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


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 5 Must Read

  1. Minister Philpott launches public consultations on tobacco plain packaging
  2. Migraine and risk of cardiovascular disease in women: prospective cohort study
  3. Can food labels kill added sugar?
  4. Saying sorry for medical errors
  5. Dr. Ken Bentley wins Canadian Dental Association Medal of Honour

Canadian dentistry news

Minister Philpott launches public consultations on tobacco plain packaging. news.gc.ca: Canadians are encouraged to participate and share their views on potential plain packaging elements by completing the online questionnaire or submitting them by regular mail or email. Read more

‘Tooth Trolley’ delivers 200+ Vancouver kids to dentist. cbc.ca: More than 200 elementary school children will be picked up this week by the Tooth Trolley and taken to the Vancouver Community College downtown campus to get some free dental care. Read more

McGill alumnus Dr. Ron Markey receives title of CDA Chair Emeritus. mcgill.ca: This title comes as recognition for his years of service as CDA Chair. Read more

Dr. Ken Bentley wins Canadian Dental Association Medal of Honour. mcgill.ca: CDA members honoured the accomplishments of Dr. Kenneth (Ken) C. Bentley, former Dean of the McGill Faculty of Dentistry, with the CDA Medal of Honour. Read more

Tom Steeves claims national prize. dal.ca: Third-year dentistry student Tom Steeves claimed the 2016 CDA/Dentsply Student Clinician Researcher of the year title. Read more

Too much medication a big issue for Canadian seniors. leaderpost.com: The issue of too much medication in Canadian seniors is finally starting to be recognized as the serious problem it has become. Read more

Dental hygienists call for plain packaging of tobacco products in Canada. cdha.ca: Canadian dental hygienists support this effort to reduce tobacco consumption, recognizing the positive impact that it will have on both oral and overall health. Read more

College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia – Election results: cdsbc.org: Read more

L’Ordre des dentistes du Québec remet le prix Hommage 2016 au Dr Michel Bonin. indexsante.ca: Un pionnier en dentisterie pédiatrique. Read more

International dentistry news

Early detection of new antibiotic resistance. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: In recent weeks, our three agencies have made some important discoveries regarding antibiotic resistance in the United States. Read more

Can food labels kill added sugar? Bloomberg.com: …now the Food and Drug Administration will begin highlighting just how much of the sweet stuff is added to what we eat. Read more

Toothbrush review: This $200 toothbrush will simplify, beautify your life. Bloomberg.com: If the Sonicare electric toothbrush is a Samsung phone, the new one from Foreo is an iPhone. Read more

Women change their toothbrush twice as often as men, according to survey. dentistry.co.uk: On average, women change their toothbrush every 92 days, while men keep their toothbrush for 185 days. Read more

NYU Meyers and the American College of Physicians collaborate to bring oral health patients FACTS to primary care practices. nyu.edu: Four patient-related oral health literacy fact sheets were developed for distribution to internal medicine physicians and primary care providers. Read more

Linking oral health to nutrition. bitemagazine.com.au: The new initiative will focus on dietitians providing information on food that promotes good oral health. Read more

Alistair Burt claims child extractions a ‘national scandal’. dentistry.co.uk: The number of children going to hospital for dental extractions is a ‘national scandal’. Read more

Lucerne Conference positions oral health for ageing populations. fdiworldental.org: Investment in oral health throughout the life course can enable seniors to live full lives and reduce costs associated with ageing populations. Read more

American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) releases comprehensive implant dentistry benchmarking study. dentalaegis.com: This resource provides dental professionals with critical information and statistics about the implant dentistry field. Read more

Case Western graduates first female-majority class. ada.org: Of the 66 students who received their dental degrees on May 15, 42 of them were women — making it the first majority female graduating class of Case Western dental school. Read more

University of Queensland appoints Australia’s first woman head of dentistry. uq.edu.au: Professor Pauline Ford becomes Head of the University of Queensland’s 81-year-old School of Dentistry. Read more

Why aren’t there more women in science? theguardian.com: Since 2009, the proportion of women as lead authors has gone down. Read more

Retired dentist: 95-year-old Charles Eugster obliterates running record like a champ. huffingtonpost.com: The retired dentist clocked in at 55.48 seconds, easily toppling Orville Rogers’ 57.88 set in 2013. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Migraine and risk of cardiovascular disease in women: prospective cohort study. bmj.com: Results indicate a consistent link between migraine and cardiovascular disease events, including cardiovascular mortality. Read more

Saying sorry for medical errors. cbc.ca: An online toolkit encourages doctors and hospitals to report errors and near misses and to improve communication with patients and families. Read more

Chemicals in food packaging, fungicides might damage children’s teeth. medicalnewstoday.com: New study finds that early exposure to two chemicals often found in food packaging and fungicides may cause damage to children’s teeth that can never be reversed. Read more

Detection of undiagnosed prediabetes (PreDM) and diabetes (DM) in dental patients: a proposal of a dental-office-friendly diabetes screening tool. scirp.org: This study introduces a newly developed, user-friendly, PreDM and DM self-screening tool. Read more

Bone biology-related gingival transcriptome in ageing and periodontitis in non-human primates. wiley.com: Since ageing is a risk factor for periodontitis, authors sought to identify age-related gingival transcriptome changes associated with bone metabolism in both healthy and in naturally occurring periodontitis. Read more

Without this, technological progress in the 19th century would have been much slower. historynewsnetwork: Today, gutta-percha is still used in small quantities for root canal work in dentistry. Read more

Patient information

How to keep children’s teeth safe: A Q&A with the British Dental Association. bbcgoodfood.com: Discover the best practices when it comes to ensuring children have healthy baby and adult teeth. Read more

How your family can celebrate Oral Health Month. mouthhealthy.org: School may be out for summer, but your child’s best teacher is working year-round: You! Read more

Whitening: 5 things to know about getting a brighter smile. mouthhealthy.org: Why Did My Teeth Change Color? Read more

Does an electric toothbrush do a better job than the regular kind? ada.org: Watch short video

Can you swish your way to healthier gums and a calmer mind? rodaleorganiclife.com: The practice of oil pulling is said to whiten teeth, treat gum disease, clear up acne, fight migraines, cure jaw pain, purge toxins, and improve overall health and well-being. Read more

Your health & medical news

Yoga may have health benefits for people with asthma. canada.cochrane.org: Yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, but effects on lung function and medication use are uncertain. Read more

FDA approves first buprenorphine implant for treatment of opioid dependence. fda.gov: Probuphine is designed to provide a constant, low-level dose of buprenorphine for six months in patients who are already stable on low-to-moderate doses of other forms of buprenorphine, as part of a complete treatment program. Read more

WHO public health advice regarding the Olympics and Zika virus. who.int: Based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus. Read more

Want to lose weight? Train the brain, not the body. theconversation.com: To take care of your body, take care of your brain. Read more

Government of Canada helps advance actions to address global health challenges. news.gc.ca: Taking collaborative action to reach positive health results for people around the world. 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 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!


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

New 3D imaging software improves precision of dental research. dent.umich.edu: Researchers have released new software that significantly improves the effectiveness of using 3-dimensional images in the treatment of dental-related diseases and conditions. Read more

Gaming toothbrush cleans up at Intel and Mark Burnett’s ‘Greatest Maker’ Competition. newsroom.intel.com: The invention transforms teeth brushing into a fun virtual game for children with the goal of preventing tooth decay. Read more

Quip brings the delivery box experience to teeth-brushing. forbes.com: There’s a plain toothbrush head that vibrates in a single pattern, and a two-minute timer that buzzes three different times to get you to switch the area of your mouth you’re brushing. Read more

Global Dental Sutures Market Outlook – research report – forecast to 2027. ireachcontent.com: Read more

Global dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials market propelled by growing oral infection prevalence: TMR. PRNewswire.com. Read more

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