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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/05/11


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 5 Must Read

  1. Extending authorities to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah
  2. Global dental crowns and bridges market to record USD 3.8 billion by 2020, according to Technavio
  3. Global dental consumables market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2015 to 2023
  4. Prevalence of inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions among US ambulatory care visits, 2010-2011
  5. Study finds older people more sensitive to pain

Canadian dentistry news

Canadian PFA Induction Ceremony 2016. fauchard.org: The Canadian Pierre Fauchard Academy Annual Awards and Induction ceremony was held in March, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

Nursing students brush up on oral health care. dal.ca: Nursing students learn about oral health care for patients in long-term care. Read more

Travelling bus helps ensure children aren’t suffering from poor oral health. thestar.com: The bus goes into specific communities, to local events, churches and festivals to try and promote the Healthy Smiles Ontario program and help families enrol. Read more

Tibetan refugee brothers come to Canada with dreams of dentistry. thestar.com: Pair must compete with hundreds of other foreign-trained dentists in Ontario for coveted spots at university. Read more

Fourth-year DMD travel clinics—alumni pay their experiences forward. ubc.ca: With greater awareness of those in need both locally and globally, these students, now dentists themselves, feel motivated to do more volunteering and encourage other students and colleagues to do the same. Read more

Summer Pain Institute promises knowledge translation for pain research. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Dr. David Lam has been awarded a highly prestigious Connaught Fund to host a Summer Connaught Pain Institute. Read more

Saskatchewan Polytechnic students give free dental work to those without insurance. globalnews.ca: If not properly insured, dental fees can get expensive. That’s why students in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s dental hygiene program are lending a hand for free. Read more

Renée Delaquis à la tête de la faculté de médecine dentaire. nouvelles.umontreal.ca: L’Université de Montréal a désigné Renée Delaquis comme administratrice exerçant les fonctions de doyenne de la Faculté de médecine dentaire. Lire plus

International dentistry news

Extending authorities to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah. fda.gov: As part of its goal to improve public health and protect future generations from the risks of tobacco use, the FDA has extended its authority to cover all products that meet the definition of a tobacco product. Read more

Global dental crowns and bridges market to record USD 3.8 billion by 2020, according to Technavio. businesswire.com: According to Technavio’s latest report, the global dental crowns and bridges market for 2016-2020 is expected to record USD 3.8 billion, growing at a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period. Read more

Global dental consumables market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2015 to 2023. Transparency Market Research. Read more

Dentists are working with Brighter to deliver more effective and sustainable healthcare transparency solutions. Read more

Dental leaders gather in Washington. ada.org: More than 440 dentists, state dental association staff and other dental leaders were in Washington May 2-4 for the Association’s annual Washington Leadership Conference. Read more

Academy for Sports Dentistry’s 2016 Symposium – “Sports dentistry for today’s athletes”. ada.org: Courses include a hands-on mouthguard workshop; a seminar focusing on the recognition and management of bone injuries; and a session about dental trauma. Read more

AADR Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship becomes the first endowed AADR fellowship. iadr.org: The immediate goal of this fellowship is to support women researchers at the early stages of their scientific careers. Read more

A quarter of five-year-olds in England have tooth decay, data shows. theguardian.com: Public Health England says proportion is lowest in almost a decade but statistics highlight dental health inequality. Read more

Standards pioneer, Dr. Mark Diehl, dies. ada.org: With the ADA, Dr. Diehl served on the Standards Committee on Dental Informatics for more than 24 years, chairing its subcommittee on electronic health records and other prominent working groups. He is credited with spearheading work on several valuable standards. Read more

Florida dual degree student named 2016-17 Quigley fellow. ada.org: If KyuLim Lee’s passion for dentistry and research isn’t evident enough in her academic pursuits then consider the recognition that her research has earned. Read more

ADA Foundation supports non-profits fostering oral health education. ada.org: In April, the ADA Foundation awarded 13 grants to non-profits whose charitable work is in alignment with the Foundation’s mission pillar of improving the public’s oral health through education. Read more

University at Buffalo dental school names new dean. ada.org: The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine announced it appointed Dr. Joseph J. Zambon, Ph.D., as dean, effective May 9. Read more

