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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/10/02


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 5 Must Read

  1. University of Saskatchewan study proves promising in fight against cancer
  2. Presidential Citation presented to Dr. Gordon W. Thompson
  3. A first for women in orthodontics – USC School of Dentistry sets record
  4. Study blocks inflammatory bone loss in gum disease
  5. The quality of the evidence according to GRADE is predominantly low or very low in oral health systematic reviews

Canadian dentistry news

University of Saskatchewan study proves promising in fight against cancer. usask.ca: Fourth-year College of Dentistry student Dania Alkhani’s award-winning research project could lead to a breakthrough in finding a less invasive and more efficient treatment. Read more

Dental school hosts eight dentists from Uganda. ualberta.ca: The eight dentists participated in dental simulation activities, lecture presentations, and learned new dental techniques, helping them gain hand-on experience. Read more

Canadian Section of ICD hold Convocation in St. John’s. icd-canada.org: The Canadian Section of the International College of Dentists inducted 65 New Fellows. Read more

Presidential Citation presented to Dr. Gordon W. Thompson. icd-canada.org: ICD Canada President Randall Croutze presented Dr. Thompson with the prestigious Presidential Citation. Read more

Royal College of Dentists of Canada honours Dr. Timucin Ari and Dr. Paul Jackson. uwo.ca: Read more

International dentistry news

A first for women in orthodontics – USC School of Dentistry sets record. For the first time since the program was established in 1934, the current class is comprised of all women. Read more

Prepare for ‘Sugar Wars’ in February. ada.org: “Sugar Wars” is the 2016 campaign theme for National Children’s Dental Health Month in February. Read more

FDI and GC Corporation announce partnership in ageing and oral health. fdiworldental.org: The FDI–GC partnership will seek to establish the fundamental role of oral health professionals in healthy longevity. Read more

Education for caries prevention: FDI’s new Caries Prevention Partnership. fdiworldental.org: FDI’s new Caries Prevention Partnership was launched with a Caries Management Summit and Workshop held during the recent FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Bangkok. Read more

Better Together: Co-Location of Dental and Primary Care Provides Opportunities to Improve Oral Health. ucla.edu: This study of California Community Health Centers that provide primary care services shows that only about one-third of them co-located primary and dental care services on-site. Read more

Dental trial chews on improving aged-care options. sciencewa.net.au: A trial bringing dental healthcare to elderly patients at a Perth, Australia, aged-care facility is aiming to bridge the gap provided to people living in care. Read more

Children in special education being let down on oral health. bda.org: A first national survey of oral health in special schools shows that while students have slightly lower levels of tooth decay than those in mainstream schools, they are more likely to have teeth extracted. Read more

Australian dental profession takes up new project focusing on people with dementia. ada.org.au: The project aims to promote best practice dental care for people with dementia by developing, delivering and promoting high quality, competency-based learning materials for dentists and dental students. Read more

WHO: Number of people over 60 years set to double by 2050; major societal changes required. who.int: World report on ageing and health 2015. Read more

Enamel evolved in the skin and colonized the teeth much later. sciencedaily.com: Researchers combined data from paleontology and genomics to arrive at a clear but unexpected answer to the question “When did the enamel that covers our teeth evolve?”. Read more

7 in 10 students who currently use tobacco used a flavored product. cdc.gov: New data show importance of addressing all forms of tobacco use, including flavored products. Read more

Student Loan Problem Garners National Attention from Presidential Candidates. huffingtonpost.com: The American Dental Association found that student loan debt is the number one concern for new dentists. Read more

Why don’t we treat teeth like the rest of our bodies? theatlantic.com: About a third of people in the U.S. don’t visit the dentist every year, and more than 800,000 annual ER visits arise from preventable dental problems. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

The quality of the evidence according to GRADE is predominantly low or very low in oral health systematic reviews. plos.org: Results suggest a pressing need for more randomised clinical trials and other studies of higher quality in order to inform clinical decisions thereby reducing the risk of instituting potentially ineffective and/or harmful therapies. Read more

Study blocks inflammatory bone loss in gum disease. medicalxpress.com: A new study led by University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine researchers demonstrates that a protein called Del-1, can inhibit bone loss associated with periodontitis. Read more

Scanning systems evaluated in ADA’s PPR. ada.org: The September issue of ADA Professional Product Review includes an evaluation of the accuracy of six intraoral scanning systems. Read more

Diagnostic Challenge: Emergency Bridge Repair. ada.org: The ADA Professional Product Review examines both common and unusual cases involving dental materials. Read more

Biomimetic dental prosthesis. sciencedaily.com: Material researchers are developing a procedure that allows them to mimic the complex fine structure of biological composite materials, such as teeth. Read more

Placing effective restorations in challenging situations with pediatric dental patients. dentistryiq.com: Read more

Celebrate World Smile Day® Friday, October 2, 2015. worldsmileday.com: “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile”! Read more

Mind your business

Red-flag behaviors for identifying embezzlement. cda.org. Read more

Patient Information

5 Steps to a flawless floss. mouthhealthy.org: Use this step-by-step guide to find out how to properly floss your teeth. Read more

Brushing your teeth. mouthhealthy.org: The proper brushing technique. Read more

Your health & medical news

Vitamin D Status and Rates of Cognitive Decline in a Multiethnic Cohort of Older Adults. jamanetwork.com: Low VitD status was associated with accelerated decline in cognitive function domains in ethnically diverse older adult. It remains to be determined whether VitD supplementation slows cognitive decline. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Fall 2015 and spring 2016 continuing education schedules

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 Saskatchewan – Upcoming courses

University of Toronto – Continuing dental education

Western University – Continuing professional development


October 1-3 – Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting, in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

November 5-10 – ADA 2015 – America’s Dental Meeting in Washington, D.C. Read more

November 14-17 – 101st Annual Meeting – American Academy of Periodontology in Orlando, Florida. Read more

January 280-30, 2016 – Manitoba Dental Association’s 2016 Annual Convention. Read more

March 17-19, 2016 –2016 Pacific Dental Conference in conjunction with CDA, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

May 26-28, 2016 – British Dental Conference & Exhibition 2016, in Manchester, England. Read more

May 26-29, 2016 – Jasper Dental Congress 2016 in Jasper, Alberta. Read more

July 14-17, 2016 – Mark your calendar for AGD 2016 Boston, in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more

September 7-10, 2016 – FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2016, in Poznan, Poland. 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

Jack van’t Groenewout named new general manager of Carestream Dental, U.S. and Canada Digital. carestreamdental.com: Read more


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