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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/01/06



Top 5 Must Read

  1. Dentists can help turn the tide on oral cancer
  2. E-cigarette ads reach nearly 7 in 10 middle and high-school students
  3. Parents urged to get free sugar app to check products
  4. Tooth fillings of the future may incorporate bioactive glass
  5. Materials for indirect restorations topic for the NIOM presentations at Swedental 2015

Canadian dentistry news

From dental checkups to Santa Claus, a Syrian refugee family navigates their first few days in Ottawa. ottawacitizen.com: Read more

New research group offers big potential. umanitoba: University of Manitoba team first in Canada to focus on taste and chemosensory biology. Read more

IV conscious sedation program helps ease fear of needles. ualberta.ca: More than 250 apprehensive dental patients benefited from free treatment during the U of A’s School of Dentistry Intravenous (IV) Conscious Sedation course. Read more

Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry Commends the CMA. demandaplan.ca: The Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry commends the Canadian Medical Association for its “Demand a Plan” advocacy strategy. Read more

The accidental academic. umanitoba.ca: Dr. Mel Sawyer. Read more

University of Alberta Dental Students Association Winter Charity Ball giving smiles to the needy. edmontonexaminer.com: In the past five years the ball has raised over $160,000 for charity. Read more

Up to 1,800 Ottawa students suspended because immunization records not up to date. nationalpost.com: Suspensions will remain in force until the students’ immunization records are updated or an exemption is filed. Read more

International dentistry news

Legislation provides increases in funding for research, education. ada.org: A clear win on key issues for organized dentistry and dental patients. Read more

Dentists can help turn the tide on oral cancer. bda.org: The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed recognition from Ministers that dentists must be part of a joined-up response to mounting cases of oral cancer. Read more

CDC epidemiologist highlights antibiotic overuse at ADA CE course. ada.org: Dentists can play a role in improving antibiotic prescribing. Read more

ADA thanks Surgeon General for fluoridation support. ada.org: U.S. Surgeon General commemorates the 70th anniversary of community water fluoridation. Read more

HPI publishes oral health facts for every U.S. state. ada.org: Three major takeaways. Read more

New NICE guidelines aim to improve quality of dentistry provision in the UK. dentalhealth.org: The guidelines cover how general dental practice teams can communicate advice about oral hygiene, the use of fluoride, as well as how areas such as diet, smoking, smokeless tobacco and alcohol intake affect oral health in order to help patients make informed decisions on their own care and encourage preventive treatments. Read more

E-cigarette ads reach nearly 7 in 10 middle and high-school students. cdc.gov: E-cigarette use among youth is rising as e-cigarette advertising grows. Read more

Parents urged to get free sugar app to check products. bbc.com: The “sugar smart app”, from Public Health England, works by scanning barcodes and revealing total sugar in cubes or grams. Read more

Dental care in England ‘Third World’. bbc.com: Standards of NHS dental care in England have been likened to a “Third World” service, by dentists. Read more

New EU laws to be introduced on e-cigarettes. bbc.com: The UK medicines regulator has approved a brand of e-cigarette to be marketed as an aid to help people stop smoking. Read more

Dentistry hits a slump. independent.ie: The biggest decrease of practicing dentists per 100,000 people across the EU between the years of 2008 and 2013 was recorded in Ireland. More dentists leaving the country to pursue their careers Read more

The English do not have worse teeth than Americans, study proves. medicalnewstoday.com: A new study comparing oral health in the US and England reveals that the oral health of Americans is no better than that of the English. Read more

Touch technology: a medical instrument of change – podcast. Theguardian.com: New simulators are allowing dental students to get hands-on experience of dental procedures. Generic Robotics – a UK company is one of the companies leading this change. Listen to 30 min podcast

The top five health stories to look out for in 2016. bbc.com: BBC Global Health correspondent takes a look at what could lie ahead in 2016. Short video

Dentistry honoured in New Year’s list. bda.org: The New Year Honours lists for 2016 recognizes the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom. Read more

Public access to good dental information top of the agenda for health charity’s new President. dentalhealth.org: Janet Goodwin made the pledge as she took up her position as President of the leading UK oral health charity. Read more

The world’s dental community mourns former FDI President Dato’ Dr Arumugam Ratnanesan. Fdiworldental.org: Read more

A perfect pair: bedtime and brushing. upenn.edu: A team, a book, a world of smiles. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Stroke rounds: tooth loss linked to death, stroke. medpagetoday.com: Cohort study shows losing a substantial number of teeth was independently associated with cardiovascular events in people with stable coronary heart disease. Read more

Periodontal disease associated with increased breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. sciencedaily.com: History of smoking significantly affects the link. Read more

Proper endo care requires rubber dams. dentistrytoday.com: Who cares about dental dams? You should care. Read more

Tooth fillings of the future may incorporate bioactive glass. oregonstate.edu: Engineers at Oregon State University have made some promising findings about the ability of “bioactive” glass to help reduce the ability of bacteria to attack composite tooth fillings – and perhaps even provide some of the minerals needed to replace those lost to tooth decay. Read more

Multiplying teeth, literally. sciencedaily.com: Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, working with colleagues from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, have found a way to — literally — multiply teeth. Read more

Alternative mouthwash techniques prove effective. dentistrytoday.com: Recent research has shown that caregivers can use sprays or cotton swabs to effectively administer mouthwash too. Read more

Materials for indirect restorations were the topic for the NIOM presentations at Swedental 2015 and the annual meeting of the Norwegian Dental Association. niom.no: A brief summary of the presentations are given in the December issue of NIOM Newsletter. The use of base-metal alloys and all ceramic materials have replaced restorations based on noble alloys. Read more

Anti-inflammatory implants: Post-doc product poised to transform bright ideas into health care’s “next big thing”. utoronto.ca: Read more

Des vertus anti-inflammatoires au sirop d’érable. ulaval.ca: L’arthrite et d’autres problèmes inflammatoires pourraient un jour être traités à l’aide d’un médicament contenant une molécule provenant du sirop d’érable. Lire plus

Mind your business

Dental product manufacturers seek to block gray market sales. ada.org: This is the fourth story in a series focusing on the gray market and how it affects dentists, patients and manufacturers. Read more

Patient information

6 mouth healthy goals for 2016. mouthhealthy.org: 6 habits that harm your teeth (and how to break them). Read more

Babies and kids. mouthhealthy.org: How to care for your child’s teeth. Read more

Shocking diseases dentists find first. rd.com: Dentists aren’t just looking for gum disease or cavities; they might also find signs of Crohn disease, oral cancer, and other serious conditions. Read more

Drink water, fight cavities. mouthhealthy.org: Get the facts about fluoride – ADA. Read more

Whitening: 5 things to know about getting a brighter smile. mouthhealthy.org: How tooth whitening

works. Read more

Does teeth whitening work? And is it safe? popsci.com: Everything you need to know before taking the whitening plunge. Read more

Meth mouth. mouthhealthy.org: How methamphetamine use affects dental health. Read more

What happens to your body when you binge on sugar. foxnews.com: 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

May 27-31 – Journées dentaires internationales du Québec. Preliminary program now available online. 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




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