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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/04/02

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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. April is National Oral Health Month. cda-adc.ca: As part of a healthy lifestyle and to help reduce the risk of oral disease, follow CDA’s steps to good oral health. Read more

2. Tri-nation study promotes early intervention strategies to improve Indigenous oral health. utoronto.ca: A first of its kind study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research involving indigenous populations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand is attempting to tackle a growing problem in Indigenous populations: early childhood caries (ECC). Read more

3. The cola kids of El Salvador. corporateknights.com: Youth in El Salvador are addicted to soft drinks, resulting in an epidemic of childhood tooth rot and gum disease. Hundreds line-up at a government building in Santo Tomás, El Salvador, waiting to see one of the Canadian doctors or dentists who are there on a Canadian medical mission organized by Speroway. Read more

4. US aims to cut antibiotic use in new five year plan to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria. bmj.com: The Obama administration released a five year plan on 27 March to combat the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria. The White House said that the document, The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, would guide federal agencies’ activities until 2020. Read more

5. Xylitol in toothpaste may prevent tooth decay, but there is no evidence that xylitol in sweets and chewing gum has an effect. cochraneohg.wordpress.com: A systematic review of the evidence to assess the effects of different xylitol-containing products for the prevention of dental caries in children and adults. Read more

Canadian dentistry news

April is National Oral Health Month. cda-adc.ca: As part of a healthy lifestyle and to help reduce the risk of oral disease, follow CDA’s steps to good oral health. Read more

National Dental Hygienist WeekTM – April 5-11. cdha.ca: Focusing on the importance of maintaining good oral health practices and helping Canadians understand the role and importance of the dental hygiene profession. Read more

Nunavut child dental health project gets $6.9M expansion. cbc.ca: Children from 25 communities will be flown out for dental surgery as part of the 3-year project. New money for dental surgery in Nunavut is a good investment, but not based on valuable feedback from those in the know, according to one dentist. Read more

Research study on oral health seeks Islanders over 50. upei.ca: A research team at the University of Prince Edward Island is seeking volunteers to participate in an anonymous online survey. There is currently limited research into what influences older adults’ knowledge of the link between oral health and chronic diseases. Read more

Tri-nation study promotes early intervention strategies to improve Indigenous oral health. utoronto.ca: A first of its kind study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research involving indigenous populations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand is attempting to tackle a growing problem in Indigenous populations: early childhood caries (ECC). Read more

The “Tau of Teeth” adds value to bone integration studies. utoronto.ca: A mathematical construct, Tau has been assisting mathematicians and engineers in solving complex problems through the ages. But thanks to Faculty of Dentistry MSc student Rob Liddell (1T5), Tau will also be known for a breakthrough in the field of dental implants. Read more

Outreach Programs to benefit from extraordinary donation to Faculty. mcgill.ca: Dental care for Montreal’s most vulnerable people has just received a fantastic boost through an extraordinary donation to the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill. Read more

Dr. Ralph Barolet: 1929–2015. mcgill.ca: The McGill Faculty of Dentistry is saddened by the loss of Dr. Ralph Barolet, former Dean of the Faculty, who passed away at the age of 85 on March 22, 2015 in Montreal. Read more

Third annual Sharing Smiles Day to promote oral health for people with special needs. mcgill.ca: In an attempt to educate and improve oral health care for people with special needs, the Montreal chapter of Oral Health Total Health (OHTH), will be hosting its third annual Sharing Smiles Day event in Montreal. The event will be held on April 19, 2015 at the Miriam Home. Read more

Health Sciences’ student-led initiative reaches success. umanitoba.ca: 44 kids participated in a 14-week after school pilot project called CanU Reach, held weekly at the Bannatyne Campus. The hands-on, interprofessional workshops were designed and facilitated by medical, dentistry, occupational therapy, and pharmacy students; over 100 Faculty of Health Sciences students volunteered throughout the 14 weeks. Read more

CMA launches website to build support for National Seniors Strategy. cma.ca: In conjunction with a broad alliance of partner organizations, the CMA has launched DemandAPlan.ca, a website to build a community of support for a National Seniors Strategy and make seniors care a major issue in the upcoming federal election. Read more

Dr. Jeff Dixon among trio honoured with Distinguished University Professorship. westernu.ca: The Distinguished University Professorship Award acknowledges sustained excellence in scholarship over a substantial career at Western. Read more

International dentistry news

The cola kids of El Salvador. corporateknights.com: Youth in El Salvador are addicted to soft drinks, resulting in an epidemic of childhood tooth rot and gum disease. Hundreds line-up at a government building in Santo Tomás, El Salvador, waiting to see one of the Canadian doctors or dentists who are there on a Canadian medical mission organized by Speroway. Read more

