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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/12/02


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 3 Must Read

  1. Sugar-free drinks and lollies are bad news for teeth say dentists
  2. Menthol cigarette ban urged by Canadian Cancer Society
  3. Domestic violence: Dentists play vital ‘first responder’ role for victims

Canadian dentistry news

Menthol cigarette ban urged by Canadian Cancer Society. cbc.ca: Push for legislation to effectively ban sale of menthol capsule cigarettes in Canadian provinces urged by Canadian Cancer Society. Menthol cigarettes are seen as an enticement to children to start smoking due to the release a burst of flavour when smoked. Read more

Celebrating excellence at the Schulich Dentistry Fall Awards Reception. uwo.ca: More than 25 awards were presented to faculty and students at the annual Schulich Dentistry Fall Awards Reception on November 17. Read more

L’Ordre des dentistes du Québec salue l’adoption de la Loi visant à renforcer la lutte contre le tabagisme. odq.qc.ca: L’ODQ se réjouit de l’adoption à l’unanimité du projet de loi no 44, Loi visant à renforcer la lutte contre le tabagisme. Lire plus

Dr David Morin explique son travail aux jeunes. ulaval.ca: Le Dr Morin présente aux adolescents le métier de dentiste, dans une série sur les professions du portail web Buzzon. Lire plus

Canada’s dental hygienists elect new president. cdha.ca: Donna Scott, of Whitehorse, Yukon, brings a wealth of experience to the position of president. Read more

New editor with the Cochrane Oral Health Group. cochraneohg.wordpress.com: COHG welcomes Professor Kumbargere N Sumanth. Read more

International dentistry news

Hunting for cleft-related genes. udel.edu: University of Delaware biologist wins NIH grant to develop library of orofacial cleft-related genes. Read more

Amid superbug worries, these states have the highest antibiotic-prescribing rates. washingtonpost.com: Physician assistants and nurse practitioners accounted for 18 percent of antibiotics prescribed in outpatient settings, followed by dentists at 9 percent. Read more

Domestic violence: Dentists play vital ‘first responder’ role for victims. theage.com.au: Women with facial injuries and broken teeth are often more likely to seek dental treatment than see a doctor, placing dentists at the frontline of early intervention. Read more

FDI wraps 2015 with 4 projects already launched and 2 initiatives underway. fdiworldental.org: Read more

Revised book aids dentists treating patients with medical conditions. ada.org: The ADA released in November the second, revised edition of “The ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions.” Read more

Sugar tax report puts real pressure on ministers for decisive action. dentalhealth.org: Leading health charity the British Dental Health Foundation welcomes news that MPs have backed a tax on sugary drinks in England and calls for the government to take note. Read more

MPs echo BDA’s calls for action on sugar in a Parliamentary debate. bda.org: MPs used the debate to echo the BDA’s warnings about the epidemic of dental decay in the UK, its cost to patients and the burden it places on the NHS. Read more

Dentists back ‘brave and bold action’ on sugar. bda.org: The British Dental Association has called on government to show real leadership on sugar following the publication of the House of Commons Health Committee’s inquiry Childhood Obesity – Brave and Bold Action. Read more

BDA Museum awarded Arts Council conservation grant. bda.org: The grant will pay for the costs of conserving a decorative and rare dental instrument set owned by the Museum. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Sugar-free drinks and lollies are bad news for teeth say dentists. melbourne.edu: Scientists at the University of Melbourne’s Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre have warned about the damage sugar-free drinks can do to tooth enamel. Read more

Cognitive behavior therapy can help overcome fear of the dentist. kcl.ac.uk: According to a new study by King’s College London, CBT could help many people with a dental phobia overcome their fear of visiting the dentist and enable them to receive dental treatment without the need to be sedated. Read more

Patient information

The MouthHealthy Holiday workshop. mouthhealthykids.org: Holiday tips for healthy teeth. Read more

5 Steps to a Flawless Floss. ada.org: Step-by-step guide. Read more

Before you flash your dentures. straitstimes.com: Like natural teeth, dentures must cleaned daily to remove debris, especially the surfaces in contact with tissues in the mouth. Read more

Infant and toddler health. mayoclinic.org: Is it safe to mix fluoridated tap water with infant formula? I’ve heard that too much fluoride can harm a baby’s teeth. 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 11-15 – ADA/New York University Advanced Evidence-Based Dentistry, in New York City. 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 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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