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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/05/25

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  1. Bustling exhibit hall helps anchor Ontario Dental Association meeting
  2. The search for better bone replacement: 3-D printed bone with just the right mix of ingredients
  3. Canada ranks in top five for welcoming refugees: survey

Canadian dentistry news

Canada ranks in top five for welcoming refugees: survey. ctvnews.ca: Canada ranks 4th out of 27 countries in a new Amnesty International index that measures public acceptance of refugees. Read more

More adults getting braces, says Bedford orthodontist. cbc.ca: Read more

Health reform in Ontario must include oral health care. huffingtonpost.ca: Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long Term Care, thinks it must include primary care for the mouth. Read more

2016 NCOHR travel award competition results. ncohr-rcrsb.ca: Congratulations to Sreenath Madathil (McGill University) and Bryan Quan (University of Toronto). Read more

Bustling exhibit hall helps anchor Ontario Dental Association meeting. dental-tribune.com: There were many innovators with products and services on display. Read more

Why a ‘pop tax’ is the wrong weapon to fight obesity. theglobeandmail.com: Well, people don’t smoke because it’s cheap, just as people don’t drink pop because it’s cheap. Read more

International dentistry news

Identity theft of employee dentists by employers: a growing problem. Dentsitryiq.com: This isn’t identity theft in the usual sense, but more like misappropriation of a doctor’s DEA number, and more. Read more

Early childhood education leads to healthier adults – and the soda tax can help make it a reality. philly.com: Early childhood education programs can have “significant impacts on the health of participants beginning in early childhood and persisting through adulthood.” Read more

One in four Aussie kids under 10 has untreated tooth decay. adelaide.edu.au: Results of a national oral health survey show that a quarter of all Australian children aged 10 and under has untreated tooth decay. Read more

Statement on enlisting dentists to address opioid misuse, abuse and diversion. ada.org: The American Dental Association applauds Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) for joining the fight against the over-prescription and abuse of opioid painkillers. Read more

ADA, Colgate team up for Oral Health Month. ada.org: ADA is teaming up with Colgate this June to celebrate Oral Health Month: Share More Time, Share More Smiles, an annual campaign to educate Hispanic families about the importance of proper oral care. Read more

ADA praises FDA for including added sugars in updated nutrition labels. ada.org: The ADA has long advocated for greater scrutiny of added sugar’s effect on oral health. Read more

Changes to the nutrition facts label. fda.gov: The FDA today finalized the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. Read more

Grin and don’t bare it: Could poor oral health be stopping us from showing our teeth in selfies? dentalhealth.org: According to a new nationwide poll from the Oral Health Foundation and Oral-B, less than a one-third of people are likely to pose for a photograph with an open mouth smile. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Human crossover control study of triclosan’s impact on the microbiome. ada.org: Read more

The search for better bone replacement: 3-D printed bone with just the right mix of ingredients. hopkinsmedicine.org: Blend of natural and man-made materials works best, study in mice shows. Read more

Electronic cigarette exposure triggers neutrophil inflammatory responses. respiratory-research.biomedcentral.com: ECVE causes a pro-inflammatory response from human neutrophils. This raises concerns over the safety of e-cig use. Read more

Patient information

Tongue scrapers do ‘no harm,’ possibly some good. cbc.ca: Tongue scrapers ‘do a little bit of a better job’ cleaning your tongue than a toothbrush. Read more

What’s the best way to store my toothbrush after brushing? mouthhealthy.org: Step-by-step guide to keeping it clean and pristine. Short video

Dental care: 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

Your health & medical news

Migraine consequences affect all family members. montefiore.org: New findings validate profound effect on relationships, parenting and financial security. Read more

Nova Scotia confirms first Zika virus case. cbc.ca: Woman caught the virus abroad, but has now recovered, Health Department says. Read more

Lyme disease increase alarms Canada’s top doctor. cbc.ca: The more people who are infected, the more cases of severe outcomes will occur. Read more

Study finds 4 in 10 sunscreens fall short on SPF. webmd.com: More than 40% of sunscreens tested by Consumer Reports experts don’t live up to their SPF claims, according to the organization’s annual report on the products. 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


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

November 25-30 – Greater New York Dental Meeting 2016, in New York City, NY. 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

The $400 Prophix toothbrush can help you watch your mouth. chicagotribune.com: A new toothbrush with a miniature video camera lets users see inside their mouths with a smartphone app while they brush. Read more

Dental technology from Germany coming to Big Apple. dentistryiq.com: A total of 39 companies from the German dental industry will present themselves in the German Pavilion at the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) from November 27 to 30, 2016. Read more

Anesthesia-free dentistry gets even easier: Convergent Dental unveils Solea 3.0. dentistryiq.com: Company unveils first all-tissue laser with a single setting at CDA Presents: Anaheim 2016. Read more

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