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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/06/08


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 5 Must Read

  1. Syrian refugees: 4 things MPs heard about the Liberals’ resettlement plan
  2. Oral health important in relationships
  3. Emeritus scientist develops novel dosimeter through enamel research
  4. June JADA explores oral contraceptive use and tobacco use in relation to alveolar osteitis
  5. JAMA article: Cannabis use associated with periodontal disease

Canadian dentistry news

London dentist becomes President of the Ontario Dental Association for 2016/2017. oda.on.ca: After 41 years in the profession, Dr. Jack McLister feels it is his mission to give back whenever he can. Read more

Turning a new leaf: Q & A with Dean Daniel Haas on the faculty’s new structure. dentistry.utoronto.ca: How will the Faculty actually operate? Read more

Syrian refugees: 4 things MPs heard about the Liberals’ resettlement plan. cbc.ca: 3. Gaps in dental care. Read more

Syrian refugees in Toronto in urgent need of basic healthcare. metronews.ca: Toronto’s Syrian refugees have finally found homes, but health officials say many are still in need of basic medical and dental care. Read more

Canada’s most respected professions. insightwest.com: Dentists earned the respect of at least two thirds of Canadians. Read more

Saskatoon dental clinic bringing smiles to Syrian refugees. cbc.ca: Many of the refugees being treated didn’t qualify for federal government assistance. Read more

Meeting review: Journées dentaires internationales du Québec. dental-tribune.com: Some of the top names in dentistry presented educational sessions at this year’s Journées dentaires internationales du Québec. Read more

Clinic to bring health services together. westernwheel.com: Okotoks’s new medical clinic will have a wide range of health services, from doctors and chiropractors to dentists and physiotherapists, all under one roof. Read more

Ontario unveils proposal for community and home care overhaul. theglobeandmail.com: The proposed changes are designed to make it easier for patients to access the health-care system, regardless of where they live. Read more

Plain cigarette packaging a hit with anti-smoking advocates, but debate about whether it works continues. cbc.ca: Australia implemented plain packaging in 2012 – some say it reduced smoking rates, but others disagree. Read more

The hazy world of vaping ads. cbc.ca: The controversial alternative to smoking has equally controversial ads. Read more

Retirements: UBC part-time faculty members. dentistry.ubc.ca: The Faculty of Dentistry is saying farewell to Drs. William (Bill) Brymer and Mel Schneider. Read more

Graduation 2016. dentistry.ubc.ca: UBC Dentistry is proud of its 48th graduating class and salutes the hard work and dedication of each of its members in all programs. Read more

Graduation 2016 awards recipients. dentistry.ubc.ca: Find out who they are. Read more

International dentistry news

Groundbreaking Health Policy Institute report details on the state of oral health in U.S. ada.org: The state-by-state report is the “first-of-its-kind” to show how seriously oral health issues impact the lives of U.S. adults. Read more

CloSys sulfate-free fluoride toothpaste is awarded ADA Seal. dentistryiq.com: Rowpar Pharmaceuticals announced it had been awarded the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance for its CloSys sulfate-free fluoride toothpaste. Read more

Dentistry’s success depends on age-appropriate healthcare. dentistry.co.uk: Age-appropriate dentistry is essential to ensure successful dental health outcomes in the 21st century facing an increasingly more expansive age range of dentate patients. Read more

Testing times for teens’ teeth. dentistry.co.uk: Teenagers who experience sleep problems are more susceptible to stress, which could result in stress-related bruxism. Read more

American Academy of Oral Systemic Health celebrates oral, head, and neck cancer survivors. aaosh.org: AAOSH shares the stories of three individuals who have survived oral, head, and neck cancers. Read more

Stuart Johnston is the new president of the British Dental Association. dentistry.co.uk: Dr. Johnston is BDA’s 130th president. Read more

Oral health important in relationships. prnewswire.com: Majority of women say good oral health is one of the sexiest qualities, and many say they may end relationship over issue. Read more

The secret life of a dentist: some patients think superglue will fix their toothache. theguardian.com: Read more

Teens and parents urged to challenge celebrities shilling for unhealthy product. cbc.ca: Journal Pediatrics finds 81% of foods endorsed by stars like Beyoncé, Britney Spears not healthy. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Emeritus scientist develops novel dosimeter through enamel research. ada.org:. Chow’s latest research projects showcases a novel new dosimeter that measures radiation exposure over long periods of time. Read more

June JADA explores oral contraceptive use and tobacco use in relation to alveolar osteitis. ada.org: Smoking tobacco and using oral contraceptives are high-ranking risk factors for the occurrence of alveolar osteitis, according to research. Read more

JAMA article: Cannabis use associated with periodontal disease. archpsyc.jamanetwork.com: People who use cannabis for up to 20 years may be more likely to have periodontal disease, according to research. Read more

CDC official discusses updated infection control guidelines. rdhmag.com: Dr. Michele Junger describes the agency’s resources. Read more

New technologies ease discomfort and burden of dental visits. mercurynews.com: With new software and computer aided design systems and equipment, dental offices are able to digitally scan a tooth, design a crown, mill the crown, and install the crown all within one office visit. Read more

Mind your business

7 tips to build cohesive dental teams. cda.org: Building an effective and cohesive dental team takes a concerted effort. Read more

Patient information

Endodontists debunk misconceptions about root canals. thegazette.com: Cedar Rapids doctors try to put patients at ease. Read more

10 common questions about dental emergencies, answered. mouthhealthy.org: Read more

4 embarrassing health problems and how to treat them. foxnews.com: Oral thrush a condition caused by an overgrowth of a normal fungus in the mouth called candida albicans. Read more

Tips to avoid sneaky teeth-stainers. thestar.com: Do not brush until 30 minutes after eating if your food was acidic: brushing too soon actually accelerates any acidic erosion. Read more

Say cheese: tips for a photo perfect smile. dentistry.co.uk: Top 10 tips for a perfect smile. Read more

‘Spit don’t rinse’ for better oral health. dentistry.co.uk: The Oral Health Foundation is calling on people to spit rather than rinse their mouth out. Read more

Everything you need to know about dentures. 123dentist.com: Read more

Pregnancy. mouthhealthy.org: Advice for the next nine months. Read more

My child’s tooth is about to fall out. Should I help him take it out? mouthhealthy.org: There is a dentist-approved way to help wiggle that tooth out. Short video

Your health & medical news

For women: The FDA gives tips to prevent heart disease. fda.gov: More women die from heart disease than from any other cause—a staggering one in four American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

Listeria sunflower seed recall: CLIF Bars, Quaker Harvest Bars, Atkins Bars, and Kashi Bars affected. huffingtonpost.ca: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled several kinds of granola bars containing sunflower seeds due to possible listeria contamination. Read more – See also the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s complete listing of all recalls and allergy alerts.

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 19-22 – ITI Education Week Toronto: Incorporating Best Practices in Implant Dentistry to Minimize Complications, in association with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital/University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario. 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

Sirona invited 33 selected users from 18 countries to an exclusive event in Bensheim. www.sirona.com: Thirty-three participants from 18 countries met in Bensheim for training and to exchange experiences on treatment centers. Read more

Align Technology awards fourteen grants totaling $310,000 as part of its University Research Award Program 2016 for orthodontic therapy and intraoral scanners. marketwired.com: Read more

Henry Schein acquires Custom Automated Prosthetics. corporate-ir.net: The addition of Custom Automated Prosthetics to Zahn Dental strengthens Henry Schein’s commitment to digital solutions for U.S. dental laboratories. Read more

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