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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/11/18/


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 5 Must Read


  1. Canada’s military veterans to get dental help from George Brown students
  2. More than 120 partners join CDC to fight antibiotic resistance
  3. Dental implants vs. root canal therapy
  4. How to eliminate pain tied to tooth decay
  5. Who are you looking for?


Canadian dentistry news

Canada’s military veterans to get dental help from George Brown students. cbc.ca: Dental health students want ‘to give something back’ to Canada’s veterans. Read more

International dentistry news

Dentists support the fight against antimicrobial resistance. bda.org: The BDA is supporting European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November 2015. Read more

More than 120 partners join CDC to fight antibiotic resistance. cdc.gov: The President has proclaimed November 16-22 “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.” Read more

Dental implants vs. root canal therapy. ada.org: The popular presentation at ADA 2015 featured experts from various dental disciplines who each shared views on the long-term survival and cost-effectiveness of root canal therapy, dental implants and alternative treatment. Read more

Googling a patient. jada.org: Is it ever ethical to use Google or any other search engine to look up information about a patient? Read more

Most vets don’t qualify for VA dental care. So these dentists are giving it for free. huffingtonpost.com: They helped more than 4,000 veterans in need this year. Read more

Charity calls for urgent action following dramatic rise of HPV-related cancer. dentalhealth.org: The British Dental Health Foundation, is calling for urgent action to raise awareness of human papilloma virus (HPV) following an 88 per cent rise in mouth cancer cases. Read more

Prosthodontics professor on 3D-printed maxillofacial prosthetics. medicalxpress.com: Read more

Dental professionals now under mandatory duty to report FGM. bda.org: A new mandatory duty to report female genital mutilation (FGM) cases to the police came into effect in England and Wales on 31 October 2015. Read more

BDA to DDRB: Pay cuts have consequences. bda.org: The British Dental Association says real terms cuts to dentists’ pay will undermine patient care, as part of its oral evidence to the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) for 2016/17. Read more

Her Majesty The Queen to attend official opening of dental hospital. dentistry.co.uk: Her Majesty The Queen will be officially opening Birmingam Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry on Thursday, November 19. Read more

WHO multi-country survey reveals widespread public misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance. who.int: As WHO ramps up its fight against antibiotic resistance, a new multi-country survey shows people are confused about this major threat to public health and do not understand how to prevent it from growing. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

3D printed objects that kill microbes. rug.nl: Material scientists and orthodontists have made a 3D printing substrate which kills bacteria on contact. The first applications will be in dentistry, but other implants may follow. Read more

How to eliminate pain tied to tooth decay. usc.edu: Dual discoveries at USC propose a promising method to regrow nonliving hard tissue, lessening or even eliminating pain associated with tooth decay. Read more

Mind your business

Who are you looking for? dentistry.co.uk: Barbara Hutchinson, director at Milkshake Dental Marketing, encourages dentists to consider a new aspect of patient acquisition. Read more

Patient information

Diabetes and your smile. mouthhealthy.org: It’s important to understand the signs of diabetes and the roles they play in your mouth. Read more

Are you a nail biter? A hair twister? Or always late? 4 tips for breaking bad habits. latimes.com: Stopping a chronic habit can be challenging because the behavior often is done unconsciously. Read more

6 steps to quit smoking. mouthhealthy.org: Once you’ve made up your mind to quit smoking and set the date, develop a plan. 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

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry University – Continuing professional development


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 5-7, 2016 – Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting 2016, in Toronto, Ontario. 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 –Academy of General Dentistry 2016 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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