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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/07/17

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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 3 Must Read

1. University of Manitoba wins prestigious Royal College award for curriculum excellence. news.umanitoba.ca: The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program – Dentistry/Dental Hygiene of the University of Manitoba has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Award. Read more

2. Health Canada taking new action to improve acetaminophen safety, reminds Canadians about safe use. healthycanadians.gc.ca: Read more

3. ADA survey says Code of Ethics spurs public’s decision in choosing dentists. ada.org: Nearly 70 percent of patients are more likely to choose an ADA member dentist knowing that those dentists follow a Code of Ethics, the study showed. The survey also showed that nearly 75 percent of patients said that simply knowing that a dentist was a member of the ADA would influence whom they selected as a dentist. Read more

Canadian dentistry news

University of Manitoba wins prestigious Royal College award for curriculum excellence. news.umanitoba.ca: The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program – Dentistry/Dental Hygiene of the University of Manitoba has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Award. Read more

Health Canada taking new action to improve acetaminophen safety, reminds Canadians about safe use. healthycanadians.gc.ca: Read more

Research excellence leads to AIHS fellowship and Killam scholarship. dentistry.ualberta.ca: Mohamed ElSalhy is the recipient of the 2015 Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS) Clinical Fellowship and the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship. ElSalhy’s designed a new DMF index as part of his thesis, ICDAS Caries Index: A new index for Caries Severity and treatment needs. Read more

Trois-Rivières, laboratoire d’une première étude sur la fluoration de l’eau au Québec. ici.radio-canada.ca: Les chercheurs s’intéresseront à la santé buccodentaire des enfants de six ans et moins n’ayant pas été exposés au fluor. Lire plus

The Nicolucci Family. schulich.uwo.ca: The family’s strong connection to dentistry is impressive! Read more

International dentistry news

ADA survey says Code of Ethics spurs public’s decision in choosing dentists. ada.org: Nearly 70 percent of patients are more likely to choose an ADA member dentist knowing that those dentists follow a Code of Ethics, the study showed. The survey also showed that nearly 75 percent of patients said that simply knowing that a dentist was a member of the ADA would influence whom they selected as a dentist. Read more

Virginia Dental Association launches senior care pilot project. ada.org: The project is part of the American Dental Association’s Action for Dental Health movement which encourages dentist participation in nursing home care and prevention programs through local community outreach, continuing education and training to work in long-term care. Read more

NYU dental school receives a 5-year $2.5M HRSA training grant. ada.org: The Health Resources and Service Administration award allows the dental school to begin a public health track. Read more

Time for coordinated action on kid’s teeth crisis. bda.org: The British Dental Association (BDA) has called for real partnership and commitment to solve the burgeoning crisis on children’s teeth, as a new evidence paints an alarming picture of parental dental knowledge. Read more

31% of U.S. Parents Say Kids Missed School Due to Dental Problems. prnewswire.com: New survey finds absences vary by region, delta dental releases summertime tips to help prevent repeat next school year. Read more

Scientists discover evidence of rudimentary dentistry from 14,000 years ago. telegraph.co.uk: Palaeolithic people were able to carry out treatment of rotten teeth using delicate flint shards. Read more

FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Study examines 7 states’ decision to increase coverage for Medicaid adult dental benefits. dentistryiq.com: The study examined why each state chose to implement this coverage, as well as how they are implementing it. Read more

Mind your business

Tips for onboarding a new dental associate. etsdental.com: Developing an effective orientation process for a new dental associate is critical to the short and long term success of your team. Read more

Assessing dental career opportunities. etsdental.com: Every office and every opportunity is unique, so it is important to investigate them fully to determine which one suits your wants and needs the best. Read more

5 customer experience teachings … From the dentist chair. huffingtonpost.com: Delight your customer, show true care and understanding of them and take away their pain to provide memorable value that they will then share socially to potential new clients. Read more

Patient Information

Mom can’t believe her ears when the dentist tells her what caused tooth decay in her son’s mouth. ijreview.com: The reason is something that most parents give to their children without a second thought— dried fruit. Read more

Put your money where your mouth is when it comes to heart health. Read more

Your health & medical news

Stress: TABOO. bdj.org: After a study by the British Dental Association discovered 4 in 10 community dentists are stressed at work it is clear many dental professionals are under stress. This throws up a number of questions, and in part one of a three part series, Tim Newton and Brid Hendron tackle some of those. Read more

Global health workforce, finances remain low for mental health. who.int: Worldwide, nearly 1 in 10 people have a mental health disorder, but only 1% of the global health workforce is working in mental health. Read more

WHO lays out plans for financing new global health goal: to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. who.int: WHO is urging countries to move towards universal health coverage and to scale up international investment in catalytic development funding. Read more

Canadians support pharmacare program that includes private drug plans. pharmacists.ca: According to a national survey conducted as part of the Canadian Pharmacists Association’s (CPhA) Pharmacare 2.0 Initiative, while a strong majority of Canadians support the concept of a pan-Canadian pharmacare program, they don’t necessarily want it to replace their existing private prescription drug plans. 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

C3 Jian completes second phase 2 clinical trial of anticavity drug. dentistryiq.com: C16G2 targets the specific elimination of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans), the acid-producing bacterium associated with dental caries or tooth decay. 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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