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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/05/18


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  1. Diabetes patients have higher odds of dental loss
  2. Seen as global first, Swiss town to accept bitcoin payments
  3. New video: Appropriate Patient Boundaries

Canadian dentistry news

New video: Appropriate Patient Boundaries. rcdso.org: The newest RCDSO whiteboard video provides a brief overview on what is appropriate and what may be inappropriate in a professional dentist-patient relationship. Watch video

CPhA calls on Health Committee to consider immediate steps to address drug access issues. pharmacists.ca: CPhA is requesting both incremental and longer-term approaches to pan-Canadian pharmacare, including immediate steps to close the coverage gap. Read more

Emergency dental clinic marks 10 years of helping. princegeorgecitizen.com: Most days the two chairs are empty, but twice a month volunteer dentists, dental assistants and hygienists help remove far-gone teeth that have been plaguing patients with pain. Read more

International dentistry news

Seen as global first, Swiss town to accept bitcoin payments. nytimes.com: Read more

House bill calls for task force to combat opioid epidemic. ada.org: The Association considers the task force an important step towards curbing the rates of addiction, overdoses and deaths associated with prescription opioid abuse. Read more

Opioid abuse: ADA responds to Sen. Durbin. ada.org: The ADA challenged a May 11 letter and press release from Sen. Richard Durbin claiming that dentists have not done enough to prevent the widespread abuse of opioid pain medications. Read more

On your mark, get set, and go to Denver for ADA 2016. ada.org: Registration is now open for ADA 2016 – America’s Dental Meeting and the New Dentist Conference. Read more

ADA, Colgate team up for Oral Health Month. ada.org: In an effort to encourage lifetimes and generations of healthy smiles in Hispanic communities, the ADA is teaming up with Colgate this June to celebrate Oral Health Month. Read more

Snapshots of American Dentistry – May 16. ada.org: Student debt. Read more

Number of pregnant women in U.S. getting dental care on the rise. prnewswire.com: Trip to the dentist key to spotting and preventing oral health issues appearing during pregnancy. Read more

A college student spends $60 to straighten his own teeth. What could possibly go wrong? washingtonpost.com: The student has received a wealth of interest in his dental work after publishing an account of straightening his own teeth. Read more

Therapaws event prompts smiles all around. dent.umich.edu: Mild-mannered dogs offer a relaxing break for students, faculty, and staff. Read more

ATSU names new dean of dental school. kirksvilledailyexpress.com: A.T. Still University has named Dr. Dwight E. McLeod as the new dean of the Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Read more

Diving and dentistry. nature.com: Does breathing compressed air through a mouthpiece while scuba diving have an impact on teeth? Read more

Decay: England’s children are being let down on prevention. bda.org: The British Dental Association has commented on the modest improvements in children’s oral health revealed in new data from Public Health England. Read more

New Wales Chief Dental Officer appointed. bda.org: Wales’ new Chief Dental Officer is Dr Colette Bridgman MBE. Read more

American Association of Endodontists (AAE) hosts record-setting annual meeting. aae.org: More than 4,200 endodontists, dental professionals, exhibitors and guests attended AAE16, in San Francisco in early April. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Diabetes patients have higher odds of dental loss. hcplive.com: People with diabetes are 1.46 times more likely to lose their teeth than healthy patients. Read moreRead the full article (PDF)

Study finds more anterior tooth exposure deemed more attractive. ada.org: It is well recognized that the maxillary central incisors play a major role in appearance perception. Read more

Acyclovir for herpetic gingivostomatitis in children. cfp.ca: Because it is caused by herpes simplex virus type 1, should I prescribe antiherpetic therapy with oral acyclovir? Read more

Mind your business

Is your dental office insurance driven, or insurance savvy? There’s a big difference. dentistryiq.com: many offices go too far by focusing the entire framework of their patient relationships around insurance details. Read more

Patient information

Can my dentist tell how much I brush and floss? ada.org: If you haven’t been brushing or flossing as much as you should be, just “tell the tooth” to your dentist. Watch the video

Parents must take their children’s dental health seriously. fredericknewspost.com: There are simple steps parents can take to help reduce the risk of cavities for their children. Read more

How often should you change your toothbrush? medicaldaily.com: While many of us know how important it is to take care of our teeth, we aren’t as diligent when it comes to taking care of our toothbrushes. Read more

7 seemingly trivial pains you should never ignore. womansday.com: Think again before you brush off any of these symptoms. Read more

Your health & medical news

The Answers to your Painful Questions: Discussing the various nature of the pain that the dental practitioner experiences. oralhealthgroup.com: How does one go about dealing with and addressing this pain within the body? Read more

Zika virus and the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016. who.int: WHO and the Pan American Health Organization recognize that athletes and visitors are seeking more information on the risks of Zika and ways to prevent infection while attending Games in Rio 2016. Read more

Half of heart attacks might be ‘silent’. webmd.com: Without typical symptoms, many miss out on crucial medical care, experts say. Read more

Rapid diagnostic test and shorter, cheaper treatment signal new hope for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients. who.int: New WHO recommendations aim to speed up detection and improve treatment outcomes. Read more

Scientists map the spread of deadliest ovarian cancer. bccancer.bc.ca: Scientists have answered key unknowns about how deadly ovarian cancers spread, and the composition of the cancer cell groups that have taken up residence within the patient’s abdomen. Read more

Recent trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Canadian children. cmaj.ca: After a period of dramatic growth, BMI z scores and the prevalence of overweight or obesity among Canadian children decreased from 2004 to 2013, which attests to progress against this important public health challenge. Read more

6 reasons you feel awful when you wake up— even if you got enough sleep. prevention.com: Facing the day refreshed isn’t as simple as logging those elusive 7 to 8 hours in dreamland. prevention.com: We’ve got six surprising reasons you’re not feeling your best—and simple fixes. 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

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 American Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) Scientific Session in Orlando, Florida. Read more

October 19-20 – Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions Conference 2016 in Denver, Colorado, preceding ADA 2016. Read more

October 20-24 – ADA 2016, America’s Dental Meeting, in Denver, Colorado. Registration now open!


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

Dentistry Today interviews industry leaders at California Dental Association 2016 – CDA Presents. Dentistrytoday.com: Watch interviews

Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry launches the Henry Schein Digital Dentistry Program in collaboration with Henry Schein. corporate-ir.net: New program reinforces company’s commitment to provide future dental professionals with state-of-the-art equipment, technology and training to succeed in digital era of dentistry. Read more

The Aurum Group has joined the DSD community. Capturing the emotional side of digital dentistry with Dr. Christian Coachman. Aurum group: The Aurum Group is thrilled to announce its partnership with Dr. Christian Coachman, the original mastermind behind the Digital Smile Design (DSD) concept, and DSD as an Official DSD Certified Laboratory. Read more (PDF)

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