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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/12/09


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 3 Must Read

  1. Canada urged to create national system to track opioid-related deaths
  2. Flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes
  3. Changes to Public Dental Programs in Ontario

Canadian dentistry news

Changes to Public Dental Programs in Ontario. rcdso.org: The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is sharing important information about upcoming changes to dental programs in Ontario, including key dates and administrative changes relating to service schedules and claims administration. Read more

Expect influx of foreign workers, professionals under Trans-Pacific Partnership, experts say. cbc.ca: Many regulated professions written into deal’s fine print. “If I was a pharmacist or a dentist I would be really worried about it.…” Read more

Quebec cracks down on e-cigarettes, bans patio smoking. cbc.ca: Bill 44 would see e-cigarettes fall under the same regulations as regular cigarettes. Read more

Canada urged to create national system to track opioid-related deaths. theglobeandmail.com: Medical experts are calling for the creation of a national system to track Canada’s epidemic of opioid-related deaths, as fatalities from popular painkillers continue to mount. Read more

Guelph’s Syrian refugee response gets organized. guelphmercury.com: Ontario Dental Association informed dentist who volunteered his services that there is a federal dental insurance plan that covers emergency care for these families. The clinic would therefore be reimbursed for some services. But preventive and other services would be provided pro bono. Read more

CDSPI’s the Edge – Fall 2015. cdspi.com: Questions for your financial planner; Preparing for a practice sale; Investment fee transparency; and more. Read more

CDSPI’s Solutions – 4th Quarter 2015. cdspi.com: Staying disciplined in a volatile climate; addressing the unique needs of high net worth dentists, and more. Read more

“Evening of Appreciation” celebrates contributions from clinical associates, mentors, and volunteers. utoronto.ca: Unique among University of Toronto Faculties, UofT dentistry students learn from over 500 clinical associates. Read more

International dentistry news

House passes guidelines on teledentistry. adanews.org: Teledentistry can take many forms and the ADA now has specific guidelines and expectations for dentists interested in delivering their services virtually. Read more

FDI 2016 Poznan: abstract submission now open. fdi2016poznan.org: Abstract submission is now open for the FDI Annual World Dental Congress, to be held in Poznan, Poland, from 7 to 10 September 2016. Read more

Aubrey Sheiham, epidemiologist with a global reputation in the field of oral health research, has died. theguardian: Aubrey Sheiham focused on diet, smoking and social determinants to improve the nation’s oral health. Read more

Dentists invited to set sail for humanitarian mission work. ada.org: Planning is underway for Pacific Partnership 2016, this mission will provide medical, dental, veterinary and engineering assistance to nations of the Pacific with a group of international volunteers. Read more

Giving veterans smiles. ada.org: In a growing effort to provide oral health care to those who served the United States in the military, more dentists are celebrating Veterans Day by volunteering care to former servicemen and women in need. Read more

Parents taking action on sugar pester power. dentalhealth.org: Parents are leading the way in the fight against increasing childhood tooth decay with almost half of them showing their support for sugar-free treats. Read more

Woman grateful ‘for rest of her life’ to dentist who insisted she go for cancer tests. irishexaminer.com: Dr Karl Cassidy, winner of the Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist of the Year Award 2015. Read more

AGD launches national public awareness campaign on acid erosion. agd.org: The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) announces the launch of a national public awareness campaign on acid erosion to help consumers better understand the causes, symptoms, and effects of acid erosion, as well as how erosion can impact their overall health. Read more

Are our diets becoming sweeter? medicalnewstoday.com: a new paper published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology looks at the global diet and concludes that, overall, it is getting sweeter, posing health risks. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes. nih.gov: Due to the associations between diacetyl, bronchiolitis obliterans and other severe respiratory diseases observed in workers, urgent action is recommended to further evaluate this potentially widespread exposure via flavored e-cigarettes. Read more

NYU College of Dentistry-led research team publishes paper that differentiates facial growth in Neanderthals’ and modern humans. nyu.edu: An international research team has just published a study describing for the first time the developmental processes that differentiate Neanderthal facial skeletons from those of modern humans. Read more

Practice Tips from the desk of our dentists – CDSBC’s staff dentist share their tips. cdsbc.org: Tip #1: The disappearing molar. Read more

CPAP & MAD Equally Effective at Lowering Blood Pressure. oshnewsnetwork.com: Sleep apnea treatment improves both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, according to a new systematic review and meta analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read more

‘No-drill’ dentistry stops tooth decay, says research. sydney.edu.au: A University of Sydney study has revealed that tooth decay (dental caries) can be stopped, reversed, and prevented without the need for the traditional ‘fill and drill’ approach that has dominated dental care for decades. Read more

Patient information

7 tips to prepare your kid for a trip to the dentist. uhc.com: Read more

Whitening: 5 things to know about getting a brighter smile. mouthhealthy.org: Read more

Better dental hygiene: Cavity prevention pointers everyone should know. healthnewsdigest.com: Read more

Forward Science and Oral Cancer Foundation partner in video to spread oral cancer awareness. dentistryiq.com: In a video narrated by the daughter of an oral cancer victim, the importance of regular/routine oral cancer screenings is stressed, and the daughter shares a first-hand view of why early detection is critical. Read more and watch video

Your health & medical news

A made-in-BC prostate cancer drug entering clinical trials. bccancer.bc.ca: Developed by researchers at the BC Cancer Agency and the University of British Columbia, the drug is specifically designed to target and shut down metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (m-CRPC) when other treatments have failed. 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 – Manitoba Dental Association’s 2016 Annual Convention. Read more

March 17-19 –2016 Pacific Dental Conference in conjunction with CDA, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

April 27-30 – 32nd Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Scientific Session in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

May 5-7 – Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting 2016, in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

May 26-28 – British Dental Conference & Exhibition 2016 in Manchester, England. Read more

May 26-29 – American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2015 in San Antonio, Texas. Read more

May 26-29 – Jasper Dental Congress 2016 in Jasper, Alberta. Read more

July 14-17 –Academy of General Dentistry 2016 Boston, Massachusetts. Read more

September 7-10 – FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2016, in Poznan, Poland. Read more

September 10-13 –102nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology in Collaboration with the Japanese Society of Periodontology and Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology in San Diego, California. 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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