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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/11/25

NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 4 Must Read

  1. Syrian refugee girl smiling because of Ontario dentist’s kindness
  2. December JADA: Meth users see elevated dental disease
  3. Prescription painkiller abuse
  4. Antibiotic resistance: World on cusp of ‘post-antibiotic era’

Canadian dentistry news

Syrian refugee girl smiling because of Ontario dentist’s kindness. huffingtonpost.ca: “Very limited” dental coverage for refugees is a concern given the expectation that 25,000 will arrive in Canada by the end of February 2016. Read more

Doctors gear up to care for Syrian refugees. cbc.ca: Canadian health-care professionals are preparing for a large influx of Syrian refugees with medical issues that may have been neglected. Read more

Long-time Faculty photographer Rita Bauer honoured with Ad Eundem membership to Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. utoronto.ca: It was the first time a non-dentist has been awarded this honour. Read more

Edmonton Catholic school board seeks tax on sugary beverages. edmontonsun.com: The Edmonton Catholic school board took the first steps towards lobbying the government for a province-wide sin tax on sugary beverages. Read more

Focus on a brighter future. umanitoba.ca: 2015 Alumni of Distinction Evening celebrates impactful careers and new, charitable initiatives. Read more

Cinq nouveaux professeurs agrégés. ulaval.ca: Les professeurs Carl Bouchard (photo), Aimée B. Dawson, Christine Nadeau, Catherine Nolet-Lévesque et Juliana N. Santos ont tous été récemment promus au rang de professeur agrégé. Lire plus

The spirit is alive and well. umanitoba.ca: School of Dental Hygiene marks 50 years of graduates and education. Read more

Diabetes and dental hygiene. cdha.ca: Dental hygienists join Canadians across the country in celebrating National Diabetes Awareness Month this November, and they remind us that oral health professionals are important members of the diabetes health care team. Read more

International dentistry news

FDI: innovative projects and initiatives. fdiworldental.org: Read more

Dr. Summerhays: “Seize the moment”. ada.org: Read more

Dentist eats only rice and beans for non-profit fundraiser. ada.org: A Rapid City dentist made an unusual effort to help raise money for a struggling homeless shelter in his community. Read more

Cost of medical and dental care a barrier to Australians – survey. theguardian.com: One in five people have put off a visit to the dentist because of the cost. Read more

X-rays for young asylum seekers: inaccurate and unethical. bda.org: The British Dental Association (BDA) has updated its position on the use of dental x-rays to establish the age of young asylum seekers, following concerns from the Refugee Council that the practice is on the rise. Read more

HPV: Progress, but no breakthrough say dentists. bda.org: A real breakthrough will require the vaccine to be extended to all boys. Read more

British Dental Health Foundation reacts to HPV vaccination decision. dentalhealth.org: Decision to extend HPV vaccinations, while a positive move, does not go far enough. Read more

NHS mandate – Don’t leave oral health off health agenda. bda.org: The BDA has told government that oral health must be at the heart of health planning, in its response to the Department of Health’s consultation Setting the mandate to NHS England for 2016 to 2017. Read more

British Dental Association names its leading lights. bda.org: The BDA announces the 2015 winners of a prestigious series of professional honours and awards. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Oral lesions you can’t afford to miss. jfponline.com: Being able to promptly recognize and diagnose oral lesions is critical to heading off several potentially serious conditions. This article and photo guide can help. Read more

December JADA: Meth users see elevated dental disease. ada.org: “Meth mouth” is not a myth and dentists can be among the first to recognize signs of the covert use of methamphetamine. Read more

Debunking Unreliable Claims: The “Harvard study”. ilikemyteeth.org: Watch the video, produced by the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, for a brief background on these studies and clarification of the evidence. Read more

Scientists turn tastes on and off by activating and silencing clusters of brain cells. columbia.edu: New study proves that sense of taste is hardwired in the brain, independent of learning or experience. Read more

P. gingivalis Increases “Obesity Hormone”. ohsnewsnetwork.com: New research brings more light to an unexplained link between periodontal disease, obesity, and diabetes. Read more

Prescription painkiller abuse. kff.org: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: November 2015. Read more

Mind your business

Open the door to the digital revolution…or get left behind. dentistry.co.uk: Planmeca UK marketing director explores the digital landscape in dentistry. Read more

Patient information

Health tip: Are you flossing correctly? philly.com: Flossing is an essential part of good dental health. But are you taking all the right steps to protect your mouth? Read more

Tips for proper oral hygiene. mailonline: Six tips to save your smile – from how to brush to how long for. Read more

When considering braces, there is more at stake than just your smile. Courier Journal.com: Nowadays, braces are not something to be avoided at all costs. On the contrary, they impart status and a sense of being cool. Read more

Your health & medical news

In search of the perfect sweetener.bbc.com: It’s not an easy task. Read more

Antibiotic resistance: World on cusp of ‘post-antibiotic era’. bbc.com: Chinese scientists identified a new mutation, dubbed the MCR-1 gene, that prevented colistin from killing bacteria. 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


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

OptraGate: Quick & easy latex-free lip and cheek retractor. ivoclarvivadent.us: Now also available for children in blue and pink. Read more

Benco Dental will distribute Dental Wings implant-planning, CAD/CAM software. dentistryiq.com: Dental Wings Inc. of Montreal and Benco Dental of Pittston, Pennsylvania, announced that Benco Dental will distribute digital dentistry products by Dental Wings. Read more


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