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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/10/09


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 5 Must Read

  1. Celebrating 50 years of Dentistry
  2. NEW! FDI Policy Statements adopted/revised in 2015
  3. The Decline of ‘Big Soda
  4. Recognising the early stages of dementia through oral health
  5. Random acts of kindness

Canadian dentistry news

Celebrating 50 years of Dentistry. Western University Youtube.com Dentistry alumni, faculty and students reflect on 50 years of outstanding education, patient-centred care, social responsibility and scientific excellence at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Watch the video

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences inducts Michael MacEntee. ubc.ca: CAHS Fellows are those who have a history of outstanding performance in the academic health sciences in Canada. Read more

DMD student takes first place in national research award competition. ubc.ca: Muizz Wahid, second-year dental student, placed first in the Junior Category in the Canadian Association for Dental Research and the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research Student Research Award competition for 2014-2015. Read more

Opinion: Breaking down health care barriers. vancouversun.com: Collaboration: UBC faculties are seeking innovative approaches to personalized medicine. Read more

Influenza season is here. dentalhealthalberta.ca: Let’s work together to keep our communities healthy. Read more

Colour Group Games to promote cohesion, unity across DDS student experience. utoronto.ca: A new DDS student initiative, the “Colour Group Games” has an important agenda behind it: building positive student networks and experiences. Read more

Random acts of kindness. dal.ca: It started off as an Orientation Week ice-breaker, but it turned into something more heart-warming and more satisfying than anyone could have anticipated. Read more

The Ordre des dentistes du Québec launches a new educational campaign. The four-week campaign consists of three 15-second televised ads. Read more

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association continues to build partnerships with dental industry. cdha.ca: Each year, CDHA welcomes a select group of dental industry firms into its Partners’ Circle dedicated to the advancement of the dental hygiene profession. Read more

International dentistry news

NEW! FDI Policy Statements adopted/revised in 2015. fdiworldental.org: Read more

Adopted by the FDI General Assembly: 24th September 2015, Bangkok, Thailand. Read more

Recognizing the early stages of dementia through oral health. dentalhealth.org: People with the early stages of dementia may be able to be detected by dentists through the state of their oral health, according to the British Dental Health Foundation. Read more

CDA Cares provides oral health services to 2,099 people. cda.org: CDA Cares volunteer dental program provided more than $1.9 million in charitable dental services to 2,099 people Oct. 2-3 in Fresno. Read more

The Decline of ‘Big Soda. nytimes.com: The drop in soda consumption represents the single largest change in the American diet in the last decade. Read more

Age one dental visit is vital. prnewswire.com: Getting off on the right foot by making that first dentist appointment for your child will help start the process of protecting his or her teeth for years to come. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Limited evidence suggests no difference in implant failure rates among people with or without diabetes. ada.org: In patients with dental implants, what are the differences in implant survival, postoperative infections, and marginal bone loss between people with or without diabetes? Read more

Panel to discuss root canal therapy, dental implants. ada.org: Experts from multiple dental disciplines will share their respective views on the long-term survival and cost-effectiveness of root canal therapy, dental implants and alternative treatment at ADA 2015. Read more

Systemic sclerosis: Teeth offer clue to disease severity. medpagetoday.com. Read more

Meet the dentist to the dead. scientificamerican.com: Christina Warinner scrapes the plaque off ancient teeth to learn more about our ancestors’ health. Read more

The Ancient Civilization with perfect teeth. theatlantic.com: Two surprising findings from new imagery of ancient human remains from Pompeii. Read more

Mind your business

One single issue divides the front and back dental office teams. dentistryiq.com: What’s usually the cause of this divide? It comes down to one single word—scheduling. Read more

Smile whitening marketing materials for social media. offthecusp.com: Have you been looking for a fresh approach to marketing whitening in your practice? Read more

Patient information

Are you a nighttime tooth grinder? Here’s how to tell—and what to do about it. io9.com: Teeth grinding is a problem that affects nearly one in ten individuals, yet many of us don’t even realize we’re doing it. Read more

How to protect your teeth during Halloween, other holidays. redwoodfallsgazette.com: Dental experts have some advice to get people through the season. Read more

5 foods to whiten teeth naturally. latinoshealth.com: A healthy and well-balanced meal can also help to whiten teeth and make gums healthier. Read more

14 mistakes you’re making with your teeth. foxnews.com: Where you could be going wrong. Read more

3 (and soon to be 4) ways your dentist can replace your missing teeth. huffingtonpost.com: Here are three treatment options available right now, and a fourth that will be available in the not-too-distant future. Read more

Helpful tips for healthy smiles at halloween. cda-adc.ca: You can also download the “Spooktacular Smiles” activity sheet and the Halloween Memory Game for kids! Read more

Show and tell. mouthhealthy.org: What 10 common mouth issues really look like. Read more

MouthHealthy Kids’ Halloween Headquarters. mouthhealthkids.org: Download activity and coloring sheets! Read more

Your health & medical news

Larger-sized portions, packages and tableware lead to higher consumption of food and drink, Cochrane review finds. cochrane.org: The research suggests that eliminating larger-sized portions from the diet completely could reduce energy intake by up to 16% among UK adults or 29% among US adults. Read more

CMA warns against adoption of Bill 20 amendments. cma.ca: The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is greatly concerned by the plans of the Quebec government to adopt a set of amendments to Bill 20 to legalize the fees charged to patients in clinics for insured services, commonly called “accessory fees. Read more

5 ways your body actually improves with age. huffingtonpost.com: Relax. It’s not all downhill after 50. 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


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