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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/06/19

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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. “Walk Softly When You Carry the Dead”. ubc.ca: Top forensic dentist Dr. David Sweet, OC, is all too familiar with the tragic aftermaths of violent crimes and natural disasters. And, more than once, he has been forced to confront his own mortality. Yet this gifted and compassionate scientist is as positive as they come. Read more

2. “No mouthguard no play”, says Australia’s dentists and sports medicine specialists. ada.org.au: For the first time two of Australia’s leading health associations have come together to approve the use of a Mouthguard Policy that all sports clubs can sign up to. Read more

3. The FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods. fda.gov: The FDA has set a compliance period of three years. Read more

4. Association of periodontitis and human papillomavirus in oral rinse specimens. ada.org: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2009-2012. Read more

5. Important advance in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infection. bris.ac.uk: A new technology which could increase protection against antibacterial and antifungal infection has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol. Read more

Canadian dentistry news

“Walk Softly When You Carry the Dead”. ubc.ca: Top forensic dentist Dr. David Sweet, OC, is all too familiar with the tragic aftermaths of violent crimes and natural disasters. And, more than once, he has been forced to confront his own mortality. Yet this gifted and compassionate scientist is as positive as they come. Read more

Dental hygiene students take on “sugar monsters” at local elementary schools. dal.ca: Second-year dental hygiene students visited Grosvenor-Wentworth Elementary School as part of their Population Health course, where they were met by 86 eager Grade 1 students. Read more

Ontario to beef up laws to protect patient privacy. canhealth.com: The province intends to introduce amendments to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) to strengthen privacy rules, make it easier to prosecute offenders and increase fines. Read more

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association launches oral health website for the public. cdha.ca: The site features oral health facts and FAQs, information sheets and other resources, as well as a children’s educational area with lots of fun downloads. Read more

International dentistry news

“No mouthguard no play”, says Australia’s dentists and sports medicine specialists. ada.org.au: For the first time two of Australia’s leading health associations have come together to approve the use of a Mouthguard Policy that all sports clubs can sign up to. Read more

ADA supports responsible antibiotic use. ada.org: The statement notes the Association’s participation June 2 in the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship and offers links to Association resources on antibiotic prophylaxis. Read more

Court upholds state teeth-whitening law. ada.org: The ruling affirmed a lower court’s 2014 judgment in favor of the Alabama Board of Dental Examiners and against non-dentist vendors of teeth-whitening services. Read more

Failure to include dentistry in health hurting patients and taxpayers. nature.com: The British Dental Association has responded to David Cameron’s first speech on health. The Prime Minister called for a new ‘approach to public health and preventable diseases’, but made no reference to oral health. Read more

San Francisco’s controversial measure to require warning labels on soda billboards also would target Starbucks’ Frappuccinos. Bloomberg.com: The city’s board of supervisors tentatively approved the warning labels, aiming to warn consumers about the health dangers of sugary drinks. Read more

Restaurants affected by the healthy kids’ drinks ordinance. davisenterprise.com: The Davis City Council unanimously gave the green light to a new city ordinance that will make the default beverage for children’s meals at local restaurants milk or water, instead of sugary soda. Read more

Concerned dentists call for ”sugar tax” and claim demand for NHS dental treatment outweighs supply. mirror.co.uk: A shocking survey last year revealed that one in eight three-year-olds had tooth decay leading to calls for a tax on unhealthy, sugary foods. Read more

Dental experts respond to Cochrane Review on fluoridation. bda.org: The British Dental Association’s scientific and public health experts have responded to the publication of the Cochrane Oral Health Review on water fluoridation, which is received by around 10 per cent of the population in the UK. Read more

Dental procedure eases Edina man’s snoring problem. cbslocal.com: A small invisible laser constricts the soft palate of the roof of the mouth, leaving more space between the tongue and a larger airway. Read more

The dentures made from the teeth of dead soldiers on the battlefield of Waterloo. bbc.com: From pulling incisors from bodies on the Belgian battlefield, to porcelain teeth set in vulcanite dentures – there were significant advances in dental care in the 19th Century. Read more

3D printing: 5 health care advantages. utsandiego.com: In the field of dentistry, making crowns and implants can now be completed while the patient waits from the waiting room. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Association of periodontitis and human papillomavirus in oral rinse specimens. ada.org: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2009-2012. Read more

Important advance in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infection. bris.ac.uk: A new technology which could increase protection against antibacterial and antifungal infection has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol. Read more

Exclusive breastfeeding and risk of dental malocclusion. aappublications.org: An oral health study showed that predominant breastfeeding was associated with a lower prevalence of OB, OJ, and MSM, but pacifier use modified these associations. Read more

Dental implants result in better quality of life for osteoporotic women. sciencedaily.com: A new study by Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers suggests dental implants may result in better quality of life for osteoporotic women. Read more

Alcohol consumption can have a negative impact on gum health. perio.org: Brazilian researchers have found that consumption of alcoholic beverages can have a negative effect on the health of a person’s gums, aggravating an existing case of severe periodontitis or raising periodontal disease risk factors. Read more

Oral health contributes to brain health. oshnewsnetwork.com: Researchers concluded that effective management of periodontitis may contribute to prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, as periodontitis is both treatable and preventable. Read more

Researchers to kids: Drink more water. usatoday.com: More than half of U.S. children and teens could use a drink – preferably of water. Read more

Families of orofacial clefting not at higher risk for dental anomalies. medicalxpress.com: IADR/AADR published a study titled “Spectrum of Dental Phenotypes in Nonsyndromic Orofacial Clefting,” which is the largest international cohort to date of children with nonsyndromic clefts, their relatives and controls. Read more

Mind your business

ADA Professional Product Review – Caries Corner: Caries detection devices. ada.org: Before you buy. Read more

ADA Professional Product Review – Hand hygiene for the dental team. ada.org: What products to use and when. Read more

ADA Professional Product Review – An ADA laboratory evaluation: Bisphenol A released from resin based dental sealants. ada.org: Read more

Patient Information

Mouthguard Awareness Campaign. ada.org.au: The Australian Dental Association has developed information sheets to help teachers, PE staff, coaches, parents and children understand how best to protect teeth against injury while participating in sport. Read more

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Many conditions can cause feeling of burning in the mouth. mayocliic.org: A thorough evaluation can help determine if an underlying medical condition or a medication may be the source of the burning sensation. If burning mouth syndrome, a variety of treatment options are available to manage it. Read more

These in-office techniques and treatments can ease patient anxiety. webmd.com: Nearly 1 in 25 is dental-phobic. One of these methods could give patients the dose of courage they need. Read more

Brushing mistakes people make. heraldextra.com: while people may brush regularly, chances are they’re making at least one of these six mistakes. Read more

Health tip: caring for sensitive teeth. healthday.com: Read more

Dental advice: How to save a knocked out tooth. ahwatukee.com: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends the following steps if trauma causes a permanent tooth to become avulsed. Read more

Choosing a dentist. gmnews.com: The American Dental Association offers these suggestions. Read more

Your health & medical news

The FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods. fda.gov: The FDA has set a compliance period of three years. Read more

Health Canada proposes nutrition label changes. cmaj.ca: Health Canada has proposed changes to nutrition labels on food to help Canadians make healthy food choices, but some critics say the reforms don’t go far enough. Read more

South Korea begins plasma treatment trial for Mers. bbc.com: The treatment – which has already proved useful for tackling other deadly diseases, including Ebola – uses blood from patients who have successfully fought off the same infection. Read more

Tracking universal health coverage: First global monitoring report. who.int: The report found that at least 400 million people lacked access to at least one of these services. Read more

These 7 small changes could add 12 years to my life. businessinsider.com: the Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator predicts an approximate age of death using metrics like diet, exercise, family history, and social life. Read more

Eating chocolate linked to ‘lower heart disease and stroke risk’. bbc.com: Experts looked at the eating habits of more than 20,000 middle-aged and elderly people and concluded that compared to those who ate no chocolate, those who ate up to a small bar a day had a lesser risk of cardiovascular disease and reduced risk of stroke. 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 –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

Henry Schein Receives Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds Corporate Leader Award. corporate-ir.net: The Company was recognized for its commitment to community outreach through its donation of oral health care products in support of HKC’s 2015 Act of Kindness project. Read more

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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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