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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/05/29

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. Report from the restorative justice process at the Faculty of Dentistry. dal.ca: Twenty-nine students from the class of DDS2015 (out of 38 in the core four-year program) participated in the restorative justice process. This report gives an account of the restorative justice process. Read more

2. The future of funding for Cochrane Canada. cochrane.org: Cochrane Canada’s funding runs out in September 2015 and will not be renewed by its primary funder, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Here are some facts about Cochrane’s funding situation. Read more

3. Updated Statistics on Periodontal Disease Confirm High Adult Prevalence of Periodontitis in the US. oasisdiscussions.ca: A new CDC report authored by Dr. Paul Eke and colleagues entitled, “Update on Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States: NHANES 2009-2012,” published by the Journal of Periodontology confirms an earlier analysis that found a high level of prevalence of periodontitis in the U.S. adult population. Read more

4. World Health Assembly defines health priorities. fdiworldental.org: May was an exceptionally busy month due to the 68th World Health Assembly taking place at the United Nations Geneva headquarters, which requires a lot of preparation at FDI. Read more

5. Dental funds not quite enough to sink teeth into: association head. The Telegram: The executive director of the Newfoundland & Labrador dental association, Anthony Patey, commends the government for increasing the cap on the dental support program, but describes the situation as being only a “bit better.” Read more

Canadian dentistry news

Report from the restorative justice process at the Faculty of Dentistry. dal.ca: Twenty-nine students from the class of DDS2015 (out of 38 in the core four-year program) participated in the restorative justice process. This report gives an account of the restorative justice process. Read more

The future of funding for Cochrane Canada. cochrane.org: Cochrane Canada’s funding runs out in September 2015 and will not be renewed by its primary funder, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Here are some facts about Cochrane’s funding situation. Read more

Dental funds not quite enough to sink teeth into: association head. The Telegram: The executive director of the Newfoundland & Labrador dental association, Anthony Patey, commends the government for increasing the cap on the dental support program, but describes the situation as being only a “bit better.” Read more

Ontario restricts sale, use of e-cigarettes, bans flavoured tobacco sales. huffingtonpost.ca: Electronic cigarettes are now treated in the same way as regular cigarettes in Ontario under a new law that also bans the sale of flavoured tobacco and requires restaurants to put calorie counts on menus. Read more

Dr. Marie Dagenais leaving McGill faculty of dentistry, accepts full time position with the NDEB. mcgill.ca: Dr. Dagenais will assume the position of Director of Examinations and Credential Verification. She leaves behind a legacy of passion, dedication and service to the Faculty, to her colleagues and to students. Read more

BC Dentist leads global study of oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea. ubc.ca: Dr. Fernanda Almeida is featured in the CDA essentials magazine. Read more

Encouraging youth oral health in southeast Labrador. dal.ca: Faculties of Health Professions and Dentistry came together to present Oral Health and Indigenous Youth: A Forum for Community Members, Researchers and Policy-Makers. Read more

Next wave oral health professionals set to enter workforce. umanitoba.ca: The University of Manitoba confers credentials on the next and newest wave of oral health care professionals. The Class of 2015 includes 35 from the College of Dentistry and an additional 25 from the School of Dental Hygiene. Read more

Prix Hommage 2015. odq.qc.ca: L’Ordre des dentistes du Québec a décerné son prix Hommage 2015 au Dr Arto Demirjian. Le prix lui a été remis lors de la réunion du conseil d’administration de l’Ordre des dentistes, tenue le 22 mai dernier. Read more

International dentistry news

WHO calls for action against illicit tobacco trade on World No Tobacco Day. who.int: The key themes of World No Tobacco Day on 31 May when WHO will urge Member States to sign the “Protocol to Eliminate the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products”. Read more

AACD Welcomes first female dentist as president. aacd.com: The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry inaugurated AACD Accredited Fellow, Dr. Joyce Bassett as the first female dentist to preside over the board. Read more

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children partners with 22 organizations and commits more than $1.1 million in grants to underserved children. aapd.org: Read more

