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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/06/26

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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. One-fourth of Americans lie to dentists about flossing. com: Flossing one’s teeth is in some cases a less desirable activity than listening to the sound of nails on a chalkboard or to small children crying on a bus or plane. Read more

2. Health advocates remake famous “Hilltop” ad. org: The new video is health advocates’ latest salvo in their campaign to reduce the incidence of soda-related disease in America and around the world. Read more and watch video

3. CDHO Registrar Announcement. org: Jennifer Turner, CDHO President, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Taylor as Registrar and CEO of the College. Read more

4. Managing measles in dental practice. org: A forgotten foe makes a comeback. Read more

5. ADA considers gingivitis contagious. com: MedicineNet reports on whether gingivitis is contagious. “The answer is controversial and depends on what experts you ask,” MedicineNet reports. MedicineNet adds, “Currently, the American Dental Association considers gingivitis to be contagious.” Read more

Canadian dentistry news

CDHO Registrar Announcement. cdho.org: Jennifer Turner, CDHO President, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Taylor as Registrar and CEO of the College. Read more

International dentistry news

One-fourth of Americans lie to dentists about flossing. reuters.com: Flossing one’s teeth is in some cases a less desirable activity than listening to the sound of nails on a chalkboard or to small children crying on a bus or plane. Read more

Health advocates remake famous “Hilltop” ad. cspinet.org: The new video is health advocates’ latest salvo in their campaign to reduce the incidence of soda-related disease in America and around the world. Read more and watch video

ADA considers gingivitis contagious. medicinenet.com: MedicineNet reports on whether gingivitis is contagious. “The answer is controversial and depends on what experts you ask,” MedicineNet reports. MedicineNet adds, “Currently, the American Dental Association considers gingivitis to be contagious.” Read more

Blood, saliva prototype finds most oral cancers. Researchers announced that a new test that uses blood and saliva to detect head and neck cancers has shown promise in a small number of patients. Read more

Japanese Study: Periodontal Disease May Increase Influenza Virus Infection Risk. Mainichi Daily News reports, “A form of periodontal disease may increase the risk of influenza virus infections, with bacteria in the mouth making it difficult for antiviral medicines such as Tamiflu to work properly… Read more

A change of approach in dental care across Europe. Dentistry.co.uk: A new four-year project at the University of Leeds aims to transform future dental care across Europe bringing about a shift in dental care practices, from a focus on treating teeth by extraction and fillings, to more effective oral health care treatments to prevent disease in the first place. Read more

University, Dental Foundation establish Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha Memorial Award. unc.edu: The memorial award will provide support to a UNC School of Dentistry student or group of students who plan a local, national or international service project that will give back to communities that need help the most. Read more

Kids and Tobacco Use: Some Surprising Findings. fda.gov: The number of kids smoking cigarettes is down, but the number using other tobacco products is way up. That’s the word from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Read more

Two in five Brits have tried DIY dentistry. westernmorningnews.co.uk: Survey finds many felt it was cheaper to fix the problem themselves than to pay for a dentist. Read more

3D printed jaw piece made in Melbourne helps man to eat again. theage.com.au: Born without the joint in the left side of his jaw, it was only in recent years that it started causing him problems. There were times he couldn’t open wide enough to put a fork in. Read more

Dental implants and prosthetics market worth $10,427.7 million by 2020. prnewswire.com: According to a new market research, the global dental implants and prosthetics market is poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% during the forecast period of 2015 to 2020. Read more

Passing of Jacques Monnot, FDI Past-President 1999-2001. A convinced internationalist, Jacques Monnot led FDI into the 21st century and presided over the highly successful 2000 FDI Annual World Dental Congress. Read more

California Dental Association earns membership awards. cda.org: CDA’s membership consists of more than 26,000 dentists, making it one of the largest constituents of the ADA. Read more

In China, Illegal Drugs Are Sold Online in an Unbridled Market. nytimes.com: Officials from several countries say Chinese authorities have shown little interest in seriously combating what they see as the drug problems of other countries. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Managing measles in dental practice. ada.org: A forgotten foe makes a comeback. Read more

Researcher finds link between cardiovascular and periodontal disease. ualberta.ca: New research conducted at the University of Alberta supports the strong correlation between how clean you keep your mouth and your chances of developing heart disease. Read more

La fumée secondaire s’avère plus nocive pour les tout-petits qu’on l’avait pensé. chusj.org: Des scientifiques publient la première étude établissant un lien entre le tabagisme à la maison et le gain de poids subséquent chez les enfants de 10 ans. Lire plus

Smoking around toddlers may raise their obesity risk. drugs.com: By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calculation of body fat) than their non-exposed peers, Canadian researchers found. Read more

Fluoride gel reduces tooth decay in children. cochraneohg.wordpress.org: with moderate evidence, a systematic review found that the application of fluoride gels, either by professionals or self-applied, is associated with a large reduction in caries increment in permanent teeth in children  Read more

Mind your business

What this dentist learned at #LeadLikeaGirl women’s leadership experience. dentistryiq.com: Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) invited more than 50 of its female dentists to the first ever Women’s Leadership Experience to discussed strategies to overcome adversity and develop leadership skills. Read more

Help your practice run smoothly in 4 steps. transitionsonline.com Ensure patient confidence with this post-hygiene system. Read more

What is your digital footprint? transitionsonline.com: Simple steps to creating your online presence. Read more

Patient Information

This video explains how to finally get rid of your bad breath. lifehacker.com: Popping a breath mint only masks bad breath. This video will help you find the culprit and fix it for good. Watch video

17 things you never knew about bad breath. buzzfeed.com: How to avoid stank breath and stay ~flossy~. Read more

The real dangers of cheap botox. elevatemagazine.com: One of the greatest risks of getting injections from unqualified companies or injectors is that they won’t be equipped to deal with the aftermath, if something goes wrong. Read more

Your health & medical news

The importance of neck and back health in dentistry. asdablog.com: Here are some posture break exercises for countering those prolonged static postures in office or at home. Read more

Government of Canada provides update on its commitment in the fight against Ebola. news.gc.ca: Strengthened public health measures for travellers extended. Read more

The hard-to-swallow truth about vitamin pills. macleans.ca: Study after study show vitamins don’t lower cancer or heart-disease risk. In fact, they may create problems. Read more

Order in which food is eaten may affect Type 2 diabetics’ blood sugar. drugs.com: The new research found that having protein and vegetables before carbohydrates was linked to lower blood sugar and insulin levels after the meal. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Spring 2015 Continuing Dental Education Schedule

Université Laval – Formation continue

Université de Montréal – Formation dentaire 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 10-12, 2015 – Saskatchewan Oral Health Professions Conference in Regina, SK. Read more

September 18-20, 2015 – AAOSH 5th Annual Scientific Session in Dallas, TX. Learn more

September 22-25 – FDI 2015 Bangkok – Early registration avoids the crowds and costs less! 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

Notice: Change in indication – Lava™ Ultimate Restorative. 3m.com: 3M ESPE Dental is removing the crown indication for Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative product because crowns are debonding at a higher-than-anticipated rate. Read more

Prophy Magic releases Kiddoz prophy angles for reducing patient anxiety. dentistryiq.com: The 100% latex-free prophy angles are available in five fun designs that help to reduce young patients’ anxiety. Read more

LED Medical Diagnostics Announces Apple iPod® Integration for the Award-Winning VELscope® Vx. leddental.com: New Apple iPod Integrated system offers enhanced clinical photography, documentation & case collaboration capabilities. Read more

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