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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/07/10

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. B.C. extends free HPV vaccine to at-risk males. vancouversun.com: The move will address a “gap” in coverage for vaccinating against the human papillomavirus virus, a common sexually transmitted infection. Read more

2. Straight talk on straight, white teeth: Q & A with Abeer Khalid and Carlos Quiñonez. utoronto.ca: Authors trace the North American preoccupation with the perfect smile. Read more

3. NSERC awards almost $50 million to U of T researchers. utoronto.ca: Funds will accelerate work relating to Nano systems, memory and more. Read more

4. The American Dental Association responds to Cochrane Review of Water Fluoridation. ada.org: ADA strongly endorses the Task Force’s recommendation and supports ongoing research on the safety and effectiveness of community water fluoridation. Read more

5. WHO backs U of T professor’s recommendations for reducing pain of vaccines. utoronto.ca: Recommendations were aimed at reducing pain which, in turn, promotes vaccination. Read more

Canadian dentistry news

Straight talk on straight, white teeth: Q & A with Abeer Khalid and Carlos Quiñonez. utoronto.ca: Authors trace the North American preoccupation with the perfect smile. Read more

NSERC awards almost $50 million to U of T researchers. utoronto.ca: Funds will accelerate work relating to Nano systems, memory and more. Read more

A wealth of experience retires. utoronto.ca: Two of the retirees, in particular, are U of Toronto faculty members who have had a major impact on the Faculty’s research and teaching. Read more

U of T Faculty of Dentistry – Dean’s notes. utoronto.ca: Newest faculty member. Read more

Mississauga, Ontario dentist elected as AGD Secretary. agd.org: The Academy of General Dentistry elected Dr. Neil J. Gajjar as the association’s secretary. Read more

International dentistry news

The American Dental Association responds to Cochrane Review of Water Fluoridation. ada.org: ADA strongly endorses the Task Force’s recommendation and supports ongoing research on the safety and effectiveness of community water fluoridation. Read more

WHO: Stepped up government tax action needed to curb tobacco epidemic. who.int: According to the “WHO Report on the global tobacco epidemic 2015”, too few governments levy appropriate levels of tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. Read more

A welcome from the FDI 2015 Bangkok organizing committee. fdiworldental.org: The President and members of the organizing committee welcome participants from around the world to the FDI 2015 Annual World Dental Congress in Bangkok (22 to 25 September). Read more

Three out of 4 American adults favor making 21 the minimum age of sale for tobacco products. cdc.gov: Read more

Australia — Skilled Occupation List. ada.org.au: Recent changes to the Skilled Occupation List have removed the occupations of Dentists and Dental Specialists. Read more

American Academy of Periodontology: More than a quarter of US adults are dishonest with dentists about flossing habits. perio.org: National survey reveals there’s room for improvement to educate Americans on gum disease. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Journal of the California Dental Association. cda.org: The first of two issues dedicated to seniors’ oral health framing many issues that arise when providing care to this population. Read more

Who’s most likely to get addicted to their narcotic painkiller? healthday.com: Study finds people with a history of smoking or drug abuse are at highest risk of long-term use. Read more

The man who lost his memory at the dentist. nymag.com: Something happened that has prevented this man from forming any long-term memories since the day of his dental surgery, 10 years ago. Read more

Regulation at work protecting patients. dentalboard.gov.au: Australia’s health regulators are working in partnership to enforce infection control standards in dental practice and take action to manage risk to patients. Read more

Researchers develop a new means of killing harmful bacteria. mit.edu: Engineered particles are capable of producing toxins that are deadly to targeted bacteria. Read more

Patient Information

Can sex give you cancer? healthnewsdigest: Cancers of the oropharynx are usually caused by tobacco and alcohol, but recent studies show that about 72 percent of oropharyngeal cancers are caused by HPV. Read more

How your favourite sweet summer treats are rotting your teeth and ruining your smile. dailymail.co.uk: Expert tips to minimize damage. Read more

The truth about the tooth fairy and other dental myths. huffingtonpost.com: Here are the best of the dental tall tales. Read more

7 important flossing facts. healthwomen.org: Read more

School your children in dental hygiene this summer. detroitnews.com: Tips for parents. Read more

Your health & medical news

B.C. extends free HPV vaccine to at-risk males. vancouversun.com: The move will address a “gap” in coverage for vaccinating against the human papillomavirus virus, a common sexually transmitted infection. Read more

WHO backs U of T professor’s recommendations for reducing pain of vaccines. utoronto.ca: Recommendations were aimed at reducing pain which, in turn, promotes vaccination. Read more

Why are doctors so guilty of working while sick? medicalnewstoday.com: Previous studies have shown that sick health care workers are the main source of influenza, Staphylococcus aureus and Norovirus within health care facilities. Read more

West Nile Virus vaccine to enter safety trials in humans. medicalnewstoday.com: The National Institutes of Health have announced that an experimental vaccine to protect against West Nile Virus is to enter human trial. Read more

Ageing rates vary widely, says study. bbc.com: A study of people born within a year of each other has uncovered a huge gulf in the speed at which their bodies age. Read more

Demographic and substance use trends among heroin users — United States, 2002–2013. cdc.gov: Heroin use and overdose deaths have increased significantly in the United States. Read more

Statement on the 6th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. who.int: 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 – Register today! Read more

November 5-10 – ADA 2015 – Americas’s Dental Meeting in Washington, D.C. 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

 

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