René Descartes. This award is bestowed on outside individuals for their impact on the research of the Faculté. Read more

5. Can biomarkers differentiate pain and no pain subgroups of nonverbal children with cerebral palsy? A preliminary investigation based on non-invasive saliva sampling. wiley.com: Partial least squares discriminant analysis showed separation of those children with/without pain for a number of different biomarkers. The majority of the salivary metabolite, neuropeptide, cytokine, and hormone levels were higher in children with pain vs no pain. Read more

Canadian dentistry news

Television “no-no” opens the door for next-gen nanoparticle dental treatments. utoronto.ca: An unusual visual effect that prevents television news anchors from wearing striped ties and checked shirts – known as the moiré effect – is the driving force behind a novel laser measurement technique that could be leveraged to develop non-invasive methods for studying tooth structure before and after certain dental treatments. Read more

B.C. to ban e-cigarette sales to young people. thestar.com: The health minister’s regulations would also prohibit their use in indoor public spaces, workplaces, school grounds and health authority properties. Read more

Getting to the root of dental care at Port Hope clinic. northumberlandnews.com: The Northumberland Oral Health Coalition joined with the Ontario Oral Health Alliance to ask the provincial government to speed up its plans to extend publicly funded dental programs to low-income adults and seniors. Read more

Research participants needed. ualberta.ca: The University of Alberta’s Orthodontic Clinic is looking for individuals with moderate to severe overbite to participate in a research study. The study is looking for school-aged children – boys between 11 to 15 years-old and girls between 10 to 13 years-old. Read more

Your mouth is the gateway to your body. Nutrition is vital to your oral (and overall) health. oda.on.ca: March is Nutrition Month. Ontario’s dentists remind people to eat a nutritious and balanced diet, because healthy eating has a direct impact on an individual’s oral health. Read more

French university awards N. Dorin Ruse. ubc.ca: N. Dorin Ruse was awarded the Couronne de la Personalité for 2014 from the Faculté de chirurgie dentaire, Université Paris V René Descartes. This award is bestowed on outside individuals for their impact on the research of the Faculté. Read more

McGill Faculty of Dentistry adopts multiple mini interviews (MMIs) for all incoming students. mcgill.ca: As of September 2015, all new students entering the Faculty of Dentistry will have been interviewed using MMIs. The increasingly popular admission tool is already used by the Faculty of Medicine and for the Degree Completion DMD student applicants. Read more

International dentistry news

Symptoms of measles may appear in oral cavity before other manifestations of disease. ada.org: The first signs of measles occur typically in the head and neck region and in the oral cavity. But some dentists may not have had the occasion to actually see these symptoms due to years of successful control of the disease. Read more

Call for abstracts for OSAP Infection Control Symposium. osap.site-ym.com: All submissions must be received at the OSAP office no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, April 24, 2015. Read more

British Dental Association research on well-being reveals dentists are down in the mouth. bda.org: Dentists are almost twice as likely as the general population to feel dissatisfied with life, as suggested by a survey on their personal well-being. Read more

BDJ Open is a new open access journal from Nature Publishing Group and the British Dental Association. nature.com: The journal is online-only, open access and welcome articles reporting original primary research, study protocols and clinical trials. Read more

Activities worldwide will celebrate a ‘Smile for life’ on March 20 during World Oral Health Day. worldoralhealthday.com: To find out if there is an activity near you or how to get involved, visit the World Oral Health Day website, which offers the latest news and a range of downloadable material. Read more

Sugar tax a ‘no brainer’ says BDA. bda.org: BDA’s reiteration of its support for a so-called ‘sugar tax’ comes as new research shows that a sugary drinks duty could save the nation over £300m over twenty years. Read more

Survey finds teens prefer e-cigarettes over tobacco. ada.org: More teens now use e-cigarettes than traditional tobacco cigarettes or any other tobacco product, according to the University of Michigan’s 2014 Monitoring the Future study, which annually tracks substance use trends among 8th, 10th and 12th grade students. Read more

‘Father of BDA’ turns 200. nature.com: This month marks the bicentenary of the birth of Sir John Tomes (1815-1895): inventor, researcher, pioneer, reformer and father of the British Dental Association. Read more

‘Wrong approach, wrong conclusions’ – BDA response to DDRB. bda.org: The British Dental Association has criticised both the approach and conclusions of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration in its recommendations for pay awards for General Dental Practitioners in England for 2015/16. Read more

America’s new smoking scam: How tobacco is making a comeback among millennials. salon.com: Reversing a decades-long trend, young people are smoking more than anyone else in America. Here’s why. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Can biomarkers differentiate pain and no pain subgroups of nonverbal children with cerebral palsy? A preliminary investigation based on non-invasive saliva sampling. wiley.com: Partial least squares discriminant analysis showed separation of those children with/without pain for a number of different biomarkers. The majority of the salivary metabolite, neuropeptide, cytokine, and hormone levels were higher in children with pain vs no pain. Read more

New TILDA study finds link between water fluoridation and positive oral health in older people. tcd.ie: A new study by researchers from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) and the School of Dental Science in Trinity College Dublin has found a positive relationship between higher levels of water fluoridation and oral health among older people in Ireland. Read more

Sugar industry influence on the scientific agenda of the National Institute of Dental Research’s 1971 National Caries Program: A historical analysis of internal documents. plos.org: In 1966, the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) began planning a targeted research program to identify interventions for widespread application to eradicate dental caries (tooth decay) within a decade. Read more

How mobile are protons in the structure of dental glass-ionomer cements? nature.com: The development of dental materials with improved properties and increased longevity can save costs and minimize discomfort for patients. Due to their good biocompatibility, glass-ionomer cements are an interesting restorative option. However, these cements have limited mechanical strength to survive in the challenging oral environment. Read more

Your health & medical news

Ontario’s home-care system needs urgent changes, expert panel says. thestar.com: A much-anticipated report suggests ways to make the system more accountable, transparent, coordinated and family-centered. Read more

Apple launches ResearchKit. apple.com: With ResearchKit, researchers can easily create apps that take advantage of iPhone features to gather new types of data on a scale never available before. Read more

WHO and World Food Programme join forces to reach zero Ebola cases. who.int: The arrangement combines the logistics strength of WFP with WHO’s public health expertise to help get the current Ebola outbreak down to zero cases in West Africa. The platform also establishes an alert and response infrastructure for future crises. 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 – Spring Fever – 131st Manitoba Dental Association Annual Meeting & Convention in Brandon, Manitoba. Read more

May 6-9 – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2015 in San Francisco. Read more

May 7-9 – Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting 2015. Read more

May 22-25 – Journées dentaires internationales du Québec. Read more

May 28-30 – Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention Annual Infection Control Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland. Read more

August 26–29 – 2015 Canadian Dental Association National Conference in St. John’s, NL. Continuing Education

September 22-25 – 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

25+ products to check out from the 150th Chicago Midwinter Meeting. dentistryiq.com: The weeks leading up to the 2015 Chicago Midwinter Meeting were eventful, as many companies announced new products and upgrades to products that would be on display at the meeting. Read more

Henry Schein named as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute for the 4th consecutive year. corporate-ir.net: The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company. Read more

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