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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/08/14


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week.

Top 5 Must Read

1. Mercury-free filling developed by local dentists

2. CODA votes to establish accreditation process for dental therapy education

3. Aspen Dental’s #LeadLikeAGirl: Re-imagining the demographics of dentistry

4. New video: Treating Patients with Disabilities

5.Consumption of dental treatment in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Canadian dentistry news

Mercury-free filling developed by local dentists. thepost.on.ca: A new way to replace the mercury with a silver solution and ceramic nanoparticles, creating a new material. Read more

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) award dentistry researchers $2.8M in grants. utoronto.ca: Read more

UofT PhD student places 3rd at International Periodontal Research Competition. utoronto.ca: Guy Aboodi drew acclaim for his research into oral neutrophils, a burgeoning field of inquiry into the immune cell of the oral cavity and their role in periodontitis. Read more

IADR/AADR appoint Dr. Jocelyne Feine as editor of JDR Clinical & Translational Research. iadr.org: Read more

Can you spare a tooth? dal.ca: Worldwide scarcity of natural teeth available for dental schools to use leads Dalhousie to request them from the oral health community. Read more

Once the height of teen embarrassment, braces have somehow become cool. theglobeandmail.com: Teenagers now have a different expectation as far as what teeth should look like. Read more

New video: Treating Patients with Disabilities. rcdso.org: An informative video which explains some best practices to help treat patients with disabilities. Read more

New video: International Trained Applicants to the College. rcdso.org: There are different paths for obtaining a licence to practice dentistry in Canada. Read more

Addressing the need for standardized concussion care in Canada. cfp.ca: Concussion Awareness Training Tool. Read more

International dentistry news

CODA votes to establish accreditation process for dental therapy education. ada.org: Authorized the establishment of an accreditation process for dental therapy education programs. Read more

The American Dental Association’s Statement on Accrediting Dental Therapy Education Programs. ada.org: Read more

Aspen Dental’s #LeadLikeAGirl: Re-imagining the demographics of dentistry. dentistryiq.com: 76% of all team members at Aspen Dental-branded practices are female, including 40% of dentists, which outpaces the industry average. Read more

Connecticut State Dental Association refutes dental amalgam claims. courant.com: CSDA wishes to correct misinformation about the harmful side effects of amalgam fillings contained in the op-ed “Connecticut Dental Mercury Rule Imperils Patients”. Read more

After 150 years of evidence: Mercury fillings are safe and effective. kentucky.com: This commentary is from officials from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Read more

ADA joins AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse. ada.org: The ADA’s first initiative is to urge health care professionals to register for and use state-based prescription drug monitoring programs. Read more

Pediatricians seek collaboration after new task force recommendation on fluoride varnish. ada.org: Informing dentists of recent changes to federal regulations regarding fluoride varnish treatments that may result in more pediatricians providing oral health screenings and referring children patients to dentists. Read more

To boost job prospects, younger Americans seek dentures. usatoday.com: Some areas that top the nation for unemployment also fare worst in a health measure that can keep people from getting jobs — missing teeth. Read more

Facing rising dental costs, seniors head to Mexico. ap.org: A 56-year-old Anchorage, Alaska, native made the journey all the way to Los Algodones, Mexico, a small border town teeming with dental offices to get dental care. Read more

The ADA Statement on Dental Tourism and Ethical Obligations of Dentists. ada.org: Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Neutrophil and cancer cell “crosstalk” underlies oral cancer metastasis. utoronto.ca: An abnormal immune response or “feedback loop” could very well be the underlying cause of metastases in oral cancers. Read moreAbstract

CDC modeling projects growth of drug-resistant infections and C. difficile. cdc.gov: The latest CDC Vital Signs includes mathematical modeling that projects increases in drug-resistant infections and C. difficile without immediate, nationwide improvements in infection control and antibiotic prescribing. Read more

Clinician’s Corner: A discussion about dermal fillers, Botox and dentistry. ada.org: Three experts share their insights on the topic. Read more

On the mechanical integrity of retrieved dental implants. sciencedirect.com: The objective of this study was to investigate the potential state of mechanical damage in used, albeit mechanically intact, dental implants, after their retrieval from the oral cavity because of progressive bone loss (peri-implantitis). Read more

Flossing may cause peri-implant disease. dentistrytoday.com: A recent study published by the Wiley Online Library says there is a possible relationship between the use of dental floss or superfloss and the development of peri-implantitis. Read more

Why it matters that the FDA just approved the first 3D-printed drug. washingtonpost.com: This 3D printing innovation could have far-ranging implications for the pharmaceutical industry for several reasons. Read more

Consumption of dental treatment in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. plos.org: The aim of this study was to compare the consumption of dental treatment among patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis compared to age and gender matched control groups. Read more

Music as an aid for postoperative recovery in adults. thelancet.com: The systematic review assessed whether music improves recovery after surgical procedures. Read more

Students’ gum disease linked to high blood pressure. oshnewsnetwork.com: New research from Japan shows that a relationship between gum disease and high blood pressure exists regardless of age. Read more

Specific bacteria affect severity of oxidative stress. oshnewsnetwork.com: According to recent research undertaken at the University of Valencia, oral pathogens contribute significantly to oxidative stress. Read more

Mind your business

What is the gray market? dentistryiq.com: Defining the issue. Read more

Social Media Planning Guide. ada.org: learn to use social media in a way that makes sense for your practice. Read more

From dentist to small-business owner: Tips and options. nerdwallet.com: Read more

Patient information

Bad breath blues? today.com: 9 best ways to keep your breath smelling fresh. Read more

Who invented the toothbrush and when was it invented? loc.gov: Read more

What parents can do to promote good dental health. healthday.com: Eat right and teach kids how to care for their teeth properly, expert suggests. Read more

Is dental care abroad safe? mouthhealthy.org: Saving money overseas may lead to greater expense to your health and your wallet when you arrive back home. Read more

7 Things Your Saliva Says About Your Health. prevention.com: While saliva keeps your mouth clean, its condition can also provide clues to other things going on in your body. Read more

6 Things Nursing Moms Should Know About Dental Health. mouthhealthy.org: Here’s how breastfeeding can impact the dental health of both baby and mom. Read more

Your health & medical news

Feature: Why am I feeling stressed? nature.com: What can people do if they feel stressed, and why in many ways stress is just like periodontal disease? Read more

Medical devices too prone to hackers. washingtontimes.com: Allowing more health care products to be connected to the Internet has made it easier for attackers to exploit devices with potentially fatal results. Read more

Continuing education matters

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 – America’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


Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Fall 2015-Spring 2016 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


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

Is Quip the Tesla of Toothbrushes? bloomberg.com: Quip offers eight different styles of brush handles—four manual and four electric. Read more

Ergonomics health clinic. pelton.net: Complete a short questionnaire and practicing physical therapist, Tim Caruso, will review the results and offer FREE expert advice to improve your ergonomic health. Read more

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