US aims to cut antibiotic use in new five year plan to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria. bmj.com: The Obama administration released a five year plan on 27 March to combat the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria. The White House said that the document, The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, would guide federal agencies’ activities until 2020. Read more

Don’t be misled by “latex free” claims. fda.gov: If you’re allergic to natural rubber latex, FDA has good news for you: in the future, you are less likely to be misinformed about the absence of this allergen in such products as medical devices. Read more

World Oral Health Day once again an inspiration. fdiworldental.org: Reports are only just coming in from around the world and signs are that the event has exceeded expectations. Read more

Now 65,000 patients head abroad for ops. dailymail.co.uk: Poland and Spain among most popular destinations after number going overseas doubles in a decade. Read more

BDA response to launch of dental prototypes. bda.org: The British Dental Association’s General Dental Practice Committee has responded to the Department of Health’s announcement that 62 pilot practices will move forward to become prototype practices for the reformed NHS contract in England. Read more

Dental reform: next step. www.gov.uk: How dental practices will test whole versions of a possible new system in a stage called ‘prototyping’. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Is there a role for community pharmacists in promoting oral health? nature.com: The main aim of the present study was to investigate whether pharmacists recognised that they have a role in the promotion of oral health advice within the community. Read more

Adoption and use of digital technologies among general dental practitioners in the Netherlands. plos.org: Objectives: To investigate (1) the degree of digital technology adoption among general dental practitioners, and to assess (2) which personal and practice factors are associated with technology use. Read more

Xylitol in toothpaste may prevent tooth decay, but there is no evidence that xylitol in sweets and chewing gum has an effect. cochraneohg.wordpress.com: A systematic review of the evidence to assess the effects of different xylitol-containing products for the prevention of dental caries in children and adults. Read more

Oral pain specialists treat complex health issues, according to new survey. sciencedaily.com: Dental researchers conducted a survey to better understand the work done by oral pain specialists. Read more

Treating a common gum condition could reduce risk of heart attacks in kidney disease patients. sciencedaily.com: Recent research suggests that increased mortality in people with CKD may be linked with chronic inflammatory conditions such as periodontitis, which causes gum inflammation, loss of the bone that supports the teeth and ultimately tooth loss. Read more

Kids can use doxycycline without significant teeth staining. ada.org: Physicians can have more confidence giving kids under age 8 an antibiotic treatment for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever that is associated with teeth staining in youth, according to a study published online in March in The Journal of Pediatrics. Read more

Research: Plague preserved in the dental pulp of skeletons. nature.com: Remnants of the genetic makeup of plague bacteria have been found in the teeth of victims of the Black Death and the major plague epidemics at the end of the Iron Age. Read more

Your health & medical news

Government of Canada hosts roundtable discussion to advance Canada’s work on antimicrobial resistance. news.gc.ca: Minister Ambrose unveils new action plan with concrete steps to address antimicrobial resistance in Canada, releases first ever integrated, national surveillance report and announces funding to support a new study on the economic impacts of antimicrobial resistance. Read more

Short term exposure to air pollution and stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis. bmj.com: Gaseous and particulate air pollutants have a marked and close temporal association with admissions to hospital for stroke or mortality from stroke. Read more

Vaccination must be scaled up in Ebola-affected countries. who.int: A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of routine immunization activities, according to the World Health Organization. Read more

Study finds HIV not as infectious soon after transmission as previously thought. mcmaster.ca: People who only recently contracted HIV may not be as highly infectious as previously believed, a new analysis conducted by researchers at McMaster, the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University has found. Read more

Clinical trials prove Canada’s VSV-EBOV Ebola vaccine safe and effective. news.gc.ca: The results of several studies and trials bring the world closer to ending this global outbreak through the provision of a commercially available vaccine. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Spring 2015 Continuing Dental Education Schedule

Université Laval – Formation continue

University of Alberta – Program and courses

University of British Columbia – Calendar of courses

University of SaskatchewanUpcoming courses

University of Toronto – Continuing dental education

Western University Continuing professional development

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 21–24 – Jasper Dental Congress. 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

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous April 12, 2015

    John,
    did you receive my “reply” to the “patient vs client” story?
    I sent it a few days ago as a reply on that thread.

    Ron Kellen
    rmkellen@rogers.com

    Reply
    1. JCDA Oasis April 13, 2015

      Hello Dr. Kellen,
      Yes John received your reply. The next step is to work on a follow-up interviews where the feedback is going to be reviewed and commented on by an expert in communication. Please note that all the feedback is shared on an anonymous basis, and we do not share your names or emails with any third party.

      Many thanks for the continued support.
      CDA Oasis Team.

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