Dr. Maryam Amin honoured with faculty mentoring award. ualberta.ca: Associate professor Maryam Amin received the University of Alberta’s 2015 Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Clinical Mentoring Award. Read more

Temple’s Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry to open Henry Schein Digital Center of Excellence. corporate-ir.net: The center, anticipated to open in the next 12 months, will serve as a digital dentistry training hub for students, faculty and alumni, enhancing dental education and demonstrating how digital technology can lead to improved patient care and outcomes. Read more

The ADA annual meeting is coming to Washington, D.C. November 5-8. ada.org: Read more

Optimal Oral Health through Inter-Professional Education and Collaborative Practice. fdiworldental.org: FDI has just issued its much anticipated report ‘Oral Health through Inter-Professional Education and Collaborative Practice’. Descriptive and informative on trends in the field, its aim is to initiate dialogue. Read more

World Health Assembly defines health priorities. fdiworldental.org: May was an exceptionally busy month due to the 68th World Health Assembly taking place at the United Nations Geneva headquarters, which requires a lot of preparation at FDI. Read more

Firms urged to enroll workers for free dental health. emirates247: The Permanent Committee for Labour’s Affairs in Dubai (PCLA) has called on all companies based in Dubai to coordinate with PCLA for their workers to undergo dental screening and treatment. Read more

Expanding physician assistant oral health curricula could help bridge gaps in care. clinicaladvisor.com: Integrating oral health care into the curricula of physician assistant programs has the potential to improve oral health disparities in primary care settings. Read more

Chaclone may replace triclosan and improve oral health. huffingtonpost.ca: Chaclone, a natural alternative to triclosan has been growing in both presence and popularity. Read more

Kiwi group to take bigger bite of Australia as female dentists on rise. smh.com.au: New Zealand’s largest dentistry group, Abano Healthcare, has plans to lift revenues. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Updated Statistics on Periodontal Disease Confirm High Adult Prevalence of Periodontitis in the US. oasisdiscussions.ca: A new CDC report authored by Dr. Paul Eke and colleagues entitled, “Update on Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States: NHANES 2009-2012,” published by the Journal of Periodontology confirms an earlier analysis that found a high level of prevalence of periodontitis in the U.S. adult population. Read more

Kids with IBD have more oral health problems. oshnewsnetwork.com: Children with inflammatory bowel disease tend to have more caries, increased inflammation, and a greater need of periodontal treatment, according to a recent study in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Read more

Dental Caries and Tooth Loss in Adults in the United States, 2011–2012. cdc.gov: Disparities by age and race and Hispanic origin for dental caries and tooth loss existed among U.S. adults in 2011–2012. Read more

Diffusivity signatures characterize trigeminal neuralgia associated with multiple sclerosis. utoronto.ca: Authors used magnetic resonance diffusion-weighted imaging to characterize abnormalities of the fifth cranial nerve that is affected in MS-TN. Read more

Plant chemical could prevent tooth decay. ed.ac.uk: Oral care products containing a natural chemical that stops bacteria harming teeth could help fight decay, research shows. Read more

Advil vs. Tylenol. Which to use, and when. wsj.com: When a headache, back pain or other complaint strikes, many people believe Advil, Tylenol and other over-the-counter analgesics are pretty much interchangeable. Far from it. Read more

‘Home-brewed morphine’ made possible. bbc.com: The findings, published in Nature Chemical Biology, raise promise for medicine but also concerns about “home-brewed” illegal drugs. Experts have called for tight control of organisms genetically modified to produce narcotics. Read more

Mind your business

What to expect when your employee is expecting. cda.org: Dentists must stay current on ever-changing employment laws. 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

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

September 22-25 – FDI 2015 Bangkok – Register for the congress before the early bird deadline: June 15. Read more

November 5-10 – ADA 2015 – Americas’s Dental Meeting, in Washington, D.C. Registration opens May 20. Read more

November 14-17 – 101st Annual Meeting – American Academy of Periodontology in Orlando, Florida. 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

Experts call for consistent digitization in healthcare. Sirona: Digital systems are essential for modern dentistry. But they are not consistently applied in practices. Read more

 

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