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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/07/13


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 5 Must Read

  1. In memory of Dr. George Sweetnam, CDA President 2001-2002
  2. How sweet: A dietitian looks at pop, energy drinks … and taxes
  3. Assessing risk helps dentists tailor preventive treatments for young children
  4. CDC: HPV-related cancers on the rise
  5. Periodontist wins world piano competition

Canadian dentistry news

In memory of Dr. George Sweetnam, CDA President 2001-2002. mackeys.ca: Read more

Healthy Smiles Ontario Update. health.gov.on.ca: Important information about the transition to the upcoming new benefit year and the potential Canada Post service disruption. Read more

Periodontist wins world piano competition in memory of mom. cbc.ca: Thomas Yu is a dentist by day, but he’s also a renowned amateur pianist. Read more

Filling the Gap. usask.ca: The Syrian refugees who have recently relocated to the Saskatoon area face many challenges, but thanks to the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan, finding oral health services isn’t one. Read more

How sweet: A dietitian looks at pop, energy drinks … and taxes. cbc.ca: Dietitian Lisa Dooley is in favour of such a move — as long as the money raised is put to good use. Read more

International dentistry news

ADA first dental organization to collaborate with health literacy resource. ada.org: The ADA in July became the first dental organization to collaborate with Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation and Consumer Reports that aims to help patients make educated choices about health care. Read more

A cavity-fighting liquid lets kids avoid dentists’ drills. nytimes.com: The liquid is called silver diamine fluoride, or S.D.F. It’s been used for decades in Japan, but it’s been available in the United States for just about a year. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Halifax-based dental hygiene product heading to market. thechronicleherald.ca: Formerly called Fenol Farm, PhotoDynamic has developed a system that kills plaque buildup on teeth through a combination of light and an extract from a plant that grows wild in Nova Scotia. Read more

Assessing risk helps dentists tailor preventive treatments for young children. medicalxpress.com: Taking patients’ risk of developing dental caries into account can help dentists effectively tailor individual prevention and treatment efforts. Read more

Opioid prescriptions by dentists examined in July JADA. ada.org: Read more

CDC: HPV-related cancers on the rise. cidram.umn.edu: Despite easy patient access to effective vaccines and the availability of inexpensive screening, HPV-associated cancers are on the rise in the United States, according to a new population-based study from the CDC. Read more

Patient information

Oral cancer: What you don’t know can kill you. aaosh.org: Become a part of a nationwide effort to save lives through reducing your own personal risk factors for oral cancer. Read more

Hormones and dental health: what every woman needs to know. mouthhealthy.org: Hormone surges may make you more vulnerable to gum disease. Read more

Your health & medical news

Most Americans experience digital eye strain from overexposure to computers. ehstoday.com: The American Optometric Association offers five simple steps to relieve digital eye strain at work. Read more

Infection experts warn of more U.S. superbug cases in coming months. news.trust.org: After two confirmed U.S. cases of a superbug that thwarts a last-resort antibiotic, infectious disease experts say they expect more cases in coming months. Read more

Running releases protein associated with improved memory in mice. sciencedaily.com: A couple of proteins have been shown to fuel exercise-induced neuron growth, but a new study presents a new candidate, cathepsin B — one that can be directly traced from the muscles to the brain in mice. Read more

Hidden red hair gene a skin cancer risk. bbc.com: People can carry a “silent” red hair gene that raises their risk of sun-related skin cancer, experts warn. Read more

Could YOU be a sugar addict? dailymail.co.uk: From secret eating to after dinner cravings, the 15 warning signs to look out for. Read more

Canadian kids are inactive and may be losing sleep over it. participaction.com: ParticipACTION releases 2016 Report Card and for the first time, assigns a sleep grade. 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!

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 25-27, 2017 – British Dental Association Conference and Exhibition, in Manchester, England. Save the date

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

May 25-28, 2017 – 2017 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Session, in Washington, District of Columbia. Call for presentation

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


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