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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/07/03

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

Top 3 Must Read

1. The American Dental Association Releases guideline on gum disease treatment. ada.org: Dentists treating patients with chronic periodontitis are advised to use scaling and root planing (SRP), deep cleaning of the teeth, as initial treatment, according to new guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA). Read more

2. Pierre Fauchard Academy – Quebec inducts 39 new fellows. fauchard.org: Read more

3. Hope for Alzheimer’s treatment as researchers find licensed drugs halt brain degeneration. theguardian.com: Studies on mice show two existing medicines could help restore protein production in brain and prevent memory loss, speeding up search for cure. Read more

Canadian dentistry news

Pierre Fauchard Academy – Quebec inducts 39 new fellows. fauchard.org: Read more

Dalhousie report gets praise, criticism. thechronicleherald.ca: Range of review findings lauded; restorative justice raises concern. Read more

FCDSA elects new Executive and launches a new website. fcdsa.ca: Read more

UMDAA now offering online services for memberships and events. umanitoba.ca: Electronic commerce is now available for members and supporters of the University of Manitoba Dental Alumni Association. Read more

Congratulations to all McGill Dentistry 2015 graduates! mcgill.ca: Award recipients. Read more

International dentistry news

From the emergency room to the dental chair. ada.org: Up to 1.65 million ER visits can be referred to dental clinics, potentially saving the healthcare system $1.7 billion. Read more

East Carolina University’s first graduating class leaves gift to help future students, patients. ada.org: The 50 students established an endowment fund to help support patient care and student learning. Read more

HIV, hepatitis risk for many Sydney dental patients. bbc.com: Patients who had invasive procedures at four practices in the Sydney region could be at risk. Read more

FDI – Strengthening ties with members. fdiworldental.org. Read more

FDI president-elect addresses TDA Forum on ‘Oral Health Care in an Ageing Population’. fdiworldental.org: Dr. Hescot emphasized the essential role of the mouth and teeth in healthy ageing. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

The American Dental Association Releases guideline on gum disease treatment. ada.org: Dentists treating patients with chronic periodontitis are advised to use scaling and root planing (SRP), deep cleaning of the teeth, as initial treatment, according to new guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA). Read more

Teens that skip breakfast are almost twice as likely to have bad breath. dentalhealth.org: The research also revealed that not cleaning the tongue thoroughly was another major factor in a person developing bad breath. Read more

Tooth retrospective dosimetry using electron paramagnetic resonance: Influence of irradiated dental composites. plus.org: The aim of the study was to screen irradiated composites for a possible radiation-induced EPR signal, to characterize it, and evaluate a possible interference with the dosimetric signal of the enamel. Read more

Dual action of myricetin on Porphyromonas gingivalis and the inflammatory response of host cells: a promising therapeutic molecule for periodontal diseases. plosone.org: The authors investigated the effects of myricetin, a flavonol largely distributed in fruits and vegetables, on growth and virulence properties of Porphyromonas gingivalis as well as on the P. gingivalis-induced inflammatory response in host cells. Read more

Oral pathogens work together to disrupt immune response. oshnewsnetwork.com: Though researchers were reticent to call the relationship between periodontal disease and atherosclerosis causal, there is little doubt that the association is important for any person wishing to reduce his or her risk of heart disease. Read more

Periodontal disease plays a role in 10-year risk of atherosclerosis. oshnewsnetwork.com: A research team from Germany sought to better understand how periodontal disease may influence atherosclerotic vascular disease over an extended period of time. Read more

Are healthcare antiseptics toxic to staff and patients? – FDA expert interview. medscape.com: The FDA is seeking additional data from manufacturers on the safety and effectiveness of the active ingredients in these products, including absorption data, potential hormonal effects, and possible bacterial resistance. Read more

3D-printed bioresorbable scaffold for periodontal repair. jdr.sagepub.com: This report suggests that 3D-printed image-based scaffolds offer potential for periodontal reconstruction. Read more

Mind your business

Tips on dealing with emergency appointments. cda.org: Every dental office should design and implement their own “emergency protocol” and customize it to accommodate the changing patient landscape. Read more

Oral cancer detection: The dental assistant’s role. dentistryiq.com: Dental assistants have the opportunity to collect relevant data that can ultimately be used to save a person’s life. Read more

Most valuable player. transitionsonline.com: There is an increasing prevalence and importance of Treatment Coordinators; skilled colleagues who can help a practice increase its case acceptance by up to 20 percent. Read more

5 Ways to Keep Dental PCs Cool This Summer. dentalcompare.com: How often do you consider how the heat affects the computer systems that keep your practice running? Read more

Patient Information

Dental Emergencies 101. mouthhealthy.org: Accidents happen—even on vacation. Learn how to handle common emergencies and find a dentist when you’re far from home. Read more

Oral hygiene advice to live by. webdental.com: When it comes to practicing good oral hygiene, it’s all about making certain activities a habit. Read more

Your health & medical news

Hope for Alzheimer’s treatment as researchers find licensed drugs halt brain degeneration. theguardian.com: Studies on mice show two existing medicines could help restore protein production in brain and prevent memory loss, speeding up search for cure. Read more

WHO validates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Cuba. who.int: This is a major victory in the long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and an important step towards having an AIDS-free generation. 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. Read 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

DENTSPLY International wins Patent/Trademark infringement lawsuits in the U.S. Read more

Henry Schein makes $100,000 product donation to CDA Cares. cda.org: Henry Schein Dental has provided its largest single, ongoing donation to the California Dental Association’s statewide charity dental event, CDA Cares. 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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