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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/07/27


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 5 Must Read

  1. UBC’s Dr. Christopher Overall receives prestigious CIHR Foundation Grant
  2. International conference learns from Dal’s restorative process
  3. CDC, OSAP issue best practices for dentists prescribing antibiotics
  4. Barrie dental hygienist helping those with autism
  5. Cochrane Canada returns to its roots at McMaster University

Canadian dentistry news

Expansion of dental services to increase First Nations Access to culturally safe oral health services in BC. fnha.ca: Dental hygienists now recognized as independent service providers within First Nations Health Benefits. Read more

UBC’s Dr. Christopher Overall receives prestigious CIHR’s Foundation Grant. dentistry.ubc.ca: Dr. Overall has been granted $5.5 million over seven years in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s “Foundation Grant 2015” competition. Read more

Dr. Clive S. Friedman is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among pinnacle professionals in the field of dentistry. prnewswire.com: Read more

Barrie dental hygienist helping those with autism. thebarrieexaminer.com: Her idea to offer her services to autistic patients came after realizing her daughter’s reaction to new clinical environments was all too commonplace with children or low-functioning adults with autism. Read more

International conference learns from Dal’s restorative process. dal.ca: Dr. Debora Matthews and Dr. Mary McNally addressed the International Restorative Conference. Read more

Cochrane Canada returns to its roots at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario. Canada.cochrane.org: The Centre’s return to McMaster University will be led by Director, Holger Schünemann. Read more

Will plain-packaged smokes help bring about the ‘endgame’ for tobacco? ottawacitizen.com: Health Canada’s proposed new packaging rules for tobacco products. The federal government is seeking feedback through next month on the measures that are under consideration. Read more

International dentistry news

CDC, OSAP issue best practices for dentists prescribing antibiotics. blogs.cdc.gov: CDC, in collaboration with the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP), published an article in JADA, concerning responsible antibiotic use in dentistry. Read more

OSAP announces new Boards of Directors. osap.org: The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) announces the members of the 2016-2017 OSAP Board of Directors and the 2016-2017 OSAP Foundation Board of Directors. Read more

OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp registration open. osap.org: The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention has announced that registration is now open for its Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ January 9-11, 2017. Read more

The drink pyramid: A new teaching tool for kids’ oral health. ket.org: An easy-to-remember reminder and a paradigm shift. Read more

The flip side: learning to function with your non-dominant hand. asdablog.com: Small changes could help balance the work across both hands and reduce strain where you move the most. Read more

Integrating care for the good of the patient. asdablog.com: A multidisciplinary approach to health care has long been a topic of conversation. Unfortunately, most of us have yet to see it materialize. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Evidence shows kids strongly benefit from sealants. ada.org: ADA updates sealants guidelines. Read more

Old teeth tell new stories about people who didn’t get enough sun. nytimes.com: Researchers have discovered a permanent record of vitamin D deficiency in the microscopic structure of old teeth and shed new light on the daily challenges faced by people of the past. Read more

Mind your business

Patient loyalty. CDSPIDentistFirst: Dr. Mark Eckler explains what the “Loyalty Factor” is and why it is so important to apply in dentistry today. Watch short video

Patient information

Brush, floss and seal! mouthhealthy.org: Find out how a simple coating on your teeth can help fight tooth decay. Read more

Your health & medical news

Wal-Mart asks its suppliers to using eight chemicals. gazette.com: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is asking suppliers to remove formaldehyde, triclosan and six other substances from their products, part of an effort to eliminate controversial chemicals from household goods. Read more

Pain sufferers turning to street drugs as B.C. doctors prescribe fewer opioids. cbc.ca: Pain B.C. says new regulations on opioid prescriptions are having unintended side effects. Read more

Quebec researchers get go-ahead to begin testing Zika vaccine on humans. thestar.com: The researchers will work in conjunction with two research centres in the United States to develop a vaccine for the mosquito-borne virus. Read more

CDC awards $60 million to help states and territories battle Zika. cdc.gov: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin making awards totaling nearly $60 million to states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika viru. Read more

Alcohol ‘a direct cause of seven types of cancer’. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: Behind the headlines. Read more

Eating oily fish ‘may boost bowel cancer survival’. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: Behind the headlines. Read more

Ontario to stop paying for high-dose opioids. theglobeandmail.com: Ontario will become the first province to stop paying for high-dose opioid medications under its public drug plans, as part of a measure aimed at combatting the widespread abuse of prescription painkillers. Read more

What parents need to know about gummy vitamins. newsok.com:

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 19-20, preceding ADA 2016 – Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions Conference 2016, in Denver, Colorado. 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!

January 9-11, 2017 – OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp, in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

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

March 10-12, 2017 –29th Annual Meeting on Special Care Dentistry, in Charlotte, North Carolina. 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

Philips Sonicare reveals connected power toothbrush designed to revolutionize daily brushing habits. prnewswire.com: New Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected is the first power toothbrush launched in the U.S. with location sensors that inform users if they’ve missed a spot. Read more


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