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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/03/20

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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. Survey reveals two thirds of those over the age of 55 regret not looking after their teeth in earlier life. dentalhealth.org: Those living in the North East of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland regret their past oral hygiene the most while more men regret not caring for their teeth than women. Read more
2. UBC – Summer student practitioner program. 
ubc.ca: Since 1982, BC dentists and selected UBC dental students have participated in this mutually beneficial program which has been approved by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. The Summer Student program provides incoming fourth-year dental students with an opportunity to be part of the day-to-day operation of a dental practice. Read more
3. Killing dental pathogens using antibacterial graphene oxide.
acs.org: Authors used three typical bacteria of dental caries, periodontal, and periapical diseases, S. mutans, P. gingivalis and F. nucleatum, to evaluate the antibacterial activity of GO nanosheets in different concentrations. Read more
4. Distinct brain mechanisms related to dental pain relief.
medicalnewstoday.com: At the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Michael L. Meier, Center for Dental Medicine, University of Zürich, Switzerland, presented a study titled “Distinct Brain Mechanisms Related to Dental Pain Relief.” Read more
5. Bacteria affect glucose levels in non-diabetics.
acs.org: Authors used three typical bacteria of dental caries, periodontal, and periapical diseases, S. mutans, P. gingivalis and F. nucleatum, to evaluate the antibacterial activity of GO nanosheets in different concentrations. Read more

Canadian dentistry news

UBC – Summer student practitioner program. ubc.ca: Since 1982, BC dentists and selected UBC dental students have participated in this mutually beneficial program which has been approved by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. The Summer Student program provides incoming fourth-year dental students with an opportunity to be part of the day-to-day operation of a dental practice. Read more

Vancouver dentist wins Sony World Photography Award with battling bald eagles. yahoo.com: George Ching-Yuen Lo picked up the prize for best Canadian photo at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards by taking an oddly American one. Read more

International dentistry news

A new survey has revealed two thirds of those over the age of 55 regret not looking after their teeth in earlier life. dentalhealth.org: Those living in the North East of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland regret their past oral hygiene the most while more men regret not caring for their teeth than women. Read more

Oral health inequalities are avoidable, says BDA. bda.org: Despite improvements in children’s dental health over the past decade, the recent publication of the Child Dental Health Survey 2013 confirms that unacceptably high levels of tooth decay still persist. Read more

Tobacco use declining but major intensification needed in reduction and control efforts. who.int: Non-smoking is becoming the new norm worldwide, according to a new online WHO Global Report on Trends in Tobacco Smoking, launched March 18 during the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH), in Abu Dhabi. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Killing dental pathogens using antibacterial graphene oxide. acs.org: Authors used three typical bacteria of dental caries, periodontal, and periapical diseases, S. mutans, P. gingivalis and F. nucleatum, to evaluate the antibacterial activity of GO nanosheets in different concentrations. Read more

Bacteria affect glucose levels in non-diabetics. oshnewsnetwork.com: In an ongoing study on the relationship between periodontal bacteria, insulin resistance, and glucose intolerance, researchers have found that the presence of oral pathogens is associated with pre-diabetes and increased fasting plasma glucose levels in non-diabetic patients. Read more OR do you prefer linking to the original story in Circulation?

The evolution of dental journals from 2003 to 2012: A bibliometric analysis. plos.org: Bibliometrics are a set of methods, which can be used to analyze academic literature quantitatively and its changes over time. The objectives of this study were 1) to evaluate trends related to academic performance of dental journals from 2003 to 2012 using bibliometric indices, and 2) monitor the changes of the five dental journals with the highest and lowest impact factor published in 2003. Read more

The link between hair disorders and susceptibility to dental caries. medicalnewstoday.com: At the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Olivier Duverger, National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Md., USA, presented a study titled “Hair Keratins as Structural Organic Components of Mature Enamel: The Link Between Hair Disorders and Susceptibility to Dental Caries.” Read more

Distinct brain mechanisms related to dental pain relief. medicalnewstoday.com: At the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Michael L. Meier, Center for Dental Medicine, University of Zürich, Switzerland, presented a study titled “Distinct Brain Mechanisms Related to Dental Pain Relief.” Read more

In vitro effects of topical neuromodulatory medication on orofacial tissue. medicalnewstoday.com: At the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher M.J. Al-Musawi, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, presented a study titled “In Vitro Effects of Topical Neuromodulatory Medication on Orofacial Tissue.” Read more

Mind your business

Interviewing methods in your dental practice: Traditional versus behavioral interviewing. dentalrecruiterblog: How do you interview? Do you just let a conversation happen, or do you take the time to dig a little deeper? There are two regularly used interview methods: the traditional interview and the behavioral interview. Read more

Your health & medical news

CMA partnering to support health equity. cma.ca: How national medical associations such as the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) can take concrete action to address the social determinants of health – and support health equity – is the subject of a major international conference in London, UK, on March 24-25. Read more

Physician panel helping guide CMA seniors care initiative. cma.ca: The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has convened a physician advisory panel on seniors care to help advance its multi-year strategic initiative on promoting healthy aging. Read more

Blood test ‘could cut antibiotics’. bbc.com: A new prototype blood test can help doctors tease out whether an infection is caused by bacteria or a virus within two hours, research suggests. Read more

E-cigarette ads linked to tobacco cravings. nih.gov: Television ads for e-cigarettes trigger cravings for cigarettes in current and former smokers, a new study found. The study included more than 800 daily, occasional and former smokers who watched e-cigarette ads and then completed a survey to assess their smoking urges, intentions and behaviors. 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

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