Liverpool in drive to name and shame fizzy drink brands. theguardian.com: Hard-hitting campaign seeks to cut children’s sugar intake in city with some of UK’s worst rates of obesity and tooth decay. Read more

Sink your teeth into dental history. timesofindia.indiatimes.com: India’s first dental museum has over 1,000 artefacts from across the globe chronicling the evolution of dentistry. Read more

AACD announces new leaders for 2016-2017. The AACD announced the newest members to be elected to American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry volunteer leadership positions. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Prevalence of inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions among US ambulatory care visits, 2010-2011. jamanetwork.com: The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria set a goal of reducing inappropriate outpatient antibiotic use by 50% by 2020, but the extent of inappropriate outpatient antibiotic use is unknown. Read more

When she was 12, Rebecca was told her lower jaw was dissolving. Irishtimes.com: During treatment, Rebecca Heasley’s lower jaw had to be broken and moved two centimetres to fit an implant from her hip. Read more

NYU College of Dentistry awarded $1.6M grand from NIH to study biological and physiological effects of e-cigs electronic aerosol mixtures. nyu.edu: This study will be the first to determine the adverse health effects of e-cig use on oral health. Read more

Dental care in the ER is costing millions and not helping patients. tampabay.com: Dental problems are driving a growing number of Floridians to the emergency room and costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Read more or JPHD article

Orofacial pain patients benefit from music as medicine: study. dentistry.utoronto.ca: For people suffering from chronic pain due to TMJ disorders, a new study at the University of Toronto is suggesting that a prescription for music can make a significant impact on quality of life. Read more

Study finds older people more sensitive to pain. psychcentral.com: The study from University of Florida (UF) Health shows that inflammation occurs more quickly and at a higher magnitude — and stays around longer — when older adults experience pain. Read more

Patient information

11 best electric toothbrushes. Independent.co.uk: Whatever sort you go for, check how long the rechargeable batteries last (this can range from a week’s worth of brushing twice a day up to an impressive six weeks) and how often you’ll need to replace the brush heads, as well as how easily available and expensive they are. Read more

Pregnancy and newborn oral health. mouthhealthy.org: Healthy smiles from the start. Read more and watch video

Oral care tips for toddlers, tweens and teens. ottawaparentingtimes.ca: Encouraging youth to be enthusiastic about their daily oral hygiene habits. Read more

Your health & medical news

Ergonomic tips to help you stay healthy. newdentistblog.ada.org: Here are some of the painful predicaments inherent in hands-on dentistry and easy in-office stretches to keep you and your staff healthy. Read more

Canadian doctor groups back stricter U.S. guidelines on opioid use. theglobeandmail.com: Physician regulatory colleges in four provinces, alarmed by Canada’s opioid epidemic and frustrated by a lack of federal action, are endorsing new national standards in the United States for prescribing painkillers. Read more

Common meds and dementia: how strong is the link? webmd.com: A new study found that medicines taken by millions for depression, asthma, allergies, and other conditions may raise the risk of dementia. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Spring/Summer 2016 continuing education schedules

Université Laval – Formation continue

University of Manitoba – Continuing professional development

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


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

June 2-5 – Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention 2016 Annual Conference, in San Diego, California. Read more

June 9-11 – Newfoundland & Labrador Oral Health Convention, in Gander, Newfoundland. Read more

June 16-18 – 126th annual conference of the New Brunswick Dental Society, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Read more

June 22-25 – IADR/APR General Session and Exhibition, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Read more

June 23-25 – Academy for Sports Dentistry’s 34th Annual Symposium, “Sports Dentistry for Today’s Athletes”, in Baltimore, Maryland. 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 15-17 – 2016 Saskatchewan Oral Health Professions Annual Conference, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Read more

September 15-17 – Canadian Association of Orthodontists 68th Scientific Meeting, in Charlottetown, PEI. Read more

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

October 20-25 – ADA 2016, America’s Dental Meeting, in Denver, Colorado. Save the date


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

Henry Schein opens Nasdaq Stock Market in celebration of its 20th anniversary as a publicly traded company. corporate-ir.net: In honor of the occasion, Team Schein led the celebration, joined by Nasdaq President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as customers, suppliers, investors and leaders from the health care profession. Read more

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