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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/12/16


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 3 Must Read

  1. Two dentists who went on a five-day trip last month to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan to provide free dental care for refugees are now back home in Nova Scotia
  2. Small business brace for tax reforms
  3. Filtering the blood to keep cancer in check

Canadian dentistry news

Small business brace for tax reforms. pressreader.com: Professionals and other small business owners are bracing for Ottawa’s next move to target Canada’s top 1 per cent. Read more

Prepare yourself for the new year’s tax hangover. oralhealthgroup.com: Tax changes are coming. You likely won’t notice it right away, but once the clock strikes twelve on January 1, 2016 many things will be different. Read more

Two dentists who went on a five-day trip last month to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan to provide free dental care for refugees are now back home in Nova Scotia. globalnews.ca: The sisters felt frustrated they only had enough time to help fix critical dental problems. Read more

Dentists donate gold from dental procedures to charity. cbc.ca: This year they donated almost $20,000 to the Dandelion Society, an organization that helps the homeless in Victoria. Read more

Graduate student Kelvin I. Afrashtehfar awarded prestigious fellowship from the ITI Foundation. mcgill.ca: Read more

Dr Jean-Paul Goulet nommé professeur émérite. ulaval.ca: Grâce à une prolifique et fructueuse carrière d’enseignant et de chercheur en santé buccodentaire, le Dr Jean-Paul Goulet atteint le prestigieux statut de professeur émérite de la Faculté de médecine dentaire. Lire plus

International dentistry news

Cleft lip project receives federal funding. ada.org: A proposal to learn more about causes of cleft lip and palate, and to look for treatments, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health has earned $2.6 million in federal funding. Read more

ADA Health Policy Institute publishes oral health fact sheets for every U.S. state. ada.org: The Oral Health Care System: A State-by-State Analysis is a first-of-its-kind report that available to dentists and members of the public. Read more

NIH grants to help UIC improve oral health of families, children. ada.org: The National Institutes of Health awarded the University of Illinois at Chicago a five-year, $5 million grant to develop and test an outreach program to reduce the caries rates in Chicago’s low-income and minority infants and toddlers. Read more

Greater collaboration key to better geriatric dental health. medicalxpress.com: These findings are the result of a small study by University of Western Australia School of Dentistry researchers who quizzed dental professionals in order to understand the barriers to better oral health for elderly people. Read more

Public access to good dental information top of the agenda for health charity’s new President. dentalhealth.org: The new President of the British Dental Health Foundation aims to address the issue of public accessibility to quality dental information during her presidency. Read more

AGD launches national public awareness campaign on acid erosion. agd.org: Helping consumers better understand the causes, symptoms, and effects of acid erosion, as well as how erosion can impact their overall health. Read more

‘Pay what you want’ dentist visits for Dewsbury patients. bbc.com: A global charity that has provided dental care in Africa and Cambodia is now bringing its work to Yorkshire. Read more

Winners of Dr. Whiston awards exemplify leadership in dentistry. ada.org: Drs. Evelyn Lucas-Perry and Heather A. Willis received the Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award, while Dr. Nipa Thakkar received the Henry Schein Cares Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award. Read more

The man with the most teeth. guinessworldrecords.com: Vijay Kumar from India has 37 teeth in his mouth – five more than the average person and, crucially, more than anyone else in the world. Read more

ADEAGies Foundation Salutes Innovators. dentistrytoday.com: The ADEAGies Foundation has announced the winners of its 2016 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement. Read more

FDI – Abstract submission now open. fdi2016poznan.org: Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Discordance between presumed standard of care and actual clinical practice: the example of rubber dam use during root canal treatment in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. bmj.com: General dentists have substantial variation in attitudes about rubber dam use. Read more

Aural feedback for oral hygiene – build a better toothbrush. sciencedaily.com: Researchers in Japan have discovered that how effectively we clean our teeth and how satisfied we are with the brushing job we do depends a lot on the sound of the bristles scrubbing against the enamel. Read more

Effect of preoperative pain on inferior alveolar nerve block. anesthesiaprogress.org: The present study tested the hypothesis that the amount and severity of preoperative pain will affect the anesthetic efficacy of inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis. Read more

Oral bacteria found in 90% of unhealthy heart valves. oshnewsnetwork.com: a new study suggests that caries-causing bacteria are also able to translocate throughout the body, and they may play a role in heart valve disease. Read more

Patient information

Holiday workshop. ada.org: Activity sheets: snowflake templates, coloring sheets and more. Read more

Your health & medical news

Current thinking in ergonomics: Keys for the dental practitioner. dentaleconomics.com: In this editorial spotlight series, the editors of Dental Economics present three articles that highlight the importance of ergonomic considerations for dental practitioners, and how they can establish healthy ergonomic habits. Read more

Filtering the blood to keep cancer in check. medicalxpress.com: A new diagnostic system used to detect cancer cells in small blood samples could next be turned towards filtering a patient’s entire system to remove those dangerous cells – like a dialysis machine for cancer. 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 – 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


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

Gregory B Harris Joins Core3dcentres® NA as General Manager, North America. Read more


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