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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/07/24


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. Health spending won’t meet needs of aging Canadians, report warns. theglobeandmail.com: Limits imposed by the federal government on increases to health transfers will eventually make it impossible for provinces and territories to handle the costs of an aging population. Read more

2. UBC grad perio student, Dr. Rana Tarzemany, wins highly regarded Volpe Prize. ubc.ca This is the first time a student from a Canadian school has won the award, which is sponsored by the Ohio State University and Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Read more

3. AASM and AADSM issue new joint Clinical Practice Guideline for Oral Appliance Therapy. aadsm.org: The new guideline supports increased teamwork between physicians and dentists to achieve optimal treatment of patients with OSA. Read more

4. Report finds people over 55 neglect oral health more than other age groups. examiner.com Read more

5. New saliva test may catch Alzheimer’s disease early. cnn.com: Though research is still in its infancy, the saliva test represents the exciting future of diagnostic tools in development for the detection of the neurodegenerative disease. Read more

Canadian dentistry news

North York dentist Dr. Wayne Pulver honoured for service to his profession. insidetoronto.com: Dr. Pulver received the Ontario Dental Association’s Barnabas Day Award for Distinguished Service. Read more

B.C. detection test being used to catch oral cancer in early stages. cbc.ca: Dr. Catherine Poh was interviewed about the latest developments. Read more

Dr. James Gilchrist, professor of oral biology in the College of Dentistry, is the new Director of the Biomedical Youth Program. umanitoba.ca Read more

Le sucre est-il le nouveau tabac? lactualite.com: L’industrie du sucre recourt depuis 40 ans aux mêmes tactiques de relations publiques que celles qui ont fait le succès des fabricants de tabac dans le documentaire Sugar Coated. Lire plus

R.I.D.E. Muskoka (Respecting Individual Differences in Everyone). aboutface.ca: A charity cycling event in support of AboutFace, September 25-27, 2015. Read more

International dentistry news

Senate approves oral health screenings for seniors. ada.org: The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation that would authorize oral health screenings for seniors under the Older Americans Act. Read more

Scientific experts: Sugar intake ‘should be halved’. bbc.com: Nutrition experts say no more than 5% of daily calories should come from added sugar – about 7 teaspoons. Most people consume at least twice this limit. Read more

Sweets removed from checkouts a positive step forward, says BDA. bda.org: The Children’s Food Campaign, supported by the BDA, has been running an ongoing campaign for ‘Junk Free Checkouts’. Read more

New blog series follows Dr. Emily Hobart’s first year out of dental school. ada.org: Dr. Hobart will candidly share her stories and experiences of her first year as a new dentist in a blog series called “My New Dentist Life.” Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Recall Alert – Abutment retrieval instrument Zirconia CC RP/WP. healthycanadians.gc.ca: Read more

Teeth reveal lifetime exposures to metals, toxins. eurekalert.org: Is it possible that too much iron in infant formula may potentially increase risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s in adulthood and are teeth the window into the past that can help us tell? Read more

Earliest evidence of dental caries manipulation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic. nature.com: Primitive forms of carious treatment in human evolution entail an adaptation of the well-known tooth-picking for levering and scratching rather than drilling practices. Read more

NIH launches e-cigarette research. ada.org: The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is accepting applications through July 28 for research on the possible effects on oral health of aerosol mixtures produced by electronic cigarettes. Read more

Healthcare providers are a major contributor to problem of antibiotic overuse. infectioncontroltoday.com: Ten percent of healthcare providers write an antibiotic prescription for nearly every patient who walks in with a cold, bronchitis or other acute respiratory infection. Read more

Patients can spot trouble with new dental implants. reuters.com: A British study suggests patients with new dental implants may be able to detect signs of trouble early enough to help prevent complications. Read more

Mind your business

Learning case presentation strategies. transitionsonline.com: Five steps to effective case presentation. Read more

Proper recruiting procedures can help dental practices find perfect team members. dentistryiq: Read more

Patient Information

Well-child exams help keep kids’ health on track. capitalcityweekly.com: Regular preventive care can help find and treat problems before they become serious. Read more

Why neglecting your teeth could be seriously bad for your health. theguardian.com: People should not underestimate what the body senses when the mouth is neglected. Read more

Your health & medical news

Early signs that drug ‘may delay Alzheimer’s decline’. bbc.com: Potential breakthrough – The first details of how a drug could slow the pace of brain decline for patients with early stage Alzheimer’s disease have emerged. Read more

Are boastful claims in drug ads seen as proxies for effectiveness? wsj.com: Consumer ads often claim a medicine is the number one drug prescribed by physicians, what remains unclear is the extent to which consumers view such information positively or as a substitute for effectiveness data. 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. 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


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