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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/04/10

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Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week.

Top 5 Must Read

1. Royal College of Dentists of Canada – Appointment of new registrar. RCDC: Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Keith Morley as Registrar of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada effective Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Read more

2. Marking 70 years of water fluoridation in Canada. mykawartha.com: In the 1930s and 1940s, Canadian researchers discovered there was an ideal level for fluoride that would help to prevent tooth decay. That is why so many communities add a little more fluoride to their water. Water fluoridation is a big reason why children today have much less tooth decay than they had 40 or 50 years ago. Read more

3. Dentistry’s new plaque bank collects evidence on the mouth as the new frontier for medicine. utoronto.ca: By collecting and analyzing plaque samples gathered from the fecund bacterial environment of the mouth, researchers at the newly formed Oral Microbiome and Metagenomics Research Lab (OMMR) at the Faculty of Dentistry argue that plaque can be used can be used to predict, identify and even treat disease. Read more

4. PhD student Basem Danish wins NCOHR video contest. mcgill.ca: His video titled “Inequalities in oral health and access to dental services among Canadians” was selected by the judges as the best video in the category Impact of Canadian Oral Health Research. Read more and watch video

5. Top tips for detecting mouth cancer. TheBDALive: Professor of oral medicine Mike Lewis, shares his top tips for detecting mouth cancers and highlights why it is so important to diagnose them early. Watch video

Canadian dentistry news

VANCOUVER – Oral cancer screening to be offered at some London Drugs in Lower Mainland. globalnews.ca: If the pilot proves successful, the program, with endorsement from the BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program (BC OCPP) and program development with world renowned UBC oral medicine specialist, Dr. Samson Ng, London Drugs will expand the program. Read more

Low-income families benefit from dental-care funding. gov.bc.ca: BC is helping low-income adults and children access urgent dental care with a $120,000 one-time grant to support dental programs throughout the province. Read more

By the skin of his teeth: How Calgary periodontist Thomas Yu became CBC’s Piano Hero. calgaryherald.com: It wasn’t easy for Thomas Yu to become CBC Music’s 2015 Piano Hero. For one thing, in order to advance to the finals earlier this year, the Calgary pianist — who spends his days practising dentistry — had to land enough online support from listeners to make it into the top ten. Read more

Marking 70 years of water fluoridation in Canada. mykawartha.com: In the 1930s and 1940s, Canadian researchers discovered there was an ideal level for fluoride that would help to prevent tooth decay. That is why so many communities add a little more fluoride to their water. Water fluoridation is a big reason why children today have much less tooth decay than they had 40 or 50 years ago. Read more

Prestigious PBEEE Awards granted to Akanksha Srivastava and Mohamed Nur Abdallah. mcgill.ca: Both McGill students are highly accomplished and placed first in their respective categories. Read more

McGill’s 10th Annual Faculty of Dentistry Research Day winners announced. mcgill.ca: The Faculty of Dentistry Research Day has always been an excellent opportunity for graduate students, trainees, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants and research associates to showcase their research work. And this year was no different. Read more

McGill students receive awards at IADR annual meeting and exhibition. mcgill.ca: Xixi Wu received the IADR Implant Research Group Young Investigator Prize for Student Research (First place – Clinical Sciences category). Mohamed Nur Abdallah received the CADR-NCOHR Student Research Award (2nd place – Senior Science category). Read more

PhD student Basem Danish wins NCOHR video contest. mcgill.ca: His video titled “Inequalities in oral health and access to dental services among Canadians” was selected by the judges as the best video in the category Impact of Canadian Oral Health Research. Read more and watch video

Dentistry’s new plaque bank collects evidence on the mouth as the new frontier for medicine. utoronto.ca: By collecting and analyzing plaque samples gathered from the fecund bacterial environment of the mouth, researchers at the newly formed Oral Microbiome and Metagenomics Research Lab (OMMR) at the Faculty of Dentistry argue that plaque can be used can be used to predict, identify and even treat disease. Read more

Gimme 5! ECMA edition. dal.ca: First-year dentistry student Jessica Willis performs with her band The Count and the Cuban Cocktail – nominated for the East Coast Music Awards’ 2015 World Recording of the Year. Read more

Let’s find the money to put the mouth back in the body. guelphmercury.com: Governments have developed a disconnect when it comes to our health. If any other part of our bodies is bleeding for no apparent reason, we seek medical attention and medicare pays but if our gums are bleeding, medicare ignores it. Read more

Dentistry students continue a 20-year legacy of recognizing leaders and mentors. utoronto.ca: For nearly twenty years the Dental Student Society (DSS) in the faculty of dentistry has made a tradition of honouring their most dedicated teachers, staff, demonstrators and student leaders during an annual awards ceremony. Read more

Royal Canadian Dental Corps Association (RCDCA) Executive changed. RCDCA: The RCDCA is a registered charitable organization with the mission of preserving the history and heritage of Canadian military dentistry. Read more

Royal College of Dentists of Canada – Appointment of new registrar. RCDC: Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Keith Morley as Registrar of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada effective Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Read more

Canadian Academy of Endodontics elects new president. CAE: The CAE held its 50th Annual General Meeting in Toronto, Ontario in October 2014. A new slate of officers were elected and Dr. Tom Iwanowski was installed as President. Read more

Premier programme francophone de formation spécialisée en endodontie en Amérique. ulaval.ca: Le programme, qui vient de recevoir l’aval de la Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales ainsi que celui du vice-recteur aux études de l’Université, accueillera ses premiers résidents à la rentrée 2016. Lire plus

International dentistry news

The rise of DIY dentistry: Britons doing their own fillings to avoid NHS bill. theguardian.com: Over-the-counter kits intended as temporary remedies for lost fillings, caps and crowns being used to avoid costly surgery trips. Read more

British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2015 – New app puts dental conference in your hands. bda.org: Delegates at this year’s BDA British Dental Conference and Exhibition will find everything they need at the tip of their fingers thanks to a new app especially designed for the event. Read more

Top tips for detecting mouth cancer. TheBDALive: Professor of oral medicine Mike Lewis, shares his top tips for detecting mouth cancers and highlights why it is so important to diagnose them early. Watch video

New survey says kids’ high anxiety about dentists may be learned trait from parents. prnewswire.com: Contrary to some parents’ popular belief, their children aren’t born with a fear of the dentist, rather, the apple may not fall far from the tree. A new nationwide survey, out today from Delta Dental Plans Association, finds that children may be picking up on their parents’ fear of visiting the dentist. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Physicists shed light on geographic tongue. medicalnewstoday.com: Physicists from Israel have shed light on the intricate dynamics underpinning a mysterious tongue condition that has been puzzling the medical community for decades. Read more

A novel way to apply drugs to dental plaque. sciencedaily.com: Therapeutic agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay are often removed by saliva and the act of swallowing before they can take effect. But a team of researchers has developed a way to keep the drugs from being washed away. Read more

Breaking the habit: long-term dummy or pacifier use may be prevented by braces. cochraneohg.wordpress.com: A systematic review of the evidence to find out the effects of interventions in children to stop sucking habits which are not linked to food. Read more

Mind your business

Give your dental practice computers a spring cleaning. dentalcompare.com: Each spring we throw out old items and deep clean any nooks and crannies at home and in the office. Cleaning out your practice’s computer systems is just as important. Read more

Your health & medical news

Don’t leave seniors out in the cold – Add your voice to the call for a National Seniors Strategy. demandaplan.ca. Canada’s seniors are not getting the health care they deserve — not even close. The Canadian Medical Association and an alliance of partner organizations have decided to do something about it. Read more

Health inequities an important issue for physicians. cma.ca: Social determinants of health such as income are matters of profound concern to physicians and the national medical associations who represent them, including the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Read more

Tour de Dentistry. bdj.com: A new cycling club has been launched in the UK specifically for people involved in the profession and business of dentistry. 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 7-9 – British Dental Conference and Exhibition 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 10, 2015

    Please advise readers who wish to follow the discussion HOW TO ACCESS the “…large number of valuable responses…..”. There is only ONE comment posted on the discussion on dealing with a difficult patient. Where are the rest?

    Reply
    1. JCDA Oasis April 13, 2015

      Hello,

      The CDA Oasis Team would like to inform its valuable readers that the responses received to the communicaiton scenario posted last week will be provided in a PDF format on April 14, 2015. The URL to the feedback will be included in this week’s CDA Oasis Bulletin. Thank you for yourinquiry.

      CDA Oasis Team

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