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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/10/16


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  1. UBC dentistry grad student wins highly regarded award in dental materials
  2. FDA launches national public education campaign to prevent and reduce tobacco use among multicultural youth
  3. Study finds home care of children crucial after oral sedation
  4. Antibacterial activity of curcumin against periodontopathic bacteria
  5. AAPD offers tricks for a tooth-friendly Halloween

Canadian dentistry news

UBC dentistry grad student wins highly regarded award in dental materials. ubc.ca: This is a first for a Canadian university. Read more

University of Toronto 2016 awards of distinction recipients announced. utoronto.ca: Read more

Graduate students win 1st and 2nd place in CADR-NCOHR Student Award Competition. mcgill.ca: The award allows the students to present their research at the AADR/CADR meeting in Los Angeles on March 16-19, 2016. Read more

Dr. Faleh Tamimi contributes to recently published book. mcgill.ca: Dr. Tamimi contributed to the chapter on block bone grafts in the recently published book “Advanced Aspects of Imaging in Oral Implantology”. Read more

Dr. Earl Karanofsky wins Dr. Ralph Silverstone Award. mcgill.ca: The award recognizes his outstanding contribution to the undergraduate teaching program in the faculty of dentistry at McGill University. Read more

Building community: Variety bridges gaps with another year of effective outreach. umanitoba.ca: The Variety Children’s Dental Outreach program wrapped up another big year this past spring. Read more

Call the fashion police! dal.ca: Students were given the opportunity to trade in their traditional blue scrubs for the day and to sport appropriate business wear in exchange for a small donation to a local charity. Read more

Inspired to improve dental health worldwide. ctvnews.ca: The founder of the Tooth Fairy Children’s Foundation, CoraMarie Clark, does much more than leave toonies. Read more

International dentistry news

Tobacco: specifications for health warnings on cigarette packages adopted. europa.eu: These new health warnings will appear on packages across the EU from May 2016. Read more

FDA launches national public education campaign to prevent and reduce tobacco use among multicultural youth. fda.gov: “Fresh Empire” empowers teens who identify with hip-hop community to live tobacco free. Read more

Ranks of Army and Air Force chief dental officers to remain two stars. ada.org: Army and Air Force chief dental officers’ ranks will remain at two stars following the Senate’s Oct. 7 passing of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. Read more

Up to 10,000 kids end up in hospital every year as a “direct result of cuts to free dental care”. irishmirror.ie: The Irish Dental Association said the shocking revelations were a national disgrace. Read more

A life-saving trip to the dentist. hattiesburgamerican.com: Read more

Best Practices in Oral Health Promotion and Prevention from Across Europe. oralhealthplatform.eu: An overview prepared by the Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Study finds home care of children crucial after oral sedation. dentalproductsreport.com: Oral sedatives are commonly used, but their effects can be unpredictable and caretakers need to be informed about what to expect. Read more

Open wide! Only one randomized controlled trial found on management of gag reflex in dentistry. cochraneohg.wordpress.org: The evidence currently available is insufficient to draw reliable conclusions regarding the effects of interventions used to manage gagging in people undergoing dental treatment. Read more

Antibacterial activity of curcumin against periodontopathic bacteria. joponline.org: Curcumin possesses antibacterial activity against periodontopathic bacteria, and may be a potent agent for preventing periodontal diseases. Read more

A mouse model for exploring the connection between gum and heart disease. ada.org: Researchers explore atherosclerotic response in mice infected with periodontal pathogens, including P. gingivalis. Read more

Mind your business

The new patient call. transitionsonline.com: Turning inquiries into appointments. Read more

Patient information

Halloween fun for your patients. mouthhealthykids.org: Pumpkin carving stencils. Download

AAPD offers tricks for a tooth-friendly Halloween. aapd.org: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reminds parents and caregivers that it is important to pay attention to the types of treats children eat this Halloween. Read more

5 great tips for helping kids with special needs brush their teeth. lovethatmax.com: Read more

Doctors’ Notes: Your mouth is a gold mine of information about overall health. thestar.com: The eyes may be the window to the soul, but the mouth reveals much about the rest of your body. Read more

Are you at risk for oral cancer? usnews.com: Be aware of your personal risk, and take steps to lessen it. Read more

Podcast features ADA member dentist discussing pediatric dental health myths. TheAgenda: Listen

What is “healthy” candy? slate.com: And does it taste good? Read more

Regular dental checkups can stave off diseases. njtvonline: Read more

Everything you need to know about baby teeth. huffingtonpost.com: Read more

Your health & medical news

Malaria protein shows promise as cancer treatment. bccancer.bc.ca: This is an extraordinary finding that paves the way for targeting sugar molecules in pediatric and adulthood human cancer. Read more

Canadians’ Views on Long Term Care for Seniors. cma.ca: CMA Seniors Survey summary. Read more

Preliminary study finds that Ebola virus fragments can persist in the semen of some survivors for at least nine months. cdc.gov: The report provides the first results of a long-term study conducted by the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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


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

November 10, from 12 to 1 PM (EST) – PHO Grand Rounds: Sealing the gap: Using Dental Sealants as a Population Health Strategy to Prevent Caries in Permanent Molars. publichealthontario.ca: Free, in person or webinar. Read more

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

January 28-30, 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

Amedica breaks into the dental market with recent joint development agreement. marketwatch.com: Amedica has entered into a joint development agreement with Worthington dental technology to provide access to the Company’s silicon nitride technology platform to develop, prototype and manufacture the patented Worthington dental implant system. Read more


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