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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/07/06


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 5 Must Read

  1. Canadian dentists set record highs in use of social media and practice computerization
  2. A survey of sports drinks consumption among adolescents
  3. Fillings that heal your teeth – how regenerative medicine could change your visit to the dentist
  4. AAP & AAPD Report updates safe practices when sedating a pediatric patient
  5. E-cigarette vapors could be toxic to oral cavity, UCLA study finds

Canadian dentistry news

Canadian dentists set record highs in use of social media and practice computerization. DIAC Canadian dentists continue to increase their use of social media to promote their dental practices, according to results from the DIAC Twentieth Annual Future of Dentistry Survey. Read more

Dr. Charles Shuler wins IADR Distinguished Scientist Award. dentustry.ubc.ca: Dr. Charles F. Shuler, professor and dean of the faculty of dentistry at UBC, has won the 2016 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine and Pathology. Read more

UBC dentistry’s faculty liaison team takes top ADEA CCI Prize. dentistry.ubc.ca: Drs. Leandra Best, Nancy Black, Jim Richardson, and HsingChi von Bergmann took first place after a three-round, peer-rated competition over the course of two days at the 2016 ADEA CCI Liaisons Summer Meeting. Read more

University of British Columbia DMD student wins IADR fellowship. dentistry.ubc.ca: Jordan Cheng, received the International Association for Dental Research Norton M. Ross Fellowship. Read more

University of Toronto dentistry graduate student wins first at prestigious international dental research competition. dentistry.utoronto.ca: The award recognizes Gazelle Crasto’s research into a novel “nanobubble” delivery system for bone morphogenetic protein, or BMP, used to regenerate bone in the oral cavity. Read more

Dr. Barry Dolman appointed President of the International Society of Dental Regulators. fauchard.org: The ISDR operates exclusively to support dental regulatory authorities worldwide in the achievement of their mandate of protecting, promoting, and maintaining the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards for the dental professions. Read more

Canadian Dental Specialties Association Student Travel Award. cdsa-acsd.ca: The Canadian Dental Specialties Association supports up to two student travel awards each year. This award recognizes student excellence in research at a Canadian dental specialty training program. Read more

Canada-US ACFF Chapter Interprofessional Grant. ncohr-rcrsb.ca: The Canada-US Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) Chapter, with support from Colgate-Palmolive, offers funding to support interprofessional projects that will have positive impacts on the dental caries experience for children 0-6 years of age. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2016. Read more

Call for applications – CADR/NCOHR student research awards. ncohr-rcrsb.ca: Awards are available for trainees to present their research at the IADR/AADR/CADR meeting in San Francisco, CA, USA in March 2017. Deadline for applications is September 2, 2016. Read more

International dentistry news

July JADA takes a look at opioids, dentists. ada.org: To what extent should providers and patients examine their reliance on Vicodin to manage postoperative pain? What can dentists do to better inform their opioid prescribing decisions and guard against risks for unintentional overdose or drug sharing? These questions and others about opioids are addressed. Read more

Infographics: Dentistry — a profession in transition. newdentistblog.ada.org: Here are some infographics exploring the trends occurring the profession, courtesy of the ADA Health Policy Institute. Read more

How will you adapt to Minamata? fdiworldental.org: The topic under discussion at the 2016 World Oral Health Forum at FDI 2016 Poznań will be ‘Are you ready for amalgam phase-down? How the Minamata Convention impacts your Dental Practice’. Read more

Crowning achievements in dentistry. cdapress.cpom: Same-day technology improves patient experiences, outcomes. Read more

A survey of sports drinks consumption among adolescents. nature.com: A high proportion of children consume sports drinks regularly and outside of sporting activity. Dental health professionals should be aware of the popularity of sports drinks with children when giving health education advice or designing health promotion initiatives. Read more

British Dental Association response to leave vote. bda.org: Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Fillings that heal your teeth – how regenerative medicine could change your visit to the dentist. nottingham.ac.uk: Researchers from the University of Nottingham and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University have developed therapeutic synthetic, light-curable, biomaterials for dental treatments that support native dental stem cells inside teeth to repair and regenerate dentin. Read more

Overuse of antibiotics. fdiworldental.org: A hot topic session to take place in Poznan will focus attention on overuse of antibiotics, “one of the world’s most pressing public health problems” according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more

AAP & AAPD Report updates safe practices when sedating a pediatric patient. aapd.org: More children undergo medical and dental procedures that require sedation than in prior decades, prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) & American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) to update recommendations that provide a safety net for pediatric patients. Read more

Cross-respiration between oral bacteria leads to worse infections. asm.org: Researchers determined that two bacterial species commonly found in the human mouth and in abscesses, cooperate to make the pathogenic bacterium, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, more infectious. Read more

Study: Gum disease may increase lung cancer risk. perio.org: An analysis of existing research reveals possible link between periodontal disease and the leading cause of cancer death. Read more

E-cigarette vapors could be toxic to oral cavity, UCLA study finds. newsroom.ucla.edu: Researchers find that vapors kill cells in the mouth, which could lead to health problems. Read more

Researchers call for a better protective eye safety standard. dentistrytoday.com: The combination of most eyewear and dental masks does not fully protect the provider against projectile debris and spray. Read more

Patient information

7 MouthHealthy tips for your summer soiree. mouthhealthy.org: Summer entertaining tips. Read more

Enamel loss: What it is and how to fix it. 123dentist.com: Read more

Your health & medical news

Exercise is the great equalizer…. UcheOdiatu: five ways to sharpen your noggin & achieve more at work. Read more

Coming soon: Gut bacteria that actually cure your disease. bloomberg.com: The $34 billion probiotics market includes some dubious products. This crop looks different. Read more

FDA requests additional information to address data gaps for consumer hand sanitizers. fda.gov: Proposed rule focuses on certain active ingredients in antiseptic hand sanitizers and wipes used in the consumer setting. 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


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. Read more

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

October 19-March 18-21, 2017 – 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, Beyond Boundaries, in Long Beach, California. Read more

March 9-11, 2017. Pacific Dental Conference, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

April 18-21, 2017 – AACD 2017 Las Vegas: A winning approach to comprehensive cosmetic dentistry education, Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more

May 4-6, 2017 – Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting, ASM150, in Toronto, Ontario. Save the date

May 25-28, 2017 – Jasper Dental Congress 2017, in Jasper, Alberta. Save the date

May 26-30, 2017 – Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montréal, Quebec. Save the date


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

Christof Bissdorf appointed as vice president and general manager, Dentsply Sirona Canada. dentsplysirona.com: Dentsply Sirona Canada has appointed Christof Bissdorf as Vice President and General Manager, effective September/October 2016. Read more

Henry Schein donates more than 25,000 toothbrushes to Timmy Global Health in support of its efforts to expand access to oral health care for underserved populations throughout the world. phx.corporate-ir.net: Humanitarian organization distributes toothbrushes during medical relief missions. Read more

Dentsply Sirona acquires MIS Implants. dentsplysirona.com: Dentsply Sirona announced a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of privately held MIS Implants Technologies Ltd., Barlev (Israel), a dental implant systems manufacturer headquartered in northern Israel. Read more

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