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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/09/04


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

Top 3 Must Read

1. Something to chew on

2. Dentists descend on St. John’s

3. High school athletes using smokeless tobacco more than non-athletes


Canadian dentistry news

Something to chew on. thetelegram.com: Drs. Jason Noel, Mitch Taillon and Marina Sexton speak about the urban-rural distribution of the dental workforce. Read more

Dentists descend on St. John’s. thetelegram.com: Annual gathering is key educational opportunity. Read more

Big picture vision earns honour. umanitoba.ca: A firm focus on the future of the profession has earned Dr. Melanie Wood one of the highest honours in Manitoba oral health. Read more

How Francis Wharton made his dentures from deer’s teeth. cbc.ca: Francis Wharton was an inventor and hunter who lived in the woods of Little Fort, B.C., in the ’60s. Read more

La fluoration de l’eau : une mesure efficace pour contrer la carie dentaire. odq.qc.ca : À l’instar de plusieurs organismes, dont l’Organisation mondiale de la santé, l’Ordre des dentistes du Québec maintient que la fluoration de l’eau est une mesure de santé publique efficace, sécuritaire et peu coûteuse pour contrer la carie dentaire. Lire plus

Nouvelle cohorte au DMD : 42 % d’hommes! ulaval.ca: Parmi les 50 nouveaux étudiants cet automne, 21 sont des messieurs, du jamais vu depuis plus d’une décennie. Lire plus

Projet de recherche sur les maladies parodontales. ulaval.ca: Le Dr Mahmoud, du GREB, a reçu un financement de 36 000 $ afin de mener à bien son projet de recherche sur l’efficacité d’un nouveau peptide sur certaines maladies parodontales. Lire plus

International dentistry news

Three ADA members running for office in FDI Elections. ada.org: Dr. Kathy Kell — candidate for FDI President-Elect, Dr. Tom Hart — candidate for FDI Science Committee, Dr. Marshall Gallant — candidate for FDI Public Health Committee. Read more

Fluoridation to continue in Denver, other municipalities. ada.org: Community water fluoridation will continue in three municipalities after their respective leadership boards voted on the issue. Read more

Jamie Oliver joins dentists in new campaign to cut sugar in Britain’s diet. bda.org: The TV chef-turned-campaigner is launching a new crusade in a war against added sugar. Read more

Urgent action needed to tackle low levels of morale amongst dentists, warns BDA. bda.org: Data from the HSCIC Dental Working Hours, 2012/13 & 2013/14 Motivation Analysis highlights low levels of morale amongst dentists throughout the UK. Read more

Musical App encourages kids to brush better. eurekalert.org: Analysis of tooth brushing app reveals benefits — including longer brushing. Read more

Brazil’s National Oral Health Policy – An example for other nations. iadr.org: The aim of this article is to share part of this experience in order to prompt reflection about the inclusion of oral health care in other health care systems around the world. Read more

Oral Health Atlas (2015). fdiworldental.org: The second edition of the atlas highlights the extent of oral diseases worldwide and reflects on policies and strategies addressing the global burden. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

High school athletes using smokeless tobacco more than non-athletes. cdc.gov: The higher use of smokeless tobacco suggests athletes may perceive these products as harmless, socially acceptable, or perhaps even as a way to boost athletic performance. Read more

Blueberry extract could help fight gum disease and reduce antibiotic use. sciencedaily.com: Researchers say they are developing an oral device that could slowly release the blueberry extract after deep cleaning to help treat periodontitis. Read more

Dental device promises pain-free tooth repair. reuters.com: New technology developed by British scientists could dramatically reduce the need for unpleasant dental drilling. Read more

Free sugars are the primary necessary factor in the development of dental caries, concludes critical review. fdiworldental.org: The authors of the study demonstrate the sensitivity of cariogenesis to even very low sugars intakes. Read more

Unusual throat (and mouth) germs linked to schizophrenia, says two new studies. Washingtonpost.com: The findings suggest that changes in mouth and throat germs may be associated with the disease and could offer a new tool for diagnosis involving a test as simple as a saliva sample. Read more

Mind your business

How to maximize favorable visitor response to your website? oralhealthjournal.com: You can try to maximize visitor response in your favor, if you website fulfills the following pre-requisites. Read more

Patient Information

Teeth whitening products: what you need to know to do it safely. yahoo.com: Why should I talk to my dentist before whitening? Read more

Is it safe to go to the dentist during pregnancy? mouthhealthy.org: Here are the most common concerns women have about going to the dentist during pregnancy. Read more

Your health & medical news

Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia. bbc.com: A drug used to treat diabetes could help in the fight against blood cancer, early research in the journal Nature suggests. 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


September 10-12: Saskatchewan Oral Health Professions Conference in Regina, SK. Read more

September 18-20: 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

March 17-19, 2016: Pacific Dental Conference in conjunction with CDA. 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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