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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/05/01

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. ADA Urges NIDCR to conduct research on relationship between sugar, nutrition and oral health. ada.org: The American Dental Association urged the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, in congressional testimony, “to conduct more research on the effects of added sugars, sweeteners and artificial sweeteners on oral health” and Congress to appropriate funds to support the effort. Read more

2. Seniors with dementia eased into dental care. cbc.ca: Compassion and extra care go a long way to make people with dementia comfortable at the dentist. Sedation is an option for some patients who are particularly anxious or uncooperative. But the frail health condition of dementia patients sometimes precludes sedation. Read more

3. New budget highlights for individuals and business owners. CDSPI.com: Read a condensed overview of some of the budget’s highlights that may affect both individuals and business owners. Read more

4. Nepal earthquake: Halifax dentist watched building crumble. CBC.ca: Karen Furlong says she thought her group was under attack. Furlong, a Halifax dentist, is part of a group of 14 international volunteers with Global Dental Relief who landed in Nepal the day before the massive earthquake struck. Read more

5. Number of teeth and 5-year mortality in an elderly population. wiley.com: The purpose of this cohort study was to assess the possible role of the number of teeth as a predictor of mortality in the elderly. The findings suggest that retaining more teeth might be a useful indicator for longevity of older people. Read more

Canadian dentistry news

Seniors with dementia eased into dental care. cbc.ca: Compassion and extra care go a long way to make people with dementia comfortable at the dentist. Sedation is an option for some patients who are particularly anxious or uncooperative. But the frail health condition of dementia patients sometimes precludes sedation. Read more

Dre Cathia Bergeron, nouvelle doyenne, Université Laval. ulaval.ca: Le Conseil d’administration de l’Université Laval a nommé Dre Cathia Bergeron comme 9e dirigeante de l’histoire de la Faculté de médecine dentaire. Dre Bergeron prendra le relais du Dr André Fournier, le 1er juillet prochain, pour un mandat de quatre ans. Lire plus

New budget highlights for individuals and business owners. CDSPI.com: Read a condensed overview of some of the budget’s highlights that may affect both individuals and business owners. Read more

International College of Dentists Life Fellow Doug Yeo recognized for his wartime service. oasisdiscussions.ca: Life Fellow David Yeo, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Dentistry at UBC was recently recognized by the Government of Canada for his wartime service to Canada. Read more

Nepal earthquake: Halifax dentist watched building crumble. CBC.ca: Karen Furlong says she thought her group was under attack. Furlong, a Halifax dentist, is part of a group of 14 international volunteers with Global Dental Relief who landed in Nepal the day before the massive earthquake struck. Read more

Auditor general says Canadians are at risk from drug-resistant organisms. thestar.com: In a report released April 28, the auditor general states that Health Canada has dragged its feet in developing a national strategy to address antimicrobial resistance — a growing crisis that many infectious disease experts consider the “biggest public health challenge of the 21st century.” Read more

Statement from the Honourable Rona Ambrose Minister of Health – Auditor General’s Findings on Antimicrobial Resistance. news.gc.ca: Health Canada accepts the recommendations of the report recognizing that more work needs to be done to build on the considerable progress made to date in addressing antimicrobial resistance. Read more

International dentistry news

ADA supports new government fluoride recommendation. ada.org: The Association commended the U.S. Public Health Service for issuing a final recommendation for the optimal level of fluoride for community water systems and said the ADA supports the new target. The recommended ratio of fluoride to water is newly calibrated at 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water from what was a recommended optimal range. Read more

ADA Urges NIDCR to conduct research on relationship between sugar, nutrition and oral health. ada.org: The American Dental Association urged the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, in congressional testimony, “to conduct more research on the effects of added sugars, sweeteners and artificial sweeteners on oral health” and Congress to appropriate funds to support the effort. Read more

ADA releases progress report for Action for Dental Health Year Two. ada.org: Action for Dental Health comprises eight initiatives, each with individual goals aimed at improving America’s dental delivery system. Read more

Communities, leaders in fluoridation recognized. ada.org: To mark 70 years of community water fluoridation, the ADA, the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention honored leaders, states and communities at the National Oral Health Conference. Read more

Appointment of new Chief Dental Officer. england.nhs.uk: NHS England announced the appointment of Sara Hurley BDS (UBrist) MFGDP (UK) MSc (UCL) MA (KCL) as Chief Dental Officer. Sara will serve as principal dental adviser and the professional head of dental staff in England. Read more

BDA response to appointment of new CDO. bda.org: “Sara Hurley will follow on from the longest ever incumbent as Chief Dental Officer. This is the time for new beginnings, fresh eyes and renewed relationships, and we intend to approach her appointment in that spirit…” Read more

FDI appoints Enzo Bondioni as Executive Director. fdiworldental.org: Mr. Enzo Bondioni, took up the position on 27 April. He has a background in finance, fundraising, advocacy, organizational capacity building, congress and experience in managing and leading multi-million dollar projects and making them sustainable and profitable. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Number of teeth and 5-year mortality in an elderly population. wiley.com: The purpose of this cohort study was to assess the possible role of the number of teeth as a predictor of mortality in the elderly. The findings suggest that retaining more teeth might be a useful indicator for longevity of older people. Read more

WHO report finds systems to combat antibiotic resistance lacking. who.int: A quarter of countries that responded to a WHO survey have national plans to preserve antimicrobial medicines like antibiotics, but many more countries must also step up. The report reveals that there are major gaps in actions needed across all 6 WHO regions to prevent the misuse of antibiotics and reduce spread of antimicrobial resistance. Read more

Weaker dental enamel explains dental decay. plos.org: Mechanical tests showed that dental enamel developed with less amelogenin is “weaker” while the dental enamel of animals over-expressing amelogenin appears to be more resistant to acid dissolution. Read more

Mind your business

From top to bottom: motivating employees. dentistryiq.com: Numerous studies show that although employees appreciate more pay (especially if they feel that they are being undercompensated), increased pay does not automatically increase their motivation. Read more

10 things to know before you buy a dental practice (Infographic). dentistryiq.com: Your dental practice will most likely be the most expensive purchase you will ever make. If you aren’t looking at the right metrics, you could set yourself up for failure before you even change the name on the door. Read more

Your health & medical news

Ontario to ban all flavoured tobacco products. thestar.com: The provincial government is moving forward with the landmark “Making Healthier Choices Act” and will ban menthol cigarettes and other flavoured tobacco products — including chewing tobacco, “wine-dipped” cigars, and fruity cigarettes. 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

 

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

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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We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing (oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca) or 1-855-716-2747.

 

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