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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/09/11


Top 5 Must Read


  1. Average retirement age for dentists has increased
  2. What are Canadian dental professional students taught about infant, toddler and prenatal oral health
  3. Precursor of abnormal protein that triggers Alzheimer’s may be transmissible
  4. As overdose deaths climb, so does demand for their antidote
  5. Say goodbye to yesterday’s iffy dental implants

Canadian dentistry news

Dental hygienists raise e-cigarette concerns. digitaljournal.com: Canada’s dental hygienists have raised concerns about the impact of e-cigarettes on the nation’s oral health. Read more

Dr. McKee awarded 5 year CIHR operating grant. mcgill.ca: The grant will help to understand how decreased mineralization occurs in the rare osteomalacia diseases, where bone and teeth are incompletely calcified. Read more

A Successful First Summer Institute in Applied Mixed Methods in Oral Health Research. mcgill.ca: The event brought together professors and students from seven Canadian dental schools as well as from Brazilian and Mexican universities. Read more

Another successful summer at McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry’s Summer Clinic. mcgill.ca: McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry’s Summer Clinic helped nearly one thousand patients receive free dental care this summer. Read more

Summer Research Program puts excellence on the curriculum. utoronto.ca: Twenty-two students delivered academic excellence at this year’s Summer Research Program Presentation as they vied for the top spots during 5-minute “lightning” presentations. Read more

Dr. Macdonald and team receive CIHR Priority Announcement operating grant. mcgill.ca: The grant will be used to for their study The oral health and dental care pathways of humanitarian migrants. Read more

Dr. Stone awarded 5-year CIHR operating grant to study lower back pain. Mcgill.ca: The grant is to conduct research on Low back pain: From mechanism to therapeutic intervention. The team will perform a combination of pre-clinical and human studies. Read more

UBC – New appointments: full-time faculty. Drs. Almeida, Brondani and Wyatt. Read more

Spirit of ’65 to celebrate 50+ years of graduating dental hygienists at the University of Manitoba. umanitoba.ca: Highlighting graduating classes of 50, 40, 30, 20 and 10 years, the school is also welcoming all alumni to attend the event. Read more

Cérémonie de remise des instruments. ulaval.ca: Parents et amis se joignent aux professeurs, au personnel et aux partenaires de la Faculté pour souligner en grande l’arrivée des « petits nouveaux »! Lire plus

NCOHR Workshop. uwo.ca: Schulich Dentistry research trainees and faculty members attended a workshop focused on opportunities for introducing research commercialization to dental training programs. Read more

International dentistry news

Autistic teen’s dental visit changes Illinois law. dailyrecord.com: New plans will cover dental sedation for autistic patients until age 19. Read more

Supervised brushing, fluoride varnish would help oral health, save healthcare costs. sciencedaily.com: Action to prevent tooth decay in children are not just beneficial to children’s oral health, but could also result in cost savings for public health systems. Read more

Teeth of children who died in Famine carry hidden history. irishtimes.com: Chemical analysis of dentine can reveal diet changes and when starvation set in. Read more

Sweden to give free dental care for under-23s. thelocal.se: Sweden is set to raise the maximum age for free dental care from 19 to 23. Read more

As overdose deaths climb, so does demand for their antidote. bloomberg.com: To contain a surge in drug-related deaths in the U.S., governments are pouring money into programs to make an overdose antidote more widely. Read more

Say goodbye to yesterday’s iffy dental implants. qconline.com: Today’s implants aren’t your grandma’s implants, which is why millions of people are choosing them now and why more general dentists are being trained to insert implants. Read more

FDA staff flags dosing risk with Collegium opioid painkiller. reuters.com: The FDA said the experimental oral opioid painkiller, if approved, could be wrongly used as it is designed to be taken after eating to provide maximum relief. Typically, opioid painkillers are used with no regard to food intake Read more

FDA staff flag likely dosing errors with Purdue’s opioid painkiller. reuters.com: Designed to be taken every 4-6 hours, FDA staff expressed concerns over likely errors in administering the fast-acting oxycodone painkiller that could result in inadequate relief if not taken on an empty stomach. Read more

Average retirement age for dentists has increased. ada.org: Just the facts. Read more

New data shows four nations all failing to invest in oral health. bda.org: Dental leaders from Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland have warned governments across the UK that continued failure to invest in oral health is unsustainable. Read more

Calls to Dental Helpline soar, reveals charity. dentalhealth.org: The British Dental Health Foundation say those seeking advice about their dental health over the last 12 months has increased by 17 per cent compared to last year. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Precursor of abnormal protein that triggers Alzheimer’s may be transmissible. nature.com: Evidence for human transmission of amyloid-β pathology and cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Read more

What are Canadian dental professional students taught about infant, toddler and prenatal oral health. jcda.ca: The purpose of this study was to determine how accredited dental and dental hygiene programs in Canada prepare students in the areas of infant, toddler and prenatal oral health. Read more

Blood, teeth samples accurately predict age. sciencedaily.com: Forensic biomedical scientists have developed a test to predict individuals’ age using blood or teeth samples. Read more

Prevalence of and trends in diabetes among adults in the United States, 1988-2012. jamanetwork.com: Read more

Local anesthetic may affect the development of children’s teeth, study shows. sciencedaily.com: The study comes at a time when more children than ever before are subjected to dental surgery and local anaesthetic. Read more

Oral bacteria increase colorectal cancer mortality. oshnewsnetwork.com: When F. nucleatum was present in colorectal cancer tissues, there was a significantly increased incidence of mortality from colorectal cancer. Greater quantities of the bacterium corresponded with shorter survival rates. Read more

Cells transplanted from mouth can be used to treat illnesses causing blindness. medicalxpress.com: Researchers at the University of Oslo made discoveries that can have great consequences for the treatment of blindness caused by so-called limbal stem cell deficiency. Read more

3-D printing promises a custom care revolution. dentistrytoday.com: A 3-D printer was used to design and manufacture a scaffold that was used to treat periodontal disease in a patient who otherwise would have lost the tooth. Read more

Patient Information

Children’s dental emergencies – would you know what to do? oda.on.ca: Ontario’s dentists remind you to be ready for the unexpected. Read more

Learn More About Chewing Gum. Read more

Kids’ teeth: Dental care for every age and stage. walmartlivlebetter.ca: How parents can help kids create good oral health habits early on – and when to schedule that first dental visit. Read more

How to soothe sensitive teeth. What’s going on? walmartlivebetter.ca: And what can you do about it? Read more

Cancer and dental health. mouthhealthy.org: How cancer affects your mouth – your 3step cancer action plan. 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

New salivary test available for oral squamous cell carcinoma. dentistryiq.com: PeriRx officially launches SaliMark OSCC Test for oral squamous cell carcinoma. Read more

Henry Schein’s 18th annual “Back to School” program helps more than 5,000 children return to the classroom ready to succeed. corporate-ir.net: The program helps boost children’s confidence by providing classroom essentials. Read more

Core3daCADemy™ Announces Fall Webinar and Course Schedule. Read more

Protect patients against broken splints and appliances with Space Maintainers’ extended warranty program! Read more

AVINENT™ Canada introduces the “AVINENT Experiences” Blog! Read more

Crosstex introduces a disposable prophy angle with a Twist. Read more

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