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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/01/27


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 3 Must Read

  1. Oral cancer forum to focus on prevention
  2. Presence of HPV-16 may increase HNSCC risk
  3. Zika virus set to spread across Americas, spurring vaccine hunt

Canadian dentistry news

Thunder Bay dentist urges government to fund dental care properly for low-income Ontarians. oda.on.ca: On behalf of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), Dr. Jerry Smith, stood in front of the Ontario Legislative Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, urging the members to recommend funding increases for publicly funded dental programs in the government’s next provincial budget. Read more

Health info lined up for refugees. medicinehatnews.com: Providing refugees with information on health care, dental care, and immunizations, is being co-ordinated by Alberta Health Services at the community health centre in Medicine Hat. Read more

St. Michael’s Hospital, Ryerson unveil joint venture to improve health care. theglobeandmail.com: Dale Podolsky’s research with four surgeons at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children led him to develop a 3-D model that doctors can use to practise the tricky skills required to repair cleft palates in infants. Read more

International dentistry news

Orthodontists, dentists atop list of best jobs in U.S. ada.org: U.S. News & World Report announced Jan. 26 its list of the best jobs of 2016, and for the second year in a row, dental professionals capped the list. Read more

Oral cancer forum to focus on prevention. ada.org: Clinicians, scientists, epidemiologists, activists and public health experts are invited to the Global Oral Cancer Forum March 4-5 in New York City. Read more

Researchers launch a new model of healthcare that links nursing and dentistry. medicalxpress.com: Associate professor Maria Dolce, in collaboration with the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, is bringing nursing and dental students together to put into practice the role that oral health plays in overall health. Read more

The grand old man of dentistry. atlasobscura.com: G.V. Black, the Father of Modern Dentistry, keeps an eternal eye on Chicagoan’s teeth from his perch in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Read more

Protecting your teeth won’t make you a wuss. myguidon.com: U.S. Army regulation requires individuals to use mouth guards for military training activities that have been shown to have a high risk of mouth or facial injuries. Read more

New president for BDA Northern Ireland Branch. bda.org: The BDA welcomed a new president for the Northern Ireland Branch on 15 January, Dr. Anne Stevens. Read more

Research report confirms difficulties accessing dental care in the bush. ada.org.au: Australian Dental Association president comments on the newly released research by the Medical Journal of Australia. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Investigation: Combating peri-implant disease. nature.com: A look at a new approach to combating the alarming prevalence in peri-implant disease among patients with dental implants. Read more

Presence of HPV-16 may increase HNSCC risk. healio.com: The detection of HPV-16 in the oral cavity appeared associated with a significantly increased risk for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, according to the results of a nested case-control study. Read more

New handheld, pen-sized microscope could ID cancer cells in doctor’s offices. washington.edu: UW mechanical engineers are developing a handheld microscope to help doctors and dentists distinguish between healthy and cancerous cells in an office setting or operating room. Read more

Pediatric robot improves dental care. dentistrytoday.com: Sometimes, a little companionship is all it takes to help children feel better. Studies have shown that MEDi from Rx Robots reduces the pain perception of children undergoing medical procedures by half. Read more

ADA Library & Archives adds 81 new e-books in 2016. ada.org: All e-books are accessible remotely by ADA members. In all, the ADA Library & Archives has 159 total e-books. Read more

Researchers examine impact of soda on children’s dental health. prnewswire.com: New research from JADA shows that sugary drinks are associated with erosive tooth wear among teenagers in Mexico, where sugary beverages are a dietary staple. Read more

Caffeine may increase orthodontic tooth movement. dentistrytoday.com: Researchers at Sichuan University, Peking University, and Sun yat-sen University in China have found that the daily intake of caffeine may enhance orthodontic tooth movement through increasing osteoclastogenesis. Read more

Sisters help launch cancer study aiming to end chemotherapy. bbc.com: The first patients have had their DNA analysed in a massive study that aims to help replace chemotherapy. The 100,000 Genomes Project in England will look at patients DNA, to help the search for precision treatments and understand how tumours develop. Read more

Mind your business

The 7 most important pages of a dentist’s website. dentistryiq.com: Read more

Patient information

5 super snacks for the big game. mouthhealthy.org: Teeth-friendly, taste bud approved. These dips will be a touchdown at any championship party. Get the recipes! Read more

Your health & medical news

Zika virus set to spread across Americas, spurring vaccine hunt. reuters.com: According to the WHO, the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile. Read more

Women’s heart attacks are different than men’s, experts stress. nih.gov: American Heart Association points out critical differences in new scientific statement. Read more

Time spent online ‘overtakes TV’ among youngsters. bbc.com: Young people are spending more time playing and socializing online than watching television programs, according to an annual survey tracking children’s media behaviour in the UK. 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 14-17 – 23rd International Association for Disability & Oral Health Congress in conjunction with the Special Care Dentistry Association 28th Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. 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 12-14 – California Dental Association Presents: The Art and Science of Dentistry, in Anaheim, California. Read more

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

May 26-29 – American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2016 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

September 16-17 – 6th Annual AAOSH Scientific Session in Orlando, Florida. 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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