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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/06/22


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 3 Must Read

  1. Regulations amending the radiation emitting devices regulations (dental x-ray equipment)
  2. Philadelphia is 1st major American city with soda tax
  3. Study warns of rare risk of chronic pain from implant dental surgery

Canadian dentistry news

Regulations amending the radiation emitting devices regulations (dental x-ray equipment). gazette.gc.ca: The objectives of the proposed regulatory amendments are to strengthen radiation safety requirements, in alignment with IEC Standards, for new equipment, modern equipment, and new technology; broaden the scope of the Regulations to address new and modern dental X-ray technologies; and require the provision of information to support optimization of equipment use. Read more

Do you have what it takes to be Canada’s next astronaut? ctvnews.ca: Along with an impressive resume and 1,000-word cover letter, applicants need either a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science, or a doctorate in medicine or dentistry. Read more

Dalhousie University seeks new dentistry dean. cbc.ca: Dr. Thomas Boran steps down from his post June 2017. Read more

Dr. John Christie recipient of the 2016 W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education. dal.ca: Read more

Providing access to care for 25 000 Syrian refugees has put serious demands on health clinics. cmaj.ca: An initial assessment includes a general check-up and medical history and often minor procedures, vaccines, vision and dental screening. Read more

La Soirée internationale bonifiée d’un nouveau volet communautaire. ulaval.ca: La direction de la Faculté de médecine dentaire a récemment décidé de bonifier la traditionnelle Soirée internationale en y ajoutant un volet communautaire afin de reconnaître la contribution remarquable à la mission de la Faculté des étudiants qui ont choisi de s’investir dans la Clinique des soins adaptés. Lire plus

International dentistry news

Health and Human Services awards $156 million to health centers to expand oral health services. hhs.gov: Health centers across the country will increase their oral health service capacity by hiring approximately 1,600 new dentists, dental hygienists, assistants, aides, and technicians to treat nearly 785,000 new patients. Read more

The House Appropriations Committee approved legislation that includes $186 million for the Indian Health Service’s Division of Oral Health for fiscal year 2017. ada.org: Report language accompanying the bill could make it easier for dentists to volunteer at tribal health care facilities. Read more

Feds detail range of steps to limit antibiotic resistance. umn.edu: Federal officials at a congressional hearing outlined a range of measures to combat antimicrobial resistance, such as increased laboratory capacity, a national genome sequencing database, and an incubator program to help get new experimental drugs into clinical testing. Read more

Man alerted to heart condition during dentist visit. philadelphia.cbslocal.com: When Kasprowitz’s heart rate came in at 35, staff urged immediate medical attention. Kasprowitz and his family hope that more dentist offices will consider checking for more than just cavities. Read more

Philadelphia is 1st major American city with soda tax. ap.org: The City Council gave final approval to a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary and diet beverages. The tax is set to take effect Jan. 1. Read more

Michigan CON Commission votes to deregulate dental CT scanners. crainsdetroit.com: Dentists have complained for years that the 10-year rule that required a CON to purchase dental CTs only increased dental practice costs and made it more difficult to diagnose and treat patients. Read more

Bloomberg looks West after bankrolling Philadelphia soda tax win. reuters.com: After successfully funding a campaign to pass a soda tax in Philadelphia, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is preparing to fund similar efforts in several other cities, giving new momentum to measures seeking to limit soft drink consumption. Read more

Lowering sodium in the food supply. fda.gov: FDA wants to work with food companies and restaurants to lower sodium levels. Read more

Blackberry to iPhone: How dentistry has changed in the last 10 years. dentistryiq.com: Dentistry would not prove to be recession proof after all. Read more

Game changers? Time will tell. adeachartingprogress.wordpress.com: Dr. Rick Valachovic, ADEA President and CEO, looks at two trends that are paving the way for individualized learning—virtual reality and serious games. Read more

Tooth loss with age. ada.org: Low-income adults compared to high-income adults. Read more

Snapshot of American dentistry – June 20. ada.org: Enrollees and graduates of advanced dental education programs. Read more

Leadership, communication among skills dentist learned in dental practice management program. ada.org: leadership and business skills could use some refreshing. Read more

More than 3.5 million children in England haven’t been to the dentist in the past two years. mirror.co.uk: Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre have revealed the number of people in each area of England to have skipped dental checkups for 24 months. Read more

Chicago baseball becomes tobacco-free. streetinsider. Chicago becomes the fifth Major League city to implement a law making its baseball stadiums tobacco-free, joining San Francisco, New York, Boston and Los Angeles. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

A new look at oral dysplasia. oralhealthgroup.com: Early diagnosis of localized disease significantly reduces the mortality rate. Read more

Study warns of rare risk of chronic pain from implant dental surgery. www.kcl.ac.uk: Researchers from the Dental Institute at King’s College London say the study is the first to report multiple cases of this rare, but serious, side-effect. Read more

Sharing of a bacterium related to tooth decay among children and their families. sciencedaily.com: Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides compelling evidence that children acquire Streptococcus mutans from intra- and extra-familial sources besides their mother. Read more

Patient information

Six mouthwash myths demystified. startsat60.com: Read more

What you should do if your child won’t let you brush his or her teeth? mouthhealthy.org: Find out how to turn those frowns upside down in less than 30 seconds. Watch short video

Your health & medical news

Tips for dentists who struggle with work-life balance. newdentistblog.ada.org: Read more

Coffee’s cancer risk downgraded (as long as you don’t drink it hot). ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: Behind the headlines. Read more

Cranberry juice ‘useful’ for women with recurring UTIs, claims study. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: A new study found some modest preventative benefit in women with a history of reoccurring urinary tract infections (UTIs), though this arguably doesn’t amount to an effective weapon in the war against antibiotic resistance. Read more

Drowning myths: what to know before you dive in. webmd.com: Experts explain “dry drowning” and reveal the one thing behind many drowning deaths. Read more

Philpott orders streamlined review of antidote for opioid overdoses. theglobeandmail.com: Calling Canada’s opioid problem “nothing short of a public-health crisis,” the federal Health Minister said that she has ordered Health Canada to do an expedited review of naloxone nasal spray, which can be used as an antidote to opioid overdoses. 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


July 14-17 –Academy of General Dentistry 2016 Boston, Massachusetts. Read more

August 1-14 – Hands-on surgical and prosthetic implant training, 14 day continuous fellowship. This session will be provided on CII’s campus in California and at UNLV in Las Vegas. 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

High-tech toothbrush corrects common brushing errors. livescience.com: The iBrush 365 toothbrush was designed to help people correct bad brushing techniques. Read more

Kess receives Lifetime Leadership Award from New York State Dental Foundation. dental-tribune.com: Steven W. Kess, vice president, global professional relations, and president of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, received the Lifetime Leadership Award from the New York State Dental Foundation (NYSDF). Read